One Year Plus Six EFI VUTEk Printers Adds Up to Business Growth for Blue Ocean Worldwide
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September 17, 2014

One Year Plus Six EFI VUTEk Printers Adds Up to Business Growth for Blue Ocean Worldwide

FREMONT, Calif. – EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today reported that Blue Ocean Worldwide has added another new EFI VUTEk® printer to its fleet, for a total of six printers in less than one year.

“Between our New York and Las Vegas locations, business is booming,” said Dave Stadler, founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Worldwide. “We have just moved into a larger location in Las Vegas and have added another new VUTEk printer to accommodate the growth.”

To introduce customers to its expanded superwide-format print capabilities, the company is hosting an open house event at its new Las Vegas facility on October 22nd from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Twice the graphics printing capabilities for superior, compelling marketing Blue Ocean Worldwide helps its clients build brand visibility and presence with high quality, high impact graphics, including building wraps, wallscapes, transit and vehicle wraps, in-store displays and other superwide format work. By doubling the size of its VUTEk fleet in a single year and expanding its Las Vegas presence, the company can offer faster turnaround, a wider range of substrates, and a broader array of applications, giving its customers more options for compelling visual marketing.

Blue Ocean’s VUTEk fleet now consists of:

  • Four EFI VUTEk GS5000r printers, two in New York and two in Las Vegas. These five-meter roll-to-roll UV printers offer POP quality with eight color plus white printing for premium-value indoor and outdoor graphics, and the ability to switch to Fast-4™ mode with output at up to 2,800 square feet square feet per hour.
  • An EFI VUTEk GS3250 hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed printer in New York. This 3.2-meter wide flatbed and roll-to-roll UV printer extends printing capabilities with exceptional image quality, fast production speeds, and a broad color gamut. It features eight colors plus white and true 1,000 dpi print resolution at speeds of up to 2,400 square feet per hour.
  • An EFI VUTEk GS3250LX LED “cool cure” hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed printer in Las Vegas. LED curing ensures lower energy consumption and the ability to use lighter weight, heat-sensitive substrates, reducing costs in both materials and shipping with no sacrifice in quality. It also features eight colors plus white and true 1,000 dpi print resolution at speeds up to 2,400 square feet per hour.

All EFI VUTEk printers are optimized for use with the EFI Fiery RIP and print workflow technologies for the ultimate in speed, quality and productivity. Blue Ocean is currently installing the latest Fiery workflow, EFI Fiery proServer Version 6, which enhances operation even further with EFI FAST RIP (Fiery Accelerated System Technology) to process complex vector data up to ten times faster than competitive systems.

The new Las Vegas facility comprises 25,000 square feet and is located near the airport as well as close to hotels and casinos. The excitement surrounding Blue Ocean’s Las Vegas expansion is shared by partners Howard and Scott Weinstein. By having production locations in the Eastern and Western United States, they feel they can serve their client base in an extremely timely and cost-effective manner.

“Blue Ocean is an excellent example of a well-run business that sees significant opportunity for growth in the sign and display graphics market and aggressively invests to stay ahead of the competition,” said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for EFI. “We are proud to be a partner in supporting that success, and we are looking forward to seeing an impressive display of VUTEk printing capabilities at the upcoming open house event, including all of the VUTEk printers in live production during the event.”

Marketers interested in attending the open house can RSVP with Blue Ocean Worldwide’s Kristi Taylor by e-mailing ktaylor@BlueOceanWW.com.

The Open House is taking place on the first day of the 2014 SGIA Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Blue Ocean is providing transportation from the Convention Center beginning at 5 p.m. when the show floor closes. Return transportation to area hotels will also be provided.

For more information about EFI VUTEk printers and other EFI solutions, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117. For more information about Blue Ocean Worldwide, visit www.BlueOceanWW.com.

About Blue Ocean Worldwide
Blue Ocean Worldwide is a multi-format digital print, print management, and media display company. Optimally structured to service creative and media agencies and the national brands they represent, Blue Ocean is recognized throughout the advertising community for insuring brand consistency.

Blue Ocean supports media, retail and advertisers by offering a multiple of creative services ranging from sophisticated brand experiences and multimedia engagement zones to billboards, transit ads, vehicle wraps, and in-store POP and window displays.

About EFI

EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.

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