Ink sales increasing for digital operations

21 May 2012

EFI has reported a significant increase in year over year ink sales with a record 93 percent boost in ink volume for the Jetrion segment alone in Q1 2012, compared with the same quarter last year.  This suggests that label converters are increasingly turning to digital printing and UV-curable formulations.

In many cases printers may run two to three shifts per day. ‘We originally estimated the Jetrion 4830 would pay for itself in one year, but we’re getting even more business than we planned for, so we’ll be able to break even in six to nine months,’ said Gary Astle, vice president of commercial printer Alliance Printing. ‘And we’re not even at full capacity – we’re printing labels faster than we can die-cut them.’

‘Our Jetrion product line is accelerating the transformation of the industry from analog to digital processes, while bringing customers reduced costs and waste, and increased customer satisfaction and responsiveness,” comments Sean Skelly, vice president and general manager of EFI Jetrion. “Our new Jetrion 4900 is also encouraging converters to invest in a fully integrated printing and finishing line and the growth in demand for this press is sure to see EFI’s UV-curable ink usage continue to rise.’

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