Boasts 40% faster printing speeds than its predecessor.
Fujifilm Graphic Systems introduced the Acuity Advance UV flatbed, the next generation of the company’s Acuity HD2504, which premiered in 2007.
The four-color Advance model incorporates a modified print head array and is able to achieve up to 40% faster printing speeds than its predecessor, Fujifilm reports. In Production mode, the Advance can hit a print speed of up to 233 sq ft/hr, while in High Quality mode the speed is 165 sq ft/hr; in Fine Art mode, the speed is 135 sq ft/hr, while in Fine Art Matte mode, the speed is 118 sq ft/hr.
The Advance also adds an optional white ink module, allowing the white ink to be used as part of the image content or as an underprint or overprint layer.
Otherwise, the Acuity Advance maintains many of the HD2504’s features. It has a print area of 49 x 98 in. and can print onto substrates as thick as 1.98 in. Incorporating small-drop, grayscale printhead technology, it can jet droplets as fine as 6 pl allowing crisp images and smooth transitions.
The flatbed design employs a zoned vacuum table to hold all types of media, including irregularly shaped or uneven surfaced material (doors, ceiling tiles, pre-stretched canvas, etc.), to ensure accurate registration even on multiple passes. A roll-to-roll module is optional (and can also be added in the field).
The matched Fujifilm Sericol UVijet KO-series inks utilize Micro-V dispersion technology to deliver wide adhesion, vibrancy, and higher print gloss. The UV-cure inks offer a 2-yr outdoor durability without lamination and are packaged in 2-liter ink bags for quick ink changes.
Other Acuity Advance features include an ink sensor, white-space skipping to increase throughput, and a vacuum wand to clean printheads. Onyx ProductionHouse RIP v7 is optional.
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