In 27 years at Fantasy Prints, Paul Martin, marketing and social media manager has never ordered multiple pallets of the same product for the Berwick-upon-Tweed signage, printing, clothing, and gift business. Neither has he had any demand for floor graphics but the COVID-19 Lockdown has changed all that.

High-graphic, efficient digital inkjet corrugated printing on EFI™ Nozomi C18000 ultra-high-speed single-pass inkjet printers continues to reach new benchmarks for packaging providers, including the achievement of another important certification addressing key recyclability needs. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has received an additional validation from the Western Michigan University (WMU) Recycling, Paper and Coating Pilot Plant – a leading certification organisation for corrugated recycling – that further verifies the recycling and repulpability of boards printed with white EFI Nozomi UV LED inks.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the release of new EFI drivers for Version 13.1. These new drivers expand our award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals, answer our clients’ needs and further enhance their user experience.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and its senior Productivity Software director for scheduling, Udi Arieli, are presenting a new thought leadership webinar series highlighting current and future innovations in EFI’s award-winning PrintFlow® Dynamic Scheduling software – solutions for print and packaging companies that can keep them on the leading edge of efficiency and productivity for years to come. The series of four sessions also assemble much of what Arieli – the inventor of EFI™ PrintFlow – has collected through his decades of experience building dynamic scheduling systems while developing the Theory of Global Optimization (TGO) – the overall optimisation and constraints theory that can drive better, timelier and cost-effective productivity based on users’ overall manufacturing and personnel capabilities.

Printing and packaging businesses seeking growth by offering pick-and-pack fulfilment have an important new, automated offering from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Newly launched EFI™ MarketDirect Fulfillment software is designed for easy implementation. The new inventory management product is part of the MarketDirect suite of web-to-print, eCommerce and cross media solutions. Equipped with intuitive and flexible administration tools, the new fulfilment offering creates a seamless order-to-fulfilment workflow that businesses can use to expand service offerings, create efficiency in warehouse operations, and drive even greater customer loyalty.

Industry digital inkjet leader Scott Schinlever has re-joined Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in a new role as chief operating officer for EFI’s global inkjet business. Schinlever, who starts in his new position today, has been charged with further expanding EFI’s market-leading industrial inkjet portfolio, while facilitating the analogue-to-digital transformation throughout the industry for EFI’s current and future customers. Schinlever will be responsible for all equipment, ink, and service solutions throughout the vast EFI™ portfolio in Display Graphics, Textiles, Packaging and Building Materials.

Maverick Concepts, a creative design and fabrication business serving top retailers and major consumer packaged goods companies, has completed new investments to drive new opportunities. The Garland, Texas-based company purchased two advanced print technology solutions from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. – an EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 340i dye-sublimation printer and EFI Midmarket Print Suite MIS/ERP workflow software.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and its channel partners have responded quickly to these unprecedented times with extensive education programs leveraging Fiery® on-demand learning curriculum, Fiery Professional Certification, and virtual technology for print businesses, ensuring users of EFI™ Fiery digital front end (DFE) solutions are ready to re-engage with customers during the business recovery phase.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is hosting its second EFI™ Ignite Virtual Experience event, offering two days of informative sessions with product experts on a diverse range of topics, covering new and trending market opportunities for printing companies in display graphics, Divisional Graphics™, packaging, custom furniture and interior décor. Scheduled for 17 and 18 June, this innovative series is for print businesses and industry media wanting to gain further insights into how the latest technology enables high-demand, high-margin applications to position printing companies for growth and profitability in the “new normal.”

EFI and CMYUK have been collaborating to enhance their jointly developed demonstration and training centre in Shrewsbury.

CMYUK, the largest independent supplier of wide-format digital printers, cutters and materials will be reopening its Shrewsbury-based Demonstration and Training Centre to customers from Monday 15th June.

Digit Pack, a relatively new company in the corrugated sector in Poland, has invested in the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 six-colour, single-pass LED inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The new printer will allow Digit Pack to expand its business in corrugated digital printing, partaking in the exciting, growing opportunities of the sector's digitisation.

Print industry sales specialist Matt Loede has joined Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in a key role driving digital inkjet opportunities for commercial print and signage businesses. Loede is the new Eastern regional sales manager for the EFI™ Display Graphics business, helping a broad range of print businesses develop profitable, high-quality and efficient signage and graphics production solutions, featuring EFI VUTEk® and Wide Format printers.

PPC Flexible Packaging™ a premier producer of high-quality flexible packaging, continues to drive efficiency across its multi-plant footprint using the EFI™ Packaging Suite and Radius® Packaging ERP solution from Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is hosting its first-ever EFI™ Ignite Virtual Experience events, three days of informative sessions featuring EFI's full line of display graphics solutions. The livestream events, offered daily on April 21, 22 and 23, are designed to help print service providers (PSPs) and industry media stay current with technology and application advancements in light of the cancellation of numerous in-person trade shows. This innovative virtual event series will consist of:

A new EFI™ Pro 16h flatbed/roll-to-roll hybrid wide-format printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is giving MSP Design Group the ability to expand offerings and its customer base with high-quality LED inkjet print. Purchased from a local branch of digital print supplier IntoPrint Technologies, the printer has been the next positive step in Virginia Beach, Va.-based MSP’s continued expansion to meet customers’ needs. The printer’s versatility, with its ability to deliver high-quality images on traditional and specialty media up to two inches thick, was a prominent factor for MSP, which is using the printer to produce signage and a wide range of ad specialty products.

EFI™ Optitex®, Electronics For Imaging's global provider of integrated end-to-end 2D and 3D CAD/CAM software solutions for the fashion and apparel industry, today announced its agreement with Rapha® Racing Ltd., one of the world's top cycling clothing manufacturers. Through the agreement, Rapha purchased EFI Optitex 3D solutions to enhance its design and production workflow.

Electronics For Imaging's Cretaprint® Hybrid, the Alfa de Oro-awarded technology for inkjet ceramic decoration with both solvent and aqueous inks, has been validated for its productivity and quality by one of the world's leading ceramics companies, Azuliber. The L'Alcora, Spain-based tile manufacturer installed the first EFI™ Cretaprint printer operating with water-based inks as a beta unit more than a year ago. Today, that printer is successfully operating in Azuliber's regular manufacturing line.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has named printing technology executive Evandro Matteucci vice president and general manager, Building Materials and Packaging. Matteucci, a long-time senior leader at Kodak™ who is starting in his new position today, replaces former VP/GM José Luis Ramón Moreno, who has departed to pursue other career opportunities.

Swindon, England-based Eco Signs has increased its capacity - delivering a greater number of jobs produced on a broader range of substrates - using an EFI™ VUTEk® 32h hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll LED inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

Aztec Signs has purchased an EFI VUTEk h3 printer from CMYUK, the UK’s largest independent supplier of wide format digital printers, cutters and materials. This next generation, 3.2m wide, hybrid, LED printer is central to Aztec Signs’ continued profitability providing an immutable platform for increased capacity, step-change quality and an environmental-considered design that reduces energy consumption by 82%.

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