EFI Redefines Tile Printing With Cretaprint Innovations at Leading Ceramics Show Tecnargilla
Monday, September 22, 2014
Press release from the issuing company
Provides Entire Ecosystem That Includes Printers, New EFI Ceramic Inks, Advanced Ink System and New EFI Fiery proServer for Absolute Color Control
RIMINI, Italy - TECNARGILLA - EFI™ is introducing a line-up of innovative printing systems that promise to redefine ceramic tile printing. Advanced electronics, a newly engineered ink system, new EFI ceramic ink sets, automatic printhead cleaning technology, more compact design and a new vacuum system are among the innovations on display at Tecnargilla. EFI is also demonstrating a new release of the EFI Fiery® proServer giving the industry the first complete color management system for ceramic tile printing. EFI's new Cretaprint™ systems will be on display at Tecnargilla in Pavilion C1, Booth 081. EFI is also showing samples of tiles printed using its EFI Wide Format H1625 LED curing printer.
New EFI ceramic inks
The introduction of EFI ceramic inks brings the power of the world's leading developer and manufacturer of digital UV-curing ink to the ceramics industry. EFI Ceramic inks provide intense color within a wider color gamut. Colors include dark blue, reddish brown, yellow, golden yellow, beige, pink and black. Special effect inks include sinking ink, extra white, matte glaze, glossy glaze and luster.
EFI ceramic inks, combined with the Cretaprint printer and Fiery color management, produce the best quality ceramic products with low ink consumption.
Being shown for the first time at Tecnargilla is the new Cretaprint C4 printer. With a width up to 745mm, the competitively priced new C4 engine offers a more compact footprint and is 30% lighter. A new user interface and advanced nozzle plate cleaning system are among its additional features. The easy-to-use product lowers maintenance costs and energy consumption.
The Cretaprint C4 printer includes a number of innovations such as:
Also on display are the new Cretaprint C3+ and Cretaprint P3+ printers with widths up to 700mm and 1400 mm wide respectively.
Additional EFI enhancements introduced at Tecnargilla include:
EFI Fiery proServer v 1.4 Digital Front-End
The Fiery proServer gives all Cretaprint systems the industry's first complete color management system for ceramic tile printing. It ensures accurate and consistent color quality while lowering ink consumption. The Fiery also allows automatic creation of a special effect channel for digital decoration as well as automatic white ink-channel generation for dark colored glazes.
"Tecnargilla is the ceramics industry's most important event of the year, and EFI's teams are excited to bring so many innovations to the tile manufacturing market," said EFI CTO, Ghilad Dziesnietik. "We are combining EFI ink expertise, color management and the best-in class workflow software in the graphics arts world with our market leading line-up and the industrial robustness of Cretaprint ceramics printing technology."
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