"Our customers who have hundreds or thousands of locations benefit from our investments in best-in-class digital production and color management technologies, which ensure high-quality brand color reproduction, with higher-volume productivity," said James W. Hill, Executive Vice President, Technology and Procurement for Consolidated Graphics.
Premium quality and production flexibility
The superwide format VUTEk GS5000r roll-to-roll UV printer opens new doors for print shops that need the highest image quality for premium-margin applications, and production-level speeds for commercial graphics and long-term outdoor graphics. The flexible printer produces high-end point-of-purchase materials, high-speed billboards and everything in-between.
For color-critical, close-viewing indoor graphics used at retailers and restaurants Anderson/LA services, the VUTEk GS5000r offers ultra-high quality printing with resolutions up to 1,000 dots per inch. When producing durable prints needed in fleet graphics and other outdoor applications, the GS5000r also has the benefit of being the only five-meter UV printer that has its output covered by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty when using co-branded EFI and 3M inks and printing on 3M flexible media."EFI has worked closely with Consolidated Graphics and Anderson/LA to deliver VUTEk UV inkjet offerings that provide a true competitive difference in superwide format printing capabilities," said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of EFI's Inkjet Solutions. "The VUTEk GS5000r printer is an ideal platform to expand Consolidated Graphics' national, high-end signage production offering." Anderson/LA also has the advantage of bi-directional communication between its VUTEk printers and EFI Fiery ® raster image processors (RIPs) for better job processing and management. The robust processing capability speeds throughput for a number of jobs that come to Anderson/LA from other Consolidated Graphics companies, such as one-off posters and other products that require fast RIPing to keep Anderson/LA's high-volume production operations running smoothly. For additional information about EFI, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117. About Consolidated Graphics Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, Prague, and Gero, Japan, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization. Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit www.cgx.com. About EFI EFI™ ( www.efi.com ) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency. Follow EFI Online: Follow us on Twitter: @EFI_Print_Tech Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EFI.Digital.Print.Technology View us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/EFIDigitalPrintTech NOTE TO EDITORS: The EFI logo VUTEk and Fiery are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. EFI is a trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. All other terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners, and are hereby acknowledged. Nothing herein should be construed as a warranty in addition to the express warranty statements provided with EFI products and services.