EFI’s New Single-Move UV LED Inkjet Printer for Show Graphics Boasts Breakthrough Speeds

Large volume sign and graphic companies can achieve new, higher levels of productivity with Electronics For Imaging, Inc.’s first single-pass inkjet printer dedicated to the display of graphics. The new EFI single pass for display graphics UV LED inkjet printer, which is part of the super high-speed device series from EFI, uses the proven functions of the market-leading EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus printer for the production of corrugated packaging directly on board. With this new 63-inch wide single-pass solution, users can truly achieve breakthrough speeds by running through skids made from synthetic and paper-based materials at speeds of up to 1,000 sheets or cardboard per hour. A future upgrade for the printer will also enable the switch to roll-to-roll production.

The new single pass solution from EFI is based on the Nozomi C18000 Plus.

“When EFI introduced EFI Nozomi single-pass technology at drupa 2016, the company was surprised at the interest shown by display graphics customers in this printer and we were able to respond to demand with the most productive solution for the market,” said Ken Hanulec Vice President of Global Corporate Marketing EFI, “Single-pass technology done right has the potential to transform any print vertical and offer our customers unprecedented new opportunities. As the leader in advanced digital UV LED production solutions, we are pleased to see the very important efficiencies.” – and bring the throughput benefits of EFI’s proven single-pass technology to the market for display graphics. “

The EFI single-pass display graphic printer operates at speeds up to three to four times faster than the most productive shuttle / multi-pass printers. It delivers high-end output on a wide variety of media in quantities of other digital solutions cannot match, giving customers a lower total cost of ownership and higher potential for profit for high demand.

Driving the analog to the digital transformation

With this breakthrough printer, users can get the lowest cost per square foot on the market while achieving the greatest application area and efficiency. With the printer’s remarkable throughput, users can handle even demanding burst capacity requirements. In addition, the 7-color printer offers a wide range of colors with six colors: CMYK with optional orange and purple inks as well as white.

The printer’s built-in quality control system checks for color uniformity as well as nozzle failure and other defects to ensure optimal print quality.

All of these factors make EFI’s single pass graphic display printer a digital competitor on a cost basis for many analog printing applications. Display graphics manufacturers can take advantage of the versatility benefits of digital printing such as seamless versioning and design change capabilities over the long term.

As a very high volume digital printer, this new single-pass solution offers the benefits of digital printing in new volumes that some print providers traditionally address with analog methods. Users can avoid the significant waste associated with analog screens and preproduction, making printing digital display graphics a significant environmental benefit.

Efficiency and availability with EFI Fiery Server and Professional Services

The EFI Fiery Digital Front End (DFE), which operates the printer, provides excellent print and color quality with a scalable blade server architecture with HyperRIP performance, Adobe PDF Print Engine and support for variable data. The DFE also features the Smart Ink Estimator – an advanced solution that precisely analyzes image data to more accurately estimate ink costs. Fiery Edge, EFI’s next generation profiling technology, is also included for even better out-of-the-box color and quality improvements.

The printer is expected to be available later this year and is designed for robust productivity and high availability thanks to its proven, award-winning single pass platform and an expanded suite of professional services from EFI. The Professional Services program also offers comprehensive remote support for faster, more effective service. New remote solutions include innovative data and intelligence offerings that focus on EFI IQ cloud platform applications and help users gain better insights into how their production operations are managed to further improve productivity, efficiency and profitability.

The new single-pass printer is one of three solutions – including the VUTEk h5 UV-LED hybrid flatbed / roll-to-roll printer with three-quarter automation and the new EFI VUTEk XT-Hybrid – that deliver the super high EFI’s Speed ​​portfolio includes advanced, high-volume graphics products for displays designed to drive the analog-to-digital transformation in print.

Source: EFI

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