EFI - 10/8/2007
EFI's VUTEk QS3200r Brings New Capability to Roll-to-Roll UV Printing
Foster City, CA.- (BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2007--EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in customer-focused
digital printing innovation, today introduced a new member of its award winning VUTEk(R) QS family of industry
leading superwide format UV printers, the QS3200r, an exceptionally high quality, high-speed roll-to-roll UV
printer that produces images up to 3.2 meters wide at 1,080 dpi with High Definition Print (HDP), at the rate of
up to 1,850 square feet per hour.
"The demand for roll-to-roll UV printing is heating up," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing EFI
VUTEk. "The QS3200r is ideal for the print service provider who wishes to migrate from roll-to-roll solvent
printing to UV, or to add a high productivity UV roll-to-roll solution to the mix. The QS3200r merges the
exceptional image quality of UV, the high speed achievable in a roll-to-roll format and the DNA inherent in a
VUTEk printer. This combination of quality and speed in a UV platform makes the QS3200r unique in the industry."
The QS3200r incorporates VUTEk's exclusive High Definition Print technology combining rich 8 color printing,
high 1080 dpi image output, VUTEk Smoothing, a quality optimized bi-directional printing mode, and the power
of the EFI Fiery(R) XF RIP. Best of all VUTEk quality means that even four-point type is rendered crisply, and
the printer's EFI Fiery XF RIP ensures consistent, accurate color output every time for superior unmatched
quality from a UV printer.
The QS3200r can produce stunning high quality images in an 8-color mode at speeds exceeding 900 square
feet per hour. For even greater throughput, the printer easily changes from 8 color to a Fast-4(TM) color mode
with quality output up to 1,850 square feet per hour. Using this new VUTEk roll-to-roll superwide format printer,
fast, affordable, high definition printing to a wide variety of substrates is now within reach of any print service
Extended Application Range:
The QS3200r uses specially developed VUTEk QS Series r UV inks ideally suited for roll-to-roll applications.
The inks are available in eight colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Yellow
and Light Black; alternatively, the printer can be operated in the VUTEk exclusive Fast-4 mode with two CMYK
banks for faster speed. The new VUTEk QS Series r inks have unique properties that allow printing on fabric,
backlit materials, banners, adhesive backed vinyl, static cling, and a variety of different substrates. In addition,
the VUTEk QS Series r inks are designed to be flexible, making them especially suitable for projects with complex
curves, such as kiosks, vehicle wraps and more. This new, highly pliable ink can conform to intricate shapes
without damaging the image, including conforming to rivets. Finally UV offers superior ink yield, or square feet per
liter, resulting in lower ink usage relative to solvent alternatives.
"We will be showing the QS3200r at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo and Conference in
Orlando, Florida, October 24-27," added Dourlet. "It aligns perfectly with the conference theme: Imaging in All Its
Technological Splendor, and we are excited to see the reaction of conference attendees to this breakthrough
The EFI's VUTEk QS3200r will be available for shipping in fourth quarter 2007.