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Fujifilm’s Acuity LED 3200R at PacPrint

Monday, 29 May 2017
By Company press release

Fujifilm’s Acuity LED 3200R made its first appearance in Australia last week at the PacPrint trade show in Melbourne, where it was awarded a Technology Hot Pick. 

Fujifilm's Takeshi Sampei and Steve Peck at PacPrint

Takeshi Sampei, Section Manager – Fujifilm Global Graphic Systems and Steve Peck, Project and Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems accepted the award.

Fujifilm first introduced LED curing in the highly successful Acuity 1600 LED; approximately 900 units of the LED 1600 have been sold worldwide. Because LED UV uses lower energy and a different bandwidth of UV light, the inks used need to be matched to the spectrum. Fujifilm created the inkset for the 1600 and a new, more flexible Uvijet ‘LF’ inkset for the 3200R.

The addition of LF flexible inks opens up the soft signage sector for printing onto fabrics used for backlit panels, exhibition displays, teardrop outdoor banners and pull-up portable displays.

Top-shelf specifications

The new Fujifilm LED3200R wide-format roll printer

The 3200R has eight ink channels including white and a clear coat (available later in 2017). Top speed is 110m2 per hour in CMYK 2-pass only mode. In 4-colour mode, standard production is produced at six-pass 40m2 per hour. Using all colours (CMYK + Lc,Lm, W) draft mode is 60 m2 per hour at four-pass and standard production is at 20 m2 per hour with twelve passes.

Backlit panel production is a particularly strong feature of the LED 3200R and there is even an on-board backlit display so actual viewing results can be proof-assessed during production. In this mode, sixteen passes are deployed so colours remain saturated and vibrant, with a production speed of 7.5 m2 per hour.

Double without trouble

Another unique feature is the ability to print two rolls simultaneously. Two rolls of media, each variable up to 1.52 metres in width, can be loaded to print either the same or two different jobs, effectively creating ‘three printers in one’ to increase the versatility of the LED 3200R.

This dual roll capability is an excellent production advantage when 1.52 metre production is at its peak and switching back to full 3200mm width is fast and easy. Two RIP variations are available:- ColorGate Production Suite 9 or Caldera’s V10.

The Acuity LED3200R printing two 1.52 metre rolls side-by-side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It ticks all the boxes,” says Warren Hinder, Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems Divison Manager,” for the environment, occupational safety, low power consumption, versatility and, as for the image quality; [well that spoke for itself] at PacPrint – the colours are vibrant and very wide gamut.”

Warren Hinder, Fujifilm's Graphic Systems Divison Manager

The Acuity LED 3200R 3.2 meter UV wide format was launched at the PacPrint trade show last week at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

www.fujifilm.com.au/graphic-systems

About FUJIFILM Corporation – FUJIFILM Corporation is one of the major operating companies of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation. Since its founding in 1934, the company has built up a wealth of advanced technologies in the field of photo imaging, and in line with its efforts to become a comprehensive healthcare company, Fujifilm is now applying these technologies to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the Medical and Life Science fields. Fujifilm is also expanding growth in the highly functional materials business, including flat panel display materials, and in the graphic systems and optical devices businesses.

About Fujifilm Graphic Systems ANZ -  Fujifilm Graphic Systems is a stable, long term partner focused on delivering high quality, technically advanced print solutions that help printers develop competitive advantage and grow their businesses. The company’s financial stability and unprecedented investment in R&D enable it to develop proprietary technologies for best-in-class printing. These include pre-press and pressroom solutions for offset, wide-format and digital print, as well as workflow software for print production management. Fujifilm is committed to minimising the environmental impact of its products and operations, proactively working to preserve the environment, and strives to educate printers about environmental best practice.

For more information, visit www.fujifilm.com.au

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