Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making the capabilities of its Nozomi single-pass UV LED printing technology available to a greater number of sign and display businesses with the company’s new, modular and scalable EFI™ Nozomi 14000 SD printer. EFI is presenting details about this new innovation at the FESPA Global Print Expo.
“Last year at FESPA Global, we featured the industry’s first single-pass inkjet printer designed for the display graphics market, the EFI Nozomi 18000+ LED printer,” said Ken Hanulec, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, EFI. “After learning more about the needs and successes of our customers with the 1.8m printer, we created this truly innovative, 1.4m wide version that gives a larger share of the market the ability to fully transform their business with super-high-speed and premium-quality imaging in a lower entry point, single-pass solution.”
Available later this year, the modular, base-model, four colour, 1.4m wide EFI Nozomi 14000 SD prints paper, synthetic media and board at speeds up to 30 linear metres per min. At that speed, customers will be able to produce up to 740 1.4 x 2.4m sheets per hour.
EFI says that testing this printer, established display graphics shops will gain the capacity and speed to replace multiple scanning-head devices – each requiring one or two operators – with a single Nozomi production line operated by a two-person crew. And as their volume needs grow, users will be able to add speed and fully automated loading with a vision and inspection system to push productivity up to 70 linear metres per min or 1,845 sheets per hour.