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VUTEk Exhibits the Industry's Broadest Portfolio of Superwide Digital Inkjet Printers at SGIA `05

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VUTEk, a division of EFI, is exhibiting its broad portfolio of UV-curing flatbed and solvent roll-to-roll printers at SGIA '05, New Orleans, September 28 - October 1. VUTEk will feature its new 3.2-meter, PressVu UV 320/400 UV-curing flatbed printer, the ideal addition for digital image providers who want to increase productivity and expand their capabilities with the most productive printer in its price class. Also on exhibit will be VUTEk's PressVu UV 200/600, designed specifically for commercial imaging shops looking to achieve high-end image quality and greater productivity at an affordable cost; the entry-level, 2.6-meter UltraVu 260 printer designed to help you step up to VUTEk image quality and higher-volume productivity at an attractive price; the UltraVu II 3360 three-meter printer, offering the highest productivity and best image quality in its class; and the FabriVu 3360 printer for new textile digital print applications. VUTEk recently announced the sixth edition to their popular family of flatbed printers – the new 3.2-meter, PressVu UV 320/400 UV-curing flatbed printer, starting at $299,000. Designed to help digital print providers increase productivity and profitability, the PressVu UV 320/400 is the most versatile printer available today and costs far less than competitive printers. It accommodates rigid substrates up to 126 inches (3.2 meters) wide, and offers excellent productivity at up to 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) per hour, equating to 20 - 4' x 8' (14 - 2 meter x 3 meter) sheets per hour with true good quality output. It also features roll-to-roll capability, giving customers true flexibility to offer a full range of services. It is the ideal printer for applications ranging from billboard to high quality P-O-P and everything in between. The PressVu UV 320/400 is available as a four-color model, and prints high-quality, 400 dpi resolution images on rigid substrates up to 1.75 inches (4.45 cm) thick. Ruggedly built for reliable, around-the-clock productivity, the PressVu UV 320/400 prints on a wide range of sheet-fed and roll-to-roll substrates. Set up is quick and easy, and can be done by one person in less than one minute, allowing customers to focus their time on producing, not preparing. The two-printer-in-one capability of the PressVu UV 320/400 allows customers to print on both rigid and flexible materials, so customers can offer a more comprehensive range of applications, increasing their value to their customers while driving up profitability. The switch between flatbed and roll-to-roll can be completed in less than a minute, barely affecting the printer's overall productivity. VUTEk's new entry-level, 2.6-meter digital inkjet printer will enable screen printers and commercial imaging shops to step up to VUTEk image quality and higher-volume productivity at an attractive price. Priced at only $99,000, the UltraVu 260 solvent, roll-to-roll printer will help businesses looking to expand their current capabilities attract new revenue from jobs requiring superior image quality and faster turnarounds. Available as a six-color model, the UltraVu 260 prints true 360 dpi quality output on hundreds of uncoated materials up to 103 inches (261 cm) wide or 102 inches (259 cm) full bleed. With image quality that will satisfy the most demanding customer requirements, the UltraVu 260 operates at a significantly lower cost per square foot than older electrostatic technology or even multiple low-volume wide format printers, and at much faster speeds. It will allow shops to generate high-quality output at high speeds, expanding their business and making more profits on applications like POP advertising, window displays, floor graphics, posters, fleet graphics, and outdoor banners and signs. VUTEk will also display its new UltraVu II 3360 three-meter roll-to-roll printer. In addition to delivering throughput improvements in all print modes, the UltraVu II 3360 comes standard with many new features such as a ColorBurst Software RIP and an automated two-sided print registration option for producing consistent, distortion-free double-sided graphics. Engineered for both high-speed and high-quality printing, the UltraVu II 3360, starting at $199,000, achieves print speeds up to 1,622 square feet (151 square meters) per hour with the new Rapid Return feature, included in VUTEk's latest software version. The Rapid Return feature allows the printer carriage to increase its acceleration and deceleration speeds, so there is no longer a significant pause between sweeps. Available in four-, six- and eight-color models, the UltraVu II 3360 prints at 720 dpi resolution (360 dpi addressable) for sharp, crisp and consistent output. The UltraVu II 3360 replaces the previous UltraVu 3360 EC printer. Finally, VUTEk will display its dye sublimation technology, the FabriVu 3360 EC, a fast, reliable, three-meter, eight-color production machine that prints directly on a range of poplin and flag materials typically used for sporting events and exhibit displays. Starting at $209,000, the FabriVu three-meter printer delivers digital textile printing capabilities for soft signage and other custom digital designs by printing directly onto fabrics. With print speeds up to 1,622 square feet (151 square meters) per hour, the FabriVu 3360 EC is an ideal replacement for dated electrostatic printing equipment. Nazdar, VUTEk's exclusive North American distributor to the screen printing market, will exhibit VUTEk's PressVu UV 200/600 UV-curing flatbed printer at booth 2145. The PressVu UV 200/600 provides the flexibility and superior performance of UV-curing flatbed technology at an affordable price. It enables users to benefit from high-end image quality, greater productivity and improved profitability – ideal for targeted, short-run jobs.