EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is showcasing one of the industry’s largest and most robust sign and display graphics printing portfolios at the SGIA EXPO, running through October 21 in New Orleans. Located in booth 701, EFI is featuring its VUTEk, Rastek and Jetrion lines of inkjet presses, together with the high-performance EFI Fiery XF proServer. The company is also showing their industry-leading inkjet workflow bundles that fully integrate Web-to-Print and business automation software with Fiery XF RIPs and qualifying VUTEk GS Series inkjet printers.
“We’re excited to be back at SGIA, one of the leading show venues in North America for the sign and display graphics market,” said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of inkjet solutions at EFI. “Visitors to our booth will find many new innovations since last year, including the breakthrough VUTEk GS3250lx with innovative LED ink curing, the first in its class. In addition, we have placed special focus on our workflow products, helping our customers eliminate bottlenecks and improve productivity and throughput to bring increased profitability to sign and display graphics businesses large and small.”
Innovative VUTEk Inkjet Printers
The latest generation of VUTEk GS Series printers on display at SGIA are designed to expand the range of applications that can be created, increase throughput, boost profit potential, and integrate seamlessly via JDF with EFI Web-to-Print and MIS solutions for a streamlined, end-to-end production workflow.
The EFI VUTEk GS3250lx, a new addition to the GS family, is a breakthrough superwide format hybrid UV printer that features first-in-class innovative LED curing technology combined with proven UV ink technology. LED UV-curing extends the range of supported substrates and reduces production time and costs, significantly reducing total cost of ownership. Its ability to print on new types of thinner substrates enables new revenue streams, while enabling cost savings by printing on thinner, lower-cost versions of standard substrates. The VUTEk GS3250lx, which prints directly to rigid or flexible roll-to-roll substrates, satisfies customer demands for a greener printing solution with less waste, fewer consumables and decreased power consumption. It also increases productivity with its continuous board print mode.
Nick Olson, owner of PVS, which recently installed a VUTEk GS3250lx, has leveraged its capabilities to reduce costs and grow his business. He says, “The GS3250lx has enabled us to print on thinner substrates. This saves on both cost of materials and shipping. Now we can roll up output for shipping instead of using flat boxes, saving the customer about 30 percent on the job due to a lower cost of materials, as well as a 30 percent reduction in the cost of shipping. In addition, we are very excited about the new applications this printer has enabled, including the ability to print on aluminum (.020) and steel (22 gauge), wood, artist cotton canvas, .015 or thinner rigid materials, and thermoform PETG (.015-.020). It will certainly be a growth engine for our business.”