During the recent EFI™ Connect users' conference in Las Vegas, EFI announced the addition of the EFI VUTEk® HS125 F4 and HS100 F4 inkjet presses for "Fast Graphics" out-of-home applications to its industry leading lineup of hybrid flatbed/roll superwide-format products. The two new printers reconfigure the eight ink channels of the VUTEk HS series platform in a CMYK x 2 setup, efficiently addressing the need for cost-effective production on banners, billboards, building wraps and similar applications.
New Home Media, a Lorton, Virginia-based signage printing business, will reach a new level of efficiency, productivity and quality following its significant investment in new technology from EFI, New Home Media purchased EFI™ VUTEk® LX3 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed and VUTEk 5r roll-to-roll LED inkjet superwide-format printers, along with a complete EFI Midmarket Print Suite developed specifically for superwide-format inkjet business and production workflow management.
With the Wide Format Automation Suite, the German prepress and workflow software publisher has automated the production process for wide and super-wide format printing. An extensive prepress package and major functions such as nesting, tiling and paneling, together with cut line management, are combined with a flexible workflow management system, enabling wide format printers to achieve substantial time and cost efficiencies in their production process. The result can be viewed at Viscom in Düsseldorf on the stand of OneVision’s alliance partner, Canon: the exhibit includes the Arizona flatbed printing system and the current Colorado 1640 innovation highlight, both of which will be loaded with data optimized via the Automation Suite.
Foster will introduce a powered version of its popular On-a-Roll Lifter® Jumbo at SGIA 2017, October 10-12, in New Orleans. Designated the Power Jumbo, the new lifter eliminates the manual effort required to lift the large substrate rolls used with EFI and VUTEk wide format and superwide printers, EFI Reggiani textile printers, and a wide variety of similar roll-fed printers. With the Power Jumbo, printer operators and shop floor personnel can effortlessly manoeuvre rolls as heavy as 990 lbs (450 kg) and with roll diameters as great as 19.6 inches (50 cm). With the Power Jumbo, shop personnel no longer need to use overhead cranes or forklifts near delicate electronic printers and expensive substrate.
Display graphics provider Image Options has updated its production graphics offering, installing four new EFI™ VUTEk® superwide-format printers from EFI™. The acquisitions include a VUTEk FabriVU® 340 3.4-meter printer and a VUTEk FabriVU 520 5.2-meter printer for soft signage production, as well as two VUTEk HS125 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed high-speed inkjet presses.