EFI launches two new, mid-volume printers
EFI is launching a new mid-range roll-to-roll printer series that is designed to help sign and display companies to produce higher volumes of high-end digital print for a wide range of different applications.
The new EFI VUTEk D3r and D5r LED inkjet printers share many of the advanced capabilities of EFI’s VUTEk 3r+ and 5r+ printers, offering a mid-range solution for an even wider variety of high value applications thanks to its combination of white and clear inks, as well as its Museum print mode. The new printer series also supports the unique collection of options for VUTEk roll-to-roll LED printers, thus providing a full system for higher efficiency and a lower total cost of ownership.
The VUTEk D3r, which prints up to 2,196 square feet per hour, is making its worldwide debut at the EFI Connect users’ conference, which is currently taking place in Las Vegas, and will also make its European debut at the EFI EMEA Ignite event to be held on January 29th in Brussels.
The second printer in the new mid-range series, the VUTEk D5r, prints up to 2,626 square feet per hour. Early D5r users, such as Thomas Printworks in the United States and Allgraf in Italy have purchased the new printer for its performance capabilities to fulfill the growing demand for high-end signage, décor, outdoor graphics and other applications.
The D3r and D5r printers, at 3.5- and 5.2-metres wide respectively, deliver outstanding smoothness in shadows, gradients and transitions with UltraDrop Technology, plus precise and sharp three-point size text and a true resolution of up to 1,200 dots per inch. In addition, the ultra-high-definition print mode offers near-photographic quality, while the printers’ LED curing facilitates both energy savings and the use of thinner, heat-sensitive substrates.
The VUTEk D series is equipped with additional printheads and offers both white and jettable clear ink for matte and glossy effects, in order to cover a wider amount of unique applications, such as wall decorations and murals, window graphics, flooring, high-value prints with selective gloss effects, fleet graphics, truck-side curtains and more.
The printers are easily customisable to the purchaser’s needs and strategies, with a range of optional features, including white and clear ink, in-line cutters and y-slitters, automatic backlit and block-out printing and media spreaders and motorised winders, all available if and when required.
Both printers include EFI’s industry-leading Fiery proServer SE digital front end, facilitating increased productivity as well as accurate colour matching every time.
For added productivity, users can choose to add a software productivity pack and are able to remotely connect with the printers using a mobile application. EFI VUTEk SuperFlex 3M inks are also available for the production of popular and profitable vehicle wraps and fleet graphics.
Commenting on the new printers, Ken Hanulec, EFI’s Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, said: “The ‘D’ in the name for these new printers stands for ‘Design,’ and they are absolutely designed to offer the right mix of features, productivity and cost to create new opportunities for sign and graphics professionals.
“We listened very closely to our customers’ feedback in order to create a mid-volume solution that will be the technology of choice for those companies seeking to profitably grow their businesses with high-end applications.”
For further information on EFI’s portfolio of solutions for the sign and display graphics sectors, visit: www.efi.com