EFI Customers Achieve Lean Label Production with Jetrion 4900 Digital Presses

FOSTER CITY, CA—March 7, 2012—EFI announced it has successfully completed deployments of two Jetrion 4900 UV inkjet industrial presses for lean label production at Consolidated Products of Knoxville, TN, and Repacorp Inc. of Tipp City, OH.

The new EFI Jetrion 4900 label production system combines digital printing and digital finishing in a single system, increasing efficiency with the lowest cost per finished label. Integrated workflow saves customers time and money as they move from a label print file directly to the finished roll without interruption. The Jetrion 4900 can pay for itself with a minimal number of jobs per day.

“EFI is pleased to be at the center of our customers’ success in lean label production,” said Sean Skelly, vice president of EFI and general manager of the Jetrion business group. “Jetrion inkjet technology is focused on exceeding customer expectations for performance, application flexibility and total cost of ownership. Our collaboration with customers like CPI and Repacorp help us innovate in the areas our customers care about the most.”

Consolidated Products
In business for more than 25 years, Consolidated Products Inc. (CPI) is a provider of pressure sensitive labels and tags, offering digital printing, dome labels, high-speed laser diecutting, RFID, and more.

According to Kirk Icuss, president of CPI, “We first acquired the Jetrion 4830, and then partnered with EFI as an early installation site for the 4900 with the EFI Fiery RIP to unify the color for both machines. The Jetrion presses give us the ability to respond to customer needs in a short time frame without the added cost of plates or dies and we deliver that increased value to our customers.”

CPI is on a lean mission, assisting the company’s customer base of consumer products companies and big-box retailers to reduce SKUs and label inventory and reduce scrap costs. Icuss continues, “In the compliance labeling business, we grade quality by durability of the actual label. UV durability of the EFI inks was a key requirement for us.”

Repacorp Inc. is a full-service print provider with four manufacturing plants located in Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona. Tony Heinl, vice president of Repacorp, says, “As a company, we constantly look at what we can do to help our distributors increase sales. The answer was definitely adding EFI Jetrion presses to compete in short run process printing. We estimate the short run label market at about 800 million dollars. The addition of our three Jetrion presses immediately made us a force in that market.”

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