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Fespa Live Day 1: Fujifilm’s 400sqm ph Acuity Ultra

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
By Wayne Robinson

Fujifilm has blasted into the ultra high speed world with its new Acuity Ultra 5044, which is capable of producing more than 400sqm an hour of sellable billboard mode print.

High speed flexibility: Ashley Playford, Fujifilm (right) with the new Acuity Ultra 5044

The new printer has dual CMYK heads and can print white. Speaking to Print21 at the show Ashley Playford, national digital manager at Fujifilm, said, “Acuity has always been known for its flexibility, and now has blistering speed added to the mix.

“The ability of the Acuity Ultra to print at top quality on a wide range of substrates makes it stand out,” he said.

On the Fujifilm stand were myriad examples of what Playford was indicating, with wallpapers, acoustic wall coverings, soft signage, and the very high end Duratrans type work for backlit cosmetics POS all produced on the Acuity Ultra.

Playford said, “The new Acuity Ultra is a volume machine, and printers with a need for serious levels of output and who want to operate in varied applications will benefit from it.”

Fuijfilm also used Fespa to launch a new range of inks for the Onset series, the OX. Playford said, “This is a next generation ink set, designed particularly for adhesion to plastics, corflute and the like, which can be tricky. The Fujifilm chemists have worked on the way the monomers in the ink cross link. It means that the ink adhesion rate will not hinder the productivity of the printers.”

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