Fujifilm launches ultra high quality, super wide Acuity Ultra platform at Fespa 2018

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The new Acuity Ultra is a high quality, cost effective, super wide UV platform for the production of high end interior graphics and outdoor signage.

The first showcase of the new machine will be on the Fujifilm stand (D50, hall 2.2) at the Fespa in May.

Representing the culmination of extensive market research to understand the needs of super wide format producers today and the challenges they will face tomorrow, this latest addition to the Acuity range is unlike anything currently available on the market. It forms a key part of Fujifilm's industrial strategy, offering increased size and quality to make the production of high end interior graphics much more profitable. Built around Fujifilm's UV cured inkjet technologies, it offers almost photographic levels of quality with tighter registration and higher production speeds, at a cost that is set to shake up the super wide format marketplace.

Available in five metre and 3.2 metre models, the Acuity Ultra is available with up to eight colour channels, using a new, high quality, low film weight Uvijet GS Fujifilm ink. Greenguard approved, this ink has been especially designed to deliver the highest quality and is fully emission compliant for interior graphic display work.

With a throughput of up to 236 m2 per hour, the machine is capable of printing on three rolls simultaneously, as well as printing super wide format graphics up to five metres in width. In addition, linear motors ensure smooth edge to edge printing with no vibrations at the end of the run.

Kevin Rhodes, marketing applications manager, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, said: ‘The Fujifilm Acuity series has long been known for its quality and reliability and, by adding this super wide model to the range, we are now also offering customers a big step up in quality and productivity. With the extra width, the option to print on three rolls simultaneously and the ability to print at high speeds with no compromise on quality, the Acuity Ultra will appeal to larger businesses and major luxury brands, helping them to boost production levels and profitability in this highly competitive sector.’

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