Leading inkjet solutions provider Fujifilm (Stand B2.564) is using its Productronica (14-17 November, Munich) debut to demonstrate the cost and time savings it can deliver to manufacturers of membrane switch graphic overlays.
With quality on a par with screen printing and huge advantages in flexibility, time savings and costs, inkjet is the future of membrane graphic overlay production and Fujifilm UV inkjet technology is showing the way.
The Fujifilm stand will feature an Acuity LED 1600 II printer producing high-quality embossed samples on MacDermid and Kimoto films for visitors to take away. This versatile, reliable and accessible 1.6m wide UV LED printer provides an ideal investment opportunity for industrial print businesses looking to take advantage of the benefits of inkjet. The Fujifilm stand will also feature a display wall with a wide range of Fujifilm inkjet-printed membrane switches and experts will be on hand to answer questions. Demonstrations will include actuation testing to showcase the durability of the UV ink film.
A representative from a major membrane switch manufacturer in Turkey, Elitronik, who is already using the Acuity LED 1600 for this very purpose, will also be on the stand for the whole show to showcase how Fujifilm inkjet technology has benefited her business. This will include a demonstration of the process of membrane switch fabrication, bringing the multiple layers of printed electrical circuits together with the graphic overlay on the top,
Says Kevin Jenner, Business Manager, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems: “Fujifilm has supplied screen print solutions to the membrane switch market for many years and increasingly we are seeing a demand for UV inkjet technologies to meet the demands of shorter runs and lead times. We now feel that this technology has reached a point of such performance and reliability that it is time we focused on delivering those benefits to new and existing partners in this field. The use of inkjet technologies in the electronics market has huge growth potential, and Fujifilm is well placed to lead the way as this market develops. As such, we’re delighted to be exhibiting at Productronica for the first time as this show gives us the opportunity to reach a new audience. We look forward to challenging the preconceptions of those who may not have seriously considered UV inkjet before and demonstrating its power and potential.”