16 March 2020

Arrow Digital installs Efi-Vutek GS3200 hybrid printer at Octopus Advertising in Pune

Arrow Digital, a supplier of materials and equipment for the large format digital printing and cutting markets, announced the installation of the Efi-VUTEk GS3200 hybrid printer at Pune based Octopus Advertising. Established in 2011, Octopus Advertising is a manufacturer of conventional and modular signage, POP material and displays, event branding, retro-reflective signage, aluminum channel letters, totem, outdoor advertising, large format and offset printing.

Efi-VUTEk GS3200 flatbed and roll-to-roll UV printer for large-format printing reportedly delivers a powerful combination of superior photorealistic quality and high productivity. The printer can print on a range of direct-to-substrate materials and replaces multiple low productivity printers for a profitable and productive business. By offering a wide range of applications from exhibitions graphics, fine arts, photographic reproduction and point of purchase displays for signage banners posters and commercial graphics, the printer is said to enable a print service provider to extend their service offerings.  

VUTEk can print quality output at up to 2400 square feet an hour and has continuous board to board, board to sheet and roll-to-roll printing capabilities. With eight-color plus white switchable to fast five, dual resolution of 600dpi or 1000 dpi, the printer claims to offer superior quality graphics. It offers advantages of three-layer printing and white layer printing capabilities, and allows printing white in six variations such as overprint, underprint, spot, under-spot, fill and over-spot. It also offers a dual-roll capability that enables printing up to two 60-inch rolls simultaneously. EFI’s portfolio of an integrated solution can increase productivity to provide uncompromised versatility. 

Tejas Thakkar, director, Octopus Advertising, is very optimistic about the new addition to his production capability. He says “The market is big in terms of reach and demand. We already have three UV machines installed at our facility that are far more economical printers from China. Despite that, we decided to buy Efi-VUTEk from Arrow Digital not only because Efi-VUTEk is a world-class brand but more importantly because of Arrow and its fantastic after-sale support. This gave us a lot of confidence.” He further adds “Quality is a very important criterion and consideration for us. Additionally, more and more brands in India are demanding Efi-VUTEk prints and this offers us a combination of everything that we need to grow our business and to differentiate our offerings from others. We look forward to upgrading very soon to the latest platforms and technologies with the support of Arrow Digital and its team.” 

Main picture: Efi-VUTEk GS3200 flatbed and roll-to-roll UV printer for large-format printing

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