FUJIFILM North American Corporation, Graphic Systems Division today announces the newly designed Acuity Prime flatbed printer, which prints at exceptionally high quality to a range of rigid and flexible media.
Built with efficiency in mind, the Acuity Prime features a high quality LED curing system which is air-cooled and only requires a single-phase 25-amp supply, helping to maintain efficiency.
A new ink system – FUJIFILM Uvijet HM – has been formulated to provide excellent adhesion to a broad range of substrates while also producing a wide color gamut. The new ink range is optimized to consistently produce high quality, vibrant images.
A new jetting primer improves adhesion further for particularly challenging substrates, removing the need for offline pre-treatment of substrates before printing, saving time and money. The Acuity Prime also features a printable area of 4 feet by 8 feet and can accommodate media up to a thickness of 2 inches.
Available in CMYK formats with white, and additional clear and jetting primer, the Acuity Prime with FUJIFILM Uvijet HM ink offers the ultimate versatility and value by providing the flexibility for print businesses to customize it to their own needs.
Key convenience features include the media registration pins, which can be operated with the touch of a button, allowing for pinpoint media placement precision and exceptionally accurate print registration from job-to-job. The five dedicated vacuum zones, based on common media sizes, vastly reduce the amount of masking required. This enables quick media changeover, decreasing job set-up times. The Acuity Prime splash-free ink pouch system is designed for easy pouch changeover and incorporates an LED light system to quickly and effectively alert the operator to low ink levels.
In addition to the all-new technical features, the Acuity Prime also includes practical benefits, such as an integrated shelf for operator tools, which allows them to be kept close at hand but safely away from moving parts of the printer. There is also a close access to a cabinet built into the space underneath the front of the Prime for convenient storage of personal protective equipment (PPE), and personal items, helping to keep the area around the printer clear. The software and user interface have also been carefully updated to provide a variety of functional solutions for the operator in the most straightforward way possible.
“The Acuity Prime represents a ‘next step’ for Fujifilm. It’s built on our knowledge and expertise, but at the same time it’s something fundamentally new – ‘the new blueprint for wide format’”, said Ramona Serafino, associate product marketing manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “What sets it apart from previous products is the extent of the creative freedom we have had over every aspect of its design and development. Having this level of control has given us the opportunity to ensure that the end product offers unbeatable standards of performance; exceptional value, versatility and ease-of-use, and the best ROI available on the market.”
UJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, today announces the launch of the Acuity Ultra R2, as part of Fujifilm’s strategy to create the new blueprint for wide format.
Available in 3.2m and 5m versions, the Acuity Ultra R2 features the same high levels of quality and reliability as its predecessor, but offers a vast amount of design improvements to benefit both ease-of-use and overall productivity.
The new, contemporary enclosed design eliminates stray UV light, removing the need for a light curtain, while from a functional point of view, the R2 is designed with both maintenance and ink supply on the same side, giving operators easier access and more room in which to work when performing routine tasks. An external visual light also quickly alerts operators of low ink levels without the need to look inside the printer.
The Acuity Ultra R2 also features larger ink tanks to ensure that all the ink from a standard can is used when refilling, eliminating the clutter and mess of opened, half-used ink cans. The ink tanks have also been designed for easy access for refills.
Maintenance-free ink pumps have also been integrated into the new Acuity Ultra series to increase up-time, and a unique new print viewing window allows the operator to check on the progress of a job without leaving the workstation. The workstation itself has also been redesigned, now featuring desktop space, a handy drawer for tools or personal items, integrated lighting, and a larger monitor for ease-of-use and better display of print jobs.
Another significant design benefit is that the separate chiller unit that accompanied the original Acuity Ultra has now been fully integrated into the design of the new R2 series. This frees up considerable workspace and reduces clutter.
The Acuity Ultra R2 also features a crash detector with increased sensitivity and dual way activation, helping to identify and address potential problems early. Additionally, it also features a new low scratch surface platen and new automated meniscus control, offering even greater precision and consistency in ink droplet placement.
“The original Acuity Ultra set a new standard for combined quality, performance and price when it was launched in 2018,” said Becky McConnell, segment marketing manager, wide format inkjet, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “Three years later, the Acuity Ultra R2 is taking that up another level as part of our brand new Acuity range and our ‘new blueprint’ for wide format.”
Like the original Acuity Ultra, the R2 is available in various color configurations up to eight channels. The Acuity Ultra R2 uses LED lamps for the 6-color (CMYKLcLm) & 6-color with white (CMYKLcLm+WW) printer configurations, or UV lamps for the high speed double CMYK configuration, ensuring block free production. By offering both solutions, printers can choose the best technology that supports their business needs. This gives customers the option to choose either the ultra-high productivity of conventional UV, or the comparatively lower operating costs and lower energy use of LED.