The EFI M500 station allows anyone to print from USB drives, mobile devices and even cloud accounts along with the ability to pay with cash, credit card or campus card. Users can preview their files before printing to reduce waste, and can choose from a range of finishing options depending on the printer.
Serving print customers in a self-service environment with EFI’s M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station
Some twenty years ago I interviewed a printer who certified as a bond and shares printer. He challenged me to see the difference between a 1200 dpi text printed with a monochrome laser printer and the 3600 dpi version printed with his Heidelberg press. Even with his 10x loupe, I couldn’t, and neither could he. Industrial inkjets such as EFI’s VUTEk and Jetrion range or Océ’s Jetstream models are closing the gap with screen print and increasingly also with offset by using a trick called variable drop grayscale technology.
Ever had problems using Fiery VUE version 1.2 with MS Office 2010 via MS Word and PowerPoint? Then you’re not alone, despite the fact that it does work with Office 2010.
How does a printer calculate the ink usage of a specific job? It’s an important question, if only because it should be known to stick a price on a job. It used to be done by applying the SPANKS formula. Today, it isn’t that straightforward anymore.
EFI has its own range of superwide inkjets, industrial label printers, and now even ceramic tile printers. It used to have but one product: the EFI Fiery RIP. One of the consequences of EFI growing in all areas of printing is that it competes with companies that use its Fiery RIP.
EFI announced it will be showing Cretaprint technology at Asia’s leading trade show for the ceramics industry, Ceramics China Guangzhou 2012.
Printing is dead? Don’t you believe it. EFI CEO Guy Gecht kicked off the Connect conference with a keynote referencing the changing window of opportunity for the industry, especially around digital printing and personalization.
EFI launched the Xerox EX Print Server powered by Fiery for Xerox Corporation’s new D95/D110/D125 Copier/Printer. It brings workflow automation and higher image quality to print-for-pay, commercial printers and in-plant CRD providers, say EFI and Xerox.
Printing plates have a bad reputation: people easily get caught in an environmentally inspired discussion of which most is history. Dangerous substance handling, delicate processing and other horror stories are mostly a thing of the past. As much anything else, plates have become “digital”. We got the chance to visit the Agfa headquarters. Agfa is one of the world’s biggest plate manufacturers and a market leader of Computer to Plate (CtP) solutions and supplies.