Take your performance, efficiency and quality to the EXTREME

As a high-volume printer, you go to the extreme every day when it comes to job turnaround times, versatility, quality and satisfying customers. And now there is a printer to get you extreme results.

The EFI™ VUTEk® 5r+ is the most technically advanced five-meter LED roll-to-roll printer on the market. We’ve gone to the extreme to enhance the platform features that offer the highest image quality at the highest rated throughput speeds along with the highest range of options—giving you the lowest total cost of ownership.

Extreme pluses:

  • Better speed/quality ratio
  • Newly developed white printing modes, with an increase in speed and enhanced quality
  • A completely reengineered printing algorithm, including new printing point conditions, such as pulse, temperature, voltage and frequency, for higher density and an overall quality improvement 
  • Redesigned platform chassis elements for improved media advance, higher robustness and sustainability
  • New media handling accessories, such as the 3-inch (7.6 cm) metal bar for improved 5-meter-wide media loading 
  • New innovative optional features, including the Winder Motorized Air Shaft*
    • Extreme media weight of up to 882 lbs (400 kg)
    • Extreme media diameter of up to 19 in (50 cm)

Put it all together, and you’ve got an extreme competitive edge.



EXTREME speed and quality

  • Up to 5,242 ft2 (487  m2) per hour
  • Up to 7 colors (CMYK lc lm lk) plus optional white or optional 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 small text in both standard and high quality with fewer satellites and more clarity in all print modes
  • True resolution up to 1200 dpi

EXTREME application range

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

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

  • Extends the range of supported substrates, including lower cost and added-value specialty media
  • Increases uptime and productivity with instant on/off and less maintenance
  • Drives down operating costs with significantly less energy consumption and fewer consumable parts
  • Improves control over gloss/matte levels
  • Reduces waste with consistent color output and simple operation
  • Satisfies customer requests for greener printing

EXTREMELY easy to use

  • Versatile media handling capabilities to support a variety of flexible media
  • Carriage height adjustment and wrinkle analyzer* to avoid head strikes
  • Mobile operator station with touch screen for maximum convenience
  • iPhone application* for remote printer tracking

EXTREMELY versatile options

  • White printing with a variety of white printing modes, up to five layers
  • Inline finishing system for all-in-one printing, slitting, and collecting
  • Double-bladed Slitters with 8 mm gap for separating multiple jobs on a single, full-width roll, minimizing media waste
  • Automatic Backlit also supports multi-roll, cutting and slitting, and enables printing each side with a different print mode
  • Automatic Blockout is also available for multi-roll and supports cutting and slitting
  • ID Backprint for printing customer information on the back side of the media is now available with white ink for color-backed media
  • Media Spreaders that prevent media wrinkles and allow printing on challenging media types
  • 3.5-meter wide Super Duty Winder for loading heavy media rolls up to 1,750 lbs (793 kg) and up to 25.6 in (65 cm) outer diameter
  • Winder Motorized Air Shaft for precise and excellent media collection


Printing technology

  • Piezo drop-on-demand inkjet technology
  • 18 print heads with 7pL UltraDrop Technology
  • Up to 1200 dpi true resolution
  • Colors: C, M, Y, K, c, m, k, white, clear (optional)


  • Handles a wide variety of flexible substrates
  • Max printing width up to 205 in (520 cm)
  • Roll-to-roll, free-fall and multi-roll (3 rolls of 63 in/1.6 m for 5 m model)
  • 300% better media utilization—only 16 in (40 cm) wasted on each roll loading
  • Optional winder motorized air-shaft for precise and excellent media collection
  • Optional Super Duty Rewinder enables working with large media rolls up to 1,750 lbs (793 kg) for continuous, unattended work


  • Production up to 5,242 ft2 (487 m2) per hour
  • Quick and easy media loading

Genuine EFI Inks

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

Environmental considerations

  • Compressed air: 95 psi (6.5 bar) airflow of 4 cf/m (110 L/min), dry and clean air only (not included)
  • Operating temperature: 68 °F to 86 °F (20 °C to 30 °C)
  • Humidity:
    • Standard range: 30% – 80% (non-condensing)
    • Optimal range: 50% – 80% (non-condensing)
  • Machine weight:  12,125 lbs (5,500 kg); crated: 15,432 lbs (7,000 kg)
  • Height: 86.6 in (220 cm); with emergency light: 98 in (250 cm)
  • Width:  27 ft and 6.7 in (840 cm)
  • Depth: 61 in (155 cm)
  • Electrical: 230/380 VAC 3 Phase +N + PE 32 Amp 50/60 Hz – 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 Color, Color Profiler, Color Verifier, Cut Marks and File Export Options
    • EFI ES-2000 spectrophotometer
    • 1x Printer Option EFI, 1x Printer Option, M/XL/XXL
  • File formats: EPS, PS, TIFF, PDF, JPEG