EFI's VUTEk QS3200r Brings New Capability to Roll-to-Roll UV Printing


High Definition Quality and Optimized Speed -- A Unique Combination in the Superwide Format UV Printing Market

FOSTER CITY, Calif.----Oct. 8, 2007--EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today introduced a new member of its award winning VUTEk® QS family of industry leading superwide format UV printers, the QS3200r, an exceptionally high quality, high-speed roll-to-roll UV printer that produces images up to 3.2 meters wide at 1,080 dpi with High Definition Print (HDP), at the rate of up to 1,850 square feet per hour.

"The demand for roll-to-roll UV printing is heating up," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing EFI VUTEk. "The QS3200r is ideal for the print service provider who wishes to migrate from roll-to-roll solvent printing to UV, or to add a high productivity UV roll-to-roll solution to the mix. The QS3200r merges the exceptional image quality of UV, the high speed achievable in a roll-to-roll format and the DNA inherent in a VUTEk printer. This combination of quality and speed in a UV platform makes the QS3200r unique in the industry."

Quality:

The QS3200r incorporates VUTEk's exclusive High Definition Print technology combining rich 8 color printing, high 1080 dpi image output, VUTEk Smoothing, a quality optimized bi-directional printing mode, and the power of the EFI Fiery® XF RIP. Best of all VUTEk quality means that even four-point type is rendered crisply, and the printer's EFI Fiery XF RIP ensures consistent, accurate color output every time for superior unmatched quality from a UV printer.

Speed:

The QS3200r can produce stunning high quality images in an 8-color mode at speeds exceeding 900 square feet per hour. For even greater throughput, the printer easily changes from 8 color to a Fast-4(TM) color mode with quality output up to 1,850 square feet per hour. Using this new VUTEk roll-to-roll superwide format printer, fast, affordable, high definition printing to a wide variety of substrates is now within reach of any print service provider.

Extended Application Range:

The QS3200r uses specially developed VUTEk QS Series r UV inks ideally suited for roll-to-roll applications. The inks are available in eight colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Yellow and Light Black; alternatively, the printer can be operated in the VUTEk exclusive Fast-4 mode with two CMYK banks for faster speed. The new VUTEk QS Series r inks have unique properties that allow printing on fabric, backlit materials, banners, adhesive backed vinyl, static cling, and a variety of different substrates. In addition, the VUTEk QS Series r inks are designed to be flexible, making them especially suitable for projects with complex curves, such as kiosks, vehicle wraps and more. This new, highly pliable ink can conform to intricate shapes without damaging the image, including conforming to rivets. Finally UV offers superior ink yield, or square feet per liter, resulting in lower ink usage relative to solvent alternatives.

"We will be showing the QS3200r at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo and Conference in Orlando, Florida, October 24-27," added Dourlet. "It aligns perfectly with the conference theme: Imaging in All Its Technological Splendor, and we are excited to see the reaction of conference attendees to this breakthrough product."

The EFI's VUTEk QS3200r will be available for shipping in fourth quarter 2007.

For more information about the VUTEk QS3200r, visit efi.com/vutekdna.

About EFI

EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital color print servers; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide.

CONTACT: EFI
Jane Cedrone
603-279-6811 (Public Relations)
jcedrone@efi-vutek.com

SOURCE: EFI

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