Entry-level large volume inkjet range EFI VUTEk GS2000, GS2000LX Pro, GS2000LX Pro with UltraDrop

The EFI VUTEk GS2000 is a two-meter flatbed/roll-fed UV hybrid printer. It can be used as a replacement for multiple lower-productivity printers or added as a complementary piece of equipment to increase current printing capacity with a larger range of direct to substrate printing. But the full advantage of buying this printer only comes about when you go for the LED models.

The EFI VUTEk GS2000 offers eight-colour plus white printing for photorealistic quality and and Fast-5 printing for production speeds. It comes with dual resolution capability of 600 dpi or 1000 dpi and delivers production speeds, taking up less floor space than comparable printers.

The GS2000 allows you to print direct to a variety of rigid and flexible substrates, eliminating mounting and lamination of flexible materials for rigid applications and includes in-line multilayer and white ink printing for a whole range of applications.

As with most of EFI’s printers, the GS2000 offers fast changeover on flexible or rigid substrate printing, production speeds for continuous shifts and 24-hour production capability. This printer in particular delivers continuous board-to-board, board-to-sheet and roll-to-roll printing and it comes with the Fiery proServer for increased productivity and efficiency while extending your colour quality and proofing capability, bi-directional communication between the Fiery XF RIP and VUTEk system delivers audit information on every print job

In addition, you’ll get EFI’s inks, service, support and end-to-end digital workflow. The printer can handle rigid and sheeted media up to 2m wide and up to 5.08cm thick. There’s an optional Extension Table with casters and an optional Small Depth Extension Table for use with small boards/ panels and multiple fence stops.

Productivity figures

  • Fast-5 – 2,000 ft² (186 m²) per hour
  • Eight-colour plus white – 1,000 ft² (92.9 m²) per hour
  • Up to 45 – 4ft x 8ft (1.2m x 2.4m) boards per hour with Continuous Print.

EFI VUTEk GS 3M Premium UV Ink

  • Supplied in 5.0-liter containers
  • Expanded gamut CMYK pigments for world-class Pantone matching
  • EFI pigment dispersions ensure optimised size and concentration for best-in-class ink stability
  • Back finished graphics with the 3M MCS Warranty.

The GS2000 is actually part of a family of printer models that also includes the EFI VUTEk GS2000LX Pro. This is a LED printer that helps reduce your operating costs while increasing your productivity and application possibilities with greener, LED UV-curing printing capabilities.

In addition to the eight colours plus white ink printing, you’ll get LED curing technology and the Orion operating system. The printer is capable of continuous print productivity with less than five seconds between boards for faster job turns, single-pass multilayer printing, standard multi-queue on-demand functionality. It has a precision alignment fence for accurate image alignment and you can extend it with an optional Material Edge Guides (MEG) for working with imperfect corrugated materials.

This printer integrates seamlessly with EFI Web-to-Print and MIS/ERP solutions with native JDF connectivity.

Finally, the family also includes the GS2000LX Pro with UltraDrop. UltraDrop Technology offers smaller drop sizes and more precise control with native 7pL printheads and multidrop addressability in each dot position. This increases the apparent resolution and high-definition quality with four-level grayscale and two ink density levels. The GS2000LX Pro with UltraDrop has outstanding smoothness in shadows, gradients and transitions, superb text quality with four-point text in both standard and knockout with fewer satellites and more clarity in all print modes and all other benefits of the other models.

Productivity figures

  • Best Quality Mode (1000 dpi, 8 colour, heavy smoothing) 225 ft²/hr (21 m²/hr)
  • POP Quality Mode (600 dpi/grayscale, 8 colour, light smoothing) 750 ft²/hr (70 m²/hr)
  • Up to Speed (600 dpi/grayscale, Fast-4™, no smoothing) 2,000 ft²/hr (186 m²/hr)
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