Fujifilm Demos Select 8 and LED Curing
At the ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas, ended Saturday April 6, Fujifilm exhibited its recently released Acuity Advance Select 8 flatbed printer and the Acuity LED 1600 hybrid printer.
The Acuity Advance Select 8 is a UV-based flatbed inkjet system that, building on the existing Acuity Advance series, offers more colour options through an eight-channel set, including white and clear ink options. The Acuity Advance four- and six-channel models were introduced back in late-2012. The new Select 8 also includes two additional production print modes for increased throughput, as well as a new print-bed vacuum system for greater zoning capability.
At ISA, Fujifilm demonstrated the Acuity Advance Select 8 by running unique substrates for applications like poker chips, textured print, playing card tins, Visual Magnetics, wood signs, clear PETG, white Styrene, black Sintra, Innova framed art and Ultraflex poplin fabric.
Fujifilm also showcased its Acuity LED 1600 wide-format hybrid inkjet printer, designed with a unique curing system for creating higher value graphic displays, signs and banners. The printer employs a patent-pending UV-LED ink curing system for both roll and rigid substrates. Those companies that have been integrating LED curing speak to benefits like lower energy consumption and longer lamp life when compared to traditional metal halide UV curing technology.
The Acuity LED 1600 reaches printing speeds of up to 215 square feet per hour and comes standard with an eight-channel set, including CMYK plus light cyan, light magenta, white and clear. This system allows for printing white or clear ink in a single pass. At ISA, the Acuity LED 1600 was demonstrated with Ultraflex Illumisol backlit signs, Sihl clear film, Catalina Graphic Films’ Mojave wall paper, Fujifilm poster paper, clear textured printing, packing printing with playing card cases, and decal/label printing.