Fujifilm Introduces New Acuity Select 20 Series; Offers Demos at Chicago Technology Center
HANOVER PARK, Ill. — February 23, 2016 — Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is pleased to announce the release of the new Acuity Select 20 series, premiering at FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam, March 8-11, and also available for hands-on demonstrations at Fujifilm’s Chicago Technology Center.
Introduced as a replacement to the existing Acuity Advance Select series, it maintains all the advantages of the popular and highly successful Acuity UV flatbed printer, including near-photographic image quality, print speeds up to 362 sq. ft/hr. (33.6 sq. meters), versatility and ease of use to produce a wide variety of applications on a range of substrates up to 2˝ thick (50.8mm).
The Acuity Select 20 series is now available, and incorporates the following new features:
- Print quality: The 20 series includes the option of using light cyan and light magenta to further enhance print quality for those producing fine art or photographic images.
- Productivity: The addition of a pneumatic pin registration system delivers quick and easy media loading and an optional automated printhead maintenance system improves productivity further. The latest UV lamp technology allows for thinner, more sensitive media to be printed.
- Vacuum system: Now features an improved high-pressure vacuum system, designed to reduce the need for masking of the bed for easy loading of media.
With the addition of light inks, the new series is available in three channel variations (four, six and eight channels) across eight new models offering the outstanding print quality required for photographic and fine art applications.The new Acuity Select 20 series will also be available in both the standard 98.4x49.2˝ (2.5x1.25m) and X2, 98.4x121.3˝ (2.5x3.08m) print-bed sizes, with a roll option available for both.
The Acuity Select 20 series combines greyscale technology with a true flatbed architecture for the highest possible print quality, ensuring that the Acuity brand retains its justified reputation as the market leader in its field. The Select 20 is suited to graphic display printers who require high quality printing on both rigid and flexible media, and offers mid-volume printers the opportunity to add capacity while also improving quality. The new features offered by the series will also enable specialty and industrial printers currently using analog print technologies to easily make the transition to digital printing to help improve production flexibility and enhance profitability.
"In keeping with the tradition of the highly-successful Acuity line-up, the Acuity Select 20 series has been designed with a focus on quality, versatility, reliability and ease of use," said Heather Roden, associate product marketing manager, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division."Print professionals within the industry can capture the needs of their customers by producing stunning, rigid and flexible prints on nearly any substrate."
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 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.