EFI Brings Convergence to PRINTING United
At PRINTING United Expo, EFI’s (Booth C8107) Ken Hanulec, VP, Worldwide Marketing, noted that the company fully embodies the spirit of convergence. “We believe our portfolio, our innovation, and our team is aligned with that trend,” he says.
To that end, EFI has a wide range of it’s technologies on display at the show, including:
- 5 Fiery workstations
- 4 eProductivity workstations
- FabriVU 340i+
- VUTEk Q3r
- VUTEk h5
- EFI Pro 30h
In addition, the company is also offering remote demos for several of the larger VUTEk presses.
All of these products, software, and technologies help the company to address a number of overall trends in the market, including sustainability, greater automation, cloud-based solutions, and the ongoing movement from analog printing into digital technologies, enabling that transition.
In particular, the FabriVU 340i+ is the company’s new dye-sublimation printer, and is being positioned as a perfect fit for the fast-growing soft signage market. In fact, EFI
announced that Orbus Exhibit & Display Group recently purchased a FabriVU 340+ for its Las Vegas facility — the 300th FabriVU printer installed worldwide. “We have four FabriVU printers overall,” said Orbus VP of print operations Aaron Kozar in a statement, “so we must be happy with the technology!”
Another new installation the company announced is the first VUTEk XT, which is going into Nashville-based Ingram Express Services. While not on display at the booth at PRINTING United, this is one of the presses attendees can experience a virtual demo of while stopping by. The new press is a hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer that can produce up to 350 boards per hour, and is built on an entirely new print platform, including a new multi-lane feature that allows prints to be fed into the machine in up to three lanes simultaneously.
“The VUTEk XT is going to change us in many ways, the biggest being pressroom disruption,” said IES owner Adam Ingram in a statement. “Our capacity is going to go through the roof compared to where we are now.”
EFI also has its technologies, including several presses as well as Fiery servers, in booths across the PRINTING United show floor. With more than 2,000 team members located across the world, Hanulec noted that EFI is well positioned to continue to drive innovation in the future. Whether it’s with printers, software, ink, technology, or even people, he believes EFI has everything necessary to support shops in every stage of the convergence cycle.
Toni McQuilken is the senior editor for the printing and packaging group.