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EFI announces new Nozomi features

At All4Pack in Paris, EFI launched new print modes for the EFI Nozomi C18000. The inkjet corrugated board press is an ultra-high speed, single-pass machine for high graphic, direct to board digital printing.

“EFI’s new print modes for Nozomi and our new white ink further strengthen our overall portfolio for efficient corrugated production with the industry’s best digital print engine and packaging workflow solutions,” said José Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager, EFI Industrial Printing.

At All4Pack, EFI additionally showcased its corrugated packaging workflow products including EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite business and production software, and EFI Escada, a product in the Suite that helps packaging companies maximise the potential of their operation, from corrugator and process control to full traceability and reporting.

New innovative Nozomi Print Modes

Nozomi is now equipped with new white ink feature. While the Nozomi press prints in up to six colours (CMYK, orange and violet), it now includes a newly available white ink option that significantly increases users’ capabilities.

With the white ink, packaging converters can create impressive photographic images and vivid colours directly on brown kraft board liner. The high-end, powerful EFI Fiery NZ 1000 digital front end (DFE) driving the Nozomi press simplifies the process of creating spot or flood white layers for print jobs.

In addition, the press now offers three new modes to optimize printing capabilities and ink consumption:

  • PHOTO mode allows matching of up to 97% of PANTONE® Colors in six colours with no ink consumption limit – an ideal feature for printing corrugated display materials where saturation and vivid colours are key;

  • POP mode reduces the colour gamut slightly, without a significant difference in the final appearance, and is ideal for photographic printing where ink saving is an important criterion;

  • ECO mode works with a restricted colour range and the lowest possible ink consumption. It is intended for printing packaging where lower cost is a critical factor. Even when using uncoated boards and simple graphics, it is possible to achieve significant ink savings with excellent print results.

The new print modes help customers address a wider range of production needs.

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