Electronics For Imaging, Inc.’s new EFI VUTEk XT hybrid flatbed / roll-to-roll graphics printer offers world-class innovations – including next-generation pin-and-cure imaging, ink delivery and multi-pass dot placement technologies – for signage and graphics providers who want to meet higher volume needs with a reliable, premium quality printing solution that offers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The highest throughput ever for a VUTEk hybrid printer
Announced at EFI’s global Engage user conference and available mid-year, the new VUTEk XT is the redesigned successor to the next generation of EFI’s VUTEk HS series of hybrid high-volume printers, delivering an unprecedented boost in productivity and printing more than 375 cards per hour – almost twice as much throughput as the VUTEk HS125 F4 printer.
“Print businesses need the next level of performance with a lower total cost of ownership. EFI has focused our global R&D expertise on achieving these goals with this printer and a full range of EFI technologies that together make high speed inkjet graphic graphics a profitable reality for customers. “Said Ken Hanulec, vice president of EFI global corporate marketing. “The new VUTEk XT printer offers greater versatility and value in the display graphics market with its outstanding quality, superior substrate capability, robust productivity, and near-unprecedented ink yield.”
Design innovation in hybrid pin-and-cure production
The new VUTEk XT is the next generation hybrid architecture for EFI’s proven pin-and-cure technology, which uses LED lamps to adjust UV ink for sharp definition and accurate placement, followed by full UV cure at high production speeds.
The printer has a new media transport that eliminates the need for media edge guides. This ensures high-precision registration and smooth transport of even thick panels. The printer’s new vacuum belt and vacuum table can handle a wide variety of materials. As a result, printing even difficult types of materials can be easy and accurate, reducing waste and improving overall throughput.
The VUTEk XT also has excellent front-to-back registration within 1 mm and produces cards in up to three print tracks, which can be the same or different files.
CP5G – the best technology for ink delivery
Another benefit, the XT model’s unique CP5G ink system, offers full ink circulation, excellent dot placement, 5 picoliter drops, and grayscale images – a robust combination of features that provide fine text images and near-lithographic quality without going over the four-color CMYK ink sets. CP5G also further expands user options in terms of media compatibility and offers improved adhesion to a wider range of substrates.
In addition to the VUTEk XT, which sets a new standard for image quality thanks to its 4-color grayscale printing thanks to CP5G, the printer also offers customers the significant economic advantage of an increase in ink yield of 30-50% compared to other graphic inkjet printers.
Customers can choose from a range of automation options to configure the printer exactly to their needs. This includes the ability to feed one or two large rolls of media, three-quarter entry and exit, and full pallet-to-pallet automation options. All options minimize operator intervention and speed up the work of the printer.
The EFI VUTEk XT is part of a new super-high-speed printer class from EFI that aims to drive the analog-to-digital transformation of display graphics into newer, even higher volumes. The super-high-speed portfolio also includes EFI’s successful VUTEk h5 hybrid UV-LED printer with three-quarter automation and a new single-pass for UV LED graphic printer, which incorporates the industry-leading, award-winning Nozomi corrugated board. Uses direct printing technology from EFI.
More than just a range of printing devices
EFI addresses the growing market demand for digital mass production with outstanding image quality, transport optimization and software performance of its super high-speed display graphics solutions. In addition, EFI’s highly talented Professional Services team is ready to assist customers with installation and training, as well as additional offerings, including new application development and business opportunities.
EFI is also a leader with its integrated solution platform to meet the ever changing market demands. This is where the company’s technology comes in – from Fiery Digital Front End (DFEs) to the industry-leading MIS / ERP workflow and web-to-print / e-commerce software offerings: EFI’s entire portfolio helps customers be profitable to grow, attract and hold new business. and provide a better and safer working environment for employees. The outstanding, versatile production and color management features of Fiery DFEs that power EFI super high speed printers optimize performance and color management. New EFI IQ cloud solutions, including EFI Go for remote printing assistance, offer customers better production management, data reporting and more.
For more information on EFI’s portfolio of innovative solutions for display graphics production, please visit www.efi.com.
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