Mississauga-based Impulse installs Fujifilm Acuity Ultra superwide 5-metre UV press
Alex Cachia, far right, and his team with the five-metre Fujifilm Acuity Ultra at Impulse Graphic & Display Solutions Inc.
Impulse Graphic & Display Solutions Inc. has expanded its wide-format portfolio with Fujifilm’s Acuity Ultra, a 5-metre (197-inch) superwide UV press for interior and exterior applications.
“We push the limits,” says Alex Cachia, President, Impulse Graphic & Display Solutions. “We are a unique print service provider, with clients in various industries, including automotive, food service and pharmaceuticals that have high expectations; the Acuity Ultra has absolutely helped us within the sales process to win new opportunities.”
Fujifilm’s Acuity Ultra offers increased size and quality to make the production of high-end interior graphics more profitable. The newest superwide UV printers from Fujifilm, the Acuity Ultra Series are available in 3.2-metre (126-inch) and 5-metre versions.
With a 3.5 pl drop size, the grand-format Acuity Ultra is designed for the high-end indoor display market, especially for luxury brands, and boasts quality equal to or better than litho or other wide-format printers.
Impulse is outputting on a variety of substrates such as custom-made interior wallpaper, mesh, and fabric, with many jobs running three-up, it explains.
“Quality is number one for us,” adds Cachia. “We don’t sacrifice quality for anything. Previously we were limited to printing on mostly rigid substrates; and now with the Acuity Ultra, we are able to provide flexible grand format application options to our clients, and with regard to shipping and packing costs, we are able to offer them a significant savings with respect to lighter and more flexible substrates, which are also recyclable.”
With the 5-metre Acuity Ultra, Impulse has the capability to expand and broaden its client scope, adding that it will be able to maintain printing in-house, while experiencing smaller set-up costs and decreased prep-time.
“We are winning many new opportunities with the ‘robust’ Acuity Ultra, making Impulse a unique print service provider due to the massive format size, multi-roll options and impressive speed,” Cachia says. “The Acuity Ultra gives Impulse the ability to profitably create exhibition graphics, point-of-purchase displays, high-value graphic art, and indoor backlit displays.
Without question, the print quality of the Acuity Ultra stands out from any potential competitor in this segment.”
With regard to Impulse’s hospitality and food service clients, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) impact on indoor air quality was a regular topic of conversation prior to installing the Acuity Ultra.
“With our previous press, we had to let the rolls sit for upwards of two days, due to the strong odours,” says Cachia. “With the Acuity Ultra, we no longer have that lengthy delay in production.”
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