BÜRKLE cooperates with EFI for the commercialization of EFI Cubik inkjet decoration solutions

Bürkle will present the mineral printing ink EFI Cubik S700 and the new Cubik S1800 UV-LED single UV-LED printers for wood decoration at the LIGNA.

Almazora, Spain - May 23, 2019 - Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) is partnering with Freudenstadt, Germany-based Robert Bürkle GmbH, the global leader in printing and surface treatment technologies, to market the EFITM ecosystem of woodworking decoration solutions, including Single-Pass EFI Cubik inkjet printers, genuine EFI inks and EFI Fiery® design, processing and color management systems.

"We could not have chosen a better partner than Bürkle to help us drive our growth in the woodworking market," said José Luis Ramón Moreno, Vice President and General Manager of EFI Industrial Printing. "We appreciate the position that Bürkle holds as a very well known and established leader in this industry and we are sure that together we will serve the market by helping customers to transform wood decorating using the latest digital inkjet solutions.

"We are excited to work with EFI to provide advanced technologies and solutions to the wood industry," said Olaf Rohrbeck, Chief Sales Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Bürkle. "We believe that the cooperation will only strengthen our position in the market and help our customers to be more successful.    

EFI and Bürkle will cooperate in the development of product roadmaps for new segments with the common goal to integrate the benefits and advantages of digitalization in the wood and other building material industries. In this new partnership, Bürkle and EFI will work together to provide complementary market offerings for the wood market.

Digital solutions from EFI part of the Bürkle booth at the LIGNA 2019

EFI is part of the Bürkle exhibition, which will take place in hall 17, booth F19 at the LIGNA exhibition from 27th to 31st May in Hannover, Germany. The Single-Pass EFI Cubik S1800 UV-LED inkjet printer in its worldwide premiere and the Single-Pass EFI Cubik S700 mineral inkjet printer will be presented at the Bürkle booth. These two groundbreaking solutions are designed for 24/7 operation in industrial production environments and offer both high quality throughput for small runs and fast mass production of decorative wood surfaces for indoor and outdoor applications.

Based on EFI's renowned single-pass printing technology, the EFI Cubik line offers the woodworking industry high-quality decoration, high-end performance and ink savings through a unique EFI ecosystem approach where the printer, inks and EFI Fiery proServer digital front-end (DFE) and colour management systems work together as a fully integrated solution, delivering value to building material manufacturers.

The EFI Cubik S700 uses mineral inks in several available colours. Mineral inks provide higher image quality without compromising the natural characteristics of the substrate as the inks penetrate the substrate, resulting in better integration with the wood. The new EFI Cubik S1800, to be launched at LIGNA, is based on UV LED inks and prints with CMYK UV inks, offering businesses a wider colour gamut, high print quality and high print speeds for panel/laminate formats. With virtually no VOCs, lower temperatures and lower energy consumption, EFI LED technology is a more environmentally friendly printing solution that enables companies to offer their customers more applications and more cost-effective material options.

EFI's industrial cubic printers, ink technologies and Fiery DFE and workflow software offer solutions for a wide variety of applications and materials, including flooring, wall coverings, furniture, countertops, shower panels, facades, paving and roofing materials for outdoor use.

For more information about EFI's advanced digital printing technologies, please visit www.efi.com.   

About EFI EFI™ is a global technology company based in Silicon Valley and a leader in the worldwide transition from analog to digital imaging. Our passion is to help our customers succeed with products that increase competitiveness and productivity. To achieve this, we develop breakthrough technologies for the production of signs, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles and personalized documents with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front-ends and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process.


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