Fujifilm at FESPA 2018

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Fujifilm’s Acuity B1

At FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 in Berlin, from 15-18 May, Fujifilm will focus on two new high-end platforms. The first is the new Acuity B1 modular system, previewed at FESPA 2017, while the second is a new platform to be announced in April. Additionally, at the new FESPA Digital Corrugated Experience in conjunction with Inca Digital, Fujifilm will showcase the Onset X platform for the production of corrugated displays and packaging at their stand.

Fujifilm’s Acuity B1, a versatile, high-quality modular printer for short-run graphic display work, will be placed on the Fujifilm stand this year. Previously featured as a technology preview, FESPA 2018 sees the machine’s full commercial launch. It is built on the latest UV technology and features new and exclusive Fujifilm Dimatix QFR printheads, delivering 7 picoliter drop sizes. Offering exceptional print quality and high productivity at an accessible price point, it will appeal to a broad range of print businesses.

FESPA’s inaugural Digital Corrugated Experience feature provides the ideal opportunity for Fujifilm to showcase the corrugated capability of the Inca Digital Onset X platform. The Onset X features the Fujifilm inkjet technology and Fujifilm UV ink, including Uvijet LM, a new low migration ink range specifically designed for printing to secondary food packaging and corrugated retail displays. Fujifilm experts will be on hand to talk visitors through the endless creative potential of the Onset X to create high-quality corrugated displays and short-run packaging.

Tudor Morgan, manager, Sign and Display Segment at Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe said, “Fujifilm’s Acuity range, popular with graphic display printers, is growing rapidly. In the past year we’ve added the Acuity 15 flatbed and the Acuity LED 1600R roll-to-roll printer to the range, as well as the Acuity B1. The Onset X, is a high-quality, high-end production flatbed, and a groundbreaking new platform that will be launched in April.”

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