EFI launches new single-pass Nozomi
The new single-pass printer leveraged Nozomi C18000 digital corrugated printer.
EFI has introduced a new single-pass for display graphics UV LED inkjet printer that leverages the capabilities of the EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus printer. According to EFI, the new 63-inch wide single-pass solution will enable users to reach breakthrough speeds, running through skids of synthetic media and paper-based materials at speeds up to 1,000 sheets or boards per hour. A future upgrade for the printer will also allow for conversion to roll-to-roll production. “When EFI announced EFI Nozomi single-pass technology at drupa 2016, the company was surprised at the level of interest expressed in this printer by display graphics customers, and we have been able to respond to demand with the most productive solution dedicated to that market,” said Ken Hanulec, vice president of worldwide corporate marketing, EFI. “Single-pass technology, done right, has the potential to change every print vertical it touches and give our customers unprecedented new opportunities. As the leader in advanced UV LED digital production solutions, we are excited to bring the very important efficiencies and throughput advantages of EFI’s proven single-pass technology to the display graphics market.” Operating at speeds that are up to three to four times faster than the most productive shuttle-based/multi-pass printers, the EFI single-pass for display graphics printer delivers high-end output on a wide range of media in quantities.
The 7-colour printer delivers a wide colour gamut with six colours: CMYK with optional orange and violet inks, plus white. The printer’s on-board quality inspection system checks for colour uniformity, as well as for nozzle out and other defects. With the very high volume digital printer, users can eliminate the significant waste associated with analog screens and production make-readies, bringing a significant environmental advantage to digital display graphics printing.
The printer is scheduled to be available later this year.