EFI launches Cretaprint Hybrid ecosystem
On display at Ceramics China, the EFI Cretaprint Hybrid Ecosystem enables switching between eco-solvent and water-friendly inks for a reliable and versatile long-term investment
Ceramic tile producers seeking to solidify their long-term success in digital decoration have a remarkable new option from EFI – EFI Cretaprint Hybrid digital inkjet printer technology that can be used with eco-solvent inks today as well as the new, greener EFI water-based inks.
EFI is launching its Cretaprint Hybrid Ecosystem solution for ceramic tile decoration at the 18-21 June Ceramics China tradeshow in Guangzhou, in hall 8.1, stand K201 at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex. The new hybrid eco-solvent/aqueous ink offering will give users greater versatility in their tile production operations, using EFI Cretaprint printers that can easily transition to water-based ink. “A simple cleaning protocol and a quick software update are all that is required to move to water-based inks at any time,” said Jose Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager, EFI Industrial Printing. “This means users can invest in a technology that is proven, competitive, and will be able to move with the market moves to more sustainable tile decoration processes.” The EFI Cretaprint Hybrid Ecosystem is a comprehensive solution that includes hybrid printers, water-friendly ceramic inks, Fiery proServer for Cretaprint and configurable service programs for technical assistance and preventive maintenance.
Part of the 5th generation of Cretaprint Smart Printers for Ceramics, the EFI Cretaprint Hybrid printers are the first hybrid ceramic tile printers in the market. The printers are available with printing widths from 700 to 1400 mm with up to 12 printing bars.