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19.01.2022

EFI Connect Conference highlights new Digital Print Innovations

During the 22nd annual Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is highlighting digital print innovations, that give print businesses more capability and profit potential in a range of market applications. Display graphics inkjet offerings at Connect from the company’s leading-edge product portfolio include the new EFI™ Pro 30h production printer. Plus, Connect features the first-ever live demonstration of the new EFI Fiery® FS500 Pro digital front end (DFE) – the most-advanced print server in EFI’s 30+ year history – and the debut of the EFI Fiery Impress™ DFE, a scalable, flexible server and colour management solution for inkjet label and packaging applications as well as for inline manufacturing lines that need variable print.
                                               
EFI Connect has more than 130 break-out sessions presenting the latest tips and trends across all the industry segments EFI supports. This includes sessions addressing the growing analogue-to-digital transformation opportunities using EFI’s industrial Corrugated & Packaging, Textile, and Building Materials/Décor solutions.

During the 22nd annual Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is highlighting digital print innovations, that give print businesses more capability and profit potential in a range of market applications. Display graphics inkjet offerings at Connect from the company’s leading-edge product portfolio include the new EFI™ Pro 30h production printer. Plus, Connect features the first-ever live demonstration of the new EFI Fiery® FS500 Pro digital front end (DFE) – the most-advanced print server in EFI’s 30+ year history – and the debut of the EFI Fiery Impress™ DFE, a scalable, flexible server and colour management solution for inkjet label and packaging applications as well as for inline manufacturing lines that need variable print.
                                               
EFI Connect has more than 130 break-out sessions presenting the latest tips and trends across all the industry segments EFI supports. This includes sessions addressing the growing analogue-to-digital transformation opportunities using EFI’s industrial Corrugated & Packaging, Textile, and Building Materials/Décor solutions.
 
EFI Connect also marks the debut of an innovative prepress product for display graphics businesses, EFI Fiery Prep-it™ software for the preparation, layout, and automated production of print-for-cut jobs. Designed to address productivity needs amid continued labour shortages, this powerful and cost-saving true-shape nesting solution reduces the time needed to nest complex objects for wide-format printing by up to 90%. Compared with competing products, Fiery Prep-it software also reduces media usage by 10% or more, helping to alleviate media supply constraints. With the media savings it generates, this affordable, effective software can pay for itself in four months or less, helping print shops become more competitive.

05.01.2022

EFI announced to accelerate investment into its Inkjet and Fiery business units

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is announcing that it will be prioritizing technology investments to accelerate growth in its fast-growing industrial EFI™ Inkjet business to continue to be a leader in the industry of analog-to-digital transition, as well as in its market-leading Fiery® business. As part of this focused strategy, EFI has completed a sale of its eProductivity Software (“EPS”) packaging and print productivity software business to an affiliate of Symphony Technology Group (“STG”). EFI and EPS will continue to collaborate with their joint customers and partners to ensure mutual success.

This realignment allows EFI to accelerate investment into its Inkjet and Fiery business units to capitalize on the growth opportunities available in existing segments the company serves, as well as drive expansion into markets that are beginning the transformation toward digital.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is announcing that it will be prioritizing technology investments to accelerate growth in its fast-growing industrial EFI™ Inkjet business to continue to be a leader in the industry of analog-to-digital transition, as well as in its market-leading Fiery® business. As part of this focused strategy, EFI has completed a sale of its eProductivity Software (“EPS”) packaging and print productivity software business to an affiliate of Symphony Technology Group (“STG”). EFI and EPS will continue to collaborate with their joint customers and partners to ensure mutual success.

This realignment allows EFI to accelerate investment into its Inkjet and Fiery business units to capitalize on the growth opportunities available in existing segments the company serves, as well as drive expansion into markets that are beginning the transformation toward digital.

Industrial Inkjet: Capturing Unprecedented Opportunity
The industrial inkjet space is ripe with opportunity in existing and adjacent vertical markets. EFI Inkjet will continue to drive in high-volume, shuttle and single-pass inkjet technology, which the company has currently implemented in award-winning, high-performance products for the Packaging & Corrugated, Display Graphics, Textile, and Building Materials/Decor verticals. EFI will also leverage its industry-leading expertise in hardware, mechanical control software, high-speed electronics, services, cloud-connected devices, and ink innovations to deliver the next generation of versatile, high-volume, superior-quality printers and presses.
 
Following the realignment, EFI is making investments in R&D to strengthen its position in core markets while entering new categories – including the development of technologies to address new applications for the textile space and for packaging.

Fiery: Driving Digital Print Innovation and Growth
The Fiery business unit, under the continued leadership of Fiery Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Toby Weiss, remains as one of the world’s premier DFE providers, enabling the high performance required across many vertical markets including packaging, signage and commercial print with advanced Fiery solutions driving high-end printers and presses from many major equipment manufacturers.

Productivity Software: Investing for Growth under New Ownership
EPS’ new owner, STG, is a private equity firm that focuses on investing in software, data analytics, and software-enabled technology services companies, and will support EPS to deliver enhanced value to its packaging and print customers and accelerate global growth. STG completed this acquisition on December 30, 2021. The price and terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 
Moelis & Company LLC served as exclusive financial advisor, and Sidley Austin LLP acted as legal counsel, to EFI in the sale of EPS. Paul Hastings LLP acted as legal advisor to STG.
 
EFI’s upcoming Connect users conference will be a joint event for EFI and EPS customers. Leaders from both companies will highlight their technology enhancements and product roadmap strategies during the January 17-21 Las Vegas gathering.

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23.09.2021

New EFI Fiery Technology for faster production

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., launched the latest update to EFI™ Fiery® Command WorkStation®, version 6.7, which helps Fiery customers improve automation and job management to better handle growing numbers of short-run print jobs. Fiery Command WorkStation enables a unified Fiery Driven™ print room, allowing users to control all Fiery servers, either local or remote, thereby gaining operational efficiencies and increasing productivity.

A long-time user of EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) solutions, sedruck KG in Leipzig, Germany found that the new features in the latest EFI Fiery Command WorkStation helped the company to manage print jobs and improve their turnaround times on a growing volume of short-run, quick-turn print jobs.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., launched the latest update to EFI™ Fiery® Command WorkStation®, version 6.7, which helps Fiery customers improve automation and job management to better handle growing numbers of short-run print jobs. Fiery Command WorkStation enables a unified Fiery Driven™ print room, allowing users to control all Fiery servers, either local or remote, thereby gaining operational efficiencies and increasing productivity.

A long-time user of EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) solutions, sedruck KG in Leipzig, Germany found that the new features in the latest EFI Fiery Command WorkStation helped the company to manage print jobs and improve their turnaround times on a growing volume of short-run, quick-turn print jobs.

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EFI

23.06.2021

EFI Reggiani verbessert die schnellste Textil-Digitaldruckmaschine der Welt weiter

  • Die schnellste Textil-Digitaldruckmaschine der Welt, die EFI Reggiani BOLT, liefert nun noch höhere Bildqualität

Dank Verbesserungen bei Hardware und Software der Ultrahochgeschwindigkeits-Inkjet-Druckmaschine gehören die Herausforderungen der Single-Pass-Bildverarbeitung unter anderem aufgrund weicherer Volltöne und verbesserter Druckhomogenität der Vergangenheit an

  • Die schnellste Textil-Digitaldruckmaschine der Welt, die EFI Reggiani BOLT, liefert nun noch höhere Bildqualität

Dank Verbesserungen bei Hardware und Software der Ultrahochgeschwindigkeits-Inkjet-Druckmaschine gehören die Herausforderungen der Single-Pass-Bildverarbeitung unter anderem aufgrund weicherer Volltöne und verbesserter Druckhomogenität der Vergangenheit an

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. hat die schnellste Textil-Digitaldruckmaschine der Welt, die EFI™ Reggiani BOLT, jetzt noch besser gemacht. Bei dem Upgrade handelt es sich um eine Kombination aus Verbesserungen bei Hardware und Software, mit deren Hilfe die Artefaktbildung minimiert wird, indem der Ausfall einzelner Düsen, der im Laufe der Zeit auftreten kann, kompensiert und für eine höhere Homogenität gesorgt wird, wodurch weichere Volltöne möglich sind. Das Upgrade liefert nicht nur eine höhere Qualität und sanftere Gradienten, sondern beschleunigt auch das Auswechseln der Druckköpfe und sorgt für eine drastische Erhöhung der Dateiverarbeitungsgeschwindigkeit um bis zu 200 % für große, komplexe Dateien.
 
Die Erstellung spezieller Farbprofile mit der neuesten Version des digitalen EFI Fiery®  Front-Ends BT-1000, mit dem der Drucker betrieben wird, liefert bessere, intensivere Farbtöne und verbessert die Möglichkeit zum Abstimmen auf bestehende, im digitalen Textildruck übliche Farbprofile.
 
Diese Verbesserungen sind ein wichtiger Schritt, um die Präsenz des Digitaldrucks in der Branche weiter zu stärken und umweltfreundlichere, nachhaltigere Inkjet-Technologien als Ersatz für analoge Farbgebungsprozesse in den Vordergrund zu stellen, welche die Textilherstellung zur zweitgrößten umweltbelastenden Industrie der Welt machen.
 
“Durch seine in der Branche unangefochtene Geschwindigkeit und die nun noch höhere Druckqualität kann die EFI Reggiani BOLT dazu beitragen, eine Revolution im Textildruck zu entfachen und die Verschiebung der Produktion hin zur Digitaltechnologie zu verstärken, da sich die Investition bei hochvolumigen Aufträgen aufgrund des überlegenden Durchsatzes sowie der unerreichten Zuverlässigkeit und Betriebszeit besonders schnell bezahlt macht”, so Adele Genoni, EFI Reggiani Senior Vice President und General Manager. “Durch die neuen Verbesserungen an der BOLT – und deren Fähigkeit, mit einer Rekordgeschwindigkeit von 90 Metern pro Minute in extrem hoher Qualität auf einer Vielzahl von Designs und Stoffarten zu drucken – liegen Analog- und Digitaldruck in der Textilbranche wirtschaftlich gesehen näher beieinander als je zuvor. Mit dieser branchenführenden, qualitativ hochwertigen und durchsatzstarken Lösung für den digitalen Textildruck ist die Single-Pass-Technologie nun attraktiver denn je.”
 
Die Chancen stehen recht gut, dass die 1,8 Meter breite Single-Pass-Druckmaschine – die als erster Textil-Digitaldrucker den Printing United Alliance InterTech™ Award für Innovationen im Bereich der modernen Drucktechnologie erhielt – die Transformation der Branche stark beeinflussen wird. Mit den bisher in Betrieb befindlichen Exemplaren hat EFI Reggiani BOLT schon jetzt weltweit mehr als 50 Millionen laufende Meter an Textilien bedruckt.
 
Schnellere Verarbeitung und qualitativ hochwertigerer Druck
Das Upgrade der EFI Reggiani BOLT ist jetzt weltweit verfügbar und beinhaltet für eine bessere Gesamtleistung, Druckqualität, Homogenität und Bedienerfreundlichkeit unter anderem die folgenden Verbesserungen bei Hardware und Software.