EFI’s Extensive Offerings at FESPA 2023 Offer Print Businesses Profitable Growth Opportunities: Preview of Nozomi Single-pass Inkjet Printer for Sign and Display, Launch of LED Inks for 3D Formed Applications
MUNICH, Germany. May 23, 2023. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
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, Inc., continues on its innovative path to create more opportunities for customers to achieve profitable growth with the announcement of the company’s first UV LED inkjet inks for thermoformed 3D sign and display applications, along with another breakthrough in the analogue-to-digital transformation – the EFI™ Nozomi 14000 SD single-pass printer for sign and display graphics that is more than twice as productive as the fastest multi-pass/shuttle-based printer. Along with EFI’s new technology announcements, the Londonderry, N.H.-based company is presenting its leading portfolio of sign and display graphics technology – including advanced roll-to-roll, hybrid and soft-signage graphics printers – at the FESPA Global Print Expo, 23-26 May, at Messe Munich in Hall A1, Stand B50.
EFI Nozomi Single-Pass Technology for Sign and Display Graphics
Available later this year, the 1.4-metre-wide EFI Nozomi 14000 SD single-pass printer joins the 1.8-metre-wide EFI Nozomi 18000+ LED printer – the very first single-pass inkjet production printer designed for sign and display graphics printing – in a series of modular and scalable solutions for ultra-high-volume producers looking for super-high-speed, high-quality production capabilities. The Nozomi14000SD printer is compatible with a range of substrates used in sign and display applications. Additional features include enhanced priming, print varnish options and a number of other enhancements. With speeds up to 10 times faster than multi-pass printers on the market, the Nozomi 140000 SD printer is available with white, orange and violet ink options in addition to the standard CMYK ink set to give display graphics professionals the ability to deliver up to 97% of the Pantone® colour gamut.
The new EFI LED thermoformable ink announced at FESPA extends the company’s long history of innovation and development as a world-leading manufacturer of digital inkjet inks for industrial and display graphics applications. The EFI Transform TF LED thermoforming digital ink is a flexible UV LED curable ink that is ideal for interior first-surface and exterior/backlit applications when common thermoplastics are specified for deep draw thermoforming. The ink is now available for EFI Pro 30f and EFI VUTEk. It offers excellent elongation properties for heat bending, routing, and adhesion without any problems.
32h hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer models. EFI Transform TF ink is available in Q3 for EFI VUTEk printers h3 or h5. EFI Transform TF ink forms part of the full portfolio of EFI inks, coatings, and inks, which includes EFI Armor Coatings, and EFI UltraClear Coat. This versatile ink can be used to create high-quality decorative effects or as a protective coating for graphics against fading, chemicals, and abrasion. UltraClear Coat prints inline, simultaneously with the image – without slowing down production speeds in certain printer models – in gloss or matte finishes.
“We’re looking forward to meeting with our customers at FESPA, one of the most important shows in this segment, and showing them the capabilities and versatility of solutions from EFI that allow them to grow both their revenues and their profitability,” said Ken Hanulec, EFI Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Our dynamic, comprehensive portfolio – with new and innovative inks and coatings, and more than a dozen production printers offering the most advanced technology available – speaks to our commitment to helping our customers thrive no matter where they are on their journey in providing high-end, versatile display graphics.”
Profitable growth with production printers
EFI’s portfolio of production inkjet printers on display at the FESPA in Hall A1 includes:
The EFI Q3r 3.5m roll-toroll LED printer provides a complete print to finished graphic workflow from the RIP up until the final product. The fastest superwide-format LED roll-to -roll in its category, it can print up to 558 square meters per hour.
The 3.4-metre EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i+ dye-sublimation printer with inline fixation allows users to print direct to fabric and sublimate inline, in one step, for production runs that are immediately ready for finishing and shipping. It has four-colour printing and speeds up to 480 sqm per hour.
The EFI VUTEk hybrid roll/flatbed h5 LED printer, measuring 3.2 metres in length, delivers excellent image quality with a resolution of 1200 dpi. This printer can print up to 110 boards per hour at speeds as high as 109. With its automated media handling options, including a ¾ automated media loading and stacker systems and super duty winders, the VUTEk h5 printer is ready to meet any need.
- The EFI Pro 30h LED hybrid printer, measuring 3.2 metres in length and width, is the ideal solution for any business looking to increase their production of display graphics or signs. It can print up to 1,200dpi in up to four colours and dual channels of standard white at speeds of up to 230sqm per hour.
Fiery Joins EFI At FESPA
Experts from Fiery® LLC will also be present in the EFI stand at FESPA with three Fiery and Fiery Display Graphics workstations showing prepress workflow, print analytics, RIP and colour management workflow and a wide range of specialty printing applications. Fiery Display Graphics’ partner Mimaki is showcasing its Fiery-Driven TxF150 75 textile printer. A Fiery-Driven Maegis RS Pro DTFUV 7 printer will also be on display. This is ideal for decal production.
Visitors can also come by to see Fiery IQ™, a suite of advanced, cloud-based applications that capture production data to help owners and managers gain control of their operations and build a more profitable business. Visitors will have the opportunity to see live data from VUTEk h5 and EFI Pro30h printers. Fiery IQ, a suite of advanced cloud-based applications, can also be seen. This application helps owners and managers gain control over their operations and build a more profitable business.
Fiery’s Chris Showalter, Global Sales Director for Display Graphics, will be participating in a panel session at 11:35 AM on May 25
Richard Askam moderates a discussion between manufacturers. Showalter will be joined on the panel by Landa and Canon.
Please join us for our cocktail reception and press conference on May 23.
Munich Messe Room B13, above Hall B1, from 5 PM to 6 PM. The press event will cover many topics and allow enough time to answer any questions from the media.
To schedule one-on-one interviews with EFI experts during the show, please contact [email protected].
EFI™ is a global technology company, leading the worldwide transformation from analogue to digital imaging. We know our customers expect breakthrough technologies that will guide them along their digital journey. That’s why we’re passionate about driving their business growth with a scalable portfolio of products, solutions, services, support, and world-class partnerships for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles and building materials and more with a wide range of printers and inks. They work together to increase profits, cut costs, improve productivity, and optimize efficiency – job after job, year after year. We’re committed to our customers’ success. We are committed to helping our customers succeed. (www.efi.com)
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