EFI releases its newest dedicated flatbed printer – the EFI Pro 24f

EFI Pro 24f.
The new EFI Pro 24f Wide-Format Flatbed Printer.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has announced the commercial availability of its EFI Pro 24f. First exhibited at the recent SGIA Expo, “it’s the only dedicated flatbed wide-format printer featuring EFI’s proven LED and variable drop grayscale head technologies. It provides precision imaging, fine detail and outstanding image quality for a broad range of applications,” said the company. The printer is the newest addition to EFI’s growing wide-format portfolio – a dedicated flatbed device aimed at applications requiring “discerning image quality and precise dot-placement.” A “strategic choice” for signage, photographic backlit displays, art reproductions, membrane switches, graphic overlays, lenticular prints and other specialty applications, its true 4 ft. x 8-ft. flatbed architecture features a multi-zoned vacuum system that eliminates masking, while ensuring accurate registration for multiple over-prints or panels. EFI’s “cool cure” LED technology ensures low power consumption, minimal waste and compatibility with thinner and heat-sensitive substrates. The printer’s built-in EFI Fiery proServer Core Digital Front End (DFE) gives users the power of faster job processing, along with a host of colour management and production options “for a complete turnkey solution.”

Wichita, Kansas-based customer Superior Signs & Engraving is the first user of the printer. Its premium quality imaging capabilities, with white ink included, and the high versatility and productivity of EFI’s “cool cure” LED technology, have vastly 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’ve doubled our output on flatbed work with this new printer. Plus, it’s white ink produces a very opaque, bright white colour which has increased our quality of print. Overall we would recommend this printer 100%.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.