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EFI Announces Wider, Faster Jetrion For Label Printing


EFI has announced its next-generation digital label press, the Jetrion 4830 UV Inkjet System. With a wider web width and faster linear speeds, the new printer increases throughput by more than two times compared to the market leading Jetrion 4000. Powered by EFI Fiery XF RIP, the system provides seamless workflow integration and is capable of advanced spot-color matching. Its white-ink capability enables printing on clear film, which allows label printers to respond to a more diverse customer base. It was shown for the first time lat Labelexpo in Brussels (Sept. 23-26, 2009).
Unlike many of the competitive digital label presses which will just be demonstrated at Labelexpo, the 4830 will be immediately available.
The Jetrion 4830 prints 8.3-inches (21 cm) wide, enabling 2-up 4-inch labels. The wider print zone allows label converters to efficiently take on more print jobs. And with its new higher speed print mode of greater than 120 feet per minute (36.6 meters per minute), the new system increases productivity significantly.
“As the leading provider of UV inkjet label solutions worldwide, we have acquired a great deal of experience in label printing—we have listened to and learned from our customers,” said Ken Stack, general manager of EFI Jetrion. “With the Jetrion 4830 we are adding the wider width and faster speeds the market has requested. Plus, our new white ink is the industry’s first single-pass, overprintable white to offer opacity and brightness rivaling flexo, and is superior compared to other digital devices. This is what our customers have asked for in a digital label press. As the world’s largest UV inkjet ink producer, we can offer aggressive, tiered ink pricing that reinforces our position versus costly click-charge models as the lowest running cost solution on the market.”
The system’s variable data printing (VDP) capability enables one-on-one custom marketing and track and trace capabilities, giving users another means to gain new business. In addition to its standard UV inkjet inks which have a broad color gamut and are very durable, Jetrion also offers custom inks with fluorescent dyes and nanotechnology markers into its formulations. Combined with the Jetrion’s native ability to provide full VDP, customers have an effective brand authentication and protection solution.