Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has announced two new printers for high productivity in the soft signage market. The EFI Colors 340 printer prints at up to 850 square meters per hour (in a 4-color x 4 configuration) while the EFI Power 340 prints up to 1,564 square meters per hour.
The company has leveraged inkjet technology from EFI Reggiani’s legacy of fabric printing. “EFI, through our Reggiani division, has decades of experience bringing to market the highest quality in fabric printing in the industry,” said Scott Schinlever, COO, EFI Inkjet. “These two new printers are specifically designed to meet the most stringent quality and productivity needs in soft signage for companies that want to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive marketplace. With their extreme speed and reliability, the EFI Power and Colors printers can often replace multiple soft signage printers, producing more premium signage work with a single footprint.”
The EFI Colors 340
The EFI Colors 340 printer is ideal for many applications, from table throws and pop-up promotional tents to SEG backlits, flags, and retail fixtures. At 3.4 meters wide, it can handle many different fabrics up to 450 grams per square meter.
“Available with up to 24 printheads, the Colors 340 offers greater versatility in color capabilities. It can print in 4-color x 2, 4-color x 4 or 6-color x 4 configurations, as well as an 8-color configuration featuring standard CMYK and light CMK color inks, plus a penetrating agent,” the company said. Signage providers can print in production, point-of-purchase (POP) at speeds up to 850 square meters per hour. The printer has 2,400 dpi resolution with four-level greyscale printing and ink drop sizes from 4 to 18 picolitres.
The EFI Power 340
The new EFI Power 340 digital soft signage printer has most of the capabilities of the Colors 340 but at a much faster speed of up to 1,564 square meters per hour. The Power 340 can also print direct-to-fabric or onto transfer paper using genuine EFI water-based CMYK dispersed dye inks. And, like the Colors 340 model, it employs the sticky belt feeding
mechanism. The Power 340 features up to four colors, in either four-color x 4 or four-color x 8 configurations. Both printers use the EFI Fiery proServer premium digital front end.