Merseyside-based Northern Print has boosted its fleet of EFI VUTEk printers with a new HS100Pro UV printer from wide format print specialists CMYUK. The move follows increased demand for wide format digital print from both existing and new clients.

EFI has gained an important foothold in the African continent following a new distribution agreement between EFI and Graphix Supply World (GSW), a long-established South African wide format dealer, for the distribution of EFI's Wide Format, VUTEk and Quantum printer portfolio.

EFI and its Dutch subsidiary EFI BV, Amsterdam, have announced a new agreement with Eindhoven, Netherlands-based DLL Group for equipment financing of EFI inkjet printers for signage and graphics, label and packaging, industrial textile and ceramic tile production.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2016, EFI has reported a record second quarter revenue of $245.7 million, up 21% compared to second quarter 2015 revenue of $202.7 million. GAAP net income was $5.2 million or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $7.7 million or $0.16 per diluted share for the same period in 2015. Non-GAAP net income was $26.7 million or $0.56 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $22.9 million or $0.48 per diluted share for the same period in 2015.

EFI has acquired Optitex, an emerging, fast growing global player in integrated 3D design software that enables the textile industry's digital transformation and accelerates the adoption of fast fashion. With offices in the U.S., Italy, India, Hong Kong and Israel, privately held Optitex will be integrated into EFI's Productivity Software business unit.

Ricoh has declared its intention to move further into the wide format sector by adding EFI VUTEk flatbed printers to its offering. The announcement made during Drupa 2016 means that Ricoh’s graphic arts offering is expanded further and is now a complementary product range encompassing flatbed, large format, continuous feed, cut sheet, software and consultancy services.

NDigitec, one of the Middle East's fastest-growing creative production companies, has invested in an EFI VUTEk GS5500LX roll-to-roll LED inkjet printer. Quality, reliability and "green" LED technology were the primary reasons cited for the purchase.

The first UK installation of EFI’s VUTEk FabriVU 340 soft signage printer has gone in to theatrical industry supplier Prompt Side Theatrical Drapery. Already a user of a VUTEk GS3250LX Pro LED printer, the company was seeking a way to add polyesters and other fabrics to its portfolio to extend the types of scenery, backdrops and drapery it produces for a vast range of applications.

Since installing a new EFI VUTEk H2000 hybrid printer last year, Northamptonshire based Allprint Display have completed a raft of large orders that it would never have produced before.

EFI has introduced an upgrade to its Fiery technology for Cretaprint ceramic inkjet printers. The new proServer for Cretaprint 2.0 is said to boost productivity with improved colour management and reduced ink costs.

CMYUK has installed a Zünd S3 digital cutting table and an EFI VUTEk GS 2000 LX Pro printer at the Northampton factory of Nene Packaging, enabling it to produce packaging and display samples for customers of all sizes.

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