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Oct 4, 2010 12:00 AM
EFI is showing two new entry-level production wide-format digital inkjet UV printers, the Rastek H652 UV hybrid and the Rastek T1000 UV flatbed, at Graph Expo 2010. They also will be shown at SGIA in Las Vegas, Oct. 13-15.
“The Rastek H652 and T1000, the newest wide-format printers from EFI, offer stunning grayscale print quality up to 1200 dpi along with white ink capabilities, all at production speeds. This provides print shops the opportunity to expand their offerings into new, unique applications to both grow and differentiate their businesses,” says Scott Schinlever, vice president and general manager of EFI Rastek and EFI ink business. “Bringing these printers to market is yet another example of EFI’s dedication to providing customer-focused solutions that provide superior profits to our customers.”
EFI’s Rastek H652 UV hybrid builds on the H650, adding nearly twice the speed without sacrificing image quality. Reaching speeds of up to 455 square feet per hour in grayscale print quality with resolution up to 1200 dpi, the new Rastek H652 handles a wide range of rigid and flexible materials up to 1.8 inches thick and 64 inches wide, making it the perfect, affordable entry-level production UV hybrid solution for businesses that want to offer wide-format applications ranging from banners and billboards to posters and point-of-purchases graphics. With white ink capabilities and grayscale high resolution print quality, the H652 delivers saturated colors and smooth gradients.
EFI’s Rastek T1000 flatbed has a three-zone, 52 x 98-inch vacuum table with the versatility to quickly and easily handle materials up two inches thick, including difficult-to-handle substrates that require superior hold-down. With speeds up to 460 square feet per hour and grayscale print quality with resolution up to 1200 dpi, the T1000 is ideal for creating posters, point-of-purchase advertisements including lenticular, along with specialty industrial applications such as membrane switches and packaging applications. The T1000 offers white ink capabilities with no compromise in print speeds, with the ability to print in white at the same speed as CMYK.