Acuity Prime Hybrid

The True Hybrid Printing Solution

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A rapidly changing sign and display market needs flexible solutions to keep pace with changing demand. While improvements to speed and quality are still being made, these are increasingly marginal, and it’s in the areas of value-for-money and versatility that there are opportunities for real differentiation.

Part of this shift towards the demand ever greater versatility is a result of the Covid pandemic, where print service providers, particularly those who had been highly specialised in the past, were forced to adapt and invest in new types of technology, to serve new markets with a more diverse range of applications.

One market response to this shift has been a significant increase in interest in hybrid printers and the obvious benefits they provide in their flexibility and versatility. When Fujifilm completely redesigned and relaunched its Acuity range of wide format printers in 2021, it was, in part, to be able to better respond to exactly these kinds of market shifts. The Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED and Acuity Prime Hybrid are early evidence of this strategy working exactly as planned.

This article looks at the Acuity Prime Hybrid in particular, delving deeper into what sets it apart from the competition, offering some insights into its true hybrid nature and its place in the evolving print industry.

 

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A true hybrid platform

What do we mean by a ‘true hybrid’ platform? Aside from the obvious – being able to print to a wide range of both rigid and flexible substrates – what defines a ‘true hybrid’ printer? Perhaps we could start to answer that question by first addressing what it is not. It is not a flatbed printer with a roll function bolted on, nor, for that matter, is it a roll-to-roll machine with a flatbed table as an optional extra. Machines like this have their place, but that place is really only in environments where that additional functionality is needed only occasionally. In today’s print marketplace – where being able to accommodate and deliver as broad a range of work as possible is paramount – these ‘halfway hybrids’ are often no longer good enough.

With a true hybrid, you get exceptional performance, whether printing to rigid or roll-fed media, as the machine is designed with both in mind, rather than one of those simply being a bolt-on extra. And if the build quality of the machine is good enough, then that exceptional performance remains consistent even over very long jobs, whether roll-to-roll or rigid media, providing the ultimate flexibility.

The true hybrid opens up a range of possibilities for print businesses looking for growth opportunities. It is able to produce more work, faster.

Design and build

Fujifilm’s Acuity range combines award-winning UK design, with Japanese quality assurance and meticulous manufacturing processes. This exceptional design and build quality is notable in all aspects of the machines’ performance, but one area especially relevant to the Acuity Prime Hybrid, marking it out as an excellent example of a “true hybrid”, is the media handling capability. The industrial build quality of the Acuity Prime Hybrid gives it the ability to handle rolls of up to 100kg, far in excess of anything that a modified flatbed could manage. Not only that, but the media also tracks exceptionally well, meaning that the machine can be left printing long jobs with minimal operator involvement.

World class inks

When it comes to inks and curing, the Acuity Prime Hybrid boasts another advantage over many of its competitors. Fujifilm’s own UV and low energy LED UV curing inks mean that the Acuity Prime Hybrid is not only faster than many of its competitors, it also prints to a much broader range of substrates. This is because low energy curing also means low heat, which means that sensitive media can be used much more easily, and printed at higher speeds than would be possible otherwise, something impossible with curing systems that require a hotter drying process, for example latex. Lower heat also, of course, means lower energy use, which in turn means lower energy costs, meaning there are environmental benefits as well as potential cost savings, without reducing output.

Importantly, Fujifilm’s UV inkjet inks are also Greenguard Gold certified, making them suitable for a range of interior applications including wall coverings.

True versatility

The Acuity Prime Hybrid also distinguishes itself with its 2.05m printing width, a feature that extends beyond the standard 1.6m of most alternatives. This expanded capability doesn’t come at a premium, making it a practical choice for businesses looking to explore new horizons. The machine’s larger printing width offers the freedom to print rolls of various sizes efficiently, as well as the ability to run multiple boards side by side – while reducing the need for trimming or resizing, saving both time and resources. This versatility opens doors to a myriad of applications, from retail signage to durable outdoor displays.

In an era when adaptability is vital, the Acuity Prime Hybrid provides an ideal solution for print businesses to remain competitive and responsive to the ever changing market.

Proven solution

The Acuity Prime Hybrid is already proving its worth in real business environments.

David Allen, Managing Director of Allen Signs, in the UK, was first in the world to invest in this machine, in autumn 2023. He says the printer’s superb media handling made it not only stand out among competitors, but makes it able to print on difficult substrates, such as metallics, in a cost-effective manner.

Allen says: “Due to our familiarity with hybrid platforms, we sought the Acuity Prime Hybrid as an opportunity to explore the Fujifilm brand further. The printer has now allowed us to carry out our normal production with minimal issues and excellent quality and ink performance.”

Print Specialist at Allen Signs, Matt Ryder, adds: “We tried a job on the new Fujifilm machine, and instantly, it tracked. It was perfect. As for materials, we are yet to come across a substrate that doesn’t work.”

Allen Signs is the first of many businesses in Europe and around the world that stand to benefit from a machine that is both a true hybrid, and a true game changer in wide format print production.

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Case study: Acuity Prime Hybrid

Allen Signs

Case study

Allen Signs becomes the first business to invest in the Acuity Prime Hybrid to support its efficiency and expansion

Allen Signs

Lincoln, UK

Acuity Prime Hybrid

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We sought the Acuity Prime Hybrid as an opportunity to explore the Fujifilm brand further. The printer has now allowed us to carry out our normal production with minimal issues and excellent quality and ink performance.

David Allen | Allen Signs

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Highlights

  • Allen signs invested in the Acuity Prime Hybrid in 2023
  • The family-run signage business sought an investment in Hybrid print technology.
  • The printer has seamlessly integrated into the company’s workflow.
  • The trust-based partnership with Fujifilm has proven to be a key factor in the investment.
  • Since the investment, the company has found the printer to be incredibly versatile.
  • The company looks forward to exploring more ways that the Prime Hybrid can help them expand.

UK-based signage and vehicle livery specialist Allen Signs has become the first company to invest in Fujifilm’s new Acuity Prime Hybrid printer. The ground-breaking wide format hybrid machine , which was released earlier this year, is highly versatile due to its ability to handle both rigid and flexible media.

The family-run wide format business was established in 1965, and since then, has been producing a variety of different signage applications for its consumers. David Allen, the company’s Managing Director, says his interest in the Acuity Prime Hybrid stemmed from its versatility and economical ink consumption.

Allen comments: “Due to our familiarity with hybrid platforms, we sought the Acuity Prime Hybrid as an opportunity to explore the Fujifilm brand further. The printer has now allowed us to carry out our normal production with minimal issues and excellent quality and ink performance.”

Allen adds that the Acuity Prime Hybrid’s versatility has enabled his business to print on a wider variety of substrates more efficiently and cost-effectively. The machine is already being used to print on wall coverings, direct to board and even metallic surfaces.

Impressed by the printer’s ease of use, Matt Ryder, Print Specialist at Allen Signs, says: “We tried a job on the new Fujifilm machine, and instantly, it tracked. It was perfect. As for materials, we are yet to come across a substrate that doesn’t work.”

Having built a partnership, based on trust, with Fujifilm, Allen adds: “Fujifilm has been an absolute breeze to deal with. The installation and the training were extremely quick and efficient. I’m looking forward to seeing how the Acuity Prime Hybrid printer will allow us to expand our business in the future.”

Andy Kent, Division Manager, Fujifilm Graphic Communications UK, states: “We are delighted to hear that our wide range of customers are more than satisfied with our printing technologies. As a result of Allen Signs investing in our Acuity Prime Hybrid, they have seen significant increases in print quality and a reduction in costs, whilst expanding their substrate selection. It’s fantastic to see them exploring new business opportunities.”

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Case study: Acuity Prime 30

Byblos

Case study

Byblos boosts creative potential with Fujifilm Acuity Prime investment

Byblos SRL

Turin, Italy

Acuity Prime 30

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Highlights

  • Byblos invested in an Acuity Prime 30 Flatbed printer.
  • The decision was driven by the company’s dedication to superior quality.
  • They have used the press to print on unconventional materials such as wood composite and glass.
  • The finishing techniques such as satin and gloss have been received well by clients.
  • The company are impressed by the exceptional adhesion and vibrancy of the ink.
  • Byblos is enthusiastic about being able to to meet evolving client needs.

La inversión del Acuity Prime 30 está transformando nuestro negocio. Con su calidad de impresión inigualable y la capacidad de trabajar con diversos materiales, hemos superado las expectativas de nuestros clientes.

Alejandro Conte | Biblos

Byblos, an industry leader in high quality print production, founded in 1992, has recently made a strategic investment in Fujifilm’s Acuity Prime 30 wide format flatbed printer. This acquisition has allowed the company to attract a broader customer base, win new business opportunities, and position itself for continued success in meeting customer demands for high quality and customised wide format printing.

With a firm commitment to delivering exceptional wide format printing solutions, the Acuity Prime, installed in May 2023, is the latest addition to their advanced production line-up. Equipped with seven ink channels, CMYK, White, Clear, and Primer, and powered by the ColorGATE RIP, the new printer is empowering Byblos to expand its production offering to include unconventional materials such as wood composite and glass.

The decision to invest in the Acuity Prime 30 was driven by Byblos’ dedication to superior quality and the opportunity to experiment with different types of media and finishing techniques – such as being able to achieve a satin or glossy finish. According to Alessandro Conte, Managing Director of Byblos, these capabilities have been very well received by their clients. Furthermore, the excellent support provided by the Fujifilm team played a significant role in solidifying the partnership.

Conte is enthusiastic about the investment: “The Acuity Prime has transformed our production process and elevated our ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Its impressive speed and remarkable quality have exceeded our expectations. We can now deliver personalised, high-quality printing in shorter turnaround times, and unleash our creativity by printing on unconventional materials. This gives us a competitive edge in the market.”

The Acuity Prime 30’s remarkable ink quality enables Byblos to work with a wide array of materials, including various metals and glass, when using a primer. The ink demonstrates exceptional adhesion, with stunning precision and vibrancy in every print. And the durability of the ink allows it to withstand the effects of chemicals and cleaning agents, ensuring longevity and exceptional print quality.

Alessandro Conte, Managing Director of Byblos, concluded: “The Acuity Prime 30 investment is transforming our business. With its unmatched print quality and the ability to work with diverse materials, we have exceeded our clients’ expectations. This investment has not only fuelled our growth but has also solidified our position as a leader in the industry.”

Daniele Carino of Fujifilm Italy added. “The Acuity Prime 30, part of Fujifilm’s ‘new blueprint for wide format’ has been exceptionally well received since it was launched two years ago. It was built to deliver versatility, value and ease-of-use, and we’re delighted that Byblos has become the latest company to recognise its potential and take advantage of it.”

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Acuity Prime Hybrid

Híbrido dedicado para
impresión rígida y en rollo

Versátil y ultraconfiable

Una innovadora máquina híbrida LED UV capaz de imprimir en rollos y en rígidos

El diseño de la impresora se basa en la galardonada Acuity Prime, incluido el carro del cabezal de impresión, el sistema de tinta, el sistema de mantenimiento automático del cabezal de impresión (APMS) y la interfaz de software.

Hasta

141 m²/h

rollo a rollo
Hasta 7 canales

CMYK+W+Cl

más imprimación
Hasta

51mm

espesor del medio

¿Por qué Acuity Prime híbrido?

Versátil

Maneja soportes flexibles y rígidos de hasta 51 mm de espesor y soportes en rollo de hasta 2 m de ancho

Confiable

Beneficios de un sistema de curado LED UV ultra confiable y duradero enfriado por aire

Fácil de usar

El diseño de cajón deslizante permite un fácil acceso a las bombas de tinta y los filtros.

Cabezales de impresión nativos en escala de grises de 7 picolitros y 3 niveles
4 zonas de vacío
2 metros de ancho
GUI intuitiva
Sistema de curado LED UV de larga duración y enfriado por aire.
Tintas Uvijet HM de alto rendimiento
7 canales (CMYK más blanco, transparente e imprimación opcionales)
Impresiones sobre materiales sensibles al calor.

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Características clave

La Acuity Prime Hybrid es una verdadera máquina híbrida, lo que significa que no hay
compensación y ninguno de los compromisos que encontraría en una máquina más antigua al cambiar entre material rígido y en rollo.

Hasta 7 canales

La Acuity Prime Hybrid se puede configurar con hasta 7 canales, con CMYK como estándar y blanco, transparente e imprimación opcionales, y produce una impresión de calidad sorprendente, capaz de producir tamaños de gota de hasta 7 pl. Maneja soportes flexibles y rígidos de hasta 51 mm de espesor y soportes en rollo de hasta 2 m de ancho, y se beneficia de un sistema de curado LED UV ultra confiable y duradero, enfriado por aire.

Cuenta con un sistema de vacío de 4 zonas y puede producir impresiones a velocidades de hasta 141 m2/h. La impresora es adecuada para una gama increíblemente amplia de aplicaciones, pero también se puede configurar con una imprimación opcional, ampliando aún más la gama de aplicaciones que se pueden imprimir.

Caracteristicas de seguridad

La Acuity Prime Hybrid también tiene una gama de características de seguridad integradas diseñadas para maximizar el tiempo de actividad de la impresión, que incluyen protección anticolisión, con sensores de colisión desplegados en ambos extremos del carro y una barra ionizadora que reduce la estática en la superficie del material. Al igual que la Acuity Prime, la impresora también se beneficia del funcionamiento remoto.

Diseñado pensando en el operador

El ahorro de costos no se trata solo de reducir el precio de los bienes o los gastos, sino también de asegurarse de que la máquina esté funcionando cuando y como usted la necesita. Una gran parte de esto es asegurarse de que la impresora sea fácil de usar pero también de mantener.

La gama Acuity Prime se enorgullece de ser extremadamente intuitiva, desde su interfaz gráfica de usuario fácil de usar hasta cabezales de impresión accesibles para facilitar el mantenimiento, y la Acuity Prime Hybrid no es una excepción. Al incluir el exclusivo sistema de mantenimiento automático del cabezal de impresión, se acabaron los días en los que se necesitaba una tediosa revisión de mantenimiento un lunes por la mañana después de un fin de semana más largo, el sistema APMS garantiza que la Acuity Prime Hybrid esté lista para imprimir cuando usted lo desee.

Modos y velocidades de impresión

Rendimiento excelente

Adecuado para usar con una amplia gama de medios

Híbrido dedicado

Con el sistema de manejo de soportes de alta resistencia que permite imprimir rollos de hasta 100 kg, una gama de soportes difíciles de utilizar, como papel tapiz, contravisión y vinilo autoadhesivo, que a menudo son propensos a arrugarse, se manejan excepcionalmente en la Acuity Prime Hybrid.

Aplicaciones principales

Gracias a las gamas de tintas Uvijet HM, HF y HZ de la galardonada planta de fabricación de Broadstairs, Reino Unido, Acuity Prime Hybrid es capaz de adherirse a una amplia gama de soportes en rollo, incluidos contravisores y películas para ventanas, que son LED extremadamente sensibles al calor. materiales de curado, así como textiles, a menudo utilizados para gráficos y poliéster con respaldo negro.

Esta exitosa tecnología de tinta, combinada con la calidad de construcción industrial de Acuity Prime Hybrid, garantiza que sean posibles aplicaciones audaces y creativas.

Cambio rápido entre medios rígidos y en rollo

A diferencia de algunas máquinas de la competencia, la Acuity Prime Hybrid puede cambiar de material rígido a rollo a rollo sin problemas y en menos de 10 minutos, lo que garantiza un tiempo de inactividad mínimo y un rendimiento óptimo.

Fantástico retorno de la inversión

Al igual que toda la gama Prime, la Acuity Prime Hybrid ofrece a sus clientes un excelente retorno de la inversión, gracias a la gama de colores completa proporcionada por la tecnología de tinta patentada de Fujifilm, el máximo rendimiento logrado con la capacidad de imprimir múltiples placas con un tamaño de cama de 2 m, además de productos vendibles. Impresiones de calidad incluso en modo borrador.

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Case Study: Acuity Ultra R2 Roll-fed Printer

Soyang

Caso de estudio

Soyang Open House event demonstrates award-winning capabilities of Fujifilm’s 5m Acuity Ultra R2 wide format roll-fed printer.

Soyang

Accrington, UK

Acuity Ultra R2

Tiempo de leer: 4 minutes

Highlights

  • Soyang initially partnered with Fujifilm in mid-2022 to become a distributor of Acuity Ultra R2 Roll-fed printers in the UK.
  • The highly respected wide format materials supplier formed the partnership as it looked to enter hardware sales.
  • Soyang hosted an Open House to showcase the Acuity Ultra R2 Roll-fed printer in its new, purpose-built showroom.
  • The Soyang premises stocks more 1.5 million m² of printing solutions, including a huge variety of substrates.
  • Last year, Soyang bought a majority stake in Josero – a leading UK supplier of wide format printers, sign and print finishing equipment and printing supplies.
  • Josero has also partnered with Fujifilm to distribute the Acuity Prime flatbed printer in the UK.

As we branch out from being a wide format materials supplier into hardware, we felt that the ‘superwide’ 5m Acuity Ultra R2 Roll-fed printer would be a perfect fit for our portfolio.

Marcos Mashiter | soyang

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Soyang, a UK-based partner of Fujifilm, recently hosted an Open House event to showcase the remarkable capabilities of the ‘superwide’ (5m) Acuity Ultra R2 roll-fed printer to customers in its showroom. As a highly respected wide format materials supplier looking to enter into hardware sales, Soyang initially partnered with Fujifilm in mid-2022 to become a distributor of the Acuity Ultra R2 in the UK. The company was impressed with the machine’s ability to deliver on quality, reliability and ROI.

The well-attended Open House took place in Soyang’s new, purpose-built Acuity Ultra R2 Roll-fed printer showroom at its 70,000ft² head office and distribution centre in Accrington, Lancashire. In addition to the new showroom, Soyang stocks more 1.5 million m² of printing solutions, including a vast variety of substrates.

Soyang Europe Managing Director Mark Mashiter commented: “The Acuity Ultra R2 Roll-fed printer is a revolutionary machine and is part of Fujifilm’s new blueprint for wide format. At Soyang, we’re historically very well known for finding solutions to 5m prints, so as we branch out from being a wide format materials supplier into hardware, we felt that the ‘superwide’ 5m Acuity Ultra R2 printer would be a perfect fit for our portfolio.”

He adds: “We already support a huge number of customers in the wide format sector with material sales. We’re pleased to be able to offer hardware too.”

Soyang’s Open House event was hosted in partnership with Josero, a leading UK supplier of wide format printers, sign and print finishing equipment and printing supplies. Soyang, which bought the majority shares of Josero last year, has also partnered with Fujifilm to distribute the Acuity Prime flatbed printer in the UK.

Soyang customer Vincent Randall, co-owner of MediaCo Group, commented: “It was a pleasure to attend Soyang’s Open House event and it was great to see the Acuity Ultra R2 in-person. The fact that Fujifilm is making machines and designing them around users’ needs – and around their inks – is significantly important to companies like ours.”

Launched in mid-2021 as part of Fujifilm’s new Acuity wide format range, the Acuity Prime flatbed and Acuity Ultra R2 Roll-fed printers have each won iF, Good Design and Red Dot awards for their impeccable design features.

Andy Webb, UK Wide Format Sales Manager at Fujifilm, notes: “Our Acuity wide format machines were all fully developed by Fujifilm to maximise usability and ROI. We’re confident that Soyang’s extensive industry knowledge, expertise and customer base – all demonstrated at its recent Open House event – will help us to boost Acuity Ultra R2 and Acuity Prime sales across the UK.”

Acuity Ultra R2

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Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED

Diseñado para soportes rígidos y flexibles, ofrece una impresión excelente y de alta calidad en una plataforma de 3,3 m.

Una plataforma. Resultados ilimitados.

El Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED ofrece una gama inigualable de aplicaciones con alta calidad y alta velocidad.

La Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED es una impresora de alta gama diseñada para soportes rígidos y flexibles, que ofrece una impresión excelente y de alta calidad en una plataforma de 3,3 m.

Hasta

218 m²/h

rollo a rollo
Nativo

3,5 picolitros

cabezales de impresión en escala de grises
Hasta

1200 x 1200 ppp

resolución de impresión

¿Por qué Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED?

Impresión con calidad casi fotográfica de una amplia gama de aplicaciones a altas velocidades

Arquitectura escalable que puede crecer y cambiar a medida que evolucionan las demandas comerciales

Diseño inteligente y nueva tinta de alto rendimiento para máxima versatilidad

Punto de acceso de imagen Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED
Tablas de carga y descarga de medios.
Sistema inteligente de control de vacío
Cinturón resistente a daños
GUI intuitiva

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Calidad ultraalta

La Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED utiliza el mismo carro del cabezal que la Acuity Ultra R2, capaz de expulsar gotas en escala de grises de hasta 3,5 pl para ofrecer una calidad de impresión excelente. Combinado con una calidad de construcción industrial, un cabezal de motor lineal y las tintas Uvijet UH de alto rendimiento de Fujifilm, se garantiza la mejor calidad de impresión.

Chasis resistente

Al igual que la Acuity Ultra R2, la Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED está construida sobre una importante estructura de acero soldado, junto con barras de acero sólidas, que contribuyen al peso de 8,3 toneladas de la máquina. Este diseño no sólo ofrece una construcción robusta, sino que también garantiza que la impresora muestre muy poca vibración durante el funcionamiento, lo que mejora aún más la calidad de impresión.

 

Accionamiento del carro del cabezal del motor lineal

Muchas impresoras híbridas utilizan una transmisión por correa para mover el carro de impresión, lo que a menudo reduce la vida útil y afecta la calidad de impresión. El Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED utiliza un motor lineal para el carro del cabezal que ofrece velocidades de desplazamiento de 1900 mm por segundo cuando se utiliza la velocidad de desplazamiento rápida del carro. El movimiento del carro es silencioso y libre de vibraciones, y se desplaza a lo largo de rieles dobles con el carro sostenido por 6 grandes cojinetes de rodadura.

 

Diseñado pensando en el operador

También se ha incorporado una gama de funciones avanzadas al diseño del Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED para mejorar el funcionamiento y maximizar el tiempo de actividad. Éstas incluyen:

  • Los botones de tensión del material que controlan las funciones de rollo de la máquina están ubicados tanto en el lado de entrada como en el de salida para facilitar su uso.
  • El rodillo de entrada del material es ajustable y se mueve hacia arriba y hacia abajo para mejorar la tensión y ayudar a mantener el rollo de material plano y sin arrugas.
  • Los duraderos ejes de medios de aluminio admiten rollos individuales de 3,3 m o dos rollos de hasta 1,6 m de ancho cada uno. La impresora utiliza un eje de aire especial que permite ejecutar dos rollos del mismo material con diferentes diámetros al mismo tiempo.

 

Tinta Uvijet UH

Fujifilm ha desarrollado una nueva tinta de curado LED de alto rendimiento para usar en la Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED, diseñada específicamente para brindar el rendimiento de adhesión necesario en una solución híbrida. Sin embargo, la tinta sigue ofreciendo la misma alta cobertura y calidad de impresión que otras tintas Uvijet AU y GS de Fujifilm, y los clientes también pueden beneficiarse del mismo bajo uso de tinta.

El juego de tintas Uvijet UH consta de seis colores estándar (CMYKLcLm) y una tinta blanca opcional. La impresora se puede configurar con dos canales de tinta blanca para maximizar la velocidad de rendimiento y la densidad de impresión.

La Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED con tinta blanca permite la impresión inferior en blanco intenso para soportes que no son blancos, la sobreimpresión en blanco para aplicaciones retroiluminadas en soportes transparentes y/o la impresión en blanco como color directo. La nueva gama de tintas cuenta con la certificación Greenguard Gold y AgBB.

 

Aplicaciones

Ultraversátil

La combinación de características de diseño inteligente y la nueva tinta de alto rendimiento Uvijet UH de Fujifilm garantiza que la Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED sea una de las plataformas más versátiles del mercado, capaz de producir una gama incomparable de aplicaciones con alta calidad y alta velocidad.

Imprima en soportes rígidos con facilidad

El transporte por correa y los sistemas de vacío inteligentes de la Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED son verdaderamente únicos, lo que significa que puede imprimir en una variedad de sustratos rígidos que antes solo eran posibles en sistemas de cama plana dedicados.

Esto significa que los productos Correx de bajo costo para aplicaciones de señalización a corto plazo, como letreros de venta y vallas publicitarias en edificios, se pueden imprimir a alta velocidad con múltiples paneles (hasta 5 en la cama) impresos continuamente con un solo operador.

Duplique su capacidad con capacidad multicapa

Además, la Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED puede imprimir sobre Dibond y acrílicos, utilizando impresión multicapa y blanco para impresión inversa y aplicaciones a dos caras.

Estas aplicaciones aprovechan el excelente sistema de transporte y la ubicación precisa de los puntos, y pueden ofrecer altos márgenes e ingresos adicionales, que antes solo eran posibles con una impresora dedicada.

Dos rollos a la vez

La Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED también puede imprimir rollos de 2 x 1,6 m, incluso con diferentes diámetros, ya que los ejes tienen un diferencial en el medio, lo que significa que los rollos pueden girar a diferentes velocidades.

Todos los rollos se transportan perfectamente a través de la impresora, lo que produce resultados de alta calidad en materiales como vinilo autoadhesivo, materiales emergentes para pancartas enrollables, gráficos para pisos y papel para vallas publicitarias, todo entregado a alta velocidad.

Los aspectos más destacados son un claro ganador

Tanto en formato rígido como en rollo, la Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED también puede imprimir en blanco sobre una amplia gama de materiales transparentes, como PVC autoadhesivo transparente, poliéster ópticamente transparente y polipropileno, todos ellos aplicaciones de alto margen para aplicaciones minoristas.

También es capaz de imprimir en materiales de revestimiento de paredes, ya sea en rollos cortos de hasta 1,6 m con un acabado texturizado o en revestimientos de paredes sin costuras de 3,2 m para aplicaciones comerciales como hoteles y espacios comerciales.

Tiradas cortas para maximizar la productividad

Los alimentadores de rollo ubicados en las mesas permiten imprimir muchas aplicaciones de tiradas cortas de manera económica, con muy poco desperdicio de material y tiempos de cambio rápidos, lo que convierte a la Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED en un sistema de producción verdaderamente versátil.

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Case Study: Acuity Ultra R2 Inkjet Printer

Oedim

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Wide format specialist Oedim boosts its Acuity ‘superwide’ printer fleet by investing in an Acuity Ultra R2 Inkjet Printer

Oedim

Jaén, Spain

Acuity Ultra R2

Highlights

  • Oedim invested in a 5m Acuity Ultra R2 Inkjet Printer to support business growth.
  • The company already had four Acuity Ultra presses.
  • Success with previous Acuity Ultra models and an excellent relationship with Fujifilm made it the obvious decision
  • The new press will be used to print advertisements, signage and building wraps.
  • The company prides itself on delivering versatility and value to its customers.
  • Oedim was pleased with the consistent good service that it received from Fujifilm.

Our investment in yet another Fujifilm printer has enhanced our confidence in the company as a trusted and reliable partner.

Miguel Ángel Gómez Cano | Managing Director, Oedim

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Spanish wide format specialist Oedim has once again partnered with Fujifilm to expand its fleet of Acuity wide format printers to increase productivity and support its growth. The company, which already owns four Acuity Ultra printers, recently invested in a 5m ‘superwide’ Acuity Ultra R2 Inkjet Printer. The new printer, which has been installed at its 20,000 square metre site in Jaén, Spain, will predominantly be used to print wide format advertisements on canvases, as well as signage for events and building wraps.

Established in 1996, Oedim is a wide format print specialist that prioritises personalisation and efficiency, while delivering on versatility and value. Many of its customers operate in the marketing and advertising sectors, and require wide format prints on substrates including vinyl, cardboard, tarpaulin, textiles and more.

Oedim sought another Fujifilm wide format printer because it was pleased with the quality and reliability of its existing Acuity Ultra machines. It was also very happy with the service it had received from Fujifilm.

The Acuity Ultra R2 Inkjet Printer, which is part of Fujifilm’s new range of wide format printers, is available in ‘superwide’ 5m and standard 3.2m configurations, and Mercury UV and LED UV configurations. Engineered from the ground up, with the operator in mind, it has won Red Dot, Good Design and iF awards for its impeccable design features.

Miguel Ángel Gómez Cano, Managing Director at Oedim, says: “At Oedim, wide format prints are our speciality. Many of our customers operate in the marketing and advertising sectors and require wide format prints – be it on textiles, vinyl, cardboard or tarpaulin. Our investment in an Acuity Ultra R2 has enabled us to prioritise personalisation and efficiency, while delivering on versatility and value – all while achieving growth.”

“Now, with an Acuity Ultra R2 included in our fleet of printers, we can offer our customers an even faster and more reliable service, particularly when delivering ‘superwide’ 5m prints. The machine is not only intuitive and easy to use, it is also reliable and offers exceptional quality. This is proven, as we use it predominantly to print on mesh and canvases and events canvases. ”

Cano says: “Our investment in yet another Fujifilm printer has enhanced our confidence in the company as a trusted and reliable partner.”

Joan Casas, Manager at Fujifilm Graphic Communications, Spain, comments: “We’re thrilled that the Acuity Ultra R2 is helping Oedim meet the needs of its customers and we thank them for being a loyal Fujifilm partner.” 

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Case Study: Acuity Prime 30 Flatbed Printer

Nuneaton Signs

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Nuneaton Signs opts for Acuity Prime 30 Flatbed Printer to maximise business growth

Nuneaton Signs

Nuneaton, UK

Acuity Prime 30

Highlights

  • Nuneaton Signs provides meaningful employment and training for people with disabilities manufacturing traffic and commercial signage
  • The company invested in an Acuity Prime 30 flatbed printer to support business growth and product sales.
  • The Acuity Prime was chosen for its reliability and ability to produce high-quality prints, cost effectively.
  • The printer’s versatility and ability to print to multiple substrates was also a huge part of its appeal.
  • The Acuity Prime’s ease-of-use and quick setup was a crucial factor for team members with disabilities.
  • The Acuity Prime 30 has won Red Dot, Good Design and iF awards for its impeccable design features.

We visited Fujifilm’s Broadstairs site, and were given an extensive demonstration of the Acuity Prime 30 Flatbed Printer, which turned out to be the ideal printer for our business’s requirements.

Daren Hollins | Nuneaton Signs

UK-based social enterprise Nuneaton Signs has invested in a Fujifilm Acuity Prime 30 flatbed printer to support its business growth and product sales. The company, which was established in 1982 in Nuneaton, UK, manufactures traffic signage and signs for a wide variety of commercial applications, whilst providing meaningful employment and training for people with disabilities, which affect 71% of its employees.

Daren Hollins, Head of Procurement at Nuneaton Signs said the company sought a new flatbed printer to speed up the production of its signs and manufactured goods. The company chose the Acuity Prime 30 because of its reliability, its ability to produce high quality prints and because it was in line with the company’s budget.

Hollins explains: “We went out to tender with various companies and we chose Fujifilm because we were impressed with the cost and efficiency of its inks, the cost of this printer and how overall, it was able to deliver in terms of quality and reliability – all while meeting our financial criteria.”

He adds: “It is two-and-a-half times faster than the previous printer we used for the same types of jobs. It is also quick to set up and easy to use – which is particularly important for our team members with disabilities.”

Hollins highlights that Fujifilm’s exceptional ink quality has enabled Nuneaton Signs to print high quality jobs on a variety of substrates. With a focus on the most sustainable substrates, Nuneaton Signs prints on: polypropylene; 100% recycled and recyclable cast acrylic sheets; polyester sheets; premium fibre structure paper board; recyclable aluminium composite material; lightweight foam board and many others. He also says that Fujifilm provided excellent training and support, further enhancing his trust in the brand.

Engineered from the ground up, with the operator in mind, the Acuity Prime 30 – released in 2021 as part of Fujifilm’s new blueprint for wide format – has won Red Dot, Good Design and iF awards for its impeccable design features.

Hollins continues: “We visited Fujifilm’s Broadstairs site (in Kent, UK), and were given an extensive demonstration of the Acuity Prime 30, which turned out to be the ideal printer for our business’s requirements. The service provided by Fujifilm was excellent and efficient. When the machine was installed, it was ready for use – factoring our training – within a week.”

Andy Kent, Division Manager, Fujifilm UK, adds: “We value all of our customers and their business requirements. We’re particularly pleased to see that our printer is supporting Nuneaton Sign’s team members with disabilities – ultimately enhancing their independence.”

Social enterprises like Nuneaton Signs trade for a social purpose and reinvest or donate a percentage of their profits to further their cause. In the UK, there are around 100,000 social enterprises, which employ nearly 2 million people.

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Case Study: Acuity Prime L Wide Format Printer

A1 Signs

Caso de estudio

Netherlands-based A1 Signs becomes first company to invest in an Acuity Prime L Wide Format printer

A1 Signs

Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Acuity Prime L

Highlights

  • The Netherlands-based company develops creative signage, advertising and retail displays.
  • It selected the Acuity Prime L Wide Format printer because of its fast printing speeds, reliability and high quality output.
  • The printer will be used to increase productivity and growth at A1 Signs, helping it to deliver prints to its customers more quickly.
  • The business’s founder was impressed with the Acuity Prime L’s intuitive design, fast start-up time and other advanced features
  • The Acuity Prime L was unveiled at FESPA 2022, following the success of the smaller Acuity Prime 20 and 30 printers.

The decision to turn once again to Fujifilm, and the Acuity Prime L, was an easy one.

Jan Carel Schepenaar | Señales A1

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Family-run wide format business A1 Signs has become the first company to install an Acuity Prime L Wide Format printer at its premises in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Established in 2012, A1 Signs manufactures and installs creative signage, advertising and retail displays.

Jan Carel Schepenaar, the Founder and Owner of A1 Signs said he chose the Acuity Prime L because of its fast printing speeds, reliability and high quality output. He was also impressed with the printer’s intuitive design, fast start-up time and automatic printhead cleaning function.

Schepenaar explains: “I hate limits and I like to print on the widest possible substrates. The Acuity Prime L, with its 3200mm x 2000mm flatbed, enables us to do this.”

The Acuity Prime L is a larger version of the Acuity Prime 20 and 30 printers. It offers print speeds of 202m2/hr, is easy to operate and produces high quality results at high speed. It features six vacuum zones and 16 media location pins, and can print side-by-side jobs with its dual zone function, for maximum flexibility.

Schepenaar highlights that the Acuity Prime L’s long-lasting LED curing system is energy efficient, further helping A1 Signs to minimise its carbon footprint.

A1 Signs’ partnership with Fujifilm goes back to 2014 when they invested in an Acuity Select X2 printer. This marked the beginning of a long and successful partnership, and when the time came to replace the original machine, the decision to turn once again to Fujifilm, and the Acuity Prime L, was an easy one.

David Burton, Director, Fujifilm Wide Format Inkjet Systems, adds: “Since unveiling the Acuity Prime L for the first time at FESPA 2022, it has received a huge amount of interest. We’re delighted now to be able to celebrate the first global Acuity Prime L installation and we look forward to many more.”

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Sostenibilidad en la fabricación

Fujifilm’s award-winning UV ink factory in the UK has implemented a wide range of initiatives to accelerate change towards a more sustainable operation

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Fujifilm’s award-winning factory in Broadstairs, UK, manufactures high performance inks for a range of markets, including Uvijet wide format UV inkjet inks, and Sericol screen and flexo inks. The company has implemented a number of sustainability initiatives over the last ten years, and more recently the recruitment of Antonina Realmuto as Group Sustainability Director, and Craig Milsted as Sustainability Advisor for the site, has brought about a much greater focus to accelerate change towards more sustainable operations.

When it comes to sustainability and protecting the earth, it’s important for us all to do more. Whether it’s consuming fewer products, opting for products with less packaging, or reducing waste – we must all play our part.

Fujifilm’s ink R&D and manufacturing facility in Broadstairs, Kent, has regularly made the news as a three-time winner of the UK’s Best Factory Award in 2011, 2013 and 2015, but it is for its sustainability initiatives that it is now rapidly creating waves.

Craig Milsted outlines the initiatives that have been implemented so far: “With the recent changes in personnel, including my own role, there is now a renewed focus on sustainability, and therefore a tremendous amount of work going on behind the scenes to help us operate more sustainably. This work is ongoing, but we have made a number of notable recent changes to our equipment and processes which are enabling us to operate in a more environmentally friendly way.

Big energy savings

“Firstly, we have massively cut back on our conventional energy use and have instead turned to alternative energy sources to help power our site. Back in 2016, we started to buy renewable electricity to power our factory, and in the same year installed many solar panels on the grassy grounds of our site. But in March this year, we expanded our solar power generation with the addition of panels on our site roof.

“We have an ongoing objective to generate more solar power over time and steps towards achieving this goal include reviewing our current processes and equipment. Through these checks, we have found that the solar panels on the roof are more effective than the ones on the ground, so we have repaired and improved those on the grass, while also scoping out new areas on our site where panels can be installed to effectively generate more solar power in the future.

“Our efforts so far have been successful – this year in June alone, our solar panels produced 82,240 kW of power. This is enough to power a typical  UK household for 26 years and is also 181% more power than the 29,185 kW produced in June 2021.

Since 2013, we’ve significantly cut back on the waste produced at our ink factory, and last year (2021), 689.7 tonnes of waste produced on site went for recycling.

Craig Milsted | Sustainability Advisor, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems

“Another way that we have saved on conventional energy is by turning our factory HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems off overnight, which achieved savings of £183,000 – and 1 million kW – per year. We have also upgraded our factory’s gas boilers – some of which were more than 50 years old – with condensing boilers, and replaced gas heaters in the International Logistics Centre with infrared heaters.

“Meanwhile, in our R&D facility, we operate our air conditioning on a timer system to save energy, as well as turning off equipment overnight, where possible, when it is not being used. Additionally, we have installed multiple free-to-use electric car charging points across the site for our team members to use.

Impressive waste reduction

“But it’s not only energy consumption that we have been targeting.  Since 2013, we’ve significantly cut back on the waste produced at our ink factory, and last year (2021), 689.7 tonnes of waste produced on site went for recycling.

“Other initiatives include: 100% of our raw materials packaging is reused and recycled; we return 1000 litre IBCs for cleaning and reuse, rather than disposing of them; and a number of moulded components used as part of our ink pouches are made from recycled materials. Additionally, we now secure our pallets with straps rather than using shrink wrap, which reduces our waste by around 8 tonnes annually. We are also in the process of swapping plastic tape for paper tape.

“In R&D we have also achieved a 50% reduction in glass jar testing; a 38% reduction in end container testing for one litre bottles; a 74% reduction in end testing for five litre cubitainers; and we have cut back on the use of one, two and three litre pouches by 29%, 33% and 20% respectively. We are literally looking at every single part of our operation and making changes to reduce our environmental impact.

Smart cutbacks on solvents

“Overall, thanks to the printers we sell becoming more technologically advanced over the years, less ink is required during the printing process.  This is obviously a better and more sustainable situation in itself. However, you can’t print without ink – it’s the most crucial element of printing. So for the inks that we produce at our factory, previously we would typically use around 140,000 litres of oil-based solvents to clean the vessels used in our ink-making and mixing equipment.

“However, very recently we replaced our oil-based solvent cleaner with an 80% water-based (aqueous) cleaning solution, manufactured by a company called Safe Solvents. Coinciding with this, a first-of-its-kind pot washing machine, also supplied by Safe Solvents, was installed at the factory.

“Suitable for use with the new aqueous cleaning solution, the machine offers a significantly more efficient pot washing solution on our site. The aqueous cleaner and pot wash machine combo makes it possible for us to separate solvent and aqueous waste, and in the future, it could enable us to reuse the pots after they have been cleaned, and then when they are beyond reuse, have the clean plastic shredded and sent for further recycling.

Measuring and analysing is key

“The recently installed pot washing machine at Broadstairs is a world-first, so we look forward to reviewing our credentials in the future and seeing the difference it has made. The most important thing is that we continue to measure and analyse everything, as only by measuring can you improve.

“It really is a painstaking, but ultimately very rewarding process – we have achieved a great deal in the last 12 months with our renewed focus, but we are confident we can continue to make iterative improvements all over the site, across all areas of energy, waste and material reductions, to make this award-winning factory a world-class, sustainable one too.”

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