EFI has posted an almost 30% year-on-year increase in third-quarter revenues, following strong growth across all three of its segments.

The highlight from EFI's inkjet division, which grew 18% year on year, came in UV ink sales, with volumes up 43% year on year, driven by "terrific demand" for the Vutek GS series, which passed the 100th unit sold mark in the quarter.

In addition to the year-on-year increase, year-to-date growth in UV ink sales rose from 35% for the first six months to 41% for the nine months to 30 September.

EFI chief executive Guy Gecht described the growth as "back to pre-recession levels" and said it was an indicator of the health of the company's print clients.

"It shows they are winning more jobs, not only against screen, but alsoagainst other inks, such as aqueous, and against other non-EFI users," he added.

Meanwhile, EFI's Fiery division posted revenues of $61m (54m), up 36% on $45m last year, marking a second consecutive quarter of 30%-or-better year-on-year growth.

EFI APPS division turnover grew 37% to $15.8m in the quarter, which included revenues from the Radius ERP for the packaging market.

Gecht said: "There is a higher urgency to run businesses accurately and to do that you need MIS.

"Printers recognise that they can't run a successful business on gut feeling and a spreadsheet anymore."

EFI's group operating income came in at $1.8m for the quarter, after a $15.1m loss last year.

For the year-to-date EFI is running an operating loss of $8.4m and a pre-tax loss of $9.4m, compared with an operating loss of $61.6m and a pre-tax profit of $21.1m for the first nine months of 2009 (the latter resulting from the disposal of vacant offices and land at its California headquarters last year).