EFI Cretaprint Printer, Ink and Colour Management Ecosystem Receives Prestigious Alfa de Oro Award at Cevisama in Spain

Flexibility and productivity of Double Tile Printing technology showcased in exhibit that also featured a new inkjet platform and an upgraded Fiery proServer
(PresseBox) (Castellón, Spain, ) Ceramic tile producers can maximise efficiency-and profitably manufacture popular new tile sizes-using new technologies that Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) unveiled last week at Cevisama 2016 in Valencia, Spain. During the exhibition, the company's integrated EFI™ Cretaprint® exhibit of new X4 technology for tile printing up to 1.8m wide, ink and Fiery®proServer products won the 40th annual Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio (Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass) Alfa de Oro award for machinery innovation. 

This prestigious machinery award, which is presented biennially to honour ceramics and glass manufacturing equipment that stimulates technological and artistic creativity, recognises the family of EFI Cretaprint products and their new integration with innovative Double Tile Printing (DTP) 2.0 technology launched at the exhibition. 

DTP, which is compatible with all the printers in the EFI Cretaprint family, enables the simultaneous production of two different patterns or designs within a single print head. It also gives tile manufacturers the ability to produce different-sized tiles simultaneously on their Cretaprint printer, an advantage that helps users extend beyond standard products to capture growing market demand for longer and larger tiles.  

"Tile manufacturers and their clients continue to seek increased production efficiencies in digital inkjet decoration, and the advancements we have made with DTP 2.0 and the entire EFI Cretaprint ecosystem meet this important demand. Now, manufacturers who previously required multiple printers to produce different-sized tiles can efficiently combine their work on a single device," said José Luis Ramon Moreno, vice president and general manager, EFI Cretaprint. "We are honoured to receive recognition for this innovation from the SECV, and we are pleased to have had many positive conversations with Cevisama attendees about how our complete portfolio of digital ceramics decoration products can fuel their success." 

The capabilities showcased with EFI Cretaprint products and the launch of DTP 2.0 led to a number of new orders at Cevisama.  

New Cretaprint platform and new Fiery proServer make their debut

In addition to DTP 2.0, last week's exhibition featured the first public showing of a Cretaprint printer featuring EFI's X4 technology, an innovative new industrial inkjet hardware platform offering high quality, versatility and higher-productivity printing.  

The printers at Cevisama all ran using the latest version of the EFI Fiery® proServer for Cretaprint. Available next month, this innovative colour management solution for ceramic decoration incorporates users' actual ink costs to calculate the most affordable ink combination. Plus, a new CMYK+spot colour mode on the Fiery proServer simplifies editing tasks without limiting the product's full technical capabilities.  

The Cretaprint ecosystem shown at Cevisama also includes Genuine EFI Cretacolor inks. Introduced in 2014, these proven inks from a worldwide leader in industrial inkjet ink manufacturing give users the benefits of a long shelf life, predictable running costs and high performance and reliability. Combined with Cretaprint printers and Fiery proServer products from EFI, the inks help users achieve maximum colour intensity and gamut, chromatic range and colour stability over time, and uniformity throughout the manufacturing line. 

For more information about EFI products for ceramic decoration, visit www.efi.com/cretaprint.

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