Following the huge success of Fujifilm’s new blueprint for wide format appearance at Fespa 2022 in Berlin, Fujifilm will use Fespa 2023 (23 – 26 May, Munich) to present developments to its existing Acuity models, as well as unveiling an entirely new machine in the line-up. Additionally, Fujifilm will present more details on its partnership with industrial manufacturer Barberan, to bring single-pass inkjet to the sign and display market.
Fujifilm’s 500 square meter stand will consist of six display bays. Four of these bays will showcase printers first displayed at Fespa 2022, allowing Fujifilm to highlight technological developments and enhancements made since then, as well as early market success. One of the remaining bays will highlight Fujifilm’s partnership with Barberan, while the sixth will be used to unveil a brand-new machine in the Acuity line-up for the very first time.
On the stand:
Acuity Prime L
The Acuity Prime was first revealed to the world at Fespa 2022. According to the press release, this stylishly designed new flatbed – which is a larger version of the Acuity Prime 20 and 30 models – has a 3200mm x 2000mm flatbed, prints at speeds of 202 square meter per hour, is easy to operate and produces high quality results at high speed. It features six vacuum zones and 16 media location pins, and allows tandem printing – printing on one side of the bed whilst setting up on the other.
Now with installations in the European market, the Acuity Prime L is commercially available and market proven.
Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED
The Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED, also first unveiled at Fespa last year, will be showcased again at this year’s event. The 3.3 meter high-end printer is said to offer exceptional print quality and performance on both rigid and flexible substrates. It prints at speeds of up to 218 square meter per hour (RTR) and delivers a print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. According to the company, the printer is unique in combining ultra-high quality and a competitive return on investment for both rigid and flexible applications, all in one platform.
With a beta model now in place with a customer in the UK, and a number of technical developments since last year, this machine is said to be a must-see.
Acuity Ultra R2 (5 meter and 3.2 meter configurations)
Announced in mid-2021, the award-winning Acuity Ultra R2 is available in 5 meter or 3.2 meter versions.
On-stand, Fujifilm will exhibit its 5 meter, four-channel conventional UV curing high speed model, which was developed in the last year and prints up to 65% faster than the standard 5 meter machine, as per the press release.
The release stated that Fujifilm will also highlight the substantial speed increase – of up to 39% – that it has achieved for the 3.2 meter High Speed model.
The Acuity Ultra R2 is now being shipped as a modular system and existing models can be upgraded on-site to add light colors, white or high speed modes, depending on the requirements of the print business.
Fujifilm will also display a brand-new addition to the Acuity range – which will be announced ahead of the show – while its partnership with Barberan will be demonstrated with an intricate scale model and video demonstration.
David Burton, business director, Fujifilm Wide Format Inkjet Systems comments, “We can’t wait to, once again, showcase our Acuity wide format printers, which offer value for money, reliability and stability.
“Fespa 2023 offers the perfect platform to highlight both the sales success and the technical improvements we’ve made to the existing range over the last 12 months, while also looking ahead at what is to come, with the unveiling of an all-new machine on the stand and a lot more detail about our exciting partnership with Barberan.”