Fujifilm's New Grand-format Hybrid UV Printer to Make World Debut at SGIA
VALHALLA, NY—October 16, 2013—Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division, is building on its wide-format successes and will introduce at SGIA the Uvistar Pro-8 with White, a grand-format hybrid UV printer. The Pro-8W introduces white ink on this grand-format press for the first time enabling the Uvistar to produce stunning backlit signs by printing white ink over or under the CYMK image. In addition, the Uvistar uses light inks in order to produce the highest quality POP, and the auto loader and unloader allows the operator to print up to 10 sheets of rigid media edge to edge, without having to load or unload the media. The new block-out sensors allows two sided printing of opaque media with virtually no operator intervention and inline slitters allow media to be cut to size, drastically reducing the need for off-line finishing.
“The Uvistar family continues to expand its capabilities every year," said Jeffrey Nelson, business development manager, inkjet solutions, Fujifilm North America. "The Pro-8 with White is a feature our customers have been requesting, and we are pleased to be able to deliver then and reveal for the first time at SGIA 2013. With its automation of rigid media handling, two-sided printing, and inline finishing, it’s an operator’s dream machine.”
The Pro-8W now offers white ink and allows customers to use automatic print modes selected at the RIP to print a white layer under or over the CMYK content. White can also be used as a spot color as part of the image. With two channels of white spread across eight dedicated print heads, the opacity and smoothness of the white ink is impressive.
Uvistar Pro-8W Highlights
- Produces a variety of work from high quality POP displays to billboard
- White ink allows for layered printing over or under or as a spot
- Patent-pending ‘Parallel Drop Size’ (PDS) technology for excellent POP print quality, without loss in speed
- Average ink cost is less than five cents per square foot when printing in four channel mode
- Prints rigid media up edge-to-edge with auto loader
- Easiest and fastest material change of any UV roll printer
- Two-sided printing is simple with backlit camera option
- Block-out sensors allow two sided printing of opaque media
The new block-out sensor option allows precise registration of opaque media to ensure consistent results with accuracy of 5 mm (.2”) over 10 m (32”). These sensors help simplify the printing of two-sided banners, making it much easier for the less-experienced operator to achieve professional results.
The Pro-8W includes both 3.5 and 5.0 meter printers that can handle a wide range of media, including rigid, flexible, backlit or block-out, lightweight or heavy substrates. The Pro-8W allows the operator to print roll-to-roll, free fall, and also roll-to-sheet. Uvistar printers are easy to operate, with quick changeovers to different media with little material waste.
Look for Fujifilm and the new Uvistar Pro-8W at the 4,000-square-foot ‘NOW YOU CAN’ themed booth (# 2621) at SGIA in Orlando, FL, October 23-25, 2013.
Fujifilm North America, a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America, consists of four 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. 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 electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat-panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship.