FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced that its Graphic Systems Division will exhibit a full portfolio of solutions during the SGIA Expo 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV on October 13-15 at booth #2359. At Fujifilm’s booth, specialty graphics printers will be introduced to new faster print modes and the automated substrate handling system on the Inca Onset S20 flatbed printer as well as other demonstrations of Fujifilm’s Acuity Advance HS UV flatbed and Uvistar UV roll press, media and ink solutions - all designed to put printers ‘in control’.
“Every year we look forward to SGIA,” said Mitch Bode, general manager, Graphic Systems Division, Sericol Unit, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “It’s a great opportunity for us to introduce our latest product innovations and present software solutions to help our customers meet the demanding needs of retail and national brand print buyers. We are particularly excited to showcase the new automation and increased speed of the Onset S20. We have been very successful with the Onset series of presses as our customers have invested in their ability to provide fast turnaround of high quality, short run POP graphics.”
With a full bed print array, the Inca Onset S20 now has faster speeds and can print up to 3,600 ft2/hr or as many as 68 full beds an hour when equipped with the new ¾ automated substrate handling system. In addition to CMYK configuration, the S20 offers a choice of white or light cyan and light magenta. The ability to vary the gloss level gives the user flexibility to set the desired gloss level on a per job basis directly from the operator console. These features make the Onset S20 the ideal press for production of high quality POP graphic displays and help printers meet the demand for fast turnaround print runs.
The Acuity Advance HS UV flatbed printer with roll media option will also be running live on the show floor. The 4-color with white Acuity Advance HS has an express mode, printing at speeds up to 657 ft2 per hour, and a production mode, printing at speeds of 430 ft2 per hour, and offers photographic print quality specifically designed for applications that require fine detail and high-resolution imaging. Demonstrations of the Acuity’s amazing precision will include printing on clear and black substrates, lenticulars, backlits and prestretched canvas.
The UVISTAR UV roll printer will also be featured on the SGIA show floor. The UVISTAR, available in 3.5 meter and 5 meter configurations, is designed to print both POP and billboard quality at impressive speeds of up to 3,800 ft2 per hour. Capable of producing work on up to three rolls at a time, the UVISTAR offers quick changeover of a wide range of flexible media and boasts the lowest ink cost per square foot of any press in the market today.
Fujifilm will also display the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 proofer for screen and digital imaging. For screen proofs, the Epson 9900 creates a halftone based proof made from the actual separated files used to make the film that generated the screens. This proof simulates the dot structure, halftone screening and color target for a multicolor inline screen press. For digital proofing, the proof simulates the output of a digital wide format press and takes the proofing burden from the production printer and places it on a more cost effective proofing device.