EFI Highlighted Packaging Solutions At Drupa

EFI Highlighted Packaging Solutions At Drupa

Visitors to EFI’s stand at drupa, held in Düsseldorf from May 28 – June 7, saw some of the company’s latest single-pass innovations live, including the breakthrough Packsize® EFI™ X5® Nozomi, the world’s first full-colour, on-demand, right-sized box system that prints, cuts, creases, glues, and erects customised boxes at the rate of up to one box every six seconds, and the EFI Nozomi 14000 SD single pass printer for sign and display.

The company also showcased a vast array of applications produced on the new Nozomi 14000 AQ true water-based, single pass printer for corrugated packaging and displays and the Nozomi 12000 MP single-pass technology for direct-to-metal package printing, as well as the next generation EFI Reggiani BOLT XS single-pass textile printer.

‘Since 2012, when we acquired Cretaprint for single-pass inkjet printing of ceramics, and drupa 2016, where we first unveiled Nozomi, we have not only been focused on leveraging single-pass technology across multiple markets, but also continuing to improve the speed, quality, efficiency, and more for this disruptive printing technology,’ said Evandro Matteucci, Vice President/General Manager of EFI’s Inkjet Packaging and Building Materials. ‘The entire global EFI team continues to participate in these developments, pulling technologies and expertise together in a way no other company can. The initial proof case of this capability was bringing the original Nozomi to market in less than two years, an incredible achievement that has resulted in the installation of more than 60 units around the world.’

EFI Nozomi printers are the only single-pass inkjet offering in the industry to have its output certified for OCC recyclability and repulpability by the Western Michigan University Recycling, Paper and Coating Pilot Plant, a leading certification organisation for corrugated recycling.

In addition to showcasing single-pass inkjet printing at the show, EFI also introduced two new software solutions that add to the value of single-pass technology, including:

EFInsight optimises the operational efficiency and TCO of EFI packaging, display graphics, or textile digital inkjet printing systems with powerful cloud-based data collection, analytics, reporting, proactive maintenance, and process control tools. It delivers the insights needed to understand the economics of production and the tools to maximise inkjet printer investments. It is currently available for EFI Nozomi single-pass printers for packaging.

EFI’s Life Cycle Assessment tool for Nozomi printers, which documents Nozomi’s environmental footprint, was developed in partnership with Clean Agency. This tool, which EFI customers and their customers can use, analyses their CO2 emissions as part of their overall packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and has proven that printing corrugated materials on the EFI Nozomi digital press reduces Global Warming Potential (GWP) by over 50% when compared to analogue printing technologies.


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