Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced two new printers for the soft signage market. The EFI COLORS 340 printer prints at up to 9,149 square feet per hour (in a four-color x 4 configuration). For even higher-volume production environments, the EFI POWER 340 prints up to 16,835 square feet per hour.
Both new offerings have the ability to print with a wider range of materials than other soft signage inkjet devices, with 100% penetration on both sides of the material. The printers offer the ability to print either direct to fabric or to transfer paper using the same inkset.
“EFI, through our Reggiani division, has decades of experience bringing to market the highest quality in fabric printing in the industry,” said Scott Schinlever, COO, EFI Inkjet. “These two new printers are specifically designed to meet the most stringent quality and productivity needs in soft signage for companies that want to truly differentiate themselves in a highly competitive marketplace. With their extreme speed and reliability, the EFI POWER and COLORS printers can often replace multiple soft signage printers, producing more premium signage work with a single footprint.”
At 11 feet wide with the ability to handle different fabrics up to 450 gr/m2.
Available with up to 24 printheads, only the COLORS 340 offers versatility in color capabilities to print in four-color x 2, four-color x 4 or six-color x 4 configurations, as well as an eight-color configuration featuring standard CMYK and light CMK color inks, plus a penetrating agent.
Signage providers can print in production, point-of-purchase (POP) or very high quality at speeds up to 9,149 square feet per hour, achieving dramatic printing with a wide color gamut and rich, deep color saturation.
The printer’s 2,400 dots per inch (dpi) resolution with four level grayscale printing and drop sizes from 4 to 18 picoliters can deliver 100% penetration on both sides of the material.
The POWER 340 is also capable of printing direct-to-fabric or onto transfer paper using genuine EFI water-based CMYK dispersed dye inks. And, like the COLORS 340 model, it employs the sticky belt feeding mechanism. The POWER 340 features up to four colors, in either four-color x 4 or four-color x 8 configurations.
Both printers employ an EFI Fiery proServer Premium digital front end.
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