Electronics For Imaging (EFI) provides fuel for customers’ signage and graphics success by offering one of the industry’s most-complete portfolios of inkjet and production workflow technologies. The EFI exhibit at the ISA International Sign Expo, March 22-24, includes one of the industry’s broadest offerings of innovative solutions for signs, display graphics, textiles, and more, will offer new business and profit opportunities for attendees.
Advanced inkjet technologies in booth #5000 at the Orange County Convention Center includes EFI VUTEk LED roll-to-roll, VUTEk FabriVU soft signage and EFI hybrid and flatbed LED printers, all driven by the latest EFI Fiery proServer digital front ends (DFEs) for the ultimate in productivity, job control, and color management.
The latest in wide-format
EFI and two of its partners are exhibiting EFI’s newest wide-format printer, a Pro 24f dedicated LED flatbed model that comes with white ink standard and includes a built-in Fiery proServer Core DFE. The flatbed printer has a true 4-by-8-foot architecture and offers precision imaging, fine detail, and outstanding image quality. It is a highly strategic choice for signage, photographic backlit displays, art reproductions, membrane switches, graphic overlays, lenticular prints, and other specialty applications up to 2 inches thick.
International Sign Expo attendees can also take a virtual reality tour at the EFI booth of the VUTEk HS125 Pro high-speed hybrid printer and EFI’s breakthrough Nozomi C18000 press for ultra-high-speed direct-to-corrugated LED inkjet corrugated display and packaging production. Plus, EFI’s exhibit includes a complete portfolio of workflow software that helps businesses drive a stronger competitive advantage including the EFI Midmarket Print Suite and the new EFI MarketDirect customer engagement and cross-media communications platform.
Next-generation line of roll-to-roll
EFI also is showcasing its next-generation line of VUTEk roll-to-roll printers with the 3.5-m. EFI VUTEk 3r LED printer that offers the highest speeds and resolution in its class and provides superior quality using EFI UltraDrop Technology 7-picoliter print heads. The printer, which is also available in a 5-meter wide model, won a 2018 Wide-Format & Signage magazine Top Products Award in part for its integrated production workflow offerings, which allow print professionals to do more work in less time. Users can choose a complete set of value-added options, including an inline finishing system for all-in-one printing, x-cutting, slitting and collecting, and white and light colors.
Another product at the tradeshow, version 6 of the EFI Midmarket Print Suite, features EFI Pace as its core MIS/ERP software and drives end-to-end efficiencies. The suite’s Superwide Format component database streamlines estimating, planning, and management in dedicated signage and graphics production printing environments. Plus, the Suite includes a new, award-winning workbench tool and deeper integration with imposition and fulfillment components.
A new software platform
EFI’s new customer communication platform software, MarketDirect Cross Media, eliminates many of the challenges in developing, distributing, and tracking customer communications for loyalty programs, offers, newsletters, surveys, and more. EFI’s award-winning Digital StoreFront Web-to-Print eCommerce software, which provides an industry-leading print buyer experience designed to win new business, acquire new customers, and grow existing businesses, is also on display at the show.
“Whether our customers are cutting their energy costs with our LED printers; expanding into reusable, high-end soft signage with VUTEk FabriVU printers; using Fiery technologies to achieve accurate, repeatable color across their printer fleets; or creating highly automated, seamless workflows to handle everything from order entry to final shipping and fulfillment, they are taking control of their success with the advanced innovations available across our portfolio,” says Frank Mallozzi, EFI’s SVP of worldwide sales and marketing. “Our exhibit at the International Sign Expo is a unique example of what our ecosystem approach can do truly transform customers’ signage and graphics operations.”