EFI's (Book 1902) VUTEk GSLXr 3M SuperFlex UV Inks give printing companies a new market advantage in green, LED-curing inkjet technology. Not only does the ink meet the rigorous standards needed to qualify for the industry-standard 3M MCS Warranty (when used with the appropriate 3M base film and VUTEk printer), it offers the flexibility and imaging quality needed in applications where the warranty is most often required – fleet and vehicle wraps and other outdoor applications.
Designed to have both excellent weather-fastness and flexibility over time, the new inks are available in six- and eight-color ink sets. EFI has SuperFlex formulations for the EFI VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro and the new EFI VUTEk GS5500LXr Pro printers. The inks can withstand 150% elongation, as well as withstand heat in excess of 200-degrees Fahrenheit – including direct flame – during wrap installation procedures. These capabilities represent a breakthrough for any ink along with UV/LED digital printing spectrum – a market where past ink formulations have not been able to withstand the direct flame or stretching capabilities needed in wrap installations.
Vehicle graphics are covered in a new seven-year 3M MCS Warranty when produced using the appropriate 3M base film, EFI VUTEk GSLXr 3M SuperFlex UV Inks, EFI VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro printer and the appropriate 3M film over laminate. The inks laminate without silvering at faster speeds, and they perform exceptionally well under real-world graphics installation conditions.
In a wrap market dominated by harsher solvent-based inks and energy-intensive latex inks, EFI VUTEk GSLXr 3M SuperFlex UV Inks provide the vehicle, fleet and outdoor graphics market with a true alternative offering that combines high flexibility with greener, low-VOC, low-heat curing LED inkjet imaging.