SpeedPro Imaging, a wide-format imaging franchise brand with a network of over 120 locations across the U.S. and Canada, are fueling their success by installing the EFI H1625 LED printer. The installations stem from an extensive testing and validation process conducted at SpeedPro Imaging’s Centennial, Colorado headquarters, followed by a 2015 partnership agreement between EFI and SpeedPro to help franchises grow with the 65-inch printer’s energy-efficient LED imaging capabilities.
“We’re proud to be a partner with the SpeedPro Imaging network,” said Frank Mallozzi, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, EFI. “SpeedPro is a unique brand that focuses on giving entrepreneurs a competitive advantage, and EFI wide-format printers are helping progressive-minded SpeedPro owners meet or exceed their goals.”
The hybrid roll/flatbed, mid-level production inkjet printer is designed to maximize image quality with four-colour grayscale imaging at resolutions up to 1200 x 600 dpi as well as EFI’s white ink as a standard feature. Users benefit from extended media versatility on a wide range of flexible and rigid substrates up two inches thick with energy-saving “cool cure” LED technology that gives users the ability to print on substrates that cannot withstand the heat of other drying or curing methods. The printer also offers high uptime with simple, automated operational and maintenance features.
“We saw an opportunity in the marketplace because this hybrid printer is really attainable to our franchise partners at a good price point, and it opens a lot of doors with the types of applications we can deliver,” said Boris Katsnelson, CEO of SpeedPro Imaging. “We like the white ink on board, which is a strong feature, and the printer itself also is a really efficient machine. EFI has been a great partner for us as well.”
SpeedPro Imaging’s franchise network of more than 120 locations currently operates in 31 states, with a Canadian affiliate that has locations in eight provinces. The SpeedPro-certified EFI LED printer has been available to the network since mid-2015, with six units installed to date and two more coming online this quarter, said EFI.