SGIA has recognized Electronics For Imaging, Inc. technologies with two SGIA Product of the Year Awards. The awards honor outstanding digital imaging products, and both the EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass inkjet corrugated packaging press and the new EFI VUTEk h3 LED superwide-format printer were award winners.
The EFI Nozomi press, which was recognized as Product of the Year in the Single-Pass printer category, employs LED UV inkjet technology for printing on corrugated board for packaging and display graphics applications. Built for 24/7 production, the Nozomi C18000 supports board sizes up to 1.8 x 3.0 meters at speeds up to 246 linear feet per minute, or up to 10,000 35×35-inch boards per hour, two up.
The press is a technology for high-volume digital corrugated packaging production. In addition to the new award from SGIA, the EFI Nozomi C18000 has received additional top industry honors such as a 2018 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology Award and a 2018 EDP Award.
EFI’s other winning product, the EFI VUTEk h3 superwide-format LED inkjet printer was the SGIA Product of The Year award honoree in the UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class category. The VUTEk h series, which is making its North American debut at this year’s SGIA Expo, is a high-volume superwide format hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed inkjet printer platform. The VUTEk h3 supports media up to 126 inches wide and has a print resolution up to 1,200 dots per inch.
“We are honored to receive these prestigious awards from SGIA,” said Ken Hanulec, vice president of marketing, EFI Inkjet, and co-general manager, EFI Inkjet Display Graphics. “This recognition underscores EFI’s unwavering commitment providing customers with superior-quality technology, and our continued dedication to the markets we serve.”
SGIA’s Product of the Year competition showcases digital imaging products that keep the specialty imaging industry moving forward. Awards will be presented during the 2018 SGIA Expo, October 18-20, in Las Vegas.
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