One of the most historic and oldest theatres in Russia has successfully installed an EFI Pro 32r+ roll-to-roll light-emitting diode (LED) printer from Electronics For Imaging Inc.
The printer will allow Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre to create stage decorations in higher print quality and on a wider variety of materials. Authorized EFI inkjet partner Prizmix in Russia sold the printer to the Bolshoi Theatre, working closely with the company’s principals to establish the technology solution to meet the theatre’s growing digital production needs.
“When we listened to Bolshoi Theatre’s printing requirements, we knew the Pro 32r+ was the right solution for them,” said Alexey Safronov, general director at Prizmix. “The equipment’s efficiency is ensured by a reliable platform designed for round-the-clock operation, printing speeds up to 256 m2 (2756 sf) per hour, and media widths up to 3200 mm (126 in.). We are very happy to be partners with EFI and the Bolshoi Theatre and look forward to a fruitful relationship.”
The equipment will allow the theatre’s Art and Production Complex to manage the creation of scenery for stage decoration, including stage linoleum, props, and canvases. The printer’s ‘cool cure’ LED imaging technology helps with lower power consumption and allows users to print on a range of flexible substrates, including thin or specialty media that cannot withstand the heat required with traditional ultraviolet (UV) or latex printers. The Bolshoi Theatre also opted for white ink and a media edge guard, which enables printing on media with uneven or wavy edges, such as textiles and wallpaper.