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EFI Wins DPI Grand Format Uv and Solvent Awards at SGIA in Orlando

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, CA -- November 6, 2007 -- EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today reported that its breakthrough superwide format products garnered two key awards at SGIA, held in Orlando, Florida, in October. For more information about the VUTEk QS3200r and other superwide format solutions from VUTEk, visit www.efi.com/vutekdna.
EFI Quote
?The launch of the QS3200r at SGIA was a huge success for us and continues to demonstrate QS product family leadership in the UV market,? said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. ?Not only did we have great reception from attendees to this breakout product, but it was also recognized as the DPI Grand Format UV Product of the Year for 2007.?
About QS3200r
The QS3200r is an exceptionally high quality, high-speed roll-to-roll UV printer that produces images up to 3.2 meters wide with High Definition Print (HDP) at 1,080 dpi, and achieves speeds of up to 1,850 square feet per hour.  The QS3200r uses specially developed VUTEk QS Series r UV inks ideally suited for roll-to-roll applications. The inks are available in eight colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Yellow and Light Black). Alternatively, the printer can be operated in the VUTEk exclusive Fast-4? mode with two CMYK banks for faster speed.
About VUTEk QS Series r Inks
The new VUTEk QS Series r inks have unique properties that allow printing on fabric, backlit materials, banners, adhesive backed vinyl, static cling, and a variety of different substrates. In addition, the VUTEk QS Series r inks are designed to be flexible, making them especially suitable for projects with complex curves, such as kiosks, vehicle wraps and more.  This new, highly pliable ink can conform to intricate shapes without damaging the image, including conforming to rivets.
VUTEk 3360 with BioVu Inks Also Recognized
EFI was also recognized for its VUTEk 3360 with BioVu? inks, which was named the Grand Format Solvent Product of the Year.  The 3360 with BioVu inks is the only superwide format printer that offers a truly bio-friendly solvent ink, made largely of corn.
Award Criteria
?When submitting products for consideration for these awards,? adds Dourlet, ?all participating printer manufacturers are issued the same test image file by SGIA. The test file is composed of challenging contrasts, including flesh tones, detail, vector graphic elements, and color gradients. The entries are judged in blind comparisons by an anonymous panel of judges who are printing professionals and members of SGIA. The criteria for evaluation include color quality, sharpness, flesh tone accuracy, smoothness of gradients, highlight & shadow detail, and overall visual appeal of the print. We were thrilled that these qualified professionals chose to recognize EFI?s industry-leading superwide format solutions in this manner.?

 

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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