Product Reviews

EFI Pro 24f

With the Pro 24f, EFI hopes to woo the flatbed faithful to its fold.

What does it do?
Although EFI is a stalwart of the superwide-format market with its Vutek range in the roll-to-roll and hybrid markets, the Pro 24f is it’s first ‘true’ flatbed, and is a key plank in the firm’s bid to address all sectors in the display graphics market.

Max printable area: 2.54x1.32m
Colours: CMYK plus dual white
Curing: UV LED
Throughput (production mode): 27m2/hr

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?
American signage and display exhibition SGIA, held last October in New Orleans, was the first outing for the Pro 24f with the first US installs soon following.
“The Pro 24f opens up some new markets and applications

Barbieri Spectro LFP qb

The latest plug and play spectro from the Italian manufacturer.

What does it do?
The Spectro LFP qb is a flatbed spectrophotometer that reads either reflective or transmissive media and measures the colours in LAB values, which is the industry standard colour space.

Measuring aperture: 2mm, 6mm and 8mm
Reflective measurements: Yes
Transmissive measurements: Yes
Measuring conditions: M1, M0, M2, M3
Media thickness: Up to 20mm
Connections: Ethernet, wifi, USB

When was it launched and what

Heidelberg Primefire 106

B1-format simplex seven-colour digital press for industrial packaging printing.

What does it do?
This is a B1-format simplex seven-colour inkjet press intended primarily for folding carton work in runs of one to about 1,500 sheets. The press is a collaboration between Heidelberg, which makes the main press platform, and Fujifilm, which largely builds the inkjet print engine. The inks are water based and food-safe (conforming to Swiss Ordnance).

Max sheet size: 75x106cm

Media weight

Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM

Screen’s revamped inkjet label press opens up additional applications.

What does it do?
The Truepress Jet L350UV+LM is a UV inkjet label press targeted at the premium end of the digital labels market. The first generation of digital label presses from the likes of Xeikon and HP Indigo used toner technology. Whereas inkjet presses, such as Screen’s first inkjet label press the L350UV, delivered higher speed and uptime, they did not meet the needs for the product safety of food labels. With the new