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EFI Announces New Two-Metre VUTEk Superwide Printer

VUTEk QS220 Extends Superwide Capabilities at Wide-Format Price Levels

(PresseBox) (Zaventem, Belgium, ) EFI(TM) today unveiled the VUTEk® QS220, a directtosubstrate, twometre UVcuring flatbed printer with High-Definition Print (HDP) quality and superwide productivity that boasts lower ink running costs than traditional wideformat printers and unique application abilities that allow print businesses to expand into higherend, premiummargin applications. The QS220 is ideal for businesses that want to fuel profitability by adding flexible, productionlevel equipment that will support their growth.

"More and more businesses are exploring outofhome advertising as a way to reach customers, but unfortunately many print businesses are forced to choose between high production speeds and high image quality," said EFI VUTEk senior vice president/general manager Dick Wissenbach. "The QS220 is an allinone printer; it has the speed to print sixteen 4'x8' boards (120 x 240 cm) per hour as well as the ability to print in high definition. This is a great time to be involved in superwide format printing, and with pricing comparable to wide format printers, the QS220 is not only affordable it's a smart investment for any print business."

Breakthrough Technology

VUTEk's HDP technology provides resolution up to 1080 dpi for dazzling graphics and sharp text. It produces four- or sixcolour images, and features a special seventh channel for six variations of white ink. This configuration is unique to EFI and means the QS220 is capable of printing colour and white in three independent layers all in one pass for perfect registration and more advanced printing applications, which results in graphics that really pop. This inline, threelayer white printing capability grants the ability to produce new, highmargin applications that other businesses cannot provide, such as enhanceddefinition backlit displays or layered, artquality graphics printed on dark substrates.

The advanced technology of the QS220 allows it to effectively replace multiple wideformat printers. Its small footprint and optional rolltoroll capability fulfil the functions of multiple printers, especially with its production speeds of up to 750 square feet per hour (70 sq.m), outstanding resolution and lower ink running costs than other superwide printers. With this one twometre printer, print businesses can produce the highresolution images required for Pointof-Purchase applications, without forgoing the highproduction abilities that have become an industry benchmark for leading print shops.

EFI, a manufacturing leader of digital UV inks, specifically designed the QS220 inks for the applications that enable businesses to increase production and profitability. By using one ink set, the QS220 delivers enhanced reliability and performance on a wide range of substrates, with brighter, more durable automotivegrade pigments and greater flexibility, all at perlitre costs that are much lower than most wideformat printers. This ensures that businesses not only expand their capabilities, but also increase profitability.

Streamlined Workflows

A cohesive, intelligent and efficient workflow solution from one supplier is the secret to truly maximising the profit potential of every job printed. From online job acquisition to internal shop management and job preparation and production, EFI's awardwinning solutions streamline customer interaction and management of the entire print business. EFI Digital StoreFront® delivers a worldclass, printcentric ecommerce solution for print service providers, while EFI's Print MIS products, PrintSmith(TM) , and Pace(TM) automate business processes from estimating to invoicing. All VUTEk printers are optimised for use with EFI's Fiery® XF RIP, EFI's colour management solution for accurate, vibrant colours on superwide and wideformat printers.

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EFI(TM) (Nasdaq: EFII), is a world leader in customerfocused digital printing innovation. EFI's awardwinning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek(TM) UV wideformat inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide.