EFI Expands Jetrion 4900 Line with Several Enhancements
FOSTER CITY, CA—September 11, 2012—At Labelexpo Americas this past week, EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, unveiled the new Jetrion 4900M UV digital inkjet printing system that combines the performance of EFI’s existing family of Jetrion UV digital presses with the flexibility of industrial inline web finishing. EFI also announced the 4900M-330, which features a 13˝ print width for increased productivity, profitability and an expanded range of applications.
“We believe that the 4900M’s modular platform will position label converters to address head-on today’s challenges, while providing an upgradable platform for business growth as the label market continues to evolve from analog to digital,” said Sean Skelly, vice president and general manager of EFI Jetrion. “The wider form factor at 13 inches is a direct response to customer feedback and market demand. We are very excited to be bringing both of these new offerings to Labelexpo.”
Lean Manufacturing Enabled for Today with Upgradable Path for the Future
Until now, production of labels, whether flexo or digital, has required multiple production steps. The new Jetrion 4900M Series changes the game, with modular integration of finishing capabilities that result in the delivery of a finished product in a single operation, removing time and cost from the manufacturing process. This is especially critical for label converters who wish to remain competitive as both lot sizes and cycle times continue to diminish. The 4900M Series’ modular design means that additional capabilities can be added as they become available or are needed, thus future-proofing this investment.
Voice of the Customer
“We have been partnering with EFI for some time,” said Brian Rhoades, general manager of WS Packaging Group – Consolidated Products. “We started with a Jetrion 4830, were an early installation site for the 4900 and utilize EFI’s Fiery XF RIP to ensure color integrity between the presses. With the Jetrion 4900, we can print a million labels with 25 different SKUs back to back with a single set-up. It gives us the ability to respond to customer needs in a short timeframe without the added cost of dies or plates. My press doesn’t stop running. That saves a huge amount of time and money, and gives our customers the peace of mind they require.”
“Customers are making choices on digital label equipment based on more than just product specifications,” added Skelly. “They want an inkjet partner who can help them understand and keep up the fast-changing world of inkjet technology, and apply a complete production solution. That’s why our vertically integrated approach of delivering presses, ink, software, color management and system design, combined with our application expertise and extensive global service, differentiates us in the marketplace and brings added value to our customers.”
The Jetrion 4900M-330 will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2013. An affordable upgrade path will be provided to the wider-format Jetrion 4900M-330 (13˝/330mm) for customers who purchase the currently available Jetrion 4900M with a print with of 8.3˝ (210mm). This ability to choose between two print widths in the same print engine with a modular field upgrade is unique and ensures that customer investments are protected.
Also shown at Labelexpo Americas, was EFI Radius, a powerful ERP software platform that is designed to enable end-to-end, automated business process management from order inquiry to cash receipt for label, flexible packaging and folding carton businesses. Show attendees were able to walk through the latest version, as well as learn about exciting new prepress, CAD, accounting, scheduling and customer portal integrations.
For more information about the Jetrion series of label printers, powered EFI’s market-leading Fiery RIP and our robust Radius packaging software, visit www.EFI.com.
EFI is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, CA, with offices around the globe, the company’s powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; super-wide, wide-format, label- and ceramic-inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, Web-to-print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.