EFI Partners with Bürkle for Commercialization of EFI Cubik Inkjet Decoration Solutions
Electronics For Imaging Inc. is partnering with a global pressing and surface finishing technology leader, Freudenstadt, Germany-based Robert Bürkle GmbH, to commercialize the EFITM ecosystem of decoration solutions in the wood industry, including single-pass EFI Cubik inkjet printers, Genuine EFI Inks, and EFI Fiery® design, processing and color management systems.
"We couldn't have chosen a better partner than Bürkle to further our growth in the wood industry market," said José Luis Ramón Moreno, Vice President and General Manager, EFI Industrial Printing. "We value the position that Bürkle holds as a very well-known and established leader in this industry, and we are certain that together we will serve the market by helping customers transform wood decoration using leading-edge digital inkjet solutions."
"We are delighted to partner with EFI and bring advanced technologies and solutions to the wood industry," said Bürkle Chief Sales Officer and Chief Technology Officer Olaf Rohrbeck. "We believe that working together will only strengthen our position in the market and benefit our customers for greater success."
EFI and Bürkle will work together in developing product roadmaps for new segments with the shared goal of integrating benefits and advantages of digitizing the wood and other building material industries. Through this new partnership, Bürkle and EFI will work cooperatively to deliver complementary market offerings for the wood market.
The single-pass EFI Cubik S1800 LED-UV inkjet printer and the single-pass EFI Cubik S700 mineral ink inkjet printer are designed to run 24/7 in industrial production environments. Both groundbreaking solutions offer premium-quality, short-run throughput, as well as high-speed, mass-production of decorative wood surfaces for indoor and outdoor applications.
Based on EFI's renowned single-pass printing technology, the EFI Cubik line offers the wood industry top-quality decoration, high-end performance and ink savings through a unique EFI ecosystem approach where the printer, inks and EFI Fiery proServer digital front end (DFE) and color management systems all work together as a fully integrated solution, delivering high value to building materials manufacturers.
The EFI Cubik S700 uses mineral inks in several available colors. Mineral inks provide higher image quality without affecting the natural properties of the substrate as the inks penetrate the substrates, resulting in better integration with the wood. The new EFI Cubik S1800 is based on LED-UV inks and prints with CMYK-OV colors, offering businesses a wider gamut, high printing quality and fast printing speeds for slab/laminate formats. With virtually no VOCs, lower temperatures and lower energy use, EFI LED technology is a greener printing solution, allowing businesses to deliver more applications and lower-cost material options to customers.
EFI's Cubik industrial printers, ink technologies, and Fiery DFE and workflow software offerings provide solutions for a wide range of applications and materials including flooring, wall cladding, furniture, countertops, shower plates, facades, outdoor paving and roofing materials.
Lauren Searson has been the Managing Editor for the SGIA Journal since November 2017 and has worked in publications for more than 10 years.