Innovation Drives Growth and Profit for EFI VUTEk Customers

Category Leader Sold 80th GS; 35% YOY Increase in UV Ink Volumes
(PresseBox) (Munich, Germany, ) EFI(TM) (Nasdaq: EFII) announced today, just ahead of the opening of the FESPA 2010 in Munich, Germany, the sale of its 80th VUTEk® GS Series UV superwide printer to commercial printer Segnobit in Creazzo Vicanza, Italy. Owner Nicola Cracco purchased a VUTEk GS3200 for its photorealistic quality, superwide production speeds and the wide range of applications that it is capable of producing. The VUTEk GS Series printers, which include the 3.2meter GS3200 hybrid flatbed and rolltoroll printer and the 5meter GS5000r rolltoroll printer, were unveiled by EFI just one year ago.

"We are currently running two VUTEk superwide printers and have been very happy with the level of service from EFI - we have a very strong relationship with the company," said Mr. Cracco, owner Segnobit. "Our company is growing and we decided to step up to a 3.2metre rolltoroll and rigid hybrid printer to enter new markets. The quality of the GS3200's output is unbelievable. Digital superwide printers have incredible advantages, and the VUTEk GS3200 is the top of the line. As these printers are becoming faster, more versatile and more economical, the gap between highvolume and digital printing continues to close. Our new ability to economically produce shorter runs with expanded regionalisation to a range of nonstandard materials - all while carrying lower inventory - makes the GS3200 a sound investment with a brilliant ROI."

By adding the VUTEk GS3200 to their shop, Segnobit will be able to perform shorter runs, more regionalisation, as well as print on a wide array of nonstandard rigid and flexible materials, all while carrying lower inventory. Because the company is heavily involved in visual communications and advertising, they purchased their GS3200 with EFI's Fiery® XF RIP solution to achieve accurate colour and reduce lengthy production times. "EFI's innovation and technological advancements provide the tools that businesses like ours need. We're obviously moving in the same direction," added Mr. Cracco, owner Segnobit.

EFI's VUTEk GS3200 complements highervolume commercial production printers, and is the perfect replacement for multiple wide- and grandformat printers in a single shop. Its versatility expands the reach of superwide printing into new industries and applications with breakthrough speed (up to 233 square metres per hour) and incredible photorealistic image quality (up to true 1000 dpi) in the same printer. The VUTEk® GS3200 exemplifies flexible, versatile production with its ability to transition from rigid to rolltoroll in less than one minute, its capacity to print on an increasing range of traditional and specialty substrates, and its inline, threelayer whiteprinting capability.

In addition to the successful GS3200,the other product in the GS family, EFI's VUTEk GS5000r 5meter rolltoroll printer enables digital print providers to efficiently produce applications ranging from exhibition graphics and fine art reproductions to billboards and building wraps with its dual resolution capability. The GS5000r can print in eight colours at true 1000 dpi, or can switch to Fast-4(TM) and print in four colours at speeds up to 3100 square feet (288 square meters) per hour. The flexibility and versatility of this printer makes it ideal for digital print providers who are focused on growing their business by offering more applications and capabilities.

"In addition to the increasing success of the GS Series, so far this year our VUTEk UV ink volume is up 35% from last year - a clear sign that VUTEk users are handling more work, winning more market share from their competitors and expanding their businesses," said EFI president, Fred Rosenzweig. "Our mission has always been to help printers move from analogue to digital workflows, and this percentage increase is evidence of the success of that strategy for our customers and partners."

For more information about EFI's VUTEk line of superwide format printers, including the GS3200 and GS5000r, visit .

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