The new Acuity Select builds on all the advantages of the highly successful and popular Acuity platform, with the same ultra-high print quality, but adds a number of new features that improve production effiencies and extend the versatility of this platform, allowing it to be used for a much wider range of applications.
One of the key developments incorporated into the new Acuity Select is the inclusion of eight independent ink channels.In addition to the standard CMYK ink set, the Acuity Select includes additional white and clear ink channels. These can be configured in a number of ways:
Clear + White
The addition of white and clear ink channels allows print service providers to print on a range of non-white substrates and add a spot or flood coat ‘varnish’ effect in a single operation all on one printer. This extends the application versatility of the Acuity Select machine and improves the efficiency with which these types of added-value effects can be achieved.
White + White
Alternatively, the Acuity Select can be used with two white ink channels to improve the density of white in a single pass, which can be particularly useful for demanding backlit applications.
The other two extra channels can be used for laying down additional cyan and magenta ink. This improves the quality that can be achieved in the higher speed, production printing mode allowing more demanding jobs to be printed up to 25% faster. The 8-channel Select also includes new print modes to further improve print speed. In either case, the Acuity Select allows print service providers to print higher quality work faster.
As with other Acuity models, the Select has an optional roll media kit for printing onto any number of flexible materials. This simple-to-use option is incredibly versatile, allowing an operator to prepare rigid material on the flat bed while the roll media option is printing.
Finally, the Acuity Select features additional vacuum zones, further reducing manual masking, together with new job handling capabilities for more complex jobs or those requiring multiple sets of prints, advancements which help to improve overall production efficiencies.
The Acuity Select’s print performance is optimized by Fujifilm’s uniquely formulated Uvijet inks. These incorporate the company’s proprietary ‘Micro-V’ dispersion technology that consistently delivers wide adhesion, superb color vibrancy and excellent durability in every print.
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