New digital print installation includes ultra-high-speed single-pass
press with game-changing efficiencies
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IMAGINE and Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII) are pleased to
announce the addition of a new EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass inkjet
press to IMAGINE’s expansive lineup of print technology. The new press
will bring exciting new capabilities and enhance speed-to-market
efficiencies for the wide range of applications and visual
communications solutions produced by IMAGINE.
“We are excited to add the Nozomi’s impressive technology to our
production fleet,” commented Mark Popp, VP of Manufacturing at IMAGINE.
“IMAGINE is continuing to invest in industry-leading innovation as we
further our mission to create impactful brand experiences and drive
The award-winning Nozomi press platform has quickly become one of the
world’s leading ultra-high-speed digital press technologies for
high-quality graphic corrugated board printing. The 71-inch-wide press
prints at speeds up to 75 meters per minute—equivalent to 1,800 50” x
100” sheets per hour—providing a level of digital productivity unmatched
in the industry. IMAGINE is working in partnership with EFI to establish
new capabilities for the press to further enhance its output.
“The Nozomi line has an impressive record of delivering high-impact,
high-quality results, and we are excited for the opportunity to broaden
its capabilities in support of our business and the needs of our
customers,” remarked Michael Moore, Chief Customer Officer at IMAGINE.
The Nozomi C18000 is also expected to create tremendous efficiencies in
rigid-board display production for IMAGINE and its customers by
transitioning to direct-to-board digital printing and away from
litho-laminate mounting of analog offset-printed sheets.
“The Nozomi C18000 is truly a game-changer,” stated Mark Popp. “Not only
will this digital press offer speed-to-market efficiencies using
single-pass technology, but graphically rich jobs will have litho-like
As one of North America’s leading print providers, IMAGINE does a
sizable volume of corrugated board printing. When evaluating the latest
single-pass digital production platforms, the company was looking for a
press that could execute that work and more. The high-end print quality
and high-productivity capabilities of the Nozomi will provide IMAGINE
with another industry-leading technology that delivers impactful visual
marketing to its retail and CPG clients.
“IMAGINE is an innovative leader in our industry, and we are excited to
partner with them on this next phase of growth across so many of their
key print applications,” said Frank Mallozzi, Chief Revenue Officer at
EFI. “The new Nozomi capabilities coming to IMAGINE speak to the
tremendous potential that single-pass inkjet has to re-shape and
re-define digital’s essential and central role in the future of print.”
IMAGINE purchased its EFI Nozomi press in 2018. The press is being
installed on site at the company’s Shakopee, Minn., facility this month,
with testing planned throughout May and full operation targeted in late
IMAGINE delivers innovative and insight-driven visual communications
solutions to brands across the Retail, Entertainment/Gaming, QSR, and
CPG industries. Through the holistic, connected capabilities of our
family of companies, we help our clients drive consumer outcomes by
deploying impactful out-of-home, digital, and in-store marketing
campaigns. Our collaborative end-to-end process helps brands identify
opportunities, create engaging campaigns, deliver effective solutions,
and measure Return on Visual Communications™ to ensure the most
impactful, optimized marketing approach. The IMAGINE Group includes
Imagine! Print Solutions, Imagine! Express, Classic Graphics, Midnight
Oil Agency, and GFX International. Learn more at www.theimaginegroup.com.
EFI is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is
leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We
are passionate about fueling customer success with products that
increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop
breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, 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. (www.efi.com).
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