At this year’s FESPA Global Expo (May 15-18 in Berlin), Electronics For Imaging Inc. will unveil its new fabric soft signage printer with in-line sublimation, the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i. This advanced, aqueous dispersed dye-sublimation printer features a new platen and extraction system that enables in-line heat press sublimation directly from the printer.
EFI customers gain greater convenience and value with this new offering, as it is available at a price that is less than the cost of a comparable printer and heat press purchased separately. Plus, the combined printer/heat press system uses less floor space than would be required with separate printing and sublimation stations.
The new offering continues a track record of innovation and customer success worldwide with VUTEk FabriVU aqueous dye-sub printers—a technology based on EFI Reggiani’s 70-plus years of innovation in textile printing.
“We are excited to show the continued advances of our soft-signage portfolio at FESPA,” says Ken Hanulec, VP of marketing, EFI Inkjet. “Our new in-line innovation for this product line creates direct-to-fabric prints that are immediately ready for finishing or shipping. By combining two major production steps into one continuous process our customers can drive greater throughput and take full advantage of the rapidly growing soft signage and fabric printing market.”
In addition to the new VUTEk FabriVU printer, EFI’s exhibit at FESPA, in hall 2.2, stand B30 of Messe Berlin, will include technologies from the company’s leading portfolio of VUTEk LED inkjet and Reggiani industrial textile digital printers—all driven by the latest EFI Fiery digital front end systems. The exhibit also will feature EFI Optitex, a leading integrated 2D/3D software platform for apparel and soft goods applications; the EFI Midmarket Print Suite for end-to-end signage and graphics business and production management; and MarketDirect, EFI’s new customer communication platform software.