EFI launches entry-level hybrid flatbed Pro 30h at virtual.drupa

EFI wide-format printing solutions at virtual.drupa

From the EFI video at its virtual.drupa show
From the EFI video at its virtual.drupa show

At the recently concluded virtual.drupa 2021, EFI launched its entry-level hybrid flatbed and roll-fed inkjet production printer, the EFI Pro 30h. At 3.2 meters wide, EFI said the Pro 30h printer is ideal for commercial print shops, sign shops, and in-plant print departments looking to start, upgrade or add board and roll-to-roll print jobs to their wide-format capabilities.

“The EFI Pro 30h hybrid LED entry-level production printer is strategically positioned to offer superior image quality, versatility, and productivity at a competitive price point,” said Thomas Krumm, product manager at EFI. In addition, it can print on a wide variety of substrates for a substantial gamut of applications that an entry-level signage or decoration printer or a mid-level business in India may find profitable.

The printer is supplied with two white channels as standard and an optional clear ink for unique, high-value prints that require high gloss images, special effects, and multilayer printing. In addition, it has a continuous board printing capability, also a standard feature that allows print businesses to maximize the use of the printer’s full production speeds on large board substrates or by simultaneously printing multiple small boards at one go.

Various features of EFI Pro 30h

The Pro 30h contains input feed mandrels for dual-roll printing, helping overall throughput. It is designed to make alternating or switching between rigid and flexible substrates faster and easier. The printer can output at speeds up to 2,477 square feet per hour. It features an EFI Fiery proServer core digital front end (DFE) with FAST RIP acceleration technology for quick file processing, robust spot-color control, cut marks creation, color profiling, and color verification features.

The company performed a virtual demonstration session of the Pro 30h from its Londonderry excellence center as a part of its virtual.drupa show.


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