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EFI Showcasing Latest Breakthroughs in Superwide and Wide-Format Printing at ISA International Sign Expo


New VUTEk and Rastek superwide and wide-format printers to highlight EFI's booth

EFI is exhibiting an array of new products, including the revolutionary new VUTEk GS3200 and GS5000r superwide printers and the flexible new Rastek T660 wide-format UV flatbed, in Booth 1943 at the ISA International Sign Expo, scheduled for April 16-18, 2009 in Las Vegas. Reaffirming its commitment to the ISA, this year EFI will be hosting the largest booth at the International Sign Expo.

"We are very excited to be returning to Las Vegas for the International Sign Expo. EFI continues to make innovations in the superwide and wide-format printing markets through its VUTEk and Rastek lines of inkjet printers, and we are showing some great new products this year," said EFI president Fred Rosenzweig. "Some of our new products on display include two fantastic new VUTEk superwide systems, the GS3200 and GS5000r; new VUTEk QS Series 2 UV-curable inks; and the just-announced, state-of-the-art wide-format Rastek T660 printer."

The VUTEk GS3200 delivers revolutionary photorealistic quality and superwide speed without compromise, and is set to expand the reach of superwide into new industries and innovative applications. This machine offers the highest return on investment (ROI) in the industry with its incredible flexibility to print long or short runs in high quality and high speeds.

The VUTEk GS5000r offers unparalleled quality and speed that redefines productivity and allows EFI's customers to tap into the premium-margin markets that demand point-of-purchase (POP)-quality graphics. Its unmatched quick-turn capability reduces inventory, increases customer satisfaction by eliminating lengthy lead-times, and accommodates last-minute changes.

The award-winning VUTEk QS2000 will be printing with new QS Series 2 Inks, EFI's next generation of UV-curable inks for the QS Series, which expand and optimize the current range of applications for rigid and flexible substrates. The durability and quality enhancements of the VUTEK QS Series 2 inks enable output with improved flexibility and adhesion, generating advancements in applications such as day/night backlits, window graphics and static clings.

The Rastek T660 5'x4', UV flatbed provides best-in-class image quality and price-performance, and can print on a wide range of coated and uncoated flexible and rigid media, including glass and aluminum. This printer stands out from other entry-level wide-format systems because of its white ink capability and crisp four-point text.

Also on display will be the Rastek H700 UV combo flatbed, which delivers high ROI by increasing productivity and allowing print shops to run more efficiently. This flexible system generates photographic-quality indoor and outdoor prints up to 1.8 meters wide in four colors plus white, and meets EFI's stringent quality and reliability requirements.

EFI will also be demonstrating end-to-end integrated digital workflows from its Advanced Professional Print Solutions (APPS) to both Rastek and VUTEk devices. Included in the workflows will be EFI Digital StoreFront®, its award-winning Web-to-Print solution, Fiery XF, its large-format RIP solution, and EFI Pace, the fully integrated, browser-based print management system for the printing and graphic arts industry.

"With EFI's integrated solutions, customers have the foundation they need to maximize the profit potential of virtually every job," added Mr. Rosenzweig. "Our customers attain not only superior production in quality and volume, but optimized resource allocation from creation to print. EFI's eco-friendly workflows take advantage of electronic forms, automated preflight, color management and processing that eliminates paper tickets, and production that uses bio-friendly inks substrates. Examples of EFI's powerful workflow solutions are on display in our booth at the International Sign Expo."