The latest advancements in printing and inkjet technology will be on display this week as FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division will exhibit a portfolio of solutions for the printing industry at the SGIA Expo 2012, taking place October 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in booth #2015. Fujifilm is recognized for its long history of innovation and leadership and its ongoing drive to raise the bar in product development. Printers at this year’s SGIA Expo will be able to experience the results of this commitment with demonstrations of market-leading inkjet technologies for wide format printing including the following:
• The new features of the Inca Onset S40i, the most productive UV flatbed press
• The brand new Acuity Advance Select UV flatbed, and Acuity LED 1600
• The latest development in the series of Uvistar super-wide format printers, the Uvistar Pro8
• Various wide format media featuring Fujifilm’s partnership with Visual Magnetics patented magnetic-receptive graphic system
• Software and technology solutions including ColorGate, Caldera, XMF ColorPath, and Esko Automation Engine
• New Uvijet digital inks for improved ink flexibility and application for a broad range of substrates
“The advances Fujifilm continues to make in inkjet technology for wide format printing unlock business opportunities that specialty printers were not capable of tapping into just a few years ago,” said Todd Zimmerman, vice president and GM, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “We are leading the charge to make extraordinary progress and advancements as the market evolves.”
Inkjet – The Future of the Industry
Inkjet represents the next chapter in commercial printing technology. While it’s already matching analog printing technologies in terms of output quality and performance, its real advantage is the ability to create entirely new applications – impossible with other print methods.
The brand new Acuity Advance Select builds on all the advantages of the highly successful and popular Acuity Advance platform with the same ultra-high print quality, and adds a number of new features that improve production efficiencies and extend the platform’s versatility, allowing it to be used for a much wider range of applications. One of the key developments incorporated into the new Acuity Advance Select is the inclusion of eight independent ink channels. The 8 channel model includes CMYK with an additional channel for cyan and magenta and the option of 2 channels of white or white plus clear ink for printing spot or flood clears. As with other Acuity Advance models, the Select has an optional roll media kit for printing onto any number of flexible materials. This simple-to-use option is incredibly versatile, allowing an operator to prepare rigid material on the flat bed while the roll media option is printing. Additionally, it features additional vacuum zones to further reduce manual masking combined with new job handling capabilities for more complex projects or those requiring multiple sets of prints – advancements which help to improve overall production efficiencies. The print performance of the Acuity Advance Select is maximized and enhanced with the combination of Fujifilm’s uniquely formulated Uvijet inks.