EFI announced it has successfully completed deployments of the Jetrion 4900 UV Inkjet industrial presses for label production at Consolidated Products Inc. of Knoxville, Tennessee and Repacorp, Inc. of Tipp City, Ohio, both in the US. These customers chose EFI and UV inkjet to streamline their label production.
The new EFI Jetrion 4900 label production system combines digital printing and digital finishing in a single system, increasing efficiency with the lowest cost per finished label. Integrated workflow saves customers time and money as they move from a label print file directly to the finished roll without interruption.
In business for more than 25 years, Consolidated Products Inc. is a provider of pressure sensitive labels and tags, offering digital printing, dome labels, high-speed laser die-cutting, RFID, and more. According to Kirk Icuss, president of CPI they first acquired the Jetrion 4830, and then partnered with EFI as an early installation site for the 4900 with the EFI Fiery RIP to unify the colour for both machines. The Jetrion presses gives them the ability to respond to customer needs in a short time frame without the added cost of plates or dies.
CPI is on a lean mission, assisting the company’s customer base of consumer products companies and big-box retailers to reduce SKUs and label inventory and reduce scrap costs. Icuss: “In the compliance labeling business, we grade quality by durability of the actual label. UV durability of the EFI inks was a key requirement for us.”
Repacorp is a full service print provider with four manufacturing plants located in Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona. Repacorp prints a wide-range of label jobs on their Jetrion 4900, 4830 and 4000 systems, and relies on their high image quality. Tony Heinl, vice president of Repacorp, says: “Our Jetrion 4900 has near photographic quality, with outstanding colour reproduction. Digital printing eliminates the need for plates and the laser system provides a tool-free method for cutting any desired shape.”
The printers are also used to print multiple copies of a label with variable data information such as serial numbers, barcodes, 2D barcodes, parking decals or date and lot coding.
The Jetrion 4900 offers a high duty cycle and robust industrial design. Jetrion customers pay only for the ink used.
There is no need or cost for pre-priming on most substrates. The Jetrion 4900 further provides exceptionally durable labels without over varnish, and is UL certified on select substrates, allows for 5-colour printing (CMYK+W) in one pass, with an industry leading white opacity rivaling flex quality, and offfers dual high-powered laser die cutting, matrix removal, substrate slitting and a semi-automated turret.