Enhance A Colour Leverages EFI Superwide Printer for Short-Run Carpet Manufacture
FOSTER CITY, CA—February 8, 2007—EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, and Enhance A Colour, a leading manufacturer of unique digital images and displays, today announced the ability to cost-effectively produce durable, long-lasting, customized ten-foot-wide carpets in short runs, on demand, using the VUTEk® FabriVu® superwide printer from EFI.
“Enhance A Colour is a terrific example of creativity in work. They have harnessed the power of the VUTEk FabriVu from EFI to create a revolutionary new product with almost unlimited market potential,” said EFI’s VUTEk product marketing manager, Mike Wozny. “It is now affordable for even the smallest companies and retail outlets to acquire long-lasting carpeting for almost any application, including store interiors, lobbies, trade show booths and more. With Enhance A Colour’s full complement of EFI’s VUTEk superwide format printers, the entire office décor, from carpeting to wall paper, murals, backlit signage, flags and even doors, can be customized for stunning effects.”
The VUTEk FabriVu three-meter printer for dye-sublimation applications delivers greater consistency, improved cost efficiency and higher productivity than alternative digital printing systems. It is available in four- and eight-color models for superior image quality, prints at 360 dpi resolution for crisp text and detailed images, and runs at the unprecedented speed of up to 1,622 square feet (151 square meters) per hour. The VUTEk FabriVu prints on a wide range of fabrics via transfer process or directly onto selected polyester flag and poplin materials, and produces products that are wash-resistant and dryer-resilient for reusable indoor/outdoor graphics. Dye-sublimation technology infuses ink into the fabric for brighter colors, better draping, and a softer “hand,” and the oil-based inks yield vibrant colors, the widest possible color gamut and high operational reliability for optimal production efficiency.