EFI will gain the customer base of FreeFlow DFE users, and Xerox can focus on its digital press hardware and consumables businesses.
Xerox and EFI have announced a strategic partnership to bring to market a next generation digital front end to drive Xerox digital production presses. The agreement includes the sale of Xerox’s FreeFlow Print Server digital front end business to EFI.
About 1,300 people gathered at the Wynn Las Vegas in January for EFI Connect, one of the printing industry’s largest and longest-running users’ group events.
In this week's edition of The Packaging Report, Senior Content Editor Cory Francer provides his key takeaways from last week's EFI Connect conference at The Wynn Las Vegas.
EFI announced another sold out EFI Connect user's conference with 10 percent more pre-registered customer attendees compared to 2015.
Tennessee-based Graphic Label Solutions (GLS) was seeking an alternative to its existing label production process. The company was using screen printing as well as a wide-format printer to produce labels. But as run lengths shortened, the screen printing process became cost-prohibitive, and digital wide-format printing lacked the throughput needed to meet demand. In addition, GLS was seeking new business, a more efficient way to finish its work, and sought an environmentally sustainable solution to match the company's desire to have as small an environmental footprint as possible.
The Printing Plant is a privately-held narrow-web flexographic printer in Cincinnati that has been in operation since 1979. The company has grown considerably over the years, adding experienced staff and state-of-the-art equipment. Yet as with most every part of printing these days, there is always room for improvement. Especially with color.
Short runs are becoming business as usual for converters, with brand owners wanting more and more runs of reduced lengths. A recent InfoTrends survey of packagePRINTING readers set out to see to what extent such runs are becoming more common. We obtained responses from 69 companies, each a converter of labels, folding cartons or both. The general results indicate that respondents' print jobs now include a significant share that is less than a few thousand linear feet, and that the share is growing.
EFI, a company specializing in digital printing innovation, announced that InnoMark Communications has selected EFI Radius ERP software to unify and manage business data and operations across its 11 facilities. Fairfield, OH-based InnoMark selected this ERP system based on its best-in-class tools for streamlined, multi-plant management and the technical capabilities Radius gives users to direct an extensive range of finishing and fulfillment processes.