Thermoforming: a new frontier for digital printing?

EFI, a provider of products and technology for digital printing, announced that Interstate Graphics Inc. (IGI) has become the first customer to install the new EFI VUTEk GS Pro-TF thermoforming system, a UV printer and ink offering that brings inkjet printing to the thermoformed product decoration market.

GI's installation, which was completed earlier this month, includes a 2-meter VUTEk GS2000 Pro-TF printer operating VUTEk GS-TF inks. The system prints on flat sheets of plastic media that are designed to be thermoformed into 3D shapes, which EFI says eliminates potential costly and time-consuming screen printing, hand painting and vinyl lettering processes.

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