US-based safety and identification signage production firm Safehouse Signs has invested in EFI VUTEk GS2000LX Pro wide-format printer from Electronics For Imaging (EFI) to expand its throughput and quality.
The investment is a part of the company’s efforts to boost its high-end capabilities and drive efficiency.
Safehouse Signs owner Kevin Hudson said: “We were looking for capabilities we didn’t have, and the new VUTEk is much faster and prints at higher resolutions than our other digital equipment.
“As a manufacturer, it is important for us to offer a wide range of products to our distributor partners. The capabilities of this new printer help us do that, plus it creates new growth opportunities with higher-end specialty graphics and point-of-purchase displays.”
The new a two-meter wide hybrid printer, which can run both rolls and flat/rigid materials, will complement Safehouse’s existing printer line-up.
Hudson further said: “The versatility this printer gives us in terms of both materials and print quality is eye opening.
“We took sample signs produced on the printer to the National Safety Council Show and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees who were interested in our expanded capabilities.”
Designed to provide improved consistency and throughput, the printer features “cool cure” LED technology as well as 7-picoliter UltraDrop Technology.
EFI said that the LED technology allows Safehouse to print on, including thin or specialty substrates that cannot withstand the heat of other drying or curing methods.
The printer uses less energy for curing or drying compared with other digital devices at Safehouse, EFI said.