Fujifilm to Debut the Uvistar Hybrid 320 UV Flatbed and Roll Press at Upcoming SGIA 2015
HANOVER PARK, Ill.—October 27, 2015—Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division is pleased to announce the world-wide premier of the all-new Uvistar Hybrid 320 UV press at the upcoming SGIA Expo in Atlanta.
The Uvistar Hybrid 320 is a 3.2m, combination flatbed and roll printer, capable of producing high quality output at speeds of up to 2,100 square feet/hr. Utilizing Fujifilm Dimatix Q-Class printheads and Fujifilm Uvijet inks, the Uvistar Hybrid 320 prints full grayscale output of sharp quality and delivers a wide gamut of vibrant colors. The press is available in an eight channel configuration delivering CMYK, Lc, Lm, Lk and Orange inks. A nine channel configuration is available that adds White ink.
Several innovative technologies come together, providing a breakthrough in hybrid production speed, quality and versatility, setting the Uvistar Hybrid 320 apart from the competition.
The first innovation to drive these enhancements is the Versa-Drop technology of the Fujifilm Dimatix Q-Class printheads. These heads allow the press to image in grey scale with droplet sizes ranging from 10-30 pl which produce the finest details at the fastest speeds. Taking full advantage of eight ink channels, the Uvistar Hybrid 320 produces outstanding image quality and the inclusion of orange ink increases the color gamut by 30 percent. The Uvistar Hybrid also combines light colors (Lc,Lm,Lk) with Orange and CMYK to dramatically boost performance to speeds up to 2,100 square feet/hr.
Another innovation of the Uvistar Hybrid 320 is the patented tri-lobal belt and six-zone intelligent vacuum system. This system delivers best-in-class media handling and ensures that all types of substrates track accurately in roll or flatbed mode. Additionally, a dancer bar with spreaders keeps even the most difficult roll media from wrinkling before it enters the print area. Rear pinch rollers engage as rigid material transitions from the print area on to the exit tables.
“The Uvistar Hybrid 320 redefines thinking about the capabilities of a combination flatbed and roll printer,” said Becky McConnell, product marketing manager, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division. The tri-lobal belt and zoned vacuum system really minimize the potential for media to skew which is an inherent problem with most hybrid printers. The accurate media tracking is just one of the reasons that the Uvistar Hybrid 320 is able to print at high speed and maintain such exceptional quality.”
An additional innovation of the Uvistar Hybrid 320 is the continuous board capability that increases productivity when feeding multiple sheets of the same stock during production. This feature offers time savings between sheets as the print carriage continues moving. No time is lost due to the carriage returning to its ‘park’ position, requiring the job to be started again.
The color gamut of the Uvistar Hybrid 320 is made possible with Fujifilm’s Uvijet U.S. ink including CMYK, Lc, Lm, Lk, and Orange in the standard ink set. The lights and Orange expand the color gamut to match challenging Pantone and corporate or branded colors. The highly opaque White provides excellent coverage, and the ink delivers excellent adhesion to a broad range of substrates.
“We are looking forward to demonstrating the exceptional print quality and print speed of the Uvistar Hybrid 320 on the show floor at SGIA,” added McConnell. “It’s a great addition to our wide-format line-up which allows Fujifilm to reach more customers, and will enable print shops to add versatility, expand capabilities, and ultimately win more work.”
Following the U.S. debut at SGIA, global availability of the Uvistar Hybrid 320 will be early 2016.
Fujifilm North America, a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries.
The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. Fujifilm Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada.
Fujifilm Holdings, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2015, the company had global revenues of $20.8 billion, at an exchange rate of 120 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship.