- A new, highly advanced FS350 platform for EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs);
- A new Fiery proServer Premium DFE technology offering significantly faster processing on individual jobs for EFI superwide-format printers;
- EFI’s newest high-speed, premium-quality hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll superwide-format LED printer, the VUTEk h5.
VUTEk h series printers’ automated table and carriage alignment – along with a new camera-based vision system for subpixel alignment, printhead density balance, and step and bi-directional setup – significantly increase productivity and accuracy. And, the series’ drop-in ink design system eliminates ink waste and provides fill-while-printing functionality for continuous productivity.
The Connect exhibit floor also features the EFI Pro 24f flatbed and Pro 32r roll-to-roll LED printers, along with the EFI VUTEk 3r+, a LED roll-to-roll printer. Plus, attendees can see the company’s latest advancement for the expanding soft-signage market: the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i – an aqueous dispersed dye-sublimation printer offering in-line calendering at fast production speeds.
Connect also features displays and VR demos showcasing the broader scope of advanced capabilities in EFI’s digital portfolio, including ultra-high-speed, direct-to-board corrugated production on the multiple award-winning EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet press, and advanced tile decoration using new 5th generation EFI Cretaprint printers.
Several conference workshops, keynotes and demonstration areas highlight important industrial production and re-shoring opportunities in textiles. Numerous samples of creative output applications are on display from EFI Reggiani.
“Our commitment to innovation means EFI customers have few limits in how they can create new opportunities in digital print,” said Frank Mallozzi, EFI’s chief revenue officer.
Keynote and general session presenters include new EFI CEO Bill Muir; Joseph Popolo, CEO of The Freeman Co.; fashion designer Ariel Swedroe; Olivier Gariépy and Michel Savoie of the Cirque du Soleil Costume Workshop; EFI CFO Marc Olin; and Gabriel Matsliach, SVP and GM, EFI Productivity Software.
The conference also includes more than 200 presentations and hands-on training sessions.
EFI partners participating in Connect’s solutions center include: 3M Commercial Solutions; Aberdeen Fabrics; Berger Textiles; Duplo; Enfocus; Esko; Highcon; Kodak; Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.; Lubrizol; MBM Corporation; OneVision; The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation; Print Speak; Printing United; Progress Software Corp.; Ricoh Americas Corp.; RISO; SpencerMetrics; Xerox and Zünd.