“The EFI VUTEk 5r+ is a production printer that’s capable of taking on large volumes of printing with very high-quality results,” said BS2i CEO Janette Cacciopo. “Its very small drop size allows us to position ourselves at the high end of 5-metre printing, especially when it comes to textile printing like with coated polyester, diffusion fabric, etc. It can also be adapted perfectly to the current proliferation of requests for backlit graphics.”
BS2i’s 5.2-meter wide digital printer, which has a four-color plus white configuration, drives greater value in high volume work with its superior ink coverage, high color density and wide color gamut. But what really caught Cacciopo’s eye is the LED curing technology. “It was the performance of the LED in general compared to classic UV that interested me, as well as the improvement in both speed and quality,” Cacciopo noted.
The roll-to-roll LED inkjet printer delivers production speeds up to 479 square meters per hour. The printer’s 7-picolitre UltraDrop Technology provides transitions, vignettes, skin tones and shadows. The printer also offers improved white printing with up to 30% faster throughput compared to the original VUTEk 3r/5r printers.
BS2i partnered with visual communication professionals, and for several years the company has had its huge printed wraps on the front of buildings. Much of its work is installed in Paris, including wraps created for some of the most prestigious sites around the Paris ring road. BS2i also provides signage.