EFI VUTEk Q3r Roll-fed UV-LED Printer

Encompassing automatic in-line quality inspection, inline slitting and cutting, Roll & Tape, and more

EFI VUTEk Q3r Roll-fed UV-LED Printer

We designed the EFI™ VUTEk® Q3r to go beyond printing to provide a complete print to finished graphic workflow—from RIP to finished product—on the same platform. Think of it as one big competitive edge that encompasses automatic in-line quality inspection, inline slitting and cutting, & Tape, and more. 

Go beyond with:

  • The widest range of application capabilities—white and clear, double-sided printing, textiles, and more
  • Superb white ink printing performance in single- and multi-layer print modes
  • White and clear ink printing together for increased design and application possibilities
  • Continuous printing with minimal supervision with multiple media handling solutions for large and heavy rolls
  • A unique set of optional Power Tools that automate processes, minimise waste, offer better usability, expand applications offering, and increase profitability
  • Automatic inline print quality monitoring that can identify various print imperfections and alert the operator
  • Automatic calibration for periodic system alignment of quality parameters back to reference point

Beyond speed and quality                                                                                 

  • Up to 558 m2 per hour
  • Up to nine colours – standard CMYK, optional LC, LM, LK, white and clear
  • UltraDrop™ Technology with native 7 pL printheads with true multi-drop addressability for high-definition image quality, outstanding smoothness in shadows, gradients, and transitions, and superb text quality with three-point text in both standard and high quality with fewer satellites and more clarity in all print modes
  • True resolution up to 1200 dpi
  • Precise and sharp three-point text

Applications that go above and beyond

  • Wide range of applications designed for challenging, premium POP, as well as high-volume billboards
  • EFI - 3M™ SuperRange XF White ink covered under the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty when printing with co-branded EFI and 3M™ UV inks on 3M™ flexible media1
  • EFI - 3M™ SuperFlex XF inks available for wrapping and fleet graphics

1 The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty backs graphics printed with the 3M co-branded ink on select 3M flexible media and printed and applied according to 3M Product and Instruction Bulletins. Nothing herein should be construed as a warranty in addition to the express warranty statements provided with EFI products and services.

Cool features that are beyond compare

EFI’s industry-leading LED curing technology and all its cost savings and environmental benefits:

  • Extends your range of supported substrates, including lower cost and added-value speciality media
  • Increases uptime and productivity with instant on/off and less maintenance
  • Drives down operating costs with significantly less energy consumption (2.9 kW instead of 10 kW) and fewer consumable parts
  • Improves control over gloss/matte levels
  • Reduces waste with consistent colour output and simple operation
  • Satisfies customer requests for a greener print solution with low VOCs, lower power consumption, and less waste and consumables

Way beyond easy to use

  • Versatile media handling capabilities to support a variety of flexible media, including freefall, multi-, 3.5-metre and 5.2-metre Super Duty Winder* and Motorised Winder*
  • Carriage height adjustment and Wrinkle Analyser to avoid head strikes
  • Newly designed operator station with touch screen for maximum convenience
  • EFI IQ and EFI Go application* for remote tracking

* Optional

Versatility and beyond – with optional Power Tools

  • White Printing with a variety of multi-layer white printing modes
  • Clear ink – glossy and matte coating modes; selective and full flood; provides up to three years protective coating and for print enhancement
  • Both white and clear ink – together – for premium applications
  • Inline Finishing system for all-in-one printing, cutting, slitting, and collecting
  • Y-slitters – single- or double-bladed – for separating multiple jobs on a single, full-width , minimising media waste, and with waste collectors to eliminate the mess
  • InSpec – automatic inline print quality monitoring that can identify various print imperfections and alert the operator.
  • & Tape – an automated device that takes printed cut sheets directly from the , rolls them into scrolls, and tapes their edges with labels with printed job information.
  • Automatic Backlit supports multi- cutting and slitting, and enables printing each side with a different print mode
  • Automatic Blockout is available for multi- and supports cutting and slitting
  • ID Backprint for printing customer information on the back side of the media; also available with white ink for colour-backed media
  • Media Edge Guards to protect the print carriage and printheads from crashing into media with uneven or wavy edges
  • Media Spreaders for extra challenging, stretchable media types that tend to wrinkle
  • Super Duty Winder for loading heavy media rolls
  • Motorised Airshaft for precise and excellent media collection

Printing technology

  • Piezo drop-on-demand inkjet technology
  • 24 print heads with 7pL UltraDrop Technology
  • Up to 1200 dpi true resolution
  • Colours: CMYK, LC, LM, LK, optional white and optional clear


  • Handles a wide variety of flexible substrates
  • Max printing width up to 3.5 m
  • -to-, free-fall and multi- (2 * 1.6 m rolls) 
  • 300% better media utilisation – only 40 cm wasted on each loading
  • Optional winder motorised airshaft for precise and excellent media collection
  • Optional three-metre Super Duty Rewinder enables working with large media rolls up to 793 kg for continuous printing with minimal supervision
  • Integrated Mesh Kit for easy and quick changeover to mesh, textile and other porous media


  • Production speed up to 558 m2 per hour 
  • Quick and easy media loading

Genuine EFI Inks

  • EFI™ - 3M™ SuperRange XF Inks
    - ­LED-curable UV inks
    - Small dot gain
    - Wide colour gamut
    - ­Environmentally friendly
    - Superb durability
  • EFI - 3M™ SuperFlex XF inks for wrapping and fleet graphics

Environmental considerations

  • Compressed air: 6.5 bar airflow of 110 L/min, dry and clean air only (not included)
  • Operating temperature: 20 °C to 30 °C
  • Humidity:
    - Standard range: 30% - 80% (non-condensing)
    - Optimal range: 50% - 80% (non-condensing)
  • Machine weight: 5,400 kg; crated: 7,000 kg
  • Height: 210 cm; with emergency light: 250 cm
  • Width: 690 cm
  • Depth: 180 cm
  • Electrical: 3-phase, 380 VAC between phases (±5%), 3 x 32 Amp N* GND** (WYE)
  • Printing consumption: 2.9 kW, Peak consumption: 5.7 kW
  • Chiller: Cooling capacity 3.6 kW – required for LED UV curing (included)

Fiery Digital Front End

  • Ships with the EFI Fiery® proServer Premium digital front end, features include:
    - FAST RIP (Fiery Accelerated System Technology)
    - Spot Colour, Colour Profiler, Color Verifier, Cut Marks and File Export Options
    - 1x Option EFI, 1x Option, M/XL/XXL
    - EFI measurement device
  • Other RIP solutions supported
  • File formats include: EPS, PS, TIFF, PDF, JPEG 
Exhibition Graphics
Exhibition Graphics
Floor Graphics
Floor Graphics
Retail POS
Retail POS

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