EFI Features Complete Inkjet Portfolio at ISA 2012

Press release from the issuing company

EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is displaying a comprehensive portfolio of digital UV printing products in booth #2302 at the ISA International Sign Expo, today through March 24 in Orlando. The booth includes EFI VUTEk® GS3250LX, EFI VUTEk GS3250r, the new EFI R3225, the award winning EFI Rastek™ T1000, as well as EFI Fiery® workflow and print MIS products.
“All of our products, from UV digital inkjet printers to optimized workflow solutions, are designed to help our customers reach new levels of competitiveness, profitability and growth,” said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and GM of inkjet solutions at EFI. “Visitors to our booth will see innovations since last year’s event, including our new entry-level wide-format roll-to-roll printer, all aimed at helping our sign and display graphics customers of all sizes to profitably grow their businesses.”
VUTEk GS3250LX Makes ISA Debut
The fully loaded VUTEk GS3250LX is an LED-based 3.2 meter printer that produces more jobs, extends application offerings and lowers operating costs with LED UV ink curing technology and high productivity features. It is an ideal choice for environmentally-conscious customers seeking a greener printing solution. The VUTEk GS3250LX produces no VOCs, uses less consumables, produces less waste, uses less energy, and has the ability to print on recycled and other materials without warping or head strikes.
“Not only is the VUTEk GS3250LX a green product, but it also delivers stunning point-of-purchase quality, increases up time and productivity, and decreases maintenance costs,” said Schinlever. “EFI’s LED-based printer is engineered to drive down operating costs with decreased power consumption and lower hard costs, as well as reduce waste with consistent color output and simple operation. In addition, the VUTEk GS3250LX optimizes business processes and profit potential with seamless printer integration to EFI Web-to-Print and MIS solutions with native JDF connectivity.”
Also on display is the VUTEk GS3250r, a 3.2-meter printer designed to increase profitability by quickly and efficiently producing high-margin, closely viewed indoor applications with its 6-color, 1000 dpi image quality and UV roll-to-roll productivity. Its stunning print quality at high-speed ensures that customers will profit from increased production speeds and lower costs on a wider range of substrates and applications, and capture higher volume, premium-margin jobs with high quality point-of-purchase (P-O-P) output at up to 1,200 ft m2/hr (111 m2/hr). The VUTEk GS3250r includes multi-queue functionality and double-sided printing for added efficiency and capability.
New 3.2 Meter Printer 
The new EFI R3225 is being launched at ISA (see separate press release issued today). This 3.2-meter roll-to-roll, UV inkjet printer that offers superior image quality, low total cost of ownership, and access to a wider range of flexible substrates at production speed. The EFI R3225 provides eight-level variable drop grayscale heads for superior quality images, optimized ink usage and UV-curing inks for access to a wide range of substrates.
Larger Flatbed and Greater ROI with EFI Rastek T1000
The Rastek T1000 UV flatbed printer offers best-in-class, high-definition photographic image quality in a larger vacuum-table, entry-level platform. It is ideal in the traditional signage and specialty application markets where CMYK plus white printing is essential. The printer makes no compromises on speed, as it prints white at the same speed as CMYK, so users get the highest return on investment, increase profits with new services and enhance customer satisfaction.
“Our customers are demanding higher quality, regardless of application requirements or viewing distance, and faster turnaround times. With our Rastek T1000, we deliver photographic image-quality that demanding customers require, as well as four-color plus white ink support for spot color, and under and over print, providing businesses with more options to increase their capabilities and profits,” said Schinlever. “The Rastek T1000 also handles a wide range of flexible and rigid media quickly and easily with specialized vacuum table support and a versatile media handling transport system.”
The Rastek H652 is also on display in the Nazdar booth 2414.

EFI Also Demonstrating Integrated Workflow Driven by Fiery; Print MIS and Web-to-Print
To complement its innovative digital inkjet technology, EFI is demonstrating its unique workflow solutions that help customers increase their profit potential by automating much of the print lifecycle and eliminating manual touch points and waste. EFI will showcase how online shopping and communications can be integrated into a print management system and ultimately to the RIP and the printer using a real world scenario consisting of EFI Digital Storefront®, EFI Pace, a Fiery proSever and a VUTEk GS Series printer. 
The EFI Fiery XF proServer is a high-performance production appliance designed to optimize the performance of wide format and grand format printers by providing unparalleled RIP speed and printer throughput. The Fiery XF proServer improves printing, production and color. 
For more information about EFI innovations, visit ISA booth 2302, go to www.efi.com or call 1-800-875-7117


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