The Acuity F is a dedicated UV flatbed press


HANOVER PARK, IL, October 14, 2014 FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division will debut on the show floor at SGIA Expo 2014 the Acuity F, an all-new dedicated UV flatbed designed specifically for the display and signage market.

As the newest flatbed press to join the Acuity platform, show attendees visiting Fujifilm booth # 2454 will see the Acuity F produce exceptional print quality at speeds over 1,668 ft2 per hour.

The Acuity F, typically configured with six colors + white, maintains all the advantages of the popular and successful Acuity line-up, including near-photographic image quality, versatility and ease of use; but also has been optimized for the efficient and high speed production of rigid media applications. 

NGS Printing, an Elgin, Illinois-based print provider is the first location in North America to purchase the Acuity F flatbed UV press.

"The Acuity F is a great blend of ultra-high quality and speed.  We look forward to expanding our capabilities with this new press," said Erik Landrowski, COO, NGS Printing. 

Highlights of the Acuity F include the dual print zones, each with its own vacuum system which can be used independently to allow printing on substrates of up to 3.05m (120 inches) x 2.5m (98.5 inches), 50.8mm (2 inches) thick. Non-stop production is possible as one board can be staged while the other is being printed.

The Acuity’s true flatbed architecture supports the broadest range of rigid media, including irregular shapes, heavy, smooth or pre-cut materials up to two inches thick. It also allows for the production of multi-layered applications, double-sided or large prints over multiple boards in perfect register, and edge-to-edge printing.

The print performance of the Acuity F is optimized by Fujifilm’s uniquely formulated Uvijet inks. Incorporating the proprietary ‘Micro-V’ dispersion technology consistently delivers wide adhesion, superb color vibrancy and excellent durability in every print. 

“The addition of registration pins on the all-new Acuity F allows for quick and easy positioning, plus the stronger vacuum helps with more difficult substrates like corrugated material. In addition, the Automatic Maintenance System (AMS) for the print heads helps automate maintenance, maximizing productivity,” said Heather Roden, associate product marketing manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “With the Acuity F, we focused on achieving higher performance without sacrificing the print quality that customers expect from the Acuity.

Be sure to visit Fujifilm and their “Now You Can” themed booth, # 2454, at SGIA Expo 2014.

Follow Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division on Twitter @FUJIFILMGS, and watch for tweets from the SGIA Expo show floor, #NowYouCan, #SGIAExpo.  

To find out how Fujifilm Graphic Systems can help your business meet future challenges, improve quality and reduce costs, please visit: www.fujifilmgraphics.com.

To learn more about NGS Printing, please visit: www.ngsprint.com.

To learn more about SGIA Expo, please visit: www.sgia.org/expo

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 provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including:  photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook.  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: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies.  In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.7 billion, at an exchange rate of 103 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.




William Rongey