Fujifilm launched this month a new Acuity series printer: the Acuity 15. This UV-curing flatbed printer is similar to the well-known Acuity Select 20 and 30 series, but at a lower cost.
The Acuity 15 includes RIP and basic training. There is also a roll-to-roll option, for a total different printer structure, a dual structure: with a roll-to-roll unit that can print onto rigid and flexible media up to 51 mm thick.
“With the Acuity 15, Fujifilm is delighted to bring the benefits of its Acuity flatbed range to a much broader range of print service providers. Able to produce the same quality as our Select 20 and 30 ranges, the Acuity 15 provides a great investment opportunity for any print business looking to diversify. Whether for a full print job, a proof or even as a way to get into printing thermoformed objects, it gives small and large print businesses alike the chance to offer their customers stunning, rigid and flexible prints on almost any surface.”
– Tudor Morgan, Segment Manager Sign & Display at Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe
This type of printer defines the type of customer who wants to adopt it as a smaller size income profit. In the wide-format industry market, there is a specific segment of people who are looking for something they might want to use for just four to six hours a week.
It takes rigid media at a maximum size of 1.3 x 2.5m and of 51 mm thick, printing on a wide range of materials, including PVC, wood, polycarbonate and aluminum composite, and also using Toshiba Tec greyscale printheads.
The Acuity 15 has two instant-curing UV ink systems: a Uvijet KN multipurpose system, intended for general graphics applications and a Uvijet KV thermoforming system, intended for industrial proofing jobs. Fujifilm claims its vacuum system reduces the need for masking, making it easier to load media onto the flatbed.
Hopefully we at FLAAR Reports will be able to take a peek at the Acuity 15 this early October at Sign Istanbul, to evaluate its features.
Source: Fujifilm Europe.