EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro, the kind-for-your-business monster inkjet press

The EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro is a high-speed digital UV inkjet press that uses the innovative imaging technology driven by the Orion OS software platform to deliver critical colour accuracy and consistency with the productivity you need. It’s a 3.2m machine and one of the biggest and most complete of its kind.

The VUTEk HS100 Pro allows you to advertise your printing services with a lower cost per print than with analogue technology. The printer comes with six colours by default (CMYK, Ic, Im) plus two white channels and true greyscale technology for a better PMS colour matching. However, you can expand the printer’s colour capabilities to eight colours with optional orange and violet ink configurations for more Pantone coverage. This upgrade has to be done by an EFI certified field service engineer as it actually uses the printer’s white ink channels — one or both.

With white ink printing perhaps more important to your business, you’ll need to make a choice. BY default, the EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro is capable of white ink and multi-layer printing. The printer also supports variable matte or gloss finishing for a wider colour gamut and closer-to photographic image quality. In the productivity domain, the press has an on-board calibration system that automatically re-calibrates to system settings, eliminating reprinting and re-profiling. Furthermore, the HS100 Pro has sophisticated warning and detection systems that minimise downtime, waste and loss potential. It offers operators full access to the carriage for easy maintenance.

The EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro handles flexible or rigid substrates up to 3.2m and up to 5.08cm thick, has an automated six-zone vacuum table and has flexible media handling options, from three-quarter loading and unloading to fully automated loading and unloading. The machine comes with a new ink delivery system that enables a 100% ink usage, to stop ink from being wasted. EFI’s genuine inks offer expanded gamut CMYK pigments for close Pantone matching and use pigment dispersions that ensure optimised size and concentration for best-in-class ink stability.

Not all printing service providers can install this machine that weighs in at 5900kg.

It is driven by the EFI Fiery proServer with bidirectional communication capability, which is of course essential for obtaining auditing information on every print job. Production tools include nesting, step and repeat, scaling, cropping, and tiling, as well as advanced ICC colour management for reliable colour, quality output and proofing-quality colour.

The EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro also exists in a roll-to-roll model, the EFI VUTEk Hsr Pro. The standard HS100 Pro is a 3.2m hybrid digital UV press that can handle up to 100 boards per hour or up to 70 boards per hour in Point-Of-Purchase mode (600 dpi binary print mode).

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