Modular, Upgradeable Design and Wider Print Area.
EFI™ has unveiled the new Jetrion® 4900M UV digital inkjet printing system at the recent Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont, Illinois. The company also announced details of the 4900M-330, which features a 330mm print width 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 analogue to digital," said Sean Skelly, vice president and general manager of EFI Jetrion. "The wider form factor at 330mm is a direct response to customer feedback and market demand."
Until now, production of labels, whether flexo, or digital has required multiple production steps. EFI pointed out that 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 print run quantities and cycle times continue to diminish. The company highlighted the 4900M Series' modular design which will allow additional capabilities to be added as they become available or are needed, thus future-proofing this investment.
"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, colour 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 (330mm) for customers who purchase the currently available Jetrion 4900M with a print with of 210mm.
Also showcased at Labelexpo was EFI Radius, a new ERP software platform designed to enable end-to-end, automated business process management from order inquiry to cash receipt for label, flexible packaging and folding carton businesses. EFI commented that 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 available for the packaging industry.
For more information about the Jetrion series of label printers, powered EFI's Fiery® RIP and the Radius packaging software, visit www.EFI.com
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