EFI shows Cubik Digital Printer for Wood at tradeshow in Spain
February 13, 2018 | 11:12 am CST
Printed samples of Oriented Strand Board (OSB), MDF and other engineered wood and boards at FIMMA-MADERALIA


VALENCIA, Spain - Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) presented its EFI Cubik digital inkjet decoration system for wood at the Fimma-Maderalia tradeshow held this month in Valencia, Spain.
The Cubik 700, a high-speed, single pass printer, brings the analog-to-digital transformation taking place throughout the technology and manufacturing sectors to wood coloration and decoration markets. Cubik was first introduced to the wood industry by EFI at Ligna 2017. 
"We appreciate the excellent reception given to us by industry leaders during the development phase of EFI Cubik, and we were excited to bring this breakthrough solution to one of the world’s preeminent gatherings of wood professionals," says José Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager of EFI Industrial Printing. "EFI sees this as an important growth opportunity, and we will continue to share innovations with the wood industry around the analog-to-digital transformation.”
EFI produces industrial inkjet systems for commercial printing, signs and display graphics, textiles, corrugated, ceramics, concrete and since May 2017, wood EFI says it is leveraging its expertise across all of these segments to bring to market new ways of thinking about imaging and decoration on a wide range of substrates and building materials.  
Cubik at Ligna 2017
In the case of wood, direct digital printing to wood materials gives new life to an affordable raw material and opens a world of decorative possibilities for home and office, construction and other applications where there is growing demand for customization. While expanding the range of imaging possibilities, technologies like the EFI Cubik printer also provide a way to reduce waste and drive environmental sustainability in wood decoration.

World-class inkjet expertise for wood decoration applications

The Cubik print system helps users redefine wood decoration with best-in-class technologies from EFI, an inkjet imaging leader, with its proven single-pass imaging technology and specially developed mineral inks that enhance wood without hiding the material’s inherent beauty.
EFI Cubik brings together a variety of inkjet technologies that can add new value to nearly all wood industry segments, including plywood, agglomerates and natural wood. The printer provides high-quality decoration, maximum performance and efficient ink consumption as part of a unique EFI ecosystem that includes the printer, genuine EFI inks with high UV fade resistance and an EFI Fiery proServer digital front end and colour management system, all of which can work together as a fully integrated offering to deliver high value to building materials manufacturers.
EFI also exhibited at the Cevisama trade fair in Valencia, showing the latest technologies from EFI Cretaprint (video below), the leading product line for digital ceramic decoration. For more information about EFI industrial inkjet products for wood and other building materials, visit www.efi.com.

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Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for WoodworkingNetwork.com.

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