SGIA has recognized Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) technologies with two prestigious SGIA Product of the Year Awards. The awards honor outstanding digital imaging products, and both the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass inkjet corrugated packaging press and the new EFI™ VUTEk® h3 LED superwide-format printer were award winners.

Whitebird, one of Canada’s leading independent boxmakers, will offer faster turnaround and greater versatility in high-end corrugated packaging production with a new, breakthrough technology addition, the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 ultra-high-speed inkjet press from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII). The second-generation Hamilton, Ontario-based company is becoming a driver in the industry’s important analog-to-digital transformation with the award-winning press – the very first single-pass, ultra-high-speed digital corrugated packaging production system to be installed in Canada.

Following on from the success of last year, CMYUK will once again be at The Print Show, held at The NEC Birmingham from 18–20 September. As digital print continues to thrive and develop, the show gives visitors the opportunity to experience the latest print and finishing technologies, new materials and workflow efficiency software solutions supplied by CMYUK, the UK’s largest independent supplier of wide-format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), have announced that Valtim Marketing Solutions in Lynchburg, Virginia, has chosen an EFI™ Midmarket Print Suite business and production workflow, with Pace™ software as its core MIS/ERP technology, to drive higher productivity and efficiency. The 130-employee, second-generation family owned business primarily serves non-profit organizations with multichannel communications services for member acquisition, fund raising, member services and more.

Continuing its evolution as Israel's top corrugated display and packaging innovators, Caesarea-based Carmel Frenkel (a subsidiary of Hadera Paper) has purchased an EFITM Nozomi C18000 single-pass, ultra-high-speed LED inkjet corrugated packaging press from Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII). Carmel Frenkel will be one of the first companies worldwide to have the complete EFI ecosystem for corrugated production with the Nozomi press, the EFI Fiery® NZ-1000 digital front end (DFE), the EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite manufacturing execution system (MES) business and production management workflow and EFI Escada corrugator control software.

EFI is now shipping its most-advanced hybrid flatbed/roll superwide-format printer technology to date – groundbreaking new VUTEk® h series printers that give customers higher reliability, better serviceability and greater ease of use, as well as increased functionality, quality, productivity and expandability. Environmental graphics production specialist Northeast Color recently became the first company to install the h series, with a VUTEk h3 model operating in the company’s Portsmouth, N.H., production facility.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), and Duplo Corporation have announced a new, timesaving integration between EFI's Fiery® production workflow for digital print devices and Duplo's Slitter/Cutter/Creasers. This new offering allows for efficient, automated imposition layout and production from prepress through the finishing stages delivering precise throughput faster and saving up to 70% of setup time.

Six years after first adopting digital printing, iTek Graphics has completed its largest-ever superwide-format inkjet printing investment. The Concord, North Carolina-based company has installed an EFI™ VUTEk® HS125 Pro hybrid flatbed/roll inkjet press from Electronics For Imaging (EFI).

Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., has announced an agreement with Electronics For Imaging, Inc., to sell and service EFI™ Wide Format printers across Mac Papers’ extensive distribution footprint.

NUtec Digital Ink, a leading ink manufacturer producing water-based, UV curable and solvent printing inks, recently announced its latest UV inks suitable for the EFI range of GS and QS printers.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced today that its longtime CEO, Guy Gecht, has informed the Company's Board of Directors that he intends to step down from his operating role at the Company when his successor is named. The Board retained Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search firm, to assist in a thorough search process that includes both internal and external candidates.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced its results for the second quarter of 2018.

EFI and one of its key customers in China, Foshan Oceano Ceramics Co., Ltd., announced an expansion in their partnership. EFI™ supplies its Cretaprint® ceramic tile decoration printers and Cretacolor inks to Oceano, which has agreed to take delivery of an additional nine printers this summer. The printers, which are to be installed in Oceano’s plants in Guangxi and Jiangxi, will be used to produce floor tiles and porcelain tiles and will give the company unprecedented opportunities to address important décor trends.

Smart printers are adding wide-format applications to grow sales with existing customers, strengthen customer relationships and generate additional revenues.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), have announced the availability of three new EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) driving Ricoh Pro C7200 series production printers.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) and Thai Containers Group Co., Ltd. (TCG) in Packaging Business SCG, announced a new digital printing partnership to significantly enhance TCG’s corrugated packaging offerings. The Bangkok-based SCG Group (SET:SCC) subsidiary – one of Southeast Asia’s leading packaging providers – has purchased an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 ultra-high-speed, single-pass digital inkjet corrugated packaging press.

Mid-America Display, the custom product display and signage division of St. Louis corrugated packaging provider Boxes, Inc., will offer new, higher levels of supply chain and production efficiency on high-end display graphics with the purchase of one of the most advanced, breakthrough digital innovations in the corrugated industry – the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass press for direct-to-board printing.

Wide format printers already are using their equipment to create banners, vehicle graphics, signs, window graphics and backlit displays. So, what's next to continue growing their businesses?

London-based Park Communications is widely known as the city’s preeminent printer. Built on foundations of quality service, technology and consultative thinking, the company prides itself on a flexible approach and commitment to prompt project delivery. This was put to the test recently when they were contacted by Askew, a creative consultancy and design studio based in New York, at 10:30pm and asked to produce three high-quality fashion posters mounted on 1/4" white foamcore (24x36in), needed the following day.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), have reported that Sandton, South Africa-based Beith Digital has installed an EFI™ VUTEk® 5r roll-to-roll LED inkjet superwide-format printer. The newly installed device delivers the high speed and quality the company needs to improve its graphics capabilities. For some time, the company has seen an increasing number of European clients entering the South African market and, with the new printer, Beith Digital can deliver the higher-quality backlit prints these new clients demand.

Firstan Limited, Cambridge, UK, has successfully piloted a newly developed interface between Esko’s Automation Engine Connect and EFI’s Radius software applications.

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