Fujifilm today announces that one of the newest machines in its Acuity series, the Acuity LED 1600R will feature on the SOS stand (D32) at Sign & Digital UK (Birmingham, 24-26 April 2018). This accessible, dedicated roll-to-roll printer is optimised for four-colour CYMK printing, but otherwise delivers all the benefits in quality and performance of the highly successful Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid model. First announced in February, it has been commercially available since March 2018.
Exclusive to Fujifilm, the machine features Dimatix Q-class industrial print heads and offers four ink channels as standard, with the option of a modular upgrade in the field to up to eight channels. It features a high density mode that is capable of handling heat-sensitive media while printing stunning, vibrant displays – making it ideally suited to backlit and window applications. Like the Acuity LED 1600 II, it offers excellent productivity of up to 33m² per hour.
Producing low levels of heat and requiring lower volumes of ink and less power than similar machines on the market, the Acuity LED 1600R has instant start-up, long-life LED UV lamps, no ozone or VOC emissions – and its only consumable is 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. Specially designed for use with roll media, Uvijet RL is manufactured by Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems in the UK and, when combined with the 1600R’s Fujifilm patented LED curing system and industry-leading Dimatix print heads, it delivers near-photographic print quality at impressive speed.
Says Chris Broadhurst, General Manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems UK: “Fujifilm recently announced that sales of its Acuity LED 1600 and 1600 II wide format printers have now topped 1000 installations globally. The Acuity LED 1600R, an equally robust, lower-cost model, builds on this success and provides an accessible investment opportunity for printers looking to produce high quality, large format display work. I would strongly encourage all visitors to Sign & Digital this week to go along to the SOS stand and see for themselves what this remarkable and affordable machine is capable of.”