Part of the Acuity Ultra family of products, the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED launched at Fespa Berlin is a 3.3m printer that delivers high quality printing on both rigid and flexible substrates. Fujifilm has also created a new range of inks, Uvijet UH, for the new machine. Another novelty, the Acuity Prime L top, is added to the Prime 20 and 30 announced last year.
Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED UV – 3300mm width and up to 218m²/h in roll mode
“Fujifilm announces its entry into the high-end large format hybrid market with the unveiling of the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED at FESPA 2022,” reads a press release from the company. “The machine, which will be marketed from the fall, makes its first public appearance on the Fujifilm stand (C30, Hall 2.2) at FESPA 2022.
“As part of Fujifilm’s ‘Blueprint’ concept, the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED is a high-end 3.3m printer that delivers superb high-quality printing on both rigid and flexible substrates. Printing at speeds of up to 218 m²/hr (RTR) and offering a print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED is unique in that it can combine ultra-high quality performance and competitive return on investment, for rigid and flexible applications, all on one platform.
“It’s designed with the operator in mind and engineered with specialist inks to support printing exceptional near-photographic interior graphics and high-speed printing of PVC banners and signage.”
Media management and functionality
In addition to media loading and unloading tables, the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED also features a dimpled table surface to support all media types while allowing for easy media positioning. A sturdy locking mechanism protects against accidental damage and a secure lock allows for precise media feeding.
The GUI shares the same design features as the Acuity Ultra R2 and includes additional features to manage rigid media production – up to six sheets simultaneously.
An intelligent vacuum control system automatically activates the correct vacuum areas needed for any print job based on media width, and vacuum motor power continuously adjusts to maintain optimal media hold. media, regardless of media type and size, ensuring precision and a high quality print finish.
“For maximum flexibility when printing roll-to-roll, a custom-designed air shaft enables dual-roll functionality, so two media rolls of different diameters (each up to 36cm) can run at the same time. time,” Fujifilm said.
Uvijet UH: a new UV LED inkjet ink from Fujifilm
Fujifilm has created an all-new range of inks, Uvijet UH, specifically for the new machine, with six colors (CMYK, Lm, Lc) available as standard and white ink also available as an option. The new ink is Greenguard Gold and AgBB certified.
Uvijet UH has been designed to adhere to a wide range of rigid and flexible substrates, while matching the high quality of Uvijet GS and AU inks used in the Acuity Ultra R2. Both the machine and the ink were designed by Fujifilm and they work together to maximize quality while minimizing ink usage, reducing running costs and increasing return on investment.
“Our ‘New Model for Large Format’, announced last year, is our response to industry demand for greater flexibility, ease of use and better return on investment,” said Kevin Jenner. , European Marketing Director, Fujifilm Wide Format Inkjet Systems. “Our all-new Fujifilm Acuity range, built to this new model concept, has been designed to deliver exceptional performance and unbeatable value, and the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED is the latest proof of Fujifilm’s commitment to the continued development of this range to meet the changing needs of the market.
New mid-level Acuity Prime L
FESPA was also the launch platform for Fujifilm’s Acuity Prime L, the latest addition to its Acuity Prime series of flatbed printers, offers a maximum print area of 3200mm x 2000mm and speeds of printing up to 202 m2/h.
“Like the Acuity Prime 20 and 30 announced in 2021, and also showcased at FESPA, Fujifilm’s new Acuity Prime L platter is designed with the user in mind and built to deliver exceptional return on investment. It will be available in the trade at the end of 2022.
“Offering a maximum print area of 3200mm x 2000mm and a print speed of 202m2/h, the Acuity Prime L is easy to use and produces high quality results at high speed. It has six vacuum zones and 16 media locator pins, plus the ability to print jobs side-by-side with its dual-zone feature, for maximum flexibility.
Anda Baboi, Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Wide Format Inkjet Systems, said, “The Acuity Prime series, when we launched it last year, represented both a ‘next step’ and a fresh start for Fujifilm. We are delighted to add to the versatility of the range with the Prime L and the FESPA is the perfect place to show what it can do. Like the Prime 20 and 30 it is built on our knowledge and expertise , but at the same time it’s something fundamentally new – ‘a new model for large format’.”
Uvijet HM – an ink system formulated specifically for the Acuity Prime series – provides excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates while producing a wide color gamut, the company said. The new range of inks are optimized to deliver vibrant, high-quality images day after day.
A new disposable primer improves adhesion for difficult substrates, eliminating the need to pre-treat substrates offline before printing.
Available with up to seven ink channels (CMYK, whiter, clear and primer), the Acuity Prime L with Uvijet HM delivers “the ultimate versatility and value by giving print businesses the flexibility to customize to suit their own needs”.
Fujifilm will have a major presence at PacPrint, Melbourne on stand G14.