With a first successful installation completed and a second to come soon, the new EFI™ Nozomi 18000+ LED single-pass printer for point of sale and display graphics producers from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. stands to redefine productivity and new opportunity in signage production. The 1.8m (71 inch) wide printer has been designed and built for the sign and display graphics market.
EFI has now confirmed that the printer is now commercially available worldwide, with two sales already completed. The sales include a Nozomi 18000+ LED single-pass printer currently installed and running in North America, and a second printer to be installed in Q3 at a customer location in Europe.
Leveraging the capabilities of the EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus printer for direct-to-board corrugated packaging production, the Nozomi 18000+ LED printer delivers high-end output on a wide range of media. For businesses with high-volume demand, it represents an important opportunity to grow profitability, capitalising on the printer’s ability to deliver the lowest cost per square metre and a lower overall total cost of ownership.
Driven by a high-performance EFI Fiery® blade server digital front end offering next-generation colour profiling technology, the printer is capable of printing on synthetic media and paper-based materials at speeds up to 1,000 sheets or boards per hour.
First announced last year, the EFI Nozomi 18000+ LED single-pass printer made an exciting early impression in the industry, winning the 2021 PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Product Award in the single-pass printer category.