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Fujifilm at FESPA 2015: to Exhibit Wide Range of Printing Platforms for Ink Industry

Published on 2015-04-15. Author : SpecialChem

Fujifilm will display an extensive array of mid-range and high-end printing platforms at FESPA 2015 (Cologne, May 18th – 22nd). Fujifilm will demonstrate the latest advancements in its wide format portfolio and showcase how print service providers can more easily gain access to scale able, high end platforms that can grow with their business, by the introduction of the Inca Onset R40LT.

Visitors to the stand can view the versatility and scale able configuration of the popular Inca Onset R40i platform, as the entry-level Onset R40LT has the ability to develop from a four-channel, 265 m2/hr device up to an eight-channel 400m2/hr printer with a variety of color configurations. This gives users a highly flexible machine that can grow with their business whilst protecting their investment in the long-term.

The full-width array Onset R40LT is a future-proof and cost-effective wide format flatbed printer targeted at print service providers that are considering a standard mid-range digital flatbed machine. Making its first appearance at the show, the printer is distinguished by a more user friendly interface and guarantees high quality results with no banding at higher throughput speeds than scanning head technology.

The Onset R40LT model can start as a manual 3.14 x 1.6m (123.6in x 63in) full-width array flatbed printer and is capable of printing onto substrates up to 50mm (2in) thick at speeds equivalent to 40 full-beds sheets/hr. The printer has all the intelligent design features of the existing Onset R40i, including 14 picolitre Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra printheads, a UV sensor system and mechanical substrate height detectors, all of which maintain productivity, quality and reliability.

Fujifilm will also demonstrate a new 25-zone vacuum table developed for the Onset platform and the new Uvijet OW ink, which is designed to facilitate the shift from PVC to polypropylene materials without compromising on quality and performance.
From Fujifilm’s renowned Acuity range, this year’s FESPA will feature the Acuity F, Acuity Advance Select and Acuity LED 1600.

Designed to meet the requirements of print service providers who have a high demand for near-photographic image quality on rigid media, Acuity F prints at speeds of up to 155m2/hr and is available as a 6 or 7 channel model.

The Acuity Advance Select is a versatile UV printer with 4, 6 or 8 color channels including white and clear options. It produces near-photographic quality print at up to 32.8m2/hr on a wide range of display and signage materials. Finally, the Acuity LED 1600 is an established hybrid roll-fed printer featuring a low-energy LED curing system, and is suitable for rigid and very thin flexible materials.

The Vybrant F1600 will also be showcased at FESPA 2015. It is a four color, 1.6m roll-to-roll device with a productivity of up to 18m2/hr, and is ideal for printing vinyl and other flexible materials to create indoor or outdoor applications where durability and quick delivery times are essential. The Vybrant F1600 features Fujifilm’s patented FUZETM hybrid UV ink technology, which can improve the efficiency of a large format production environment.

Fujifilm will be highlighting its commitment to developing solutions for the industrial sector by demonstrating its unique Uvijet KV ink. Used in conjunction with the Acuity Advance Select, Uvijet KV has outstanding elongation properties of up to 1000% when heat formed, making it perfect for short run and one-off thermoforming applications.
Finally, Fujifilm will demonstrate XMF Producer. Part of a new addition to the XMF Print Production Solutions suite, the software allows printers to centralize, automate and pre-flight job layouts for production on mid-range and high-end flatbed platforms such as the Onset and Acuity.

Especially beneficial for high volume output, XMF Producer uses a template approach to manage variable data, automatically arranging jobs over multiple beds once they have been pre-flight checked. The software outputs hundreds of bed-sized layouts that can be printed via any RIP in the production environment. In addition to the automation and speed benefits that XMF Producer delivers, its centralized function within a mixed device environment ensures production consistency.

Tudor Morgan, systems marketing manager - high end at Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems, comments: “FESPA 2015 will be the perfect platform to showcase how our wide format portfolio is continuously expanding to suit print service providers of all sizes. With the launch of Onset R40LT, printers can now invest in a highly scale able and productive mid-range printer that can grow with their business, while the ongoing developments of the Acuity devices in combination with UV inks will demonstrate the versatility of UV inkjet systems and the variety of applications they can produce.”

He concludes: “Visitors should not miss the opportunity to see our comprehensive and diverse product range that meets the needs of many different printers across the sign & display and light industrial sectors.”

About Fujifilm

Established in 1934 as one of the Japan's pioneering photographic film makers, Fujifilm has leveraged its imaging and information technology to become one of the a global presence known for innovation in healthcare, graphic arts, optical devices, highly functional materials and other high-tech areas.

Source: Fujifilm

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