EFI has announced the sale of three EFI VUTEk GS5000r printers to Blue Ocean Worldwide. Two of the printers have been installed at Blue Ocean Worldwide’s Long Island City, NY, headquarters, while a third has been installed in the company’s Las Vegas facility. Between the two locations, Blue Ocean Worldwide now has five VUTEk superwide format printers, including a VUTEk GS3250 hybrid roll-to-roll and flatbed printer and a GS3250LX hybrid printer with LED-curing capabilities, and uses EFI's browser-based Pace MIS software to automate their operations.
Blue Ocean Worldwide hosted an open house event on September 19th at its headquarters to showcase the new, five-meter wide VUTEk roll-to-roll UV inkjet printers.
“EFI's VUTEk GS5000r UV roll-to-roll printers help us continue our tradition of producing the high quality output and fast turnaround that we've become known for,” said Dave Stadler, founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Worldwide. “This investment expands the range of large-format graphic products that we can offer, and our customers will be delighted with the new ways in which we can help their brands be seen.”
Blue Ocean Worldwide helps its clients build brand visibility and presence with high-quality, high-impact graphics, including building wraps, wallscapes, transit and vehicle wraps, in-store displays and other superwide format work. With its new VUTEk printers, the company can offer faster turnaround for jobs, as well as compatibility with a wider range of substrates, all of which gives Blue Ocean Worldwide’s customers more options for compelling visual marketing.
“We’re also very impressed with the many advances that EFI has made regarding remote color proofing from a global perspective,” continued Stadler. “This is an invaluable asset with our clients, allowing us to control color throughout campaigns on a global scale. EFI’s innovative new products, such as SmartSign Analytics and thermforming inks, are also very interesting to us.”
Top quality in outdoor graphics and indoor display applications
The EFI VUTEk GS5000r prints in up to eight colors, plus white, giving printing companies the ultimate versatility in high-end, roll-to-roll indoor graphics production. The printer also offers print modes for the high-speed production of outdoor graphics. The VUTEk GS5000r printer’s mix of features and capabilities gives users the ability to produce multiple jobs at once, with multi-queue and multi-roll printing capabilities to ensure high throughput on a broad range of media.
The VUTEk GS5000r printer’s inks provide the outdoor durability and flexibility needed for compelling fleet graphics, transit wraps and building wrap installations. Plus the printer is the only five-meter wide UV printer that has its output covered by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty when using co-branded EFI and 3M inks and printing on 3M flexible media.
"We're thrilled that Blue Ocean has invested further in EFI technology, and we look forward to continuing our strong partnership with this great customer," said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for EFI. "The EFI VUTEk GS5000r is one of the true workhorses of the outdoor advertising and retail point-of-purchase markets, and it will open the door to many new opportunities for Blue Ocean Worldwide and its customers."