EFI to launch new fabric printer with in-line sublimation
The new EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i promises to raise the bar in soft signage; first sale announced.
EFI will be unveiling its new fabric soft signage printer with in-line sublimation, the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i at this year’s FESPA Global Expo in Berlin, Germany.
EFI further announced the first sale of the VUTEk 340i printer to Irish company, CoverUp Ltd. The sale marks the 100th VUTEk FabriVU aqueous soft-signage printer sold worldwide.
The 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 best-in-class technology based on EFI Reggiani’s 70+ years of innovation in textile printing. 100th VUTEk FabriVU Milestone Dublin, Ireland-based CoverUp Ltd is the first company to purchase the 340i model printer. The company chose the 340-cm wide device to take its soft signage capabilities to the next level of quality and productivity. “We were looking to increase our soft signage printing capacity with a reliable printer with inline fixation,” said CoverUp operations director Anthony Byrne.
“We flew to EFI Reggiani in Italy to see one of the very first VUTEk FabriVU 340i demos, and found the printer to be a significant upgrade in terms of image quality, productivity and reliability compared to our existing fabric printers. The addition of this latest technology from EFI is going to give us a significant competitive advantage in our marketplace.” The new printer provides the high quality of EFI VUTEk FabriVU aqueous dispersed dye-sub printing with sublimation completed in-line at fast production speeds. Customers who occasionally need to print to transfer paper and then sublimate offline can utilize a special direct-to-paper mode on the 340i model for printing only.