Also being shown for the first time at SGIA is the FUJIFILM Acuity LED 1600 wide format inkjet LED-UV printer, winner of a “Must See ‘em” award at last month’s Graph Expo show. Incorporating a patent-pending LED-UV ink-curing system, the Acuity LED 1600 provides high-speed inkjet printing with exceptional quality. Reaching print speeds up to 215 sq ft/hr, the Acuity LED 1600 provides 8 colors standard and uses specialized Fujifilm fast-curing UV inks. The state-of-the-art LED lamp design allows printing white or clear ink in a single pass, further adding to productivity. Designed for the printer who is new to wide format inkjet printing or for users who wish to reduce costs while increasing productivity and quality, the Acuity LED 1600 offers great value and outstanding print quality in an entry-level printer.
The Acuity Advance HS UV flatbed printer offers photographic quality printing at speeds of 433 sq ft/hr – 85 percent faster than previous Acuity Advance printers. An express mode allows speeds of more than 650 sq ft/hr giving printers unmatched performance for the price. The Acuity Advance HS provides precise registration and edge-to-edge printing, which saves time, labor and material. The roll media option makes it a cost-effective UV roll solution for printing onto flexible materials.
At the show, Fujifilm’s printers will be working in perfect harmony with Fujifilm’s proprietary software solutions, including:
FUJIFILM ColorPath Sync is a web-based tool for creating color curves, aligning output devices, and ensuring color consistency across platforms and locations. Backed by Fujifilm’s unmatched expertise in color consistency and reliability, ColorPath Sync allows printers to match output devices and maintain the consistency they achieved when first implementing the G7 specification. ColorPath Sync provides for on-the-fly color correction, while iterative color correction increases accuracy and minimizes downtime. FUJIFILM ColorPath Sync offers printers a tremendous return on a relatively small investment.
FUJIFILM ColorPath Verified monitors the performance of all color equipment in the workflow and ensures printers achieve consistent color output from different devices. The solution’s monitoring functionality equips printers with real-time help, support and communication to quickly resolve issues, avert downtime and minimize waste. Backed by Fujifilm’s Print Performance Team, customers and Fujifilm specialists are alerted when a device is operating below established standards.
ColorPath will be monitoring and ensuring the color consistency of the inkjet equipment on the Fujifilm booth. Winner of an InterTech Technology award and a “Worth a Look” award, please stop by for a demonstration of this powerful color management solution.
ColorGATE ProductionServer can drive over 750 proofers, printers, and cutters, including Fujifilm’s complete portfolio of large format printers. With the newly announced version 7, the Fujifilm edition of ProductionServer will now ship standard with the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE). This can dramatically decrease RIP times and eliminate problems with transparencies and layers. In addition, customers are able to use one central RIP and one color management system across all of the devices in their shop, allowing them to achieve predictable results and consistent color. The coordinated Quality Assurance Module (QAM) and Media Device Synchronization (MDS) module within ColorGATE assure that you will have optimal quality control across multiple inkjet platforms.
ColorGATE’s Ink Optimizer module is seamlessly integrated within the ProductionServer and transforms data downstream just before printing. ColorGATE optimizes the files by applying a predetermined amount of GCR (Grey Component Replacement) to the source file before rendering. GCR lowers the amount of C, M, and Y inks and replaces with K. This significantly reduces the overall amount of ink used and can reduce ink costs by as much as 30%.
FilmGATE is the ideal path to chemical-free production of film for screen printing. Combined with media specifically designed for inkjet devices, FilmGATE can produce film up to 120 LPI and up to 63“ wide.