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New EFI wide-format printer at PacPrint

Friday, 21 April 2017
By Print21

The EFI Pro 16h wide-format printer.

Digital print supplier EFI has announced its new Pro 16h wide format inkjet printer, which is touted as having a ‘complete stimulus package’ of features.

Ben Eaton, CEO Starleaton

Starleaton Digital Solutions will exhibit the Pro 16h on its stand number E30 at PacPrint in Melbourne next month, and Ben Eaton, CEO of Starleaton, is excited to show it off. “This is almost a world release, just two weeks after FESPA – it is certainly the first southern hemisphere showing of the Pro 16h which I believe is ideally suited to Australia and New Zealand’s small to medium sized sign and display printers,” he said. The 16h will be among several EFI machines on show on Starleaton’s stand.

The Pro 16h is a hybrid roll/flatbed LED printer, which can print CMYK plus white on substrates up to 165 cm wide and 5.08 cm thick at 1200×1200 dpi. It features an EFI Fiery digital front end built in, as well as ‘cool cure’ LED curing technology, which is advertised as a good way to reduce operating costs and environmental footprint. In a press release, EFI said the 16h sets ‘a new, affordable entry point for hybrid roll/flatbed production printing’:

This new Fiery-driven printer includes white ink and is designed with a robust package of features to assure the lowest total cost of ownership, superior image quality and a broad range of applications. This new printer platform has faster speeds as well, with some print modes offering up to 30 percent greater throughput compared with other EFI entry-level hybrid production platforms.

Mark Fletcher, EFI

Mark Fletcher, associate marketing specialist at EFI, says the machine can print at 90.7 square metres per hour in ‘express mode’ – more than double the speed of its predecessor, the 1625. “The idea behind this machine was to drive more speed using the technology of the 1625, and provide more efficiency at a similar price point. It’s aimed at the same target customer as the 1625 – mid-level or smaller shops, along with commercial printers,” he said.

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