EFI has announced the commercial availability of the EFI VUTEk TX3250r fabric printer, enabling customers to take advantage of the demands and requirements of the growing soft signage markets. The VUTEk TX3250r printer is a new 3.2-meter, production-level solution that evolved from the first EFI industrial inkjet textile system, the VUTEk FabriVu, introduced in 2002.
With the ability to print direct to textile and transfer paper, the VUTEk TX3250r is an ideal solution if you are looking to grow your soft signage business with a production-level printer, or if you want to diversify your offering by converting traditional vinyl signage to a product with lower shipping costs, a greener footprint, easier installation and higher margins.
The VUTEk TX3250r uses dye sublimation technology to dye, or sublimate, fabric fibers directly, so the fabric retains the same drape and soft hand customers prefer. This method achieves brighter colors than other textile printing methods and the final product is odorless. In addition, the TX3250r enables printing on polyester, which is a non-PVC material that is considered more eco-friendly than vinyl. Final printed images produced on the TX3250r can be washed, dried, folded without leaving marks and reused.
EFI VUTEk TX3250r features:
- New, fast-drying inks for speed up to 1800 sqft/hr (167 sqm/hr)
- High-resolution, eight-color print capability for high-margin printed displays and high-density backlit signs
- Fast-4™ (CMYK) production speed for high-volume flag and banner jobs
- Direct to textile or indirect via transfer printing process, so you can offer more materials