Fujifilm announced the release of a new machine in its Acuity series, the Acuity LED 1600R. This dedicated roll-to-roll printer is optimized for four-color CYMK printing, but otherwise shares all the benefits in quality and performance of the successful Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid model. The first public demonstration of this new model will take place at C!Print Lyon Feb. 6-8, 2018 on the Fujifilm stand. It will be commercially available on March 1.
Exclusive to Fujifilm and featuring Dimatix Q-class industrial print heads, the Acuity LED 1600R offers four channels, with the option of a modular upgrade in the field up to eight channels. Like the Acuity LED 1600 II, it offers productivity of up to 33m² per hour.
Producing low levels of heat and requiring lower ink volumes and less power than similar machines on the market, the newest member of the Acuity range has instant start-up, long-life LED UV lamps, no ozone or VOC emissions and only one consumable – the ink.
That ink is the new Uvijet RL ink range, which is available in CMYK and CMYK plus light cyan and light magenta. A modular upgrade option to include white is available, with an option for up to eight channels to include clear ink, also being added later in the year. Designed for roll media, Uvijet RL is manufactured by Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems in the UK, and combined with the 1600R’s Fujifilm patented LED curing system and Dimatix print heads, it delivers near-photographic print quality at an impressive speed, the company said.
“Fujifilm has established a strong business with the Acuity LED 1600 and then the Acuity LED 1600 II, with close to 1000 installations globally,” said Tudor Morgan, segment manager, Sign & Display at Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe. “To build on this success, we are now offering an equally robust, lower-cost model in the Acuity LED 1600R that can provide a great investment opportunity for printers looking to produce high quality, large format display work – all without compromising on the excellent performance characteristics that have gained the Acuity LED 1600 II such a formidable reputation.”