EFI Announces New Nozomi Print Capabilities and Upgraded Corrugated Production Workflow at All4Pack

December 5, 2018 Off By Sebastian Reisig

– Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) is highlighting its complete and unrivalled portfolio of advanced corrugated packaging production technologies at this week’s All4Pack tradeshow in Paris, including the launch of new print modes for the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 – the ultra-high-speed, single-pass inkjet corrugated board press that is helping many of the world’s leading packaging companies thrive with high-graphic, direct-toboard digital printing. EFI’s exhibit in Hall 6, Stand L125 at the packaging event highlights the complete EFI portfolio of print and workflow solutions for advanced, integrated and automated corrugated production.

“EFI’s new print modes for Nozomi and our new white ink further strengthen our overall portfolio for efficient corrugated production with world-class digital print engine and packaging workflow solutions,” said José Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager, EFI Industrial Printing. “All4Pack visitors are coming away from our stand with new ideas about how leading-edge digital capabilities can have a revolutionary effect on their businesses.”

Corrugated packaging workflow products on display include EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite business and production software, and EFI Escada, a product in the Suite that helps packaging companies maximize the potential of their operation, from corrugator and process control to full traceability and reporting.

New innovation in digital with Nozomi

Show attendees are able to experience Nozomi’s new white ink feature. While the Nozomi press prints in up to six colors (CMYK, orange and violet), it now includes a newly available white ink option that significantly increases users’ capabilities.

With the white ink, packaging converters can create impressive photographic images and vivid colors directly on brown kraft board liner. The high-end, powerful EFI Fiery® NZ 1000 digital front end (DFE) driving the Nozomi press simplifies the process of creating spot or flood white layers for print jobs.

In addition, the press now offers three new modes to optimize printing capabilities and ink consumption:

  • PHOTO mode allows matching of up to 97% of PANTONE® Colors in six colors with no ink consumption limit – an ideal feature for printing corrugated display materials where saturation and vivid colors are key.
  • POP mode reduces the color gamut slightly, without a significant difference in the final appearance, and is ideal for photographic printing where ink saving is an important criterion.
  • ECO mode works with a restricted color range and the lowest possible ink consumption. It is intended for printing packaging where lower cost is a critical factor. Even when using uncoated boards and simple graphics, it is possible to achieve significant ink savings with excellent print results.

The new print modes help customers address a wider range of production needs. Not only can users leverage the high-end quality that recently earned the Nozomi press Product of the Year honors for single-pass inkjet devices from industry association SGIA, but they also can cost-effectively take digital production beyond premium shelf-ready packaging and display applications by economically producing less-sophisticated color designs.