Foster City, CA -- September 17, 2008 -- EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, reported that its three-day customer open house event held last month in its Meredith manufacturing plant met with enthusiastic praise from attendees. The event highlighted EFI?s history of innovative ?Firsts,? showcased new products and provided insight into what attendees might expect to see from EFI? VUTEk® in the future.
Attendee Feedback: Greg Donais, Schawk Toronto
?This event was extremely valuable,? said Greg Donais, Director of Operations for Schawk Toronto, a provider of brand management solutions. ?The intimate setting with the ability to hear directly from leading industry experts, have in-depth one-on-one discussions with key executives and product engineers, and gain insight about future products made this VUTEk briefing well worth investing the time. EFI VUTEk executives and engineers take to heart what they learn from us during these sessions as they think about future product development?including our ideas, thoughts, issues, concerns, and what we would like to see in the future.?
Schawk Toronto uses its VUTEk QS3200 and VUTEk 3360 superwide format printers to produce everything from point of purchase and other branded materials to high end exhibits and museum displays for its international customer base. ?We leverage the flexibility of these machines to print on glass, plastics, wood, aluminum and just about any other material you can think of,? adds Donais.
The ?Summer of Innovation 08? Customer Event
The open house event included live demonstrations of the new VUTEk DS Series digital screen printer, a new category of high speed digital flatbed printers representing a tipping point in productivity, image quality and flexibility. Visitors were especially pleased with the quality of the four-color images at 1200 dpi and the edge sharpness and crisp type.
The innovative DS Series design and architecture enables the cost-effective production of higher volume jobs than ever before possible using a digital press and will be attractive to printers across all segments of the industry, including leading-edge providers of analog screen print, commercial print and digital print services. The incredible speed and resolution made possible by the DS Series? innovative high density print array sets this VUTEk printer apart from all other competitive offerings available in the market today.
EFI Quote: VP of Marketing Chuck Dourlet
?We were extremely pleased with the turnout at this event,? said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. ?This was the first time most attendees were able to see the DS Series digital screen printer in action. Attendees were also interested to learn about other new developments at EFI and were extremely generous with their feedback. In addition, they were able to tour our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to get an inside look at how VUTEk superwide format printers are built to order.?
In addition to the plant tour, presentations by industry-leading experts from EFI and partner companies shared market trends and valuable information designed to help attendees with development of business strategies and new applications that will bring growth to their companies. For more information about VUTEk products, visit www.efi.com.
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