EFI’s New Nozomi C18000 Plus ideal for Corrugated Producers Gain in Productivity, Quality and Profits
28 October 2020: Direct-to-board digital corrugated printing just got even better, as Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has launched a new version of its award-winning, breakthrough single-pass digital inkjet corrugated printer. New EFI™ Nozomi C18000 Plus builds on the already outstanding performance features of the Nozomi C18000 with significant improvements that ensure even greater productivity, quality and versatility for post-print corrugated packaging and display operations.
The new Plus model – which also includes important variable-data, ink savings and cloud-management capabilities for the printer’s EFI Fiery® digital front end (DFE) – is available now. Current users of EFI Nozomi printers can also purchase the Plus model as a field upgrade.
“The new transport of the ‘Plus’ version is a game changer!” said one Nozomi user, Howard Bertram, president of Complete Design & Packaging, Concord, North Carolina. “It has provided consistent throughput at higher speeds and with fewer interruptions, and with enhanced print quality. It is now definitely the machine we knew we were purchasing. Thank you, EFI!”
Key enhancements for the 71-inch wide, direct-to-board LED UV inkjet printer include new advanced transport feed and patented vacuum table systems that eliminate warping while maximizing printer productivity and uptime. The Nozomi C18000 Plus also features an improved post-print quality inspection system to help users monitor quality and quickly identify inkjet nozzle issues or other defects.
The printer can also detect and recover from jams within seconds, with automated continuation of jobs in sequence – an important factor in variable-data work. Busy shops will also appreciate the Nozomi C18000 Plus printer’s improved rush proof feature, which can generate and output a proof within 90 seconds while another job is running on the printer.
Operating at speeds up to 246 linear feet (75 linear mtr.) per minute – producing up to 10,000 35×35-inch (890×890-mm) boards per hour two-up – the printer also features new coater options, including a quick-change anilox coater for improved performance. In addition to its standard CMYK inkset, the printer is available with optional orange, violet or white inks for an imaging gamut of up to 97% of PANTONE® Colors.
EFI has significantly enhanced its Nozomi Digital Solutions Program of professional services, including training and support capabilities, with the Nozomi C18000 Plus launch to further ensure users’ success with their investment.