UPM Raflatac and EFI Offer Customers Turnkey Digital Printing Solution

MILLS RIVER, NC—August 17, 2012—UPM Raflatac announces the qualification of more than 30 labelstocks for EFI’s state-of-the-art digital Jetrion Industrial Inkjet Systems, including the 4000, 4830 and 4900 series of UV inkjet presses. These two market leaders have joined forces to provide label printers and their customers with high-quality labelstock solutions for complex, wide-ranging industry applications.

Label converters who use UPM Raflatac labelstocks and EFI Jetrion UV inkjet systems gain access to a host of digital benefits, including a diverse range of labelstocks that provide exceptional visual appeal and performance for demanding end-uses. Meanwhile, EFI’s innovative presses allow converters to offer short- and medium-run printing capabilities that are ideal for product launches, targeted marketing campaigns and boutique labeling operations. Labelstock converters pay only for the inks they use, significantly reducing their production costs. EFI’s presses range from the 4000, which offers an economical entry point into digital label printing, to the 4900, a state-of-the-art press which executes digital printing and finishing in a single pass, eliminating costly downtime and consolidating work processes.

“UPM Raflatac is pleased to partner with EFI to offer labelstock converters and their customers a complete digital printing solution,” says Patrick Goss, prime business director, Americas, UPM Raflatac. “Printers can leverage UPM Raflatac labelstocks and EFI Jetrion machines to provide end-users with the broadest range of options for their digital printing needs.”

Sean Skelly, general manager of EFI Jetrion, also adds that EFI and UPM Raflatac share a commitment to delivering high-quality labeling solutions that offer productivity, efficiency and value. “UPM Raflatac paper and film labelstocks open up a world of printing possibilities for our rapidly growing installed base of label converters who gain business benefits from Jetrion’s economic ink-only printing cost and favorable ROI.”

About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac, part of UPM’s Engineered Materials business group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 13 factories on six continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,400 people and made sales of approximately $1.6 billion USD (1.1 billion EUR) in 2011.

About EFI
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; superwide, 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.

Source: UPM Raflatac.