EFI - 5/12/2009
Extend Application Ranges with New VUTEk Printers from EFI
EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced two new
additions to their line of industry-leading VUTEk® superwide format UV printers, the GS2000, a revolutionary
2-meter hybrid that delivers photorealistic quality at incredible speeds without compromise, and the QS3220, a
3.2-meter hybrid printer with High Definition Print (HDP) technology and an extended application range.
The EFI VUTEk GS2000 -- No Compromises
The GS2000 delivers incredible photorealistic quality, extending the application set of superwide printing. EFI
VUTEk’s Dual Resolution Capability enables true 600 dpi with 24-picoliter drops and true 1000 dpi with 12-picoliter
drops, and can print in eight colors plus two channels for white. The GS2000 is perfect for traditional 2-meter
applications such as banners and signs, as well as detail-intensive applications such as stunning Point-of-Purchase
In its Fast-5 mode, the GS2000 prints eye-catching four-color plus white graphics at speeds up to 2,000 square
feet (186 square meters) per hour. This EFI VUTEk-exclusive printing mode positions owners of the GS2000 to
compete with commercial production printers, as it makes same-day order-to-delivery a reality. For more
demanding POP applications, switch to the GS2000’s eight-color plus white mode and print absolutely stunning
images at speeds up to 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) per hour.
The GS2000 prints on a broad range of flexible and rigid substrates, and its hybrid belt design enables effortless
changeover from rigid to roll-to-roll in minutes. The flexibility and application range provided by this printer make it
the perfect substitute for wide and superwide format printers in print shops, and the options for shorter runs, higher
speeds and superior quality give the GS2000 the highest return on investment in the industry.
"EFI VUTEk printers have set the standard for superwide printing for over 20 years, and these two new printers
continue that tradition," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing, EFI VUTEk. "The GS2000 is a 2-meter
addition to the industry leading GS family of printers, which was announced in March with the GS3200 3.2-meter
hybrid UV. The GS2000 delivers the same photorealistic quality, revolutionary productivity and uncompromising
versatility in a 2-meter table width. The QS3220 is a major advancement from our popular QS3200 printer, with
many improvements including increased vacuum pressure and enhanced media handling for expanded media
choices, and standard QS Series 2 inks for incredible quality and durability."
The EFI VUTEk QS3220 -- More Applications for Greater Profits
High Definition Print Quality
Using EFI VUTEk’s innovative HDP technology, the QS3220 prints eye-popping images up to 3.2 meters wide
at 1,080 dpi. Text is printed cleanly and crisply, and EFI’s Fiery® XF RIP solution ensures consistent, accurate
color and reliable output. Perfect for Point-of-Purchase (POP) and high quality retail signage, the new QS3220
delivers the same unmatched quality that VUTEk customers have come to depend on, with expanded opportunities
for new applications on new materials.
For stunning images of the highest quality, the QS3220 prints in six colors plus white at speeds up to 900 square
feet (84 square meters) per hour. The QS3220 improves businesses’ reputations for excellence as it accomplishes
fast, high definition printing that increases the amount and quality of work that a business can accomplish.
Extended Application Range
The QS3220 uses specially developed QS Series 2 UV inks, which provide more durability and improved flexibility
for brilliant inks that won’t crack or chip and are optimized for a wider range of substrates. Improved input and
output tables with increased vacuum pressure for more flexibility in media choices, and the optional heavy duty
unwinder give the QS3220 the power and flexibility to print to problematic media.
"We provide our customers with the opportunities for business growth, no matter what the economy looks like,"
added Dourlet. "Based on the speed, quality, and wide range of applications that these new VUTEk printers can
produce, customers that invest in these new systems will see those opportunities."
The 3.2-meter GS3200 and QS3220 and the 2-meter GS2000 are available for order now. Visit EFI’s stand,
Hall 1-A20, at FESPA Digital Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands to see how these printers can jump-start your