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Acuity Advance Hs

Fujifilm today announces that it is due to showcase its widest range of screen and inkjet solutions for producing wide and super-wide format print at FESPA 2010, Hall B1 Stand 220.  The combination of an impressive line-up of printers (all fuelled by Fujifilm Sericol's award-winning Uvijet inks) together with a new system to be announced in the coming weeks designed to standardise screen and inkjet production, and the euromedia range mean that the Fujifilm stand is set to be a 'must-see' at FESPA 2010.

i) Superwide Outdoor Applications

Demonstrating how printers can take advantage of the emerging market for clip-frame billboard banners printed on woven polyethylene (PE) and other superwide format display graphics, the recently-launched Uvistar superwide format printer will be shown on the stand as the most flexible, cost efficient printer in its class.

The Uvistar is available in four different models, producing high quality output at throughput speeds in excess of 300m2/hour. A proven multi-roll system with a highly intuitive user interface, it provides fast and efficient start up with low media wastage, and has the ability to handle rolls of varying widths up to five metres. In combination with the new vibrant Fujifilm Sericol Uvijet QK inks, the printers can produce jobs on a very wide range of flexible media, including PE, with no curing or ink starvation issues and with excellent inter-coat lay down for backlit and solid prints.

ii) Acuity Advance HS

Fujifilm will be showcasing the new Acuity Advance HS, on show for the first time in continental Europe. The Acuity produces near-photographic quality images at speeds of up to 65m2/hr, and is an excellent mid-range flatbed for high-quality POP and signage.

iii) The Onset Effect

Visitors to the stand can also see the newest model in the high performance Inca Onset series, which has quickly established itself as a popular choice for productivity. The Onset S20 is a UV curing inkjet flatbed printer that can print edge to edge onto rigid and flexible substrates at production speeds of 250m2/hr and 50 full bed sheets (3.14 x 1.6m), with the ability to process substrates as thick as 50mm. It also boasts a gloss level control for great versatility in its finish. These revolutionary printers have represented a major change in business dynamics for the industry, as digital flatbed becomes an economical method of producing high-impact visual images.

For mid range versatility, the Spyder V will also be on show with the Uvijet Ultratone ink system. Based on the design of the popular Spyder 320 platform, the Spyder V has a production speed of up to 93m2/hr onto a wide range of flexible and rigid substrates of up to 30mm thick. The Ultratone ink system increases the colour gamut, producing improved colour reproduction and more accurate spot colours.

iv) euromedia

Completing the line-up is Fujifilm's euromedia brand, which provides a dedicated offering for wide format printing. This well known brand of media, software, inks and support comprises hundreds of roll media products for all water-based, solvent-based and UV-printing and laminating applications. These could range from low cost posters, indoor and outdoor banners, flags, exhibition graphics, signmaking and vehicle wraps, to backlit and art prints, and be fulfilled with standard media to novel and high-value products for the more specialist applications.

Keith Harley, european marketing director at Fujifilm Sericol, comments, "We are very excited to have a brand new system on stand which we will be announcing more details of in the next few weeks, along with the first showing in continental Europe of the Acuity Advance HS." He adds, "In addition, the new applications that are now possible using Uvistar are very exciting for the industry as a whole, and combined with our other wide format offerings and ink expertise, we are looking forward to demonstrating the new opportunities printers can now take advantage of."