Pro-File, Uvistar and Acuity Advance HS also available on stand
Fujifilm will give visitors to its stand (E56) at Viscom Paris the opportunity to take part in its ‘Euromedia Experience’ and also to see its recently launched process independent colour control system, ‘Pro-File’, which standardises colour between screen and inkjet production.
In order for visitors to fully understand how different media can work on various surfaces, a ‘test-drive’ wall will feature samples of indoor and outdoor surfaces commonly used for posters and signage, including brick, plaster, plastic, glass and even a car door. Visitors will be able to apply the various media to see first-hand the results that can be achieved with the hundreds of products within the em range.
“We feel that by demonstrating with real life scenarios just how the many varieties of media work under different day-to-day situations, customers gain a much better understanding of the em range and the various applications that we cater for,” says Jérôme Delplanque, commercial director, Fujifilm Sericol France. “Euromedia aligns with Fujifilm’s philosophy of providing best-in-class, application-driven solutions, and visitors will be able to see the performance benefits, underpinned by expert advice, during their visit to the stand.”
WonderTack and WonderTack Ghost
WonderTack and WonderTack Ghost are the latest innovative solutions that have been added to Fujifilm’s em range.
WonderTack is a solvent printable, white satin gloss polypropylene film, and WonderTack Ghost is a clear PET media. Both adhere to smooth, flat surfaces without the use of adhesive, and are available for UV-curing and water-based systems.
These environmentally friendly solutions are very quick to print, and their sticking ability is down to the unique, micro-porous suckers on the adhering side. The lack of adhesive gives these media their ‘green’ characteristics, as well as making them reusable on multiple occasions. For example, POS graphics printed on WonderTack can be applied even by inexperienced users as it is easily repositionable and reusable.
SmoothWall and StarWall
SmoothWall and StarWall are PVC-free, 190g fleece wallpapers. They are easy to apply, fire retardant in accordance with DIN EN 13501, and can even be dry-removed without leaving a residue. StarWall is completely unique with a discretely structured surface design, and both wallpapers have a special finish to ensure photorealistic image reproduction.
At Viscom, visitors can also see Fujifilm’s process independent colour control system, ‘Pro-File’, which was recently launched at FESPA 2010 in Munich. Utilising its understanding of colour chemistry, Fujifilm has designed a system to allow screen printers to deliver consistent colour output and optimise production efficiencies across both screen and inkjet technologies to deliver the wide variety of print demanded by customers in the 21st century.
The ability to control colour independent of printing device location, substrate, printing method, ink or people will enable printers to have complete confidence that the colour of every single job for any brand will always match, and at the right price point.
The Pro-File system is a package of products and services that synchronises print output between processes to a recognised industry standard. This enables printers to deliver consistent colour and quality print output across proofs, screen and digital print through process-independent colour control, providing users with a flexible, cost-effective solution to meet the increasing demands for print to comply with ISO 12647-2 (FOGRA 39).
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 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.
Acuity Advance HS
Completing the line-up is Fujifilm‘s Acuity Advance HS, which delivers more daily output than any other printer in its class, offering potential for high profit generation and a quick return on investment. With typical production speeds of 40m2/hr, and an 'express' mode for images viewed from greater distances which operates at 65m2/hr, it is excellent mid-range flatbed for high-quality POP and signage.
“We are inviting visitors to come along and test the different technologies and media on our stand,” concludes Jérôme. “Fujifilm prides itself on creating new end user applications and we are confident that the range of innovative products on offer will generate a positive reaction. We look forward to demonstrating this to visitors at the show.”