Fujifilm to demo creative applications at Sign & Digital UK 2015

Fujifilm Acuity Advance Select HR

Fujifilm has announced its presence on stand J10 at Sign & Digital UK 2015 (24th – 26th March, NEC, Birmingham, UK), where it will showcase a wide variety of creative applications that can be produced with its industry leading range of Acuity large format printers and euromedia range of roll media. Fujifilm will also demonstrate the light industrial applications made possible by the use of its industry-leading thermoforming UV-cured inkjet ink, Uvijet KV.

At Sign & Digital UK, Fujifilm will feature the Acuity Advance Select flatbed printer, ideal for near-photographic quality POP and signage on rigid and roll materials at up to 32.8m2/hr, alongside the Acuity LED 1600. This LED UV hybrid roll-fed printer features a number of unique Fujifilm technologies, including a low-energy LED curing system, and is suitable for rigid and very thin flexible materials with best in class productivity of 20m2/hr. Both devices will be used to highlight how a host of creative, added value applications can be printed using the white and clear inks in a single pass.

As the pioneer of wide format digital UV inkjet ink, Fujifilm will also showcase how its Acuity Advance Select and Uvijet KV inks are the perfect combination for printing high value thermoformed objects. Uvijet KV ink guarantees high quality, vivid colours and excellent performance, with no compromise to the print speed. Once the printing of a flat plastic sheet is completed, it is removed to a mould where it is heated up to take on the shape of the mould, and then cooled. Fujifilm will display some of the creative applications achievable by printing on substrates like polystyrene and PETG, both of which mould easily into new shapes like car dashboard covers or other 3D objects.

Finally, a euromedia area will feature a variety of new and established creative materials for every application. The latest additions to the range include SmartTack White and SmartTack Ghost; robust, PVC-free polyester self-adhesive films for short and medium term use on smooth flat surfaces. In both cases, the film’s transparent adhesive makes the materials easy to apply and repositionable, but they can still be removed after up to three years without leaving a residue. Recommended for both indoor and short-term outdoor use, SmartTack can be repositioned without causing any reduction in adhesive strength.

Steve Cookman, product manager, wide-format inkjet, Fujifilm UK, comments: “Printers should ensure that they visit our stand at Sign & Digital UK to see the creative possibilities when Fujifilm’s state of the art printers, inks and media are integrated. The range of applications that can be achieved is limited only by imagination, while the Uvijet KV ink opens up new business opportunities in the thermoforming and light industrial markets.”