Featured as a technology demo at ISA is the EFI Rastek R3204, a roll-to-roll UV-curing digital inkjet solution that offers superior image quality at production level speed. It's an affordably priced printer built for users looking to capture more premium soft-signage applications. It delivers stunning image quality with UV ink durability using true eight-level grayscale technology. This environmentally-friendly printer produces minimal VOC levels compared to solvent and eco-solvent printers, and it produces less heat than latex reducing owner energy costs.
The VUTEk GS2000 is a two-meter UV flatbed and roll-to-roll printer that combines photorealistic quality with high production speeds, making it ideal for print shops looking to satisfy customer demands for highest image quality and tight deadlines. It covers a wide range of applications from exhibition graphics and point-of-purchase displays, to banners, posters and other commercial graphics. The GS2000 enhances application versatility with best-in-class white ink that is opaque and flexible. This printer also comes with the EFI Fiery XF RIP that delivers consistent, accurate colors that make images pop. Payback is expected to be less than 10 months.
EFI's Rastek H652 UV hybrid builds on the success of the H650, adding nearly twice the speed without sacrificing image quality. Reaching speeds of up to 455 square feet per hour in grayscale print quality with resolution up to 1200 dpi, the new Rastek H652 handles a wide range of rigid and flexible materials up to 1.8 inches thick and 64 inches wide, making it the perfect, affordable entry-level production UV hybrid solution for businesses that want to offer wide-format applications ranging from banners and billboards to posters and point-of-purchases graphics. With white ink capabilities and grayscale high resolution print quality, the H652 delivers saturated colors and smooth gradients.
EFI's Rastek T1000 flatbed has a three-zone, 52x98-inch vacuum table with the versatility to quickly and easily handle materials up two inches thick, including difficult-to-handle substrates that require superior hold-down. With speeds up to 460 square feet per hour and grayscale print quality with resolution up to 1200 dpi, the T1000 is ideal for creating head-turning posters, point-of-purchase advertisements including lenticular, along with specialty industrial applications such as membrane switches and packaging applications. The T1000 offers white ink capabilities with no compromise in print speeds, with the ability to print in white at the same speed as CMYK.
EFI will be exhibiting at ISA in booth 3558 in Hall A.