Large-format for Winnipeg Printer
By Jon Robinson
Premier Printing Ltd. installed an Acuity Advance device to add large-format inkjet to its pressroom production roster of offset lithography and toner-based printing.
Established as a commercial printing company in 1962, and now running manroland and Heidelberg presses, Premier Printing was also an early Canadian adopter of HP Indigo technology for toner-based production, which today involves both variable-data and Web-to-print applications. Premier Printing also operates Premier Impressions in Grimsby, Ontario.
Now the Manitoba-based company, led by President Bill Gortemaker, is moving into large-format, inkjet production with the Fujifilm Acuity Advance. The inkjet device works with both rigid and flexible materials, while carrying an optional white-ink module for applying an underprint or overprint layer.
Fujifilm describes four production speeds for the Acuity Advance: Production Mode at 233 square feet per hour (fph), Quality Mode at 165 fph, Fine Art Mode at 135 fph, and Quality Matte Mode at 118 fph.