In an effort to meet the growing demand for expanding application and business needs, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division has announced the introduction of four new models to its recently launched Acuity Advance Select series. The new Acuity Advance Select-4 (and Select-4 X2) and Select-6 (and Select-6 X2) represent the latest in a series of next-generation UV flatbed printers from Fujifilm, and feature exceptional quality, improved productivity, and greater versatility, allowing them to be used for a much wider range of applications.
The new models extend the versatility of the Acuity Advance Select platform by including four, six or eight independent ink channels in two different flatbed sizes, a standard 4’ x 8’ table or an X2 version with an 8’ x 10’ table, with an upgrade path on the 4 and 6 channel models to allow for application and business expansion.
The four-color Acuity Advance Select-4 includes CMYK channels only, for applications where clear or white ink printing is not required. The six color Select-6 model includes six independent ink channels with the first four configured for standard CMYK printing. Channels five and six can be configured with either clear + white or white+ white. The four-color Select-4 can be field upgraded to a six channel Select-6, and the six channel Select-6 can be upgraded to an eight channel Select-8. The Select-8 adds an extra channel of magenta and an extra channel of cyan along with new print modes to further boost productivity and versatility.
The six channel and eight channel Acuity Advance Select printers can configure clear ink and white ink in one of two ways depending on customer needs:
- Clear + White
The clear and white ink channels allow print service providers to print on a range of non-white substrates and add a spot or flood coat ‘varnish’ effect in a single operation all on one printer. This extends the application versatility of the Acuity Advance Select machine, and improves the efficiency with which these types of added-value effects can be achieved.
- White + White
Two white ink channels can improve the density of white in a single pass, which can be particularly useful for demanding backlit applications. These two channels can be used in whichever configuration best suits the application, with the ability to change from Clear + White to White + White (and vice versa) on demand.
All Acuity Advance Select models have 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.
The printer also features additional vacuum zones, further reducing manual masking, together with new job handling capabilities for more complex jobs or those requiring multiple sets of prints – advancements which help to improve overall production efficiencies.
The Acuity Advance Select’s print performance is optimized by Fujifilm’s uniquely formulated Uvijet inks. These incorporate the company’s proprietary ‘Micro-V’ dispersion technology that consistently delivers wide adhesion, superb color vibrancy and excellent durability in every print.
The introduction of these new models to the series extends the versatility of Fujifilm‘s Acuity Advance Select range, building on one of the strongest line ups of mid-range high performance UV inkjet printers on the market, with a clear migration path for printers looking to upgrade in the future.