Fujifilm Releases Wide-Format Press

HANOVER PARK, IL | Fujifilm reports that the new Acuity LED 1600R is the latest addition to company’s Acuity Series, reportedly offering customers a flexible, lower cost alternative to the successful Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid press that recently achieved its 1,000th global installation. 

Featuring Q-Class printheads from FUJIFILM Dimatix, the Acuity LED 1600R is a 64-in. dedicated roll-to-roll press, offering four color channels, with the option of a modular upgrade in the field up to seven colors. It features a high-density mode capable of handling heat-sensitive roll media and said to print vibrant displays, making it suitable for backlit and window applications. Like the Acuity LED 1600 II, it offers productivity to 355 sq ft/hr and will be available for shipment in June.

“The new Acuity LED 1600R is a great investment opportunity for print service providers looking to produce high quality, large-format graphic displays,” says Kaz Kudo, associate marketing manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “This dedicated roll-to-roll press will be exhibited this fall in the Fujifilm booth at SGIA Expo 2018 in Las Vegas.”

Company says the press produces low levels of heat and requires lower ink volumes and less power than similar machines on the market, offers instant startup, long-life LED UV lamps, no ozone or VOC emissions, and only one consumable: the ink.

Along with the new press is the new Uvijet RL ink range, which is available in CMYK and CMYK plus light Cyan and light Magenta, along with a modular upgrade option to include White. Picoliter drop sizes range from 10–30, reportedly allowing for smooth tonal ranges, fine text, and solid colors. Designed for flexible media, Uvijet RL is manufactured by FUJIFILM Specialty Ink Systems, and combined with the Acuity LED 1600R’s patented LED curing system and FUJIFILM Dimatix printheads, it is said to deliver near-photographic print quality at an impressive speed.

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