CMYUK has announced that six global technology companies – Canon, EFI, Epson, Klieverik, Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems, and Mimaki have become headline sponsors for its Creatives in Residence Live project (CIRL).

Forward-thinking print businesses across China are preparing for growth and productivity utilising the newest, highly advanced superwide-format display graphics printing technologies available from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. At the 21-24 July Shanghai International Ad & Sign Technology and Equipment Exposition, EFI™ and its display graphics channel partner Changyin Technology (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd, celebrated numerous new equipment sales to some of the country’s innovative printing companies. 

Today (8th September), Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is launching its third new digital textile printer of 2021, delivering the world’s highest real production throughput for a scanning digital textile printer. The EFI™ Reggiani HYPER is a scanning printer available in 1.8-metre, 2.4-metre or 3.4-metre widths. With an up to eight-colour configuration, the EFI Reggiani HYPER prints at up to 13 linear metres per minute in two-pass production mode, making it the fastest textile scanning printer on the market. The new printer is suitable for high-quality production on knitted or woven fabrics and is designed with smart technology that enables it to be integrated into Industry 4.0 projects.

Hélio Corbeil is partnering with Electronics For Imaging, Inc. for a transition into digital printing by investing in an EFITM VUTEk® h5 UV LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer, an EFI VUTEk Q3r UV LED roll-to-roll printer, an EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i dye-sublimation printer, and EFI Pace™ MIS workflow software. The Paris-based company decided to enter the digital printing space to offer new services to existing customers as well as attract new customers.

Looking to grow its large-format business among growing post-COVID market demand the AlphaGraphics® franchise in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has invested in an EFI™ Pro 16h UV LED wide format printer manufactured by Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Purchased from authorized EFI dealer Nazdar SourceOne®, the hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed inkjet printer bolsters the services that the premier marketing and printing shop offers to its local clients operating in a wide range of vertical markets, including food, medical manufacturing, real estate, government and education.

The Schiele Group’s motto is “Print Smarter,” but with its recent acquisition of an EFI™ VUTEk® h5 superwide-format inkjet solution from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., it could easily become “Print Faster.” Founded in 1948 by Henry Schiele and now headed by second-generation family member John Schiele, the Chicago-based company prints nearly a billion pieces of printed materials each year using multiple formats, including sheetfed, large- and small-format digital printing, as well as sheetfed and web offset.

Once something can be measured, it can be changed, and no one knows this better than Jon Sayers, MD, Studio One. In the last 18 months, this Northampton-based PSP has gone through massive change – a directorship buy-out, a business redefined, plus a complete overhaul of working processes towards automation and total transparency.

Hosted by Nick Benkovich, vice president of Portfolio Management for EFI™ Productivity Software, Electronics For Imaging, Inc.’s brand-new Imaging of Things podcast series will deliver informative interviews and educational content for printing, packaging and marketing service professionals covering a broad range of topics.

Sound Control Services in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire has installed an EFI VUTEk Pro 32r from CMYUK.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has enhanced the world’s fastest digital textile printer, the EFI™ Reggiani BOLT. The upgrade is a combination of hardware and software enhancements that will minimise artefacts, compensating for missing nozzles that may occur over time and enhancing uniformity to deliver smoother solid colours. The upgrade also delivers improved quality and smoother gradients, plus it enables faster printhead replacement and drastically increases file processing speed by up to 200% for large, complex files.

A brand-new Rentals and Reservations module for EFI™ MarketDirect StoreFront web-to-print software from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. helps print businesses, marketing service providers and other organisations manage resources, assets and products in inventory and rent them out for events and exhibitions. This first-of-its-kind print eCommerce innovation gives users the ability to define an event, its dates and location, then identify which products are available for that time – providing cost by the hour, day or month – and check out, securing the resources from the print provider.

Ottimo Digital has invested in a 3.2m wide Kleverik GTC 101 3500-calender press from CMYUK. A highly versatile piece of equipment for the widest range of applications within digital textile production, it handles both dye-sublimation transfer printing (paper to textile) and dye fixation of direct printed dispersed dyes or pigments.

The new, industrial, entry-level EFI™ Reggiani BLAZE scanning printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making its debut at the ITMA Asia tradeshow, 12-16 June in Shanghai, China. The high-quality printer is an easy-to-use, smart solution to help textile companies blaze their successful trail into the world of efficient, sustainable industrial inkjet printing. It is equipped with EFI Reggiani’s state-of-the-art technology, offering the highest quality, reliability and flexibility on the widest variety of designs.

In light of numerous market changes affecting costs for materials, components, chemicals, global freight and logistics, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. will be implementing price increases for its inkjet inks, parts and supplies. EFI™ will be implementing the price changes – which will apply to inks, supplies and printer parts across EFI’s VUTEk®, Wide-Format, Reggiani, Cretaprint®, Nozomi and Cubik product lines – as of July 1, 2021.

This year, EFI™ Reggiani celebrates 75 years of heritage, innovation and glamour in the textile world. As part of its anniversary celebration, the textile technology innovator is revealing the imminent launch of three new, state-of-the-art digital textile printers.

Todd Zimmerman, a long-time graphic arts executive with a strong track record of growing advanced technology initiatives in print, has joined Electronics For Imaging, Inc. as its new vice president and general manager, Display Graphics.

Digital inkjet roll-to-roll UV LED printers from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. continue to deliver innovations for superwide-format graphics production printing, and they have now achieved an important certification for the quality and durability of prints used for décor applications. EFI™ roll-to-roll UV LED printers have earned a Type II certification for wallcoverings based on The Wallcovering Association W-101 and ASTM F793 standards.

The recent investment in a new EFI™ VUTEk® h5 UV LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. will help Montreal-based Media Graph expand its client base, “opening up the possibility to offer clients a whole new range of products and solutions in retail, hospitality, and office space,” according to Media Graph President David Sellam.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the support of EFI™ VUTEk®Qr, with a new driver for CalderaRIP Version 14. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals for wide-format production.

EFI™ Fiery® FreeForm™ Create, the variable-data print (VDP) creation tool included with EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., has received the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter in Production Print Applications: VDP Enabler from Keypoint Intelligence.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is highlighting the ways print professionals can grow their businesses with more productivity, greater efficiency and new applications as it highlights advanced digital solutions at the virtual.drupa online tradeshow. The April 20-23 event will feature an insightful EFI™ session on adjacent industrial growth opportunities for print professionals leveraging advanced, integrated technologies, presented by Chief Technology Officer Doug Edwards. The virtual.drupa event also features the unveiling of a new, entry-level wide-format production solution, the EFI Pro 30h UV LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer.

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