EFI Nozomi direct-to-corrugated digital printers leverage EFI single-pass UV LED inkjet technology to bring enhanced productivity, reliability, value and flexibility to the industrial packaging segment.
EFI is featuring its proven, ultra-high-speed single-pass inkjet print technology for the corrugated market at CorrExpo 2023, August 28-30 in Cleveland, Ohio. At the show, which is organised by TAPPI, attendees will have the opportunity to see virtual demonstrations of the EFI™ Nozomi single-pass technology, view a multitude of printed corrugated applications, and meet one-on-one with EFI experts.
The EFI Nozomi printer line boasts a robust design for heavy industrial use, high reliability and high productivity. It offers packaging converters excellent uptime plus the versatility to print nearly all board flute types, with enhancements to automatically reject damaged boards without stopping print production.
Depending on specific application requirements, customers have a choice between the EFI Nozomi 14000 LED and the Nozomi C18000 Plus offerings. The Nozomi C18000 Plus is an established technology with a print width of 1.8m and configurable with up to 7 colours while the Nozomi 14000 LED, with a width of 1.4m and up to 6 colours, is a very compact solution that fits easily into most box plants. Both are also ideal for point of sale (POS) applications thanks to the outstanding print quality and flexibility they offer. The same goes for e-commerce checkouts as the ability to include high-quality graphic content enhances the shopping experience for the smart buyer, be it online or at a retail store.
EFI is also participating in a CorrExpo What’s New?/Tech Talks session on new innovation in environmental sustainability, with a focus on the EFI Nozomi 14000 LED single pass printer’s environmental and business benefits.
The Nozomi presses also significantly reduce ink and board waste compared with flexo and litho-lamination. Unlike analogue printing methods, they do not require water for cleaning, reducing converters’ costs and their environmental footprint.
Nozomi is the industry’s best single-pass inkjet corrugated technology in terms of power consumption efficiency, according to testing by the Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies against the ISO 20690 energy standard. Plus, the EFI Nozomi platform is 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.