The most versatile five-meter printer

Designed without compromise, the LED EFI™ VUTEk® GS5500LXr Pro printer with UltraDrop™ Technology offers the perfect combination of innovative technology and extraordinary performance to accelerate your success well into tomorrow.

The VUTEk GS5500LXr Pro delivers high-throughput performance and precise imaging thanks to its innovative and eco-friendly LED curing technology and EFI’s 7pL grayscale UltraDrop Technology. And with EFI VUTEk GSLXr 3M™ SuperFlex UV Ink, you not only get an extended color gamut and maximum reliability and performance with your VUTEk system, but also super flexibility for fleet and vehicle graphics, outdoor applications and more.

Printing technology uncompromised

  • Eight colors plus optional white ink printing
  • UltraDrop™ Technology offers smaller drop sizes and more precise control with native 7pL print heads and true multidrop addressability in each dot position
  • High apparent resolution and high-definition quality with four-level grayscale and two ink density levels
  • Outstanding smoothness in shadows, gradients and transitions
  • Superb text quality with four-point text in both standard and knockout with fewer satellites and more clarity in all print modes
  • Industry-leading 3M™ MCS™ Warranty when printing with co-branded EFI and 3M™ UV inks on 3M™ flexible media¹
  • Single-pass, multi-layer print capability for even more profit opportunity
  • Increased up time and productivity while reducing maintenance with instant on/off LED lamps
  • Lower operating costs with decreased power consumption, fewer consumable parts, and less waste with consistent color output and simple operation
  • A greener printing solution to offer customers
  • Integration ready with EFI™ Web-to-Print and MIS/ERP solutions with native JDF connectivity

¹ The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty backs graphics printed with the EFI VUTEk GS5500LXr printer on select 3M flexible media and printed and applied according to 3M Product and Instruction Bulletins. This warranty lasts up to five years on EFI co-branded inks that have a shelf life of 15 months.

  • Eight colors plus optional white ink printing
  • Resolutions of true 600 dpi or 1000 dpi
  • Powerful LED curing technology
  • Grayscale 7pL UltraDrop Technology
  • EFI™ VUTEk® GSLXr 3M™ SuperFlex UV Ink with 3M™ MCS™ Warranty¹
  • Orion operating system
  • Single-pass multilayer printing
  • Standard multiqueue on-demand functionality for multi-roll printing
  • Optional automated double-sided printing capability for banner and backlit applications
  • Fiery® proServer with Fiery® XF production RIP and color management workflow
  • Bidirectional communication capability between the Fiery XF RIP and printer increases workflow efficiencies, job data collection, and enables seamless integration with EFI Web-to-Print and MIS/ERP solutions with native JDF connectivity
  • Enhanced Service Program (ESP) warranty for your printer, Fiery® proServer hardware and Fiery® XF software
Printing Technology
Print system
Media/Handling
Media/Handling
  • Handles flexible substrates, heavy textiles and mesh up to 204 in. (5.186 m) wide, and .031–.125 in. (.79–3.2 mm) thick
  • Image width 204.25 in. (5.19 m) full bleed printing
  • Multiple-roll capability — up to three 60 in. (152 cm)-wide rolls
  • Maximum media weight: 880 lbs (399 kg) full width
  • Maximum roll diameter: 14 in. (30 cm)
  • Heavy-duty unwinder (HDU) and optional chiller for enhanced media handling
Productivity
Productivity
  • Best Quality Mode (1000 dpi, 8 color, heavy smoothing) 300 ft²/hr (28 m²/hr)
  • POP Quality Mode (600 dpi/grayscale, 8 color, heavy smoothing) 700 ft²/hr (65 m²/hr)
  • Banner Quality Mode (600 dpi/grayscale, Fast-4™, heavy smoothing) 1,400 ft²/hr (130 m²/hr)
  • Up to Speed (600 dpi/grayscale, Fast-4™, no smoothing) 2,800 ft²/hr (260 m²/hr)
Environmental Considerations
Compressed Air95 psi (6.7 kgf/cm²) minimum, 150 psi (10.5 kgf/cm²) maximum, at 4 cf/m (113 lpm) — dry air only (not included)
Temperature 68° F to 80° F (20° C to 30° C)
Humidity30% to 80% (noncondensing)
Electrical Specifications
Rated Frequency50/60 Hz
Power Supply3 phase, 70 amps (4 or 5 wire), delta 220 ±10%, 50A (Wye 400 ±10%, 50A)
Dimensions and Weight
Width342.35" (869.59 cm)
Height75.10" (190.75 cm)
Depth 98.56" (250.34 cm)
Weight12,815 lbs (5,813 kg)
Inks
Inks
  • Supplied in 5.0-liter containers in cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta, light yellow, light black and white
  • Flexible inks are water- and fade-resistant, contain virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are media independent and fast-drying, and reduce production time
Softwares
Software
  • Optimized for use with the EFI Fiery proServer
  • Bidirectional communication capability between the Fiery XF RIP and printer allows back communication of audit information on every print job
  • Powerful production tools such as nesting, step and repeat, scaling, cropping and tiling
  • Advanced ICC color management for reliable color, quality output and proofing-quality color
Service Program
Service Program
  • EFI’s industry-leading service and support program for your printer, Fiery proServer hardware and Fiery XF software
  • Thirteen months of Essential coverage, with 24-business hour (three-business day) response
  • Eligible for upgrade to:
    • Critical: Providing eight-business hour (one-business day) response
    • ProActive: Providing 16-business hour (two-business day) response
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