Fujifilm to display Acuity® LED 1600 and Acuity Advance Select 8 wide format inkjet presses plus unique wide format media applications


Valhalla, N.Y., April 2, 2013 – Unveiling the latest in the Acuity® Advance Select line, FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division will demonstrate the Acuity Advance Select 8 UV flatbed inkjet printer at the ISA International Sign Expo 2013, April 3-6, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas in booth #1512. The Acuity LED 1600 wide-format hybrid inkjet printer will also be on display as well as samples of wide format media that showcase unique applications and materials that can be produced on these platforms.

“We continue to make significant advances with our presses and supplies serving the sign industry. Our tireless commitment to innovation is evident in the Acuity line of wide format inkjet printers, and we look forward to demonstrating the unique projects these printers make possible,” said Todd Zimmerman, vice president and general manager, FUJIFILM North American Corporation, Graphic Systems Division.

Acuity Advance Select 8
The Acuity Advance Select 8 UV flatbed inkjet printer delivers all of the market leading image quality, performance and reliability benefits of the Acuity Advance series. In addition, the Select 8 offers increased flexibility with a wider selection of color options that can provide high productivity and value added versatility. Its eight channels offer extended color, white and clear ink options.

Key highlights include:
• Configurations with double strike white capability or white plus clear ink
• Two additional high quality production print modes for increased throughput
• Controlled print-bed vacuum strength through additional zoning capability
• New job handling capability for greater production efficiency

The Acuity Advance Select 8 UV flatbed inkjet printer will be running in the Fujifilm booth at ISA and printing a wide range of unique substrate samples including: poker chips, textured print, playing card tins, Visual Magnetics, wood signs, clear PETG, white Styrene, black Sintra, Innova framed art and Ultraflex poplin fabric.

Acuity LED 1600
Designed for creativity, the Acuity LED 1600 high-performance, wide-format inkjet printer creates high value-added graphic displays, signs and banners. With its proprietary design, it uses patent-pending UV-LED ink curing system to produce exceptional quality display graphics on roll or rigid substrates. The LED curing technology provides many benefits including lower energy consumption and longer lamp life when compared to traditional metal halide UV curing technology. Results include lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact, critical to staying competitive in today’s sign industry.

Reaching print speeds up to 215 sq ft/hr while providing outstanding quality output, the Acuity LED 1600 offers a standard 8-color ink set including CMYK plus light cyan, light magenta, white and clear, and allows printing white or clear ink in a single pass for even greater productivity. Spot clear ink adds special effects to create more value to graphic displays and signs.

The Acuity LED 1600 will be on display printing the following innovative media at ISA: Ultraflex Illumisol backlit signs, Sihl clear film, Catalina Graphic Films’ Mojave wall paper, Fujifilm poster paper, clear textured printing, packing printing with playing card cases, and decal/label printing.

For more information about Fujifilm products, please go to: www.fujifilmgraphics.com.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. Motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions are also sold to the motion picture and broadcast industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the cinematography, broadcast, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2011, and in the year ended March 31, 2012, had global revenues of $27.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 79 yen to the dollar

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