As Platinum Sponsor for this year’s FESPA Digital in Hamburg, EFI is demonstrating its latest UV-curable ink technologies for the wide-format digital printing industry, along with a vast portfolio of software products that will enable print customers to capture more work and profit. The company’s newest additions to its wide-format production families include the new roll-fed EFI VUTEk GS3250r 3.2m system, the VUTEk GS3250LX with LED “cool cure” technology, the enhanced VUTEk GS5000r UV roll-to-roll system, and two entry-level Rastek UV systems. Also on display is the EFI Jetrion 4830 narrow-format industrial inkjet label system.
Our latest solutions offer exciting and innovative options for print service providers, display producers, screen printers, sign-makers and photolabs who want to increase their throughput, and gain new business through offering greater versatility and faster turn-round,” said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of EFI VUTEk and Rastek. “FESPA Digital provides us with the perfect platform for demonstrating the flexibility and limitless possibilities that can be produced using our wide-format platforms, and we look forward to meeting existing and potential customers to discuss their requirements.”
Following the instant success of the recently introduced VUTEk TX3250r textile printer, EFI’s new products and upgrades to its established technologies bring to users greater cost-efficiency, higher running speeds and greener practices. These machines are all designed to improve productivity, quality and ease of use, and include the European debut of the company’s first solution to incorporate LED UV-curing technology.
World First at FESPA Digital: VUTEk GS3250r
Revealed to the world at FESPA Digital, the VUTEk GS3250r is a 3.2m roll-to-roll UV-curable printer that is designed to increase profitability by quickly and efficiently producing high margin, closely viewed interior applications. Its true 1000dpi print capability and ultra-fast modes generate greater versatility from a single machine, resulting in lower costs on a wider range of materials and end jobs.
The new VUTEk GS3250r will appeal to users changing from solvent-based to UV-curable ink technology. This solution outputs high quality at speeds of up to 111 square m/hour, and includes multi-queue and double-sided printing functionality for added efficiency and capability. Output is covered by the 3M MCS (Matched Component System) Warranty when printing on 3M flexible material.
Cool Cure: a Greener Printing Solution
The next new announcement is the 3.2m flatbed and roll-fed VUTEk GS3250LX, which incorporates EFI’s “cool cure” LED technology and increased productivity to bring users production advantages and lower running costs. With essentially no VOCs, fewer consumables and less waste, plus low energy consumption and the ability to print on recycled and other materials without introducing warping or head strikes, this printer more easily satisfies end customers’ requests for a greener printing solution.
The LED curing system in the VUTEk GS3250LX features instant on/off and requires minimal maintenance, increasing the uptime to make job production more profitable. Since there is no warm-up time required and the LED bulbs are designed to last for years without variation in curing capabilities, owners will consume less energy, with lower running costs reducing overall operating expenses.