EFI made its first public appearance with Radius Solutions, which it acquired three months ago. “Radius reached a level of critical mass, and had saturated the market,” says David Taylor, former president of the company, who is still active in the business. “Now we can extend the portfolio to the rest of the world.” The brand is known now as EFI Radius.
Radius produces a print management software system aimed at the larger companies in the label business. “EFI saw that their product line had a gap in the packaging sector, which is now filled,” Taylor says.
EFI Jetrion, manufacturer of a UV curable digital inkjet press, announced at the show that it has added LED curing to its Model 4830 press. LED curing uses less heat and lower power than conventional UV lamps, and the bulbs will last much longer. The press utilizes Phoseon LED equipment, and the LED capability will be available as an upgrade for those who own 4830 presses already. Delivery will begin in the fourth quarter.
Jetrion manufactures it own inks, and has unveiled new flexible inks, which it says are shrinkable up to 90 percent. “This is the first time that such a product has been introduced for inkjet,” says Ken Stack, vice president of EFI Jetrion.