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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EFI has acquired specialist UK chemicals company Rialco Limited, one of Europe's leading suppliers of dye powders and colour products for the digital print and industrial manufacturing industries.

Robin East and Jon Price, directors at CMYUK, are celebrating doing ‘the double’ after being awarded the much coveted EFI European Sales Partner 2015, beating all European countries to the coveted number one position for channel sales for the second year running.

Cestrian Imaging is one of the first companies worldwide to have invested in the EFI VUTEk HSr Pro, a dedicated UV roll-to-roll inkjet press designed for high volume production output. EFI says the VUTEk HSr Pro is ideal for fleet/vehicle graphics, as well as the production of perfect day/night backlit graphics using EFI white ink and multi-layer printing capability.

It would appear that Italian digital textile printing machinery companies have become a much sought after acquisition following EFI’s purchase of the Bergamo based Reggiani Macchine last year, and now the Japanese inkjet giant Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. has snapped up the stocks of another Bergamo based textile printing machinery company, La Meccanica Costruzione Tessili-S.P.A.

Limitations on creative graphics continue to be lifted with the latest developments in wide format printing techniques as Paul Reeve, managing director at one of Europe’s principal suppliers of products manufactured from flexible thermoplastic coated fabrics, Structure-flex, explains.

EFI has continued its MIS acquisition strategy with the announcement that it has acquired Shuttleworth Business Systems, a privately held print software provider headquartered in Kettering, UK. The move, says EFI, will further extend the company’s leadership in the UK MIS market.

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