EFI has used Fespa as the platform to introduce two new 3+ metre printers, the 3.3m Vutek Q3h XP hybrid and the 3.2m EFI Pro 33r roll-to-roll model.

Making its worldwide debut in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the 3.3m Vutek Q3h XP hybrid flatbed/roll-fed LED printer is designed to provide high-quality imaging and production-level printing for faster turnarounds, according to EFI. The printer is available with four (CMYK) or six (CMYK, lc, lk) colours and optional white and clear inks.

Featuring an industrial build for multiple-shift operation and 24/7 printing, the Q3h XP printer produces up to 905sqm/hr, equivalent to up to 96 8 x 4ft boards per hour, and features advanced board/sheet and roll-to-roll media handling and high-speed automation options, to minimise labour requirements.

The new 3.2m EFI Pro 33r roll-to-roll LED printer is based on the successful Pro 32r+ model, with a significant enhancement to overall printer performance – up to 35% faster in PoP mode – and higher imaging quality, reliability and dot accuracy with the new 5pl Ricoh Gen 6 printheads. Standard features that improve efficiency include an integrated mesh kit for printing on porous substrates, a wrinkle analyser to help avoid printhead strikes, built-in backlit proofing lights, and a built-in Fiery digital front end (DFE).

Value-added options that add versatility and further efficiency include white and clear (UltraClear Coat) inks, Y-slitters, automatic blockout and backlit printing. With print speeds up to 260sqm/hour, the Pro 33r platform is intended to help customers be more competitive and profitable, win more jobs, confidently commit to larger capacity runs, and lower their operational costs, says EFI.

Other exhibits on EFI’s stand at Fespa include the 558sqm/hr Vutek Q3r roll-to-roll LED printer, Fiery DFEs, and samples from the Nozomi 14000 SD single-pass corrugated printer and the EFI Reggiani EcoTerra pigment-based textile printing system.