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Digital solutions supplier EFI has brought out two new UV LED inkjet printers, EFITM Vutek 5r and Vutek 3r. The new printers will be shown at Fespa in May in Hamburg.

EFI says the Vutek 5r and 3r help printers re-define the market opportunity enabled by high-volume, roll-to-roll signage and graphics printing. The company claims these printers offer the fastest throughput available in its product class.

The Vutek 5r and 3r have LED curing technology which EFI says deliver cost savings and environmental benefits, resolutions up to 1200dpi, native EFI UItraDropTM Technology seven, colour distribution algorithm providing advantages with ink usage, a litre of ink covers up to 148 square metres. The 3-metre-wide 3r model offers speeds up to 345 square metres per hour, and the 5-metre 5r model is offering speeds up to 454 square metres per hour.
Scott Schinlever, senior VP and general manager, EFI Inkjet says, “We have listened to our customers. They are pushing the envelope in terms of the applications they are producing and the speed and quality with which they can do so. Our response is continued innovation, and the Vutek 3r and Vutek 5r are an example of the results.”

Both printers have optional features which EFI says gives users the ability to drive greater efficiency for fast, turnkey productions in high-volume environments. Inline roll-to-sheet cutting, slitters and a sheet collector kit are key additions that help users improve throughput by reducing or eliminating altogether the need to handle printed jobs on separate finishing tables.

The Vutek 3r and 5r also offer optional features for automated double-sided backlit and blockout printing; a mobile app for remote printer monitoring; multi-layer white ink imaging; additional light colours for extended- gamut imaging and more.