Agfa & EFI Forge Strategic Partnership

Agfa will integrate EFI’s roll-to-roll system, while EFI will incorporate Agfa’s hybrid inkjet printers.

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Agfa and EFI have announced a global strategic partnership aimed at leveraging each other’s technologies.

Within the framework of the partnership, Agfa will integrate EFI’s roll-to-roll system into its offerings, while EFI will incorporate Agfa’s hybrid inkjet printers into its suite of solutions.

“Digital Print is one of our company’s key growth engines. This strategic partnership with industry leader EFI will broaden the range of options we can offer to our customers and expand the market reach for our state-of-the-art solutions. It truly is a milestone for our company and for the wide-format printing industry at large,” said Pascal Juéry, CEO of the Agfa-Gevaert Group.

According to the companies, through the mutual strengthening of the Agfa and EFI portfolios, both can present a broad and innovative product offering, as well as a reliable service infrastructure.

Arnaud Calleja, vice president of digital printing solutions at Agfa, commented: “We are thrilled to be partnering with EFI. By integrating their roll-to-roll platform into our sign and display offerings, we are poised to deliver an exceptionally diverse product range with unprecedented value to our customer base. At the same time, we can both maintain a dedicated focus on product innovation within our respective specialized domains, ensuring our technologies remain at the forefront of digital print transformation.”

The collaboration will debut on the global stage at the FESPA trade fair in Amsterdam where Agfa and EFI will be showcasing the potential of this collaboration at their respective booths.

“For over 30 years, EFI has focused on the analog to digital conversion of high-value print applications. EFI and Agfa are the most trusted brands in the industry and we now have the ability to accelerate our customers’ digital journey and make them even more productive. We are excited for this next chapter and the ability to leverage the strengths of both organizations to move the industry forward,” stated Frank Pennisi, CEO of EFI.

Todd Zimmerman, SVP/GM Display Graphics & OEM Ink at EFI added, “This partnership represents a convergence of industry leaders, each bringing unique strengths to the table. The integration of Agfa’s hybrid platform into our solutions reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers with the most advanced and comprehensive options available.”

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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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