EFI will sign a distribution agreement effective July 1, 2009 with DES for VUTEk® superwide digital printers, UV and solvent inks.

Terry Crawford, EFI’s Sales Development Manager for wide format solutions in ANZ said the decision to go with DES was based on DES’s ability to offer EFI’s vision of integrated solutions, superior colour knowledge and the organisation’s national sales and service coverage.

“DES supplies a wide range of EFI integrated solutions including digital contract proofing, web-to-print, Rastek™ and now VUTEk products that serve the sign and display market. Their recent commitment to a regional innovation centre in Australia designed to showcase EFI products from the start to end of workflow makes DES an ideal sales partner,” said Crawford.

Existing VUTEk customers will receive uninterrupted supply of consumables, maintained and managed by the DES national sales and service network.

“The new VUTEk distribution agreement with EFI further strengthens our long-standing relationship,” said DES Managing Director Ian Clare. “Building on our working partnership of ten years, this expansion of our product and service line is a timely step forward in promoting our commitment to innovation, bringing additional value to customers.”

“DES shares our vision of adding value and they have a strong history of successfully introducing and supporting digital technology into the graphic arts markets,” said EFI’s Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific region, Ramin Kazemi. “We are very pleased to be expanding this partnership of our world class digital printing and UV printer solutions.”

VUTEk solutions on display at PacPrint include the VUTEk QS3200 UV Superwide Format Printer, the 3.2 metre printer used to produce over 200,000 square feet of the 2009 US Presidential Inaugural graphics. The VUTEk 3200 six colour and white ink printer will be hard at work on the EFI stand with QS Series 2 Inks.

The EFI stand has all the latest information on the greatly anticipated new superwide format UV printers, the VUTEk GS3200 and VUTEK GS5000r. A 3.2-metre hybrid, the VUTEk GS3200 delivers eye-popping image quality and incredible speeds up to 223 m2 per hour. The 5-metre roll-to-roll VUTEk GS5000r uniquely combines enhanced Point-of-Purchase (POP) quality with stunning billboard production speeds up to 288 m2 per hour.


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