Hanover Park, IL—The Acuity LED 1600R is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s Acuity series of wide-format presses and printers. The press offers customers a flexible, lower cost alternative to the Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid press that recently achieved its 1,000th global install. The Acuity LED 1600R will be available for shipment in June.
“The new Acuity LED 1600R is a great investment opportunity for print service providers looking to produce high-quality, large-format graphic displays,” said Kaz Kudo, associate marketing manager, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division.
Acuity LED 1600R Features
Employing Q-class printheads from Fujifilm Dimatix, the Acuity LED 1600R is a 64-inch dedicated roll-to-roll press. It has four color channels and also offers the option of a modular upgrade in the field of up to seven colors. In addition, it features a high-density mode that’s capable of handling heat-sensitive roll media. As a result, it is suitable for backlit and window applications. Moreover, like the Acuity LED 1600 II, it offers productivity of up to 355 square feet per hour.
Furthermore, it produces low levels of heat and requires lower ink volumes and less power than similar machines. Also, the press has instant start-up, long-life LED UV lamps, no ozone or VOC emissions and only one consumable—the ink.
Along with the Acuity LED 1600R, Fujifilm announced the new Uvijet RL ink range. It is available in CMYK and CMYK plus light cyan and light magenta. A modular upgrade option also includes white.
Moreover, picoliter drop sizes range from 10 to 30. As a result, it allows for smooth tonal ranges, fine text and solid colors, the company announced.
Designed for flexible media, Uvijet RL is manufactured by Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems. The company also stated that “combined with the Acuity LED 1600R’s patented LED curing system and Fujifilm Dimatix printheads, it delivers near-photographic print quality at an impressive speed.”