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i-Sub adds two new fabric printers to its soft signage range

Model of the VUTEk printeri-Sub, specialist distributor and reseller to the textile printing market, has added the "powerful and cost-effective" EFI VUTEk FabriVU 180 and 340 high resolution fabric printers to its portfolio.

Nick Davies, Director at i-Sub, said: “These printers are an exciting addition to the i-Sub range. Graphics providers who want to drive their businesses into the soft signage market will be equipped to print dazzling displays, high-density backlit signs and more with high resolutions and speeds. The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 180 and 340 printers produce robust soft signs and fabric displays that retain the drape and soft hand customers prefer; while still creating spectacular graphics that can be washed and dried without wrinkling, folded without leaving marks, and reused time and time again.

“The machines can print direct to textile or onto transfer paper, and changeover from one to the other is fast and simple. This means users can offer customers more choice in textiles, while also saving money by using lower cost substrate materials. These 180-centimetre and 340-centimetre wide printers use genuine EFI water-based CMYK disperse dye inks to print on fabrics weighing from 40 to 300 gsm; and paper weighing from 40 to 160gsm."

The printers provide high resolution of up to 2,400 dpi and four-level greyscale printing with 4pL to 18pL drop sizes. They are designed for the production of flags, banners, wall coverings, backlit displays and other high-end display graphics.

    The latest EFI VUTEk system innovations include:
  • Patented ink recovery system, up to 95 per cent of ink saving
  • Direct to fabric or paper transfer
  • 180cm or 340cm width
  • Printing speed up to 400/500m² per hour
  • Automatic self-cleaning functions
  • High efficiency dryer
  • Wrinkle detect protection system against costly head strikes

    The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 180 provides maximum production speeds of up to 400 sqm per hour, with a production image quality of 200 sqm per hour, and POP image quality at 132 sqm per hour. The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 offers maximum production speeds up to 500 sqm per hour, production image quality of 250 sqm per hour, and POP image quality at 165 sqm per hour. Both printers are compatible with all popular desktop file formats, including PostScript®3, EPS, TIFF, PDF and RGB/CMYK.


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