EFI launches two new Cretaprint models at Ceramic China

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) launched two new, advanced digital inkjet printing technologies at the Ceramics China tradeshow in Guangzhou., Business

22 Jun 2016 | By Sriraam Selvam

EFI's complete exhibit at the show held between 27 to 30 May, also included advanced EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) technologies and EFI Cretacolor inks along with EFI Cretaprint ecosystem for ceramic decoration printers, ink and colour management.
One of the new products at the tradeshow, the EFI Cretaprint M4 platform, allows customers to print on popular, larger tile sizes up to 1180mm wide and offers enhanced imaging quality with variable-drop grayscale imaging. The printer includes eight bars for colour and special-effects inks, and features a new, automatic nozzle cleaning system that yields a much longer print head life compared to other ceramic tile printers.
Ceramics China also was the launch point for the new Cretaprint M4 SOL, a soluble-salt digital print offering specifically designed for producing high-transit, porcelain-polished tiles. Users can jet soluble-salt inks and bring richer colours to their porcelain tile decorations with lapatto and polished finishes.
"China is the world's largest producer, consumer, and exporter of ceramic tiles, and we were thrilled to showcase our portfolio to new and potential customers who are looking for new innovations that can help them earn more profit with efficient, high-quality digital print technologies," said Jose Luis Ramon Moreno, vice president and general manager for EFI's Cretaprint and Nozomi operations.
EFI's Ceramics China exhibit followed the company's earlier show this year at the Cevisama International Show in Spain, where EFI Cretaprint received the prestigious Alfa De Oro award.
The company which was one of the talks of recently concluded Drupa 2016, has an install base of over 155 Cretaprint ceramic tile printers and more than 35 textile printers in India.