Color Ink Adds Large-Format Capacity with Uvistar Pro-8 from Fujifilm

Pictured from the left are Mike LaForest, vice president of operations, and Todd Meissner, president, of Color Ink; along with Tak Yanagawa, division president, Todd Zimmerman, vice president and general Manager, and Todd Murphy, digital sales manager, Wide Format Inkjet Equipment, for Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division.

VALHALLA, NY—Oct. 31, 2012—Color Ink, a full-service, sheetfed offset and digital printer based in Sussex, WI, has expanded its large-format inkjet printing capacity and capabilities with the purchase of a Uvistar Pro-8 printer from Fujifilm. The printer was demonstrated for the first time in the United States at the recent SGIA 2012 show.

“Color Ink has a well-deserved reputation as an industry leader in new technologies,” commented Todd Meissner, company president. “By adding the Uvistar Pro-8 to our large-format line, we will be able to more efficiently produce high-quality graphic displays, banners and posters for a wide range of point-of-purchase applications. We know our customers need quick turnaround and the new Uvistar Pro-8 gives us the ability to respond faster while meeting the demanding quality expectations of our customers.”

The latest development in the series of Uvistar wide-format printers, the Uvistar Pro-8 is a hybrid grand-format press with parallel drop size (PDS) technology that enables printing both 20 and 40 picoliter drops in the same pass resulting in higher print quality without compromising print speed. The printer has eight switchable ink channels to allow it to run in a fast 2×4 color mode or switch to an eight-channel mode in order to utilize light colors for improved tonal gradients, flesh tones and transitions to further enhance print quality.

Other design upgrades include an auto loader material handling system for rigid media, a fully automated backlit printing option and an intuitive new operator interface. The Uvistar Pro-8 was developed in combination with Fujifilm’s brand new Uvijet QN inks, a single ink set for both outdoor and indoor applications on a wide range of media.

“The Uvistar Pro-8 is a great addition to our wide format capabilities, and will enable us to produce output we simply couldn’t produce on our current equipment. The speed of the Uvistar Pro-8 will also be a big plus in responding faster to meet our growing demand for wide-format work,” added Meissner.

About Fujifilm
Fujifilm North America, a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services.

Source: Fujifilm.

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