Arrow Digital talks about new EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i printer

Dye-sublimation printer from EFI

Arrow Digital’s new EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i printer Photo: Arrow Digital
Arrow Digital’s new EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i printer Photo: Arrow Digital

Arrow Digital as a partner of EFI, announced the new addition of EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i printer. This printer differentiates itself from all the other categories as it has an inline fixation. So, there is no need for expensive energy-gobbling and space-occupying calendaring machines.

The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i is a dye-sublimation printer offering production-level speeds and inline fixation capability. It is a 3.4 meter wide aqueous-based soft signage printer with a new EFI platen and extraction technology system that enables the product to be sublimated inline. 

Customers can produce exceptional display graphics with four-color printing, wide color gamut, and deep color saturation. The FabriVU has a resolution of up to 2400 dpi and four-level grayscale printing with 4pL to 18pL drop sizes. The printer can print up to 2,691 feet square an hour. The FabriVU is enabled with an auto printhead cleaning station, increasing printer uptime. The inks are eco-friendly.

Arrow Digital’s new EFI VUTEk has an inline fixation

With the inline fixation, printers don’t need to wait to print and then pass it through a calendaring machine to dry. It’s quick and ready to ship. Users have two options to print on, direct to fabric and direct to paper. To use the direct to a paper option, printers just have to switch off the Inline finishing option. The switchovers are quick and Easy. 

With EFI soft signage, users can produce exhibition backdrops, lightboxes, flags, banners, backlit, building wraps, teardrops, tents, displays, wall graphics, furnishing and other high-end display graphics including one-offs. 

“Soft Signage is the upcoming sustainable trend which differentiates you from others, and you can produce premium quality products with high margins. Soft Signage Prints are lightweight, environmentally friendly and saves a lot on logistical cost and are way easy in Installation and moreover are reusable,” says Sam Patel of Arrow Digital

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