FREMONT, California -- EFI and The Garvey Group today announced the installation of a new, 3.2-meter EFI VUTEk® HS100 Pro UV inkjet press at The Garvey Group’s suburban Milwaukee production facility. The press broadens The Garvey Group’s inkjet production capabilities in premium-quality point-of-purchase, transit and outdoor graphics for leading retailers and other national brands.
The new, high-volume inkjet press provides near-offset quality on a broad range of substrates, from vinyl banner and billboard material to a variety of rigid media. A new material edge guide (MEG) system from EFI installed with the press ensures full-speed productivity and high-quality results on challenging media, such as corrugated board.
“This latest press installation and its enhanced rigid media printing capabilities, run by the best talent in the industry, give more creative options to clients in high-end retail display design and production,” said Ed Garvey, CEO of The Garvey Group. “EFI is a trusted supplier to The Garvey Group, offering technical innovations that help us deliver superior service and quality, and this newest press keeps us on the leading edge.”
The press installed last month is actually the second EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro in The Garvey Group’s national fleet of digital and litho production equipment. Earlier this year, the company installed a VUTEk HS100 Pro press in its Los Angeles facility to produce high-end, fast-turnaround graphics for retailers, brands and entertainment companies.
Operating at speeds up to 100 boards per hour, the press is a true digital alternative to labor-intensive screen printing operations, offering:
- EFI’s Pin & Cure imaging technology, which offers precise ink lay-down for critical color accuracy and consistency, gloss control and an increased color gamut.
- True, variable-dot grayscale inkjet head technology for higher image quality and better matching of brand colors.
- Eight-color printing, including the industry’s best white ink, and a unique, multilayer printing capability for superior visual appeal on backlit displays and other applications.
“The Garvey Group drives success for its clients because it has a higher level of respect for their marketing supply chain needs,” said Frank Mallozzi, EFI’s senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. “The VUTEk HS100 Pro press fits this philosophy by efficiently delivering graphics retailers and brands can use to execute timely, relevant and superior-quality campaigns that enhance brand value.”
EFI is showcasing the EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro press at the Graph Expo trade show, in booth 1902, Sept. 28-Oct.1 in Chicago. For more information about EFI VUTEk superwide-format inkjet products, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.