Fujifilm launches Acuity LED 1600 II

By Richard Stuart-Turner, Monday 28 September 2015

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Fujifilm has introduced a new version of its Acuity LED 1600 wide-format LED UV inkjet printer.

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Fujifilm's Acuity LED 1600 II is more than 50% faster than its predecessor

The manufacturer said the Acuity LED 1600 II, which is available with immediate effect, features better productivity and versatility than its predecessor, which this machine has replaced.

The Acuity LED 1600 II features a new fast printing mode of 33sqm/hr, which is more than 50% faster than the previous model. Fujifilm said this addresses customer demands for quicker job turnarounds and lower output cost.

The machine, which has a maximum print width of 1,610mm, and a 1,200dpi maximum resolution, also offers simultaneous two-layer printing (white plus clear) and three-layer printing (colour plus white and clear) when combined with Caldera or ColorGate RIP software.

Other new features include an automated jetting adjustment based on the gap between the printhead and media as well as two new vacuum modes to enable the printer to handle a wider variety of substrates, such as thin or low-strength media.

White and clear ink heads can also be disabled when not in use to reduce maintenance costs.

Fujifilm UK wide-format inkjet product manager Steve Cookman said: “This machine improves the flexibility for our customers while the new ability to print both white and clear simultaneously improves productivity.

“Customers would be able to leave the machine running, putting down every colour possible, where previously they would have had to make the choice between colour plus white or colour plus clear.”

Pricing for the Acuity LED 1600 II will start from around £40,000. The new features can also be retrofitted to existing Acuity LED 1600 printers.

The machine will be shown for the first time in Europe at Viscom, Paris, which is taking place from tomorrow (29 September) to Thursday (1 October).

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