Fujifilm at this year’s FESPA show in Munich has introduced a larger version of its Acuity Advance HS. Dubbed the Acuity Advance HS-X2, the new device has an imaging area of 98 x 120 inches, which is more than double the size of the HS.
“This is great for those customers who need to print on a 5 x 10-foot substrate or want to optimize their throughput with two 4 x 8-foot sheets,” said Jeffrey Nelson, Product Marketing Manager of Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division. “This is a cost effective solution not only for POP and graphic display printers but also for offset printers and commercial photo labs who are interested in expanding their product offerings through UV digital flatbed printing.”
The production speed of the HS-X2 is up to 700 square feet per hour in express mode (or POP production speed of 462 square feet per hour.) A new feature allows the operator to prepare a rigid substrate on the flatbed while the machine is printing in roll-media mode. A dual-zone vacuum also allows the machine to print in one zone while setting up the second.
The HS-X2 shares printhead and ink technology with the HS, which is employs Fujifilm’s Uvijet inks. According to Fujifilm, the HS-X2 will ship in August.
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