Toronto’s Full Frame Signs opts for Acuity Select 28
October 31, 2018 By PrintAction Staff
Full Frame Signs, a Toronto, Ontario-based and family-owned print services provider, is expanding its print capabilities with its recent acquisition of Fujifilm’s Acuity Select 28 UV inkjet press for creative print applications.
“We are part of the film and television industry out of Toronto, and our finished product will appear on camera,” says Sean Vizsy, owner & president, Full Frame Signs. “The high quality output from the Acuity Select 28 is much more impressive compared to any other press in this category; and this flatbed also appeals to our other clients within various industries and markets.”
The Acuity Select 20 Series features up to eight colour channels, including options to run white, varnish and now light inks, showcasing Fujifilm’s Uvijet KN ink for a variety of output. Fujifilm explains printing 1200 dpi (or greater) graphics on rigid, flexible and roll media gives printers new, additional opportunities to expand their offerings and business.
“We are very much a short-run or prototype-business, and we are not managing large-runs,” says Vizsy. “We work with smaller distribution channels, and with the Acuity Select 28, we are experiencing upwards of thirty percent savings on labour costs; and that’s reapplied labour, not labour we’ve eliminated, as we’ve re-allocated efforts to other areas, boosting productivity all-around.”
Full Frame Signs outputs on a variety of rigid substrates, for indoor and outdoor use, including acrylic, PVC board, styrene, plastic sheets, and corrugated.
“We are using the Acuity Select 28 for all of our rigid substrate output, and white corrugated prints beautifully,” says Vizsy. “Often times our film and television clients provide their own substrates to print on, flexible or rigid, depending on their needs at any particular moment while on-set.”
Full Frame Signs is also utilizing Fujifilm’s edition of Caldera’s Grand RIP. Boasting an easy-to-use interface along with the addition of the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE), it is designed to interpret the native PDF file to increase speed and eliminate problems with transparencies and layers. Additionally, Full Frame Signs is running Caldera on two existing eco-solvent presses for more streamlined staff on-boarding and project management.
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