Garland, Texas-based Maverick Concepts, a creative design and fabrication business serving top retailers and major consumer packaged goods companies, added an EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i dye-sublimation printer.
The new printer – Maverick’s second EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i model – delivers high efficiency on premium soft-signage textile graphics, with speeds up to 5,381 square feet per hour.
The 133-inch wide printer offers direct-to-fabric production and in-line sublimation without the need for a separate calendar/heat press.
As a result, Maverick Concepts’ direct-to-textile prints are immediately ready for finishing and shipping after printing.
VUTEk FabriVU printers – which are also available in 70- and 205-inch widths – use aqueous dye-sublimation inks with a 2,400 dots per inch (dpi) maximum resolution.
Maverick Concepts acquired its first VUTEk FabriVU 340i at the PRINTING United tradeshow in 2019.
“We can print direct to textile or to paper for transferring offline for maximum flexibility,” said Maverick Concepts partner Phil Macnamara. “Plus, we have a unique process that allows us to print on transfer paper on our FabriVU 340i and sublimate offline to rigid substrates.”
Maverick Concepts chose to add its second VUTEk FabriVU printer to address the increased demand for rigid-substrate sublimation work along with other soft signage needs.
The company does thermoforming work using an EFI VUTEk GS3250-TF superwide-format inkjet printer. Maverick Concepts was also one of the first companies to install a pair of EFI VUTEk h5 superwide-format LED inkjet printers, which the company uses to produce a broad range of high-end graphics on rigid and roll substrates.