Electronics For Imaging, Inc. highlighted its complete and unrivalled portfolio of advanced corrugated packaging production technologies at All4Pack trade show from 26-29 November 2018 in Paris, including the launch of new print modes for the EF Nozomi C18000 – the ultra-high-speed, single-pass ink-jet corrugated board press. EFI exhibited 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.
José Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager, EFI Industrial Printing said, “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. 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.
Visitors experienced Nozomi’s new white ink feature. The Nozomi press now includes a newly available white ink option that significantly increases users’ capabilities along with six colors (CMYK, orange and violet). 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 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 – PHOTO mode, POP mode and ECO mode – to optimize printing capabilities and ink consumption. The new print modes help customers address a wider range of production needs. The Nozomi press gives e-tailers the power to include images relevant to the recipient and/or the product(s) contained in the box, and even include special, targeted offers right on the box.
The press’ Fiery DFE efficiently processes the large amounts of variable data needed to make these applications a reality. And, as the digital production opportunity expands the number of shorter-run, versioned and fully personalized jobs that packaging converters produce, the EFI ecosystem of corrugated technologies helps those customers thrive with a complete workflow that streamlines job submission, planning, order promising, accounting and more.
EFI’s workflow for corrugated production, the Corrugated Packaging Suite, is an end-to-end, comprehensive software offering for box plants, sheet plants, sheet feeders and corrugated display businesses. The Suite integrates with EFI Fiery DFEs, the Nozomi press and other digital production devices. Version 6 of the Suite on display at All4Pack includes robust shipment planning technology that optimizes trailer load capacity.
Additionally, the Suite’s Corrugated Business System offers robust new order-promising, back-to-front scheduling, search features and a powerful new data import tool that simplifies the process of upgrading to the Suite from legacy systems. Other enhancements include a new feature to implement universal pricing changes by customer, ship to location, sales rep, product styles, and/or board grades.