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EFI Propels Print Business Competitiveness at ISA



Published April 25, 2014
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EFI showcased new products and enhancements to its portfolio of advanced inkjet products at the ISA International Sign Expo (April 24-26) in Orlando.
 
EFI’s exhibit included the first LED printer in the entry-level EFI Wide Format line, the new EFI H1625 LED printer, as well as the EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro UV inkjet press, an industry-leading, high-volume production solution offering near-offset quality for display graphics, corrugated packaging and other applications.
 
The 65-inch wide H1625 LED entry-level production printer drives greater profits with a low total cost-of-ownership, giving users the ability to print fast-turn, high-margin wide-format graphics on roll and rigid media. The H1625 offers four-color plus white and single-pass, multilayer printing, as well as eight-level variable drop grayscale heads for superior quality imaging. Its LED technology gives users the ability to print on a broader range of substrates, including high-value, specialty substrates, opening the door to unique, creative opportunities.
 
The printer is also a greener solution for graphics production operations. The H1625 LED printer’s ink emits lower VOC levels than solvent inks, and the cooler curing on the printer translates into lower energy costs compared to latex printers.
 
EFI is launching the printer amid significant industry momentum in LED, a green technology that expands print professionals’ ability to develop new applications.
 
“EFI is on pace to have more than 250 EFI VUTEk LED printers operating at customer sites across the globe by mid-year, and these customers are successfully using the printers’ cool cure technology achieve dynamic growth,” said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Inkjet Solutions. “Given the results that LED has had in the market so far, bringing this green technology to the EFI Wide Format product line is an important next step in helping print businesses generate new, profitable opportunities.”
 
EFI has the industry’s largest portfolio of production-class LED printers. In addition to the new EFI H1625 LED printer, EFI’s booth at the International Sign Expo featured the 2-meter EFI VUTEk GS2000lx Pro printer and the 3.2-meter EFI VUTEk GS3250lxr Pro, a dedicated roll-to-roll LED printer available with highly flexible inks, co-developed with 3M, that meet specific quality and warranty requirements for the production and installation of fleet and vehicle graphics.


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