The Schiele Group’s motto is “Print Smarter,” but with its recent acquisition of an EFI™ VUTEk® h5 superwide-format inkjet solution from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., it could easily become “Print Faster.” Founded in 1948 by Henry Schiele and now headed by second-generation family member John Schiele, the Chicago-based company prints nearly a billion pieces of printed materials each year using multiple formats, including sheetfed, large- and small-format digital printing, as well as sheetfed and web offset.

Once something can be measured, it can be changed, and no one knows this better than Jon Sayers, MD, Studio One. In the last 18 months, this Northampton-based PSP has gone through massive change – a directorship buy-out, a business redefined, plus a complete overhaul of working processes towards automation and total transparency.

Hosted by Nick Benkovich, vice president of Portfolio Management for EFI™ Productivity Software, Electronics For Imaging, Inc.’s brand-new Imaging of Things podcast series will deliver informative interviews and educational content for printing, packaging and marketing service professionals covering a broad range of topics.

Sound Control Services in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire has installed an EFI VUTEk Pro 32r from CMYUK.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has enhanced the world’s fastest digital textile printer, the EFI™ Reggiani BOLT. The upgrade is a combination of hardware and software enhancements that will minimise artefacts, compensating for missing nozzles that may occur over time and enhancing uniformity to deliver smoother solid colours. The upgrade also delivers improved quality and smoother gradients, plus it enables faster printhead replacement and drastically increases file processing speed by up to 200% for large, complex files.

A brand-new Rentals and Reservations module for EFI™ MarketDirect StoreFront web-to-print software from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. helps print businesses, marketing service providers and other organisations manage resources, assets and products in inventory and rent them out for events and exhibitions. This first-of-its-kind print eCommerce innovation gives users the ability to define an event, its dates and location, then identify which products are available for that time – providing cost by the hour, day or month – and check out, securing the resources from the print provider.

Ottimo Digital has invested in a 3.2m wide Kleverik GTC 101 3500-calender press from CMYUK. A highly versatile piece of equipment for the widest range of applications within digital textile production, it handles both dye-sublimation transfer printing (paper to textile) and dye fixation of direct printed dispersed dyes or pigments.

The new, industrial, entry-level EFI™ Reggiani BLAZE scanning printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making its debut at the ITMA Asia tradeshow, 12-16 June in Shanghai, China. The high-quality printer is an easy-to-use, smart solution to help textile companies blaze their successful trail into the world of efficient, sustainable industrial inkjet printing. It is equipped with EFI Reggiani’s state-of-the-art technology, offering the highest quality, reliability and flexibility on the widest variety of designs.

In light of numerous market changes affecting costs for materials, components, chemicals, global freight and logistics, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. will be implementing price increases for its inkjet inks, parts and supplies. EFI™ will be implementing the price changes – which will apply to inks, supplies and printer parts across EFI’s VUTEk®, Wide-Format, Reggiani, Cretaprint®, Nozomi and Cubik product lines – as of July 1, 2021.

This year, EFI™ Reggiani celebrates 75 years of heritage, innovation and glamour in the textile world. As part of its anniversary celebration, the textile technology innovator is revealing the imminent launch of three new, state-of-the-art digital textile printers.

Todd Zimmerman, a long-time graphic arts executive with a strong track record of growing advanced technology initiatives in print, has joined Electronics For Imaging, Inc. as its new vice president and general manager, Display Graphics.

Digital inkjet roll-to-roll UV LED printers from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. continue to deliver innovations for superwide-format graphics production printing, and they have now achieved an important certification for the quality and durability of prints used for décor applications. EFI™ roll-to-roll UV LED printers have earned a Type II certification for wallcoverings based on The Wallcovering Association W-101 and ASTM F793 standards.

The recent investment in a new EFI™ VUTEk® h5 UV LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. will help Montreal-based Media Graph expand its client base, “opening up the possibility to offer clients a whole new range of products and solutions in retail, hospitality, and office space,” according to Media Graph President David Sellam.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the support of EFI™ VUTEk®Qr, with a new driver for CalderaRIP Version 14. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals for wide-format production.

EFI™ Fiery® FreeForm™ Create, the variable-data print (VDP) creation tool included with EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., has received the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter in Production Print Applications: VDP Enabler from Keypoint Intelligence.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is highlighting the ways print professionals can grow their businesses with more productivity, greater efficiency and new applications as it highlights advanced digital solutions at the virtual.drupa online tradeshow. The April 20-23 event will feature an insightful EFI™ session on adjacent industrial growth opportunities for print professionals leveraging advanced, integrated technologies, presented by Chief Technology Officer Doug Edwards. The virtual.drupa event also features the unveiling of a new, entry-level wide-format production solution, the EFI Pro 30h UV LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. today announced new live Advanced Skills Virtual Workshops for users of EFI™ PrintSmith™ Vision – the industry-leading MIS workflow platform for small commercial and quick print shops. In response to demand from users looking to update their skills and onboard new employees, the workshops provide print businesses with more flexible, interactive management training options.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the availability of two EFI™ Fiery® powered digital front ends (DFEs) for the recently launched mid-range Konica Minolta AccurioPress C4080/C4070/C4065. Powered by Fiery FS400 Pro system software, the Fiery IC-317 and IC-419 servers offer small to mid-size commercial printshops, graphic communication providers, CRDs and print-for-pay businesses ways to enhance their production operations.

PRINTING United User Experience (PRINTING United UX), a new, multi-faceted event experience powered by PRINTING United, today announced that EFI has signed on as a participant to host a paid training event for customers attending PRINTING United on some of the company’s latest technology. PRINTING United UX is offered in the days leading up to PRINTING United which takes place October 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

A new EFI™ VUTEk® 5r+ UV LED roll-to-roll superwide-format inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is helping Katy, Texas-based Foxmark Corporation drive continued growth in commercial and retail interiors for national clients.

The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, one of the most historic, and oldest, theatres in Russia, has successfully installed the EFI™ Pro 32r+ roll-to-roll LED printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The printer will allow the Bolshoi Theatre to create stage decorations in higher print quality and on a wider variety of materials. Authorized EFI inkjet partner PRIZMIX in Russia sold the printer to the Bolshoi Theatre, working closely with the company’s principals to establish the best technology solution to meet growing digital production needs.

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