Fujifilm has announced the launch of the new Acuity LED 40 series of flatbed printers. Building on the success of the Acuity Select 20, and on Fujifilm's expertise in LED curing that dates back to the launch of the Acuity LED 1600 seven ago, it marks the first time that LED curing printers have been made available within the Acuity flatbed range.
The Acuity LED 40 series builds on award winning greyscale piezoelectric printing and inherits technology developed for higher volume printers to ensure exceptional levels of quality. Ideal for both growing mid volume print companies, and existing Acuity customers who want to upgrade, the series provides production capacity of up to 15,000 m2 per year, at speeds of up to 53 m2 per hour. The standard model enables users to print on media or objects of any size up to 1.25 x 2.5 metres, while with the X2 (double bed size) model, this increases to 2.5 x 3.08 metres. With the ability to print on a range of almost any rigid or flexible material, the series demonstrates the application versatility of the Select 20 range as well as introducing the added benefits of improved quality reduced consumable costs of UV lamps and the reduced energy consumption of an LED curing system.
The Acuity LED 40 features a new LED ink, Uvijet KL, and is available with four, six or eight colour channels. Users have the option to add light inks and varnish for stunning, high value applications, and can also upgrade to Fujifilm's brightest white UV ink ever, providing the highest possible image quality in slower print modes, making it ideal for photographic and fine art applications. Furthermore, all of Fujifilm's Uvijet inks are Greenguard Gold certified, so prints can be used safely in schools, hospitals or retail environments.
Traditionally a difficult colour to maintain, the Acuity LED 40 white ink system is just as easily cleaned as the other colours with the standard fitted Automated Maintenance System, restoring reliable nozzle functionality in seconds, reducing operational costs.
Designed with ease of use in mind, the series features an added benefit of instant turn on for immediate printing, eliminating the need to wait for the printer to warm up, which is particularly beneficial to customers who do not print all day.
Existing Fujifilm Acuity flatbed printers with conventional UV lamps already consume less power than most competitive systems, even those which are LED curable. The Acuity 40 range, however, uses an estimated 30% of the power of the Acuity Select 20, demonstrating excellent environmental benefits and offering significant cost benefits to users.