EFI Redefines Digital Ceramic Printing Market with Next-Generation Cretaprint and Fiery Technology
The first EFI Cretaprint C3 press was installed at El Barco Spain. "EFI Cretaprint's next-generation C3 inkjet press gives us the highest quality ceramic printing experience available," said Jose Carlos Fernandez, chief technology officer at El Barco. "With more intense colours, more flexibility, higher yield, and a great user interface, this latest inkjet technology helps our business be more productive, more profitable, and helps us grow by exceeding the expectations of our customers."
"This is the third generation of digital ceramic printers from Cretaprint, and it will completely change the entire industry," said Ghilad Dziesietnik, EFI's chief technology officer. "The tile imaging market is rapidly shifting towards digital, and EFI Cretaprint is leading this transformation worldwide. The Cretaprint C3 enables customers to speed up production lines and create products with added value due to innovations in every area of the printer. This is the most flexible, reliable, and productive printer ever built for the ceramics market."
The Cretaprint C3 features a single chassis able to accommodate up to eight print bars, which are easy to access due to a new slide-bar design, and can be independently configured for printing and special decoration effects. The flexible and innovative multipurpose system offers over 1,000 customisable settings, from print width and speed to printer direction and ink discharge, and allows working with different print heads in the same machine - some for printing and others with stronger ink discharge to apply special decoration effects. Its compact design and footprint allows it to be easily incorporated into an existing ceramic tile production line. Visit http://youtu.be/yHHeabm84Us for a video overview.
EFI's Cretaprint C3 comes with an optional Fiery proServer, the first dedicated colour management solution for the ceramic market, redefining the design and production process for colour in the ceramic imaging space by enabling predictable, controllable and automated results. The Fiery ceramic workflow serves as the bridge between a ceramic print environment's production and business management solutions. The workflow reduces waste, increases productivity, and boosts profitability through measurement-based processes that eliminate the trial-and-error approach to colour management.
For more information about EFI's Cretaprint C3 and Fiery proServer, visit www.efi.com/cretaprint
EFI(TM) (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.