“EFI is already the dominant player in superwide printing, and now we’ll be scaling that down for the booming mobile printing market,” says Smolen. “Miniature printing holds opportunities for many unique, on-demand applications, including individual business cards, labels, ID tags, and e-signatures. The technology will even enable printing of fingernail-size items such as business cards that have to be read with a loupe.”
“For years EFI [has been] encouraging the industry to “Think Big,” but we now see a need to consider small investments in small sized printers,” says Scott Schinlever, senior VP and GM of EFI inkjet solutions. “We are starting a long journey with the goal of putting a Micro-VUTEk on every desk in the world by 2025.”
The new Micro-VUTEk and Fiery MiniRIP will be on display this month at EFI Connect, the company’s annual users’ conference, where attendees will be invited to print a miniature version of their conference badge using the new technology.