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EFI Unveils High Resolution LED Digital Press & New Finishing Modules while Showing Full Workflow Productivity at Labelexpo

With versatility being key to profitable productivity, EFI is using this year’s Labelexpo to announce the EFI Jetrion 4950LX LED printer, which brings higher resolution, faster throughput and full LED curing to the Jetrion 4900 product line of modular digital label printing systems. Also on exhibit will be new finishing modules for the Jetrion 4900 product line – a new varnish/lamination module and a new high-power laser cutter, which will be demonstrated on the EFI Jetrion 4900-330. In addition, EFI’s web-to-print tool for packaging companies, and packaging ERP/MIS products will be demonstrated at the company’s stand 9H55.

The new, innovative Jetrion 4950LX LED printer extends the versatile capabilities of EFI’s digital label printing systems, and users can now produce more primary applications with a higher image quality of up to 720x720dpi and finer, two-point text. Its first-in-class advanced LED curing technology enables thin and traditionally difficult stocks to be printed, increasing the overall flexibility of this machine for the production of flexible packaging and shrink sleeves, all while reducing costs with lower energy usage and significantly longer lamp life.

The new finishing modules for the 4900 printer family being shown on the Jetrion 4900-330 include a varnish/lamination module, which extends the in-line finishing options available on the machine, and a new high-powered laser cutter, available in single-head (500W) or dual-head (1000W) configuration, which provides the speed and versatility for label producers working at widths of 330mm for a fast, precision integrated in-line production system. As with EFI’s other finishing modules, both work on either the Jetrion 4900-330 or the Jetrion 4950LX, with EFI continuing to lead with fully integrated, digital narrow web press with inline finishing solutions. In addition, both presses are driven by EFI’s Fiery digital front end for superior performance and color management.

“We needed an industrial machine, which ruled out many of the presses on the market," says Rene Klith, production director at Limo Labels AS, Randers, Denmark. "What impressed us with the Jetrion 4900 was its design that allowed printing and finishing in one pass by one operator. This allows us to offer something different to the toner-based lines. Detailed cost comparisons proved conclusively that it would be more economical to run over the long term, with fast set-up times and the lack of tooling cost. It’s the cost per label that counts.”

“Only one digital printing machine guarantees the flexibility that our clients increasingly require. For example, if a customer places an order at 4 pm, we are often able to dispatch the digitally printed labels as early as 11 am the next day thanks to our EFI Jetrion press,” comments Jan Frederik Vink, managing director of Kolibri Labels, ‘S-Heerenberg, the Netherlands.

From its comprehensive business software portfolio, EFI is also showing:

• EFI Gamsys packaging ERP/MIS for French speaking companies.

• EFI Radius packaging ERP/MIS for medium to large size companies.

• EFI Digital StoreFront web-to-print for packaging companies. It is integrated to Gamsys and Radius and available in 16 languages.

• EFI Printflow Dynamic Scheduling, now available for Radius as an option.

Labelexpo Europe is held at Brussels Expo 24-27 September.

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