EFI Customers Discover the New Age of Digital Print at 19th Annual EFI Connect Conference
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Press release from the issuing company
Las Vegas, Nev. – As printing companies seek the best ways to reduce costs, increase productivity and capture new market opportunities, many of them are getting educated on the advanced, integrated capabilities from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. presented at the 19th annual EFI Connect conference. The January 23-26 event — one of the printing industry's largest, longest-running and most influential users' group conferences — provides attendees with the latest training and technology details to help them profit from the analog to digital transition. Connect also features the debut of several new EFI products, including:
Many of the new opportunities for customers discussed at Connect reflect a market redefinition happening for the print industry in the wake of continued digital industrial transformation. During his opening keynote speech at Connect, EFI CEO Guy Gecht said, "The new Print is all about putting spectacular images on essentially any material. With digital inkjet technology and automation, the new Print brings immense opportunity in the era of the fourth industrial revolution."
Production opportunities with advanced inkjet innovations
EFI partner Ricoh Americas Corp. is featuring EFI inkjet technology as well, with the versatile, 65-inch wide EFI Pro 16h hybrid LED printer running in its booth at Connect.
Streamlined digital production printing with EFI Fiery technology
EFI partners' new Fiery-based DFEs include the new version 6 of Fiery Command WorkStation® — a highly advanced user interface with new preview, search and reprint functions that can serve as the single point of control for multiple Fiery Driven™ production devices. EFI is also demonstrating upcoming Fiery products: Fiery Command WorkStation for wide- and superwide-format inkjet and Fiery Navigator™ dashboard analytics for wide- and superwide-format inkjet.
Additional partners participating in Connect's solutions center include: 3M™ Commercial Solutions; Aberdeen Fabrics; Duplo; Enfocus; Esko; Kodak™; Motioncutter®; OneVision; The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation; Print ReLeaf; Progress® Software Corp.; SpencerMetrics; X-Rite® Pantone®; Xeikon; and Zünd®.
EFI Connect's extensive conference program features more than 200 sessions covering technical, business management, marketing and more for an audience of commercial print, signage and graphics, packaging and in-plant production executives from 23 countries. Special keynotes at this year's conference include a pair of fireside chat discussions with the first two users of EFI's breakthrough Nozomi press: Eric Bacourt, CEO of Hinojosa Packaging Solutions and Mal McGowan, CEO of McGowans Print.
Now going into its 19th year, EFI Connect attracts print professionals worldwide for a collection of in-depth, informative training and education on key management and tech challenges for printing and packaging companies. The conference is an ideal venue for open dialogue and idea exchange, giving customers a valuable opportunity to participate in educational sessions, receive hands-on experience, discuss industry trends, network with peers, voice their opinions and learn from others.
For more information about the conference, visit www.efi.com/connect.
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