Arrow launches EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i+ textile printer

Waterless production printer, designed by Efi Reggiani


Arrow Digital, a provider of innovative printing solutions, recently introduced its Efi Vutek FabriVU 340i+. This waterless textile printer, designed by Efi Reggiani, comes with an inline fixation and all-encompassing solution.

Sam Patel, MD & CEO at Arrow Digital, lays the foundation for the new technology. Fueled by sustainability, textile graphics run along the lines of environmental consciousness, and this machine boasts efficiency with minimal waste.

Highlighting the environmental concerns of the fast-moving textile industry, he said, “The textile industry has experienced a paradigm shift, demanding environmentally friendly and cost-effective printing solutions. Traditional methods often led to excessive color waste, required labor-intensive pre and post-treatments, and contributed to water wastage and discharge concerns. These challenges have been the industry’s pain points, urging a breakthrough that transforms the way textiles are printed.”

“To answer this, we bring the Efi Vutek FabriVU 340i+ that boasts exceptional capabilities and will redefine textile printing,” said Patel. “One of its standout features lies in its ability to minimize color waste, thanks to advanced technology that ensures precise color reproduction. This means fewer attempts and less excessive ink usage, resulting in efficient and cost-effective printing. Furthermore, this innovative solution eliminates the need for laborious pre and post-treatment processes, saving valuable time and resources.”

Claiming that sustainability is at the heart of the Efi Vutek FabriVU 340i+. “Unlike traditional methods that contribute to water wastage and discharge concerns, it embraces eco-friendly practices, reducing its environmental impact and paving the way for a greener future. This comprehensive approach positions the Efi Vutek FabriVU 340i+ as a game-changer in the textile industry, aligning both profitability and environmental responsibility,” he adds.

Patel elaborates on the printer’s productivity and efficiency, highlighting the ‘plus’ model. He said, “Spanning 3.4 meters, this printer boasts direct-to-substrate and sublimation printing. Revolutionizing color mapping and ink deposition enhances density, efficiency, and productivity. The FabriVU 340i+ brings forth unmatched versatility, competitive total cost of ownership, impressive income yield, and accessible acquisition cost.”

“Among its star-studded features, the FabriVU 340i+ touts a redesigned heat plate for uniform temperature control, superior extraction with minimal outgassing, and an innovative flag ink removal kit handling high ink volumes gracefully. This powerhouse effortlessly handles diverse textile materials. The inline fixation unit eliminates the need for a separate heat press, streamlining the printing process,” he added.

“Ink efficiency reigns supreme, and the FabriVU 340i+ leads with its medium viscosity EFI ink,” said Patel. “This formulation boasts high dye concentration, resulting in less water usage and reduced energy consumption during drying. Impressively, this printer conserves up to 30% more ink than rival dye-sublimation systems. The ink recovery system further exemplifies its eco-conscious approach by salvaging over 95% of ink typically lost during purging. EFI Genuine Inks are not only environmentally friendly but also OEKO-TEX certified, guaranteeing safety for inkjet printing on polyester fabric.”

In conclusion, Patel said, “The transformative potential of the FabriVU 340i+, beckoning businesses to stand out through sustainability and premium quality products. Arrow Digital’s commitment to research and development fuels the evolution of new applications and materials, heralding a new era of opportunities for our esteemed clientele.”

The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i+ is not just a printer; it’s a revolution, an invitation to redefine textiles and unleash creativity onto fabrics like never before. Join us on this journey of innovation, where quality, sustainability, and ingenuity intertwine to shape the future of textile printing.

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