EFI’S VUTEk to Preview Digital Screen Printer
FOSTER CITY, CA—May 29, 2008—EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it will be previewing the VUTEk® DS Series digital screen printer at Drupa 2008, May 29th through June 11th in Düsseldorf, Germany. EFI can be found in Hall 5, Stand C01 at the show. This high speed, flatbed UV printer provides a digital solution for the production of POP-quality graphics at breakthrough speed with the advantages of UV technology and digital economics.
The DS Series is a new category of high-speed digital flatbed printers representing a tipping point in productivity, image quality and flexibility. It signifies a call to action for both analog screen printers and leading edge digital printers in terms of new economics and capabilities now available with digital print. The innovative DS Series design and architecture enables the cost-effective production of higher volume jobs than ever before possible using a digital press. 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.
VUTEk’s super high-speed digital flatbed DS Series produces sellable output at up to 557 square meters (6,000 square feet) per hour and uses a unique high productivity UV curing system, newly engineered from the ground up, to provide full curing at the fastest speeds. The unique VUTEk user controllable zoned vacuum table is optimized for European and North American standard single sheet graphic printing and also supports the simultaneous printing of multiple various sized substrates. With the addition of an optional advanced material handling system, automatic loading and unloading of substrates delivers productivity improvements of up to 100%.
“This groundbreaking product will print up to 557 square meters per hour—representing a new productivity frontier in the superwide format market,” said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. “With its eight ink channels, up to 1200 dpi quality and fast make-ready times, the DS Series is the first digital UV superwide format flatbed printer capable of cost-effectively producing high volume runs extending the digital crossover point with traditional screen print by a factor of 4 to 5 times. We expect the DS Series to be attractive to large screen printers and digital print providers everywhere who are looking for a way to step up to the next level of production and efficiency.”