Enter the wonderful world of soft signage printing with the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 180/340

An entry-level textile printing press is making it easy for printers to experience what soft signage printing may mean to their profitability. The EFI VUTEk FabriVU digital fabric printers offer everything to produce high quality images on fabric.

The EFI VUTEk FabriVU series of fabric printers are ideal to start developing a soft signage business. As with EFI Reggiani’s range of printers, the EFI VUTEk FabriVU allows you to print displays, high-density backlit signs and more with high resolution 4-colour printing. If you want to support customers with more colours, you’ll need to step up to EFI Reggiani One or Pro printing presses, but the VUTEk FabriVU fits the bottom of this huge market nicely.

With the EFI VUTEk FabriVU you can print direct to textile or indirect via transfer process — with the ability to changeover from one to the other — enabling you to offer more materials and save money by using lower cost materials. An extra benefit is that fabric displays retain the drape and soft hand customers prefer, and you can produce graphics that can be washed and dried without wrinkling, folded without leaving marks, and reused.

The EFI VUTEk FabriVU is available in 1.8m and 3.4m widths and works with water-based inks. The 4-colour printing gives a nicely wide colour gamut and deep colour saturation — although not as spectacularly so as with EFI Reggiani’s models — for exceptional fabric display graphics. The resolution goes up to 2,400dpi, which is true photographic quality and four level greyscale printing with 4pL to 18pL drop sizes.

This printer is ideal for the production of flags, banners, backlit displays and other high-end display graphics. The FabriVU models come with an auto print head cleaning station, increasing printer uptime, a capping station to keep your system up and running, and a patented ink recirculation system for improved ink yield. There’s also a wrinkle detect system on board that protects against costly repairs due to head strikes.

The VUTEk FabriVU models support fabric weights from 28 to 140gr/m2, have a standard roll unwinder/rewinder up to 450mm outside diameter (netry/exit) and a heated platen dryer.

Productivity

  • Production speeds (max.) up to 400m2 per hour
  • Production image quality: 200m2 per hour
  • POP image quality: 132m2 per hour
  • EFI Fiery proServer
    • Color management workflow and RIP optimized for VUTEk printers
    • Advanced, yet easy-to-use, color tools for CMYK profile creation and quality control
    • EFI ES-2000 spectrophotometer
    • Nesting, step and repeat, scaling, cropping, tiling, and cut marks production tools
    • Fiery station, including furniture, keyboard and mouse
    • Two-day on-site Fiery colour and workflow implementation services
  • Genuine EFI Inks
  • Water based CMYK dispersed dye inks.
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