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EFI’s Offerings at FESPA 2023 Offer Print Businesses Profitable Growth Opportunities

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., continues on its innovative path to create more opportunities for customers to achieve profitable growth with the announcement of the company’s first UV LED inkjet inks for thermoformed 3D sign and display applications, along with another breakthrough in the analogue-to-digital transformation – the EFI™ Nozomi 14000 SD single-pass printer for sign and display graphics that is more than twice as productive as the fastest multi-pass/shuttle-based printer.

Along with EFI’s new technology announcements, the Londonderry, N.H.-based company is presenting its leading portfolio of sign and display graphics technology – including advanced roll-to-roll, hybrid and soft-signage graphics printers – at the FESPA Global Print Expo, May 23-26, at Messe Munich in Hall A1, Stand B50.

Available later this year, the 1.4-metre-wide EFI Nozomi 14000 SD single-pass printer joins the 1.8-metre-wide EFI Nozomi 18000+ LED printer – the very first single-pass inkjet production printer designed for sign and display graphics printing – in a series of modular and scalable solutions for ultra-high-volume producers looking for super-high-speed, high-quality production capabilities. The Nozomi 14000 SD printer supports a variety of substrates for sign and display applications along with enhanced priming and print varnish optional capabilities. With speeds up to 10 times faster than multi-pass printers on the market, the Nozomi 140000 SD printer is available with white, orange and violet ink options in addition to the standard CMYK ink set to give display graphics professionals the ability to deliver up to 97 percent of the Pantone® colour gamut.

The new EFI LED thermoformable ink announced at FESPA extends the company’s long history of innovation and development as a world-leading manufacturer of digital inkjet inks for industrial and display graphics applications. EFI Transform-TF LED thermoforming ink is an extremely flexible, UV LED curable digital ink for first-surface interior and second-surface exterior/backlit applications where common thermoplastic is specified for deep-draw thermoforming.

The ink, which offers outstanding elongation characteristics for heat bending and routing without chipping or adhesion problems, is available now for the EFI Pro 30f flatbed and EFI VUTEk® 32h hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer models. EFI Transform-TF ink will be available for EFI VUTEk h3 and h5 printers in Q3. EFI Transform-TF ink is part of a full portfolio of inks and coatings available from EFI, including EFI Armor coatings and the award-winning EFI UltraClear Coat, a versatile spot or full clear coat ink available with EFI LED roll-to-roll printers that can be used for decorative, high-quality effects on prints or as a final coating to protect graphics against abrasion, chemicals and fading. UltraClear Coat prints inline, simultaneously with the image – without slowing down production speeds in certain printer models – in gloss or matte finishes.

EFI will present a portfolio of production inkjet printers at the FESPA in Hall A1. Experts from Fiery® LLC will also be present in the EFI stand at FESPA with three Fiery and Fiery Display Graphics workstations showing prepress workflow, print analytics, RIP and color management workflow and a wide range of specialty printing applications. Fiery Display Graphics partner Mimaki will be showing its TxF150-75 Fiery-Driven textile printer. And a Fiery-Driven Maegis RS Pro DTF UV 7 printer, ideal for producing decals, will be operating in the stand as well.

Visitors can also come by to see Fiery IQ™, a suite of advanced, cloud-based applications that capture production data to help owners and managers gain control of their operations and build a more profitable business.

Fiery’s Chris Showalter, Global Sales Director for Display Graphics, will participate in a panel session at 11:35 a.m. on May 25, a conversation with manufacturers moderated by Richard Askam. Showalter will be joined by panelists from Landa and Canon.

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