EFI to Highlight Recent Radius Acquisition and Advanced Developments in Inkjet Technology and Workflow15 Sep, 2010
EFI to Highlight Recent Radius Acquisition and Advanced Developments in Inkjet Technology and Workflow
Foster City, CA (September, 2010)- At Labelexpo Americas 2010, EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, will showcase new advancements to its industry-leading Jetrion® solutions that increase short-run printing efficiency, lower costs and improve profit potential for label converters and show the benefits of the new EFI Radius acquisition at its Labelexpo debut. EFI’s leading inkjet products and enterprise software solutions will be on display in booth # 6423. (Sept. 14-16th, Chicago’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center)
The event will host EFI’s largest ever Labelexpo presence, with four inkjet presses on display unveiling new developments in white ink, LED curing technology, UL durability and an expanded breadth of substrates including printing on uncoated semi-gloss paper. EFI Radius will make its first appearance since the July acquisition of Radius Solutions and EFI will demonstrate the strategic advantage brought by the acquisition. EFI will also display the breadth of its technology offering by showing an updated version of its Fiery® XF software, demonstrating its ability to match spot colors easily as well as demonstrations of Digital Store Front, and Web Control software options.
On display for the first time, the EFI Jetrion 4830LED UV inkjet system and a newly developed flexible ink set allow printing on unsupported and heat sensitive materials, including shrink sleeve, opening up new opportunities for label converters in the flexible packaging market. Current and future Jetrion 4830 users can fully upgrade their presses to utilize the flexible ink set by retrofitting their systems with the new LED lamp technology.
A second Jetrion 4830 digital label press will be running a variety of materials showcasing EFI’s UL durability and the expanded breadth of substrates, including printing on an uncoated semi-gloss paper. A third Jetrion 4830 showing single-pass digital white will be printing and aimed at applications such as clear film and metallic substrates. These units will run superior inksets highlighting EFI’s core strengths in UL durability, white ink opacity and LED curable capabilities while highlighting real-world ROI metrics.
With a wider web width and faster linear speeds, the Jetrion 4830 increases throughput by over two times compared to the Jetrion 4000. It prints 8.3 inches (21 cm) wide, enabling 2-up 4-inch labels. The wider print zone allows label converters to take on more print jobs efficiently. With its higher speed print mode of greater than 120 feet per minute (36.6 meters per minute), the new system significantly increases productivity.
EFI has installed its award-winning Jetrion UV inkjet label press on six continents with support from a worldwide network of distributors.
EFI Radius and Advanced Professional Print Software
The event is the debut of EFI Radius, whose management/ERP software products will add to the expanding EFI presence in the packaging and converting markets.
EFI will demonstrate its Digital StoreFront e-commerce web site for label printers, showing the ability to allow the printer’s customers to order stock labels from the Radius finished goods inventory as the first step of integration with Radius.
EFI will also be demonstrating the use of EFI Radius ERP/MIS, in the digital workflow. For the first time, the company will show the integration of EFI Radius with EskoArtwork’s Automation Engine 10. This streamlines business processes by reducing manual user interaction with EskoArtwork’s pre-press systems to a minimum, ultimately increasing customers’ throughput and efficiency.
EFI will display the breadth of its technology offering by showing an updated version of its Fiery XF software, demonstrating its ability to match spot colors easily, and also highlighting its ink development capabilities. Web Control Center software options will be shown highlighting EFI workflow in packaging.
Due to Jetrion’s market leading position, a fourth Jetrion 4830 with white was selected to run in the Technology Workshop Booth # 6623 at the show. It will run daily alongside three other digital / analog print technologies, where the results of the same short run label job will be compared between the different printing technologies.