The Garvey Group Adds Its Second High-Volume EFI VUTEk Inkjet Press
FREMONT, CA—September 30, 2014—The Garvey Group has installed a 3.2-meter EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro UV inkjet press at its suburban Milwaukee production facility. The press broadens The Garvey Group's inkjet production capabilities in premium-quality point-of-purchase, transit and outdoor graphics for leading retailers and other national brands.
The new, high-volume inkjet press provides near-offset quality on a broad range of substrates, from vinyl banner and billboard material to a variety of rigid media. A new material edge guide (MEG) system from EFI installed with the press ensures full-speed productivity and high-quality results on challenging media, such as corrugated board.
"This latest press installation and its enhanced rigid media printing capabilities, run by the best talent in the industry, give more creative options to clients in high-end retail display design and production," said Ed Garvey, CEO of The Garvey Group. "EFI is a trusted supplier to The Garvey Group, offering technical innovations that help us deliver superior service and quality, and this newest press keeps us on the leading edge."
The press installed last month is actually the second EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro in The Garvey Group's national fleet of digital and litho production equipment. Earlier this year, the company installed a VUTEk HS100 Pro press in its Los Angeles facility to produce high-end, fast-turnaround graphics for retailers, brands and entertainment companies.
Operating at speeds up to 100 boards/hr., the press is a true digital alternative to labor-intensive screen printing operations, offering:
- EFI's Pin and Cure imaging technology, which offers precise ink lay-down for critical color accuracy and consistency, gloss control and an increased color gamut.
- True, variable-dot grayscale inkjet head technology for higher image quality and better matching of brand colors.
- Eight-color printing, including the industry's best white ink, and a unique, multilayer printing capability for superior visual appeal on backlit displays and other applications.
"The Garvey Group drives success for its clients because it has a higher level of respect for their marketing supply chain needs," noted Frank Mallozzi, EFI's senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. "The VUTEk HS100 Pro press fits this philosophy by efficiently delivering graphics retailers and brands can use to execute timely, relevant and superior-quality campaigns that enhance brand value."
EFI is showcasing the EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro press at GRAPH EXPO 14, in booth 1902, Sept. 28-Oct.1 in Chicago.
About The Garvey Group
Headquartered in suburban Chicago with facilities in Wisconsin and California, The Garvey Group is a fully integrated national team of experts in the packaging, entertainment, outdoor and retail markets. The company's cutting-edge technologies—managed by the best talent in the business—support inventory management, distribution/fulfillment, prototype development and innovative color print execution.
EFI is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, Web-to-print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity and efficiency.