Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has announced commercial availability of the EFI Pro 24f featuring EFI's LED and variable drop greyscale head technologies. It provides precision imaging, fine detail and outstanding image quality for a broad range of applications.
US customer Superior Signs & Engraving is the first user for the 24f. Premium quality imaging capabilities with white ink included and the high versatility and productivity of EFI's ‘cool cure’ LED technology, have greatly improved throughput and quality at the company.
“We were completely blown away once the printer was up and running," said co-owner Adam Stiles. "The 24f produces vibrant colours and has great print speed. In fact, we have doubled our output on flatbed work with this new printer. Plus, the printer's white ink produces a very opaque, bright white colour, which has increased our quality of print.
"The features that are a nice upgrade for us besides the colour quality and speed are the button activated media guides and media float button. When positioning heavier medias such as 6-mm Dibond and ¼-inch acrylic, the float allows us to easily position the material without worrying about sliding it, especially on double-sided prints. The built-in EFI Fiery proServer with FASTRIP makes RIPing files extremely easy and fast which helps with our overall output."
The printer is the newest addition to EFI's growing wide-format portfolio, a dedicated flatbed device for applications requiring discerning image quality and absolute dot placement accuracy.
A highly strategic choice for signage, photographic backlit displays, art reproductions, membrane switches, graphic overlays, lenticular prints and other specialty applications, this printer's 1.2 x 2.4 metre flatbed architecture features a multi-zoned vacuum system that eliminates masking while ensuring accurate registration for multiple overprints or panels. EFI's ‘cool cure’ LED technology ensures low power consumption, minimal waste and compatibility with thinner and heatsensitive substrates.
The printer's built-in EFI Fiery proServer Core digital front end gives users the power of faster job processing, along with a host of colour management and production options for a complete, turnkey solution.