EFI unveils new products at virtual Engage event
At the virtual conference, EFI Engage, EFI launched a series of new products. The event, which ran from 25 January to 5 February, is the online counterpart to EFI’s signature customer event, Connect.
As customary, EFI introduced new offerings, including a superwide-format inkjet hybrid device, VUTEk XT. The device has the highest throughput in the VUTEk famile, exceeding 375 boards per hour, nearly twice the throughput of its predecessor, the VUTEk HS125 F4 printer.
The printer includes a new media transport that eliminates the need for material edge guides, ensuring highly accurate registration and smooth transport of even thick boards. The printer’s new vacuum belt and vacuum table is able to handle a wide range of materials. As a result, printing even difficult types of materials can be easy and accurate, reducing waste and improving overall throughput. The new XT model utilises the CP5G ink system which boasts complete ink circulation, superior dot placement, 5-picoliter drops and grayscale imaging. CP5G also gives customers the significant economic advantage of a 30-50% ink yield increase compared to other display graphics inkjet printers.
The new VUTEk XT utilises the next-generation of hybrid architecture for EFI’s pin-and-cure technology, which sets UV ink using LED lamps, followed by a full UV cure at high production speeds.
Along with the VUTEk XT, EFI launched a super-high-speed product, a single-pass for display graphics printer optimized for high-volume production on signage media at speeds up to 1,000 sheets per hour.
EFI also unveiled new 138- and 198- inch wide EFI VUTEk Q3r and Q5r. The UV LED printers produce a wide range of applications like premium POP with multi-layer white and cosmetics displays. According to EFI it is the most productive roll-to-roll display graphics printers in their class, with the 198-inch wide VUTEk Q5r printer running at speeds up to 672 sq m per hour, and the 138-inch wide VUTEk Q3r model printing up to 558 sq m per hour.