Signage and wayfinding solutions experts, Reade Signs, has recently installed a new EFI Vutek LX3 – one of only eleven in the UK, supplied by CMYUK. The company has seen steady growth over the last three years, with the business growing by 20% year-on-year since 2015. This has been achieved by selling into more diverse markets, including architectural and wayfinding signage, whilst maintaining excellent client retention in existing markets.

EFI have reported that Beerse, Belgium-based Dacar Digital Printing has installed the 100th superwide-format LED roll-to-roll printer in the EFI™ VUTEk® 3r/5r LED roll-to-roll superwide-format line. Dacar chose a new 5-metre-wide VUTEk 5r model printer because of features that help boost users' commercial success while reducing costs, such as low energy consumption, high resolution and speed, and its value-added accessories.

EFI has introduced two milestone digital print workflow solutions at FESPA 2018 in Berlin: a new version of Fiery® Command WorkStation® and Fiery XF 7, an updated digital front end (DFE) for EFI wide and superwide format inkjet printers.

EFI continues to revolutionise the future of printing by introducing new technologies at this year's FESPA Global Expo in Berlin. At hall 2.2, stand B30, EFI™ will unveil its next-generation hybrid flatbed/roll platform technology - the EFI VUTEk® h series printers built from the ground up to offer higher quality, more capabilities and better productivity up to 109 boards per hour.

Electronics for Imaging, Inc has named Loxley Public Company Limited (BKK:LOXLEY) as a new inkjet distribution partner in Thailand. The new partnership is initially for the distribution of EFI™ Wide Format and VUTEk® printers for the signage and graphics space.

Fujifilm announces the European launch of a new super-wide format platform called the Acuity Ultra, with its first showcase being on Fujifilm stand D50, Hall 2.2 at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 in Berlin in May. Representing the culmination of extensive market research to understand the needs of super-wide format producers today and the challenges they will face tomorrow, this latest addition to the Fujifilm Acuity range is unlike anything currently available on the market. It forms a key part of Fujifilm's industrial strategy, offering increased size and quality to make the production of high-end interior graphics much more profitable. Built around Fujifilm's UV cured inkjet technologies, it offers almost photographic levels of quality with tighter registration and higher production speeds, at a cost that is set to shake up the super-wide format marketplace.

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.

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