By DPS Staff
EFI held its 19th annual user conference, EFI Connect, in Las Vegas, NV from January 23 to 26, 2018 at the Wynn resort and casino. The event focuses on educating attendees on the advanced and integrated capabilities the company has to offer.
Guests were treated to the latest training and technology details aimed at profiting from the transition of analog to digital.
In addition to keynote presentations, a fireside chat centered around the first two users of EFI’s Nozomi corrugated press, Eric Bacourt, CEO, Hinojosa Packaging Solutions; and Mal McGowan, CEO, McGowans Print.
Above: EFI Connect took place this January in Las Vegas, NV at the Wynn resort and casino.
As the print industry is redefined, there are many opportunities to embrace and profit from digital. “The new print is all about putting spectacular images on essentially any material. With digital inkjet technology and automation, the new print brings immense opportunity in the era of the fourth industrial revolution,” stated Guy Gecht, CEO, EFI.
Among these opportunities is streamlined production printing with EFI Fiery technology. Several partners showcased print engines running EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs). The new, scalable Fiery FS3000 Pro DFE platform is utilized in several new print engines and handles high-speed sheetfed and ultra-high-speed continuous-feed B2 production.
Innovations in production inkjet were also prominently displayed. Several printers were showcased including the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 soft signage fabric printer, the VUTEk 3r roll-to-roll LED printer; the EFI VUTEk GS3250LX Pro hybrid LED printer; and the new EFI Pro 24f dedicated flatbed LED printer. Visitors were also invited to experience a virtual reality demonstration of the EFI Nozomi C18000 corrugated packaging press.
Additionally, EFI partner Ricoh Americas Corp. featured EFI inkjet technology with the 65-inch EFI Pro 16h hybrid LED printer at the show.
New Product Debuts
Several new products from EFI premiered at the event, including version 6 of EFI’s Enterprise Commercial, Midmarket Print, Publication, Quick Print, Packaging, and Corrugated Packaging Productivity Suites; EFI Market Direct; Escada software; EFI iQuote; EFI Optitex 3D Design Illustrator; EFI VUTEk HS125 Pro and HS100 Pro Fast-4 printers; and the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i printer.
EFI Connect 2018 featured more than 200 sessions covering technical, business management, and marketing targeting commercial print, signage and graphics, packaging, and in-plant production executives traveling from 23 countries.
Mar2018, DPS Magazine