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Extend Application Ranges with New VUTEk Printers

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS -- FESPA Digital Europe -- EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced two new additions to their line of industry-leading VUTEk superwide format UV printers, the GS2000, a revolutionary 2-meter hybrid that delivers photorealistic quality at incredible speeds without compromise, and the QS3220, a 3.2-meter hybrid printer with High Definition Print (HDP) technology and an extended application range.
 
The EFI VUTEk GS2000 -- No Compromises
Photorealistic Quality
 
The GS2000 delivers incredible photorealistic quality, extending the application set of superwide printing. EFI VUTEk's Dual Resolution Capability enables true 600 dpi with 24-picoliter drops and true 1000 dpi with 12-picoliter drops, and can print in eight colors plus two channels for white. The GS2000 is perfect for traditional 2-meter applications such as banners and signs, as well as detail-intensive applications such as stunning Point-of-Purchase (POP) displays.
 
Incredible Productivity
 
In its Fast-5? mode, the GS2000 prints eye-catching four-color plus white graphics at speeds up to 2,000 square feet (186 square meters) per hour. This EFI VUTEk-exclusive printing mode positions owners of the GS2000 to compete with commercial production printers, as it makes same-day order-to-delivery a reality. For more demanding POP applications, switch to the GS2000's eight-color plus white mode and print absolutely stunning images at speeds up to 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) per hour.
 
Uncompromised Versatility
 
The GS2000 prints on a broad range of flexible and rigid substrates, and its hybrid belt design enables effortless changeover from rigid to roll-to-roll in minutes. The flexibility and application range provided by this printer make it the perfect substitute for wide and superwide format printers in print shops, and the options for shorter runs, higher speeds and superior quality give the GS2000 the highest return on investment in the industry.
 
"EFI VUTEk printers have set the standard for superwide printing for over 20 years, and these two new printers continue that tradition," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. "The GS2000 is a 2-meter addition to the industry leading GS family of printers, which was announced in March with the GS3200 3.2-meter hybrid UV. The GS2000 delivers the same photorealistic quality, revolutionary productivity and uncompromising versatility in a 2-meter table width. The QS3220 is a major advancement from our popular QS3200 printer, with many improvements including increased vacuum pressure and enhanced media handling for expanded media choices, and standard QS Series 2 inks for incredible quality and durability."
 
The EFI VUTEk QS3220 -- More Applications for Greater Profits
High Definition Print Quality
 
Using EFI VUTEk's innovative HDP technology, the QS3220 prints eye-popping images up to 3.2 meters wide at 1,080 dpi. Text is printed cleanly and crisply, and EFI's Fiery XF RIP solution ensures consistent, accurate color and reliable output. Perfect for Point-of-Purchase (POP) and high quality retail signage, the new QS3220 delivers the same unmatched quality that VUTEk customers have come to depend on, with expanded opportunities for new applications on new materials.
 
Blazing Speeds
 
For stunning images of the highest quality, the QS3220 prints in six colors plus white at speeds up to 900 square feet (84 square meters) per hour. The QS3220 improves businesses' reputations for excellence as it accomplishes fast, high definition printing that increases the amount and quality of work that a business can accomplish.
 
Extended Application Range
 
The QS3220 uses specially developed QS Series 2 UV inks, which provide more durability and improved flexibility for brilliant inks that won't crack or chip and are optimized for a wider range of substrates. Improved input and output tables with increased vacuum pressure for more flexibility in media choices, and the optional heavy duty unwinder give the QS3220 the power and flexibility to print to problematic media.
 
"We provide our customers with the opportunities for business growth, no matter what the economy looks like," added Dourlet. "Based on the speed, quality, and wide range of applications that these new VUTEk printers can produce, customers that invest in these new systems will see those opportunities."
 
The 3.2-meter GS3200 and QS3220 and the 2-meter GS2000 are available for order now. Visit EFI's stand, Hall 1-A20, at FESPA Digital Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands to see how these printers can jump-start your economic engine.
 
For more information about EFI VUTEk superwide printers, visit www.efi.com.  
 

 

 

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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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