First EFI Jetrion 4900 Arrives in the UK

Grafitec Label Presses are excited to announce that the very first EFI Jetrion 4900 has arrived in the UK and is being installed at Colorscan Imaging Products LTD, Burton upon Trent. 

The machine was installed by engineers from EFI Jetrion and Grafitec Label Presses before staff from Colorscan began training on how to utilise their powerful new equipment – a very quick process due to the Jetrion’s ease of operation. 

The deal to bring the machine to the UK was signed on the very first day of DRUPA after Colorscan Director Keith Forster saw the machine in action and was convinced that its unrivalled ability to provide true, fully digital, file-to-finished-product printing was exactly what his business needed.

John Ainley, Sales Director of Grafitec Label Presses LTD, said: “The installation of the 4900 has gone very smoothly and we are all excited to see this superb equipment in action. It is the very first machine in the UK that offers full digital file-to-finished-label production, and it is going to start some big changes in our label production industry.

“Customers will benefit from rapid turn-around of orders and consistently high quality products. Printers will finally be able to enjoy truly profitable short run label printing as well as impressing customers with the speed and quality of service they can offer.”  

Keith Forster of Colorscan said: “We produce point of sales and other printed products for the real ale brewing industry. We only operate digital equipment, and currently most printing is done on a Xerox IGEN which is both fast, and of a high quality. Unfortunately it does not have a white ink capability, and to date no Xerox printer does.

“Investing in the 4900 produces many benefits. Compared with Fuji, the quality of resolution is higher, but more importantly, the inks are superior. The white has excellent opacity whilst the CMYK inks retain their translucent appearance on metallised substrates allowing for effects not available from the Fuji inks and not available on toner based printers.”

The arrival of the EFI Jetrion 4900 is a big step forward for digital printing in the UK, with unrivalled features including; a world-class servo driven transport system - capable of supporting a wide variety of substrates regardless of thickness - unwind, rewind, splice table and automatic web guide, twin control stations, a powerful dual laser auto die cutting system, efficient two-spindle semi-automatic turret rewind for finished rolls, integrated corona treater for filmic substrates, continuous queue label production workflow – enables zero waste changeovers - and Jetrion’s 5 colour writing engine.