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GSW adds EFI Vutek FabriVu printers to range, Africa’s leading digital supplier.

Wide-format equipment and supplies seller GSW has expanded its EFI portfolio with the addition of the Vutek FabriVu 180 and 340 high-resolution fabric printers.

The 1.8m- and 3.4m-wide devices, which are based on Reggiani’s technologywere launched earlier this year and are available from Graphix Supply World with immediate effect.

GSW director Mr. Roberto Franco said the machines were suitable for companies looking to move into the soft signage market.

“Thanks to their sophisticated print technology, these printers produce robust soft signs and fabric displays that retain the drape and soft hand customers prefer, while still creating spectacular graphics that can be washed and dried without wrinkling, folded without leaving marks, and reused time and time again.

“The machines can print direct to textile or onto transfer paper, and changeover from one to the other is fast and simple. This means users can offer customers more choice in textiles while also saving money by using lower cost substrate materials.”

He added: “These printers use genuine EFI water-based CMYK disperse dye inks to print on fabrics weighing from 40 to 300gsm, and paper weighing from 40 to 160gsm, to produce dramatic, four-colour fabric display graphics with a wide colour gamut and incredibly deep colour saturation.”

The FabriVu printers provide a resolution of up to 2,400dpi and four-level greyscale printing with 4pl to 18pl drop sizes.

The 180 has a maximum production speed of 400sqm/hr with production image quality of 200sqm/hr and POP image quality at 132sqm/hr. The 340 can reach speeds of up to 500sqm/hr with production image quality of 250sqm/hr and POP image quality at 165sqm/hr.

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