The display graphics and industrial textile solutions Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is exhibiting at the May 31-June 2 FESPA Global Print Expo is featured in Hall 6.2, Stand A20 at Messe Berlin represent new and highly advanced digital print solutions from the company’s portfolio.
The EFI VUTEk Q3r printer, with production speeds up to 6,006 square feet (558 square meters) per hour, is a high-volume production workhorse suitable for everything from fleet graphics, truck side curtains and building wraps to POP signage, backlit and exhibition graphics, and window decorations with true resolutions up to 1,200 dpi, superior white ink printing performance in single- and multi-layer print modes, and the ability to print white and clear ink simultaneously. The new EFI UltraClear Coat option available for the VUTEk Q3r and other roll-to-roll printers offers better resistance to abrasion and scratching, chemicals, weather damage/air pollution, and UV fading/yellowing. UltraClear Coat prints in-line with a glossy or matte finish and selective or full flood options for protection or design enhancements.
Running on the FESPA show floor with a powerful Fiery proServer DFE, the VUTEk Q3r printer, as well as other EFI LED roll-to-roll solutions, open new opportunities in the décor market, as they are among the very few superwide-format inkjet printers to achieve Type II certification for wallcoverings without lamination or coating, based on The Wallcovering Association W-101 and ASTM F793 standards.
Along with the new InSpec offering, EFI LED roll-to-roll printers have a range of productivity-enhancing options – including in-line slitting and cutting, roll and tape collection, ID backprint, automated backlit printing, automated blockout printing and much more.
New VUTEk Q3r and other new EFI LED printer purchases come with a one-year subscription to EFI IQ, a cloud solution that gives users more power to monitor production and printer utilization – including exact job-level consumable tracking data – to reduce downtime and reduce costs. As the only management program to have a direct connection to EFI printer data, IQ helps business leaders better manage their day-to-day production and make better, data-driven decisions on resource allocation and capacity optimization.
Another new production workflow offering at FESPA – EFI Fiery Prep-it software – is a print-for-cut preparation solution available for use with any wide- or superwide-format DFE. Fiery Prep-it reduces the time needed to nest complex objects for wide-format printing by up to 90%, plus it reduces media usage by 10% or more compared with competing true-shape nesting solutions.
EFI is also showing its new Fiery Impress DFE – a solution designed for specialty inkjet equipment vendors, as well as for packaging companies and other manufacturers looking to add in-line variable or personalized print to their products.
In addition, EFI Reggiani is demonstrating a new, proprietary analytics application to generate print production reports. The application measures and monitors EFI Reggiani printer and production data. An advanced factory data integration version of the application will also be available for greater factory control.
“EFI makes our customers’ success our top priority, and our innovative digital print solutions portfolio – especially the products at our largest European tradeshow exhibit of the year – address businesses’ critical needs to drive quality, versatility, productivity and sustainability,” said EFI VP of Worldwide Marketing Ken Hanulec. “The leading-edge innovations we brought to Berlin create valuable opportunities for display graphics and textile companies to differentiate themselves, increase their margins and grow.”