Silicon Valley firm enters wood printing market at Ligna 2017
May 22, 2017 | 12:40 pm CDT

HANNOVER, Germany – Electronics For Imaging (EFI), a Silicon Valley company that develops technologies for the manufacturing of inkjet display signage and packaging, is showing its new Cubik technology for industrial digital inkjet wood decoration at Ligna in hall 17/D82, 22-26 May, in Hannover.

EFI says it offers the wood industry top quality decoration, maximum performance and ink savings through its unique EFI Ecosystem approach that gets the printer, inks and Fiery proServer color management system all working together, as a full integrated concept solution, providing high value to building materials manufacturers. Cubik offers both premium quality short-runs as well as high speed, mass production of decorative surfaces for indoor and outdoor applications on wood.
With up to 8 printing bars, a wide variety of decoration effects can be directly applied to wooden surfaces. As a pure digital printing system, it supports both, short run, variable prints as well as high volume runs and reduces touch points and operational cost significantly.
Cubik features:
  • Printing width: up to 1.814 mm
  • Print speed: up to 75 linear m/min
  • Configurable: up to 8 printing bars 

EFI already offers industrial printers and ink technologies, providing solutions for multiple materials and for a wide range of applications such as flooring, wall cladding, furniture, countertops, shower plates, facades, outdoor paving and roofing materials. “We benefit from an innovative market-leading portfolio and strong expertise in our industrial inkjet business, and are excited about expanding into the wood industry, which represents an important growth opportunity for EFI,” said José Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager, EFI Industrial Printing.

EFI develops 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.

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Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

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

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.