EFI Inkjet Solutions

If you are looking for business growth through greater productivity, lower operating costs, increased business intelligence and a lower total cost of ownership, register now for an EFI™ Inkjet Solutions track at Connect 2015.

Join us for an in-depth look at the latest EFI Wide Format, VUTEk® superwide format and Jetrion® digital inkjet technologies, EFI’s intelligent workflow integration options, and much more.

  • Discover how the world of large format graphics and digital label production can extend your market reach and lower costs—all while helping you work faster and smarter for increased customer satisfaction.

  • Innovate a new way of doing business. Industry experts will show you how the latest inkjet technology can expand your service offerings and improve profit potential with value-added services.

  • Learn how to integrate your business and production systems with the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio designed to maximize productivity, process efficiency, product offerings and business opportunities.

Connect attendees are welcome to attend any or all of the Inkjet Solutions sessions as well as other EFI Connect sessions, seminars, keynotes and networking events. See Connect 2015 At-a-Glance.

Session Information 

Inkjet Breakout Session Details Expand All
Inkjet Solution Sessions

INK0201 WED 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
The Pulse: Large Format Graphics Outlook   ROOM La Tache 1
Keep your fingers on the pulse of the state of the industry and join IT Strategies for a presentation on the forecast and latent demand for wide- and superwide-format graphics and signs. Discover new growth areas, trends and much more.

INK0202 WED 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Boost the White: White ink and multilayer file prep and printing techniques
ROOM La Tache 1
This hands-on session will cover how to break creative boundaries, increase application possibilities and expand print effects with the use of white ink and multilayer printing techniques. Learn how to creatively enhance imagery when producing backlits with pre-press file work and using the EFI inkjet multilayering feature. Bring your laptop and come prepared for an in-depth look at numerous three-layer techniques that will boost your graphic output. Course requirements: Laptop with PhotoShop pre-loaded (software will not be provided); solid understanding of PhotoShop and Illustrator.

INK0301 WED 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Factors That Will Impact Your ROI and Bottom Line: How to evaluate and calculate ROI factors in wide-format printing
ROOM La Tache 1
The first step involves evaluating the current state of your business and your existing production platform. If you are like many printing companies, you likely have some form of digital inkjet, or perhaps you already are an all-digital shop. But all digital is not created equal. There are a number of considerations when selecting wide-format equipment or determining whether to upgrade your existing fleet. This session will explore several high-level factors that will affect a wide-format printing device investment decision, including:
• Hard costs
• Ink factors
• Capacity/Volume
• Environmental considerations

INK0302 WED 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leveraging Fiery proServer Version 6.1
ROOM La Tache 2   
Get insigt into the new developments that await you in the latest installment of Fiery proServer, which will be available right after Connect. Learn how the new VUTEk linearization will get you to color faster than ever, and hear how EFI FAST RIP reduces your total cost of ownership by keeping your printers busy producing revenue. Complete color control by optimization and verification as well as automated color adjustment for the final viewing condition are just some of the highlights that will be covered in this session. This session will provide valuable new infomraiton about Version 6.1 and serve as a refresher on existing functionality for Fiery proServer or Fiery XF users. Content will be geared to VUTEk customers, but users of other printers will learn valuable take aways.

INK0401 WED 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
How to "Wow" Your CMO and Brand Manager Customers 
ROOM La Tache 1
Wow even the most demanding CMOs and brand managers while maximizing margins with special effect and dazzling applications, unique substrates and printing techniques, and the latest digital inkjet ink technology.

INK0402 WED 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Operation & Maintenance of the EFI H1625 LED Printer: Expanding into wide-format graphics printing has never been easier
ROOM Solution Center
Every aspect of the entry-level EFI H1625 LED printer drives to simple daily operation and routine maintenance for optimal up-time without compromising print quality. Join us in the Solutions Center to see first-hand how easy it is to startup, operate and shutdown the EFI H1625 LED printer. We'll also review the recommended weekly maintenance tips to keep the printer up and running. Group size limited to 30.

INK0403 WED 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
EFI Jetrion Media Best Practices: Standard Print Quality Testing and the Importance of UL Standards
ROOM La Tache 2
Join us for a one-hour workshop on the suggested process to test and grade media for digital label and packaging applications. We also review some common print artifacts and steps to overcome them. Finally, we will discuss what UL means and why it is important, including a review of UL standards, how the process works and the expected time line involved in gaining approval.

INK0501 WED 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
The Economics Behind Green LED Printing   ROOM La Tache 1
If you are like many print providers, you struggle to balance your business needs with global regulations and your customers’ requests for environmentally-friendly solutions. Join us for a closer look at the economics behind green LED technology and how it can positively impact your bottom line while achieving a smaller environmental footprint. We’ll review specific examples of how LED can help lower energy, material and shipping costs, reduce waste, and maximize your profit potential.

INK0502 WED 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Profiling with Intent: Best practices and methodologies for profiling various use cases   ROOM Solution Center
In this session, work hands-on to learn the right steps for ink limiting, maximizing color gamut, and maintaining consistency across EFI’s line of industrial inkjet printers. This session is designed around customer scenarios and will include a brief Q&A followed by step-by-step guidance and recommendations to streamline profiling and ensure accurate results.

INK0601 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Boost the White: White ink and multilayer file prep and printing techniques
ROOM La Tache 1
This hands-on session will cover how to break creative boundaries, increase application possibilities and expand print effects with the use of white ink and multilayer printing techniques. Learn how to creatively enhance imagery when producing backlits with pre-press file work and using the EFI inkjet multilayering feature. Bring your laptop and come prepared for an in-depth look at numerous three-layer techniques that will boost your graphic output. Course requirements: Laptop with PhotoShop pre-loaded (software will not be provided); solid understanding of PhotoShop and Illustrator.

INK0602 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Operation & Maintenance of the EFI H1625 LED Printer: Expanding into wide-format graphics printing has never been easier 
ROOM Solution Center
Every aspect of the entry-level EFI H1625 LED printer drives to simple daily operation and routine maintenance for optimal up-time without compromising print quality. Join us in the Solutions Center to see first-hand how easy it is to startup, operate and shutdown the EFI H1625 LED printer. We'll also review the recommended weekly maintenance tips to keep the printer up and running. Group size limited to 30.

INK0603 THURS 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Digital Label Printing Today and Tomorrow    ROOM La Tache 2
Join IT Strategies for a presentation on the digital label market forecast, opportunities and applications, and hear how EFI Jetrion press owners are thriving in the digital label printing business.

INK0701 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Laser User Roundtable
ROOM La Tache 2
If you are a current Jetrion laser user or thinking about adding a laser module to your Jetrion press, join use for this roundtable session. We’ll review the fundamentals of laser finishing, answer questions about mechanical and software operation, and gather input for future laser development projects.

INK0702 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Profiling with Intent: Best practices and methodologies for profiling various use cases   ROOM Solution Center
In this session, work hands-on to learn the right steps for ink limiting, maximizing color gamut, and maintaining consistency across EFI’s line of industrial inkjet printers. This session is designed around customer scenarios and will include a brief Q&A followed by step-by-step guidance and recommendations to streamline profiling and ensure accurate results.

INK0703 THURS 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Power of Flexible Co-Branded EFI and 3M Inks
ROOM La Tache 1
Our commitment to developing printing solutions that make our customers’ business more successful is exemplified by our efforts with long-standing partner 3M to add new 3M qualified ink sets to our product portfolio. Join us to learn how, through this powerful partnership, EFI has more offerings that can qualify for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty — the premier graphics guarantee in the industry — than any other superwide company and how they will help set you apart from your competitors.

INK0801 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Secrets to Printing on Specialty Materials (Part 1 of 2 - Please register for INK0901 as well.)   ROOM Solution Center
Master the production of high-margin specialty applications by minimizing pre-press, printing and installation time. Join us for a hands-on session to learn how to prep and print specialty substrates, such glass and tiles, with the use of special primers, proper cure and ink coverage, and final curing equipment. We’ll also show you how to produce other premium-margin applications, such as five-layer blocks outs and art reproductions on stretched canvas.

INK0802 THURS 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
EFI Jetrion Pre-press and Best Practices
ROOM La Tache 2
In this session you will learn how to prepare files and optimize the Fiery XF workflow for producing multiple jobs up, printing white, and overprinting and laminating. Hear some cutting edge tips and tricks, and learn fast, fun and practical ways to best utilize your Jetrion press and available modules that will help set you apart from your competition.

INK0901 THURS 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Secrets to Printing on Specialty Materials (Part 2 of 2 - Please register for INK0801 as well.)   ROOM Solution Center
Master the production of high-margin specialty applications by minimizing pre-press, printing and installation time. Join us for a hands-on session to learn how to prep and print specialty substrates, such glass and tiles, with the use of special primers, proper cure and ink coverage, and final curing equipment. We’ll also show you how to produce other premium-margin applications, such as five-layer blocks outs and art reproductions on stretched canvas.

INK1001 THURS 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Successful & Stunning Vehicle Wraps with SuperFlex UV Ink (Part 1 of 2 - Please register for INK1101 also.)   ROOM Solution Center
Successfully produce stunning vehicle graphics with co-branded EFI™ and 3M™ SuperFlex UV Ink that exhibits solvent-like elongation characteristics and withstands heat installation without cracking. Whether you are an experienced vehicle graphics printer or installer or just starting in this growing business, join EFI and 3M for a hands-on session designed to provide you with best practices for printing, laminating without silvering and installing vehicle graphics printed with an EFI VUTEk® GSLXr Pro printer and SuperFlex UV ink, and using 3M brand graphic films and laminates. Class size s limited to 30.

INK1101 THURS 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Successful & Successful & Stunning Vehicle Wraps with SuperFlex UV Ink (Part 2 of 2 - Please register for INK1010 also.)   ROOM Solution Center
Successfully produce stunning vehicle graphics with co-branded EFI™ and 3M™ SuperFlex UV Ink that exhibits solvent-like elongation characteristics and withstands heat installation without cracking. Whether you are an experienced vehicle graphics printer or installer or just starting in this growing business, join EFI and 3M for a hands-on session designed to provide you with best practices for printing, laminating without silvering and installing vehicle graphics printed with an EFI VUTEk® GSLXr Pro printer and SuperFlex UV ink, and using 3M brand graphic films and laminates. Class size s limited to 30.

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Program Information

Connect
The Wynn, Las Vegas

When
January 20-23, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
12:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 AM – 5:45 PM

Friday, January 23, 2015
7:00 AM – 2:30 PM