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Fujfilm launches Acuity LED 40 Series of Flatbed Printers

The newest addition to the Acuity flatbed range offers added flexibility, increased sustainability and enhanced print quality.  It’s the first time that LED-curing printers have been made available within the Acuity flatbed range.

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  Fujfilm's new Acuity LED 40 Series Flatbed Printer

"We are delighted now to be bringing the benefits of LED curing technology to our flatbed range,” says Mike Battersby, marketing manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems. “Our customers are increasingly looking for more environmentally sustainable solutions, and to maximise efficiency and profitability. The Acuity LED 40 delivers all of this by combining the versatility and reliability of our existing Acuity flatbed range with the LED-curing capability already enjoyed by so many users of Fujifilm's Acuity roll-fed machines.”

The Acuity LED 40 builds on award-winning greyscale piezoelectric printing and inherits state-of-the-art technology developed for higher volume printers to ensure exceptional levels of quality, says Fujifilm in a statement. 

Ideal for both growing mid-volume print service providers, and existing Acuity customers who want to upgrade, the series provides production capacity of up to 15,000 m2 per year, at speeds of up to 53 m2 per hour. The standard model enables users to print on media or objects of any size up to 1.25 x 2.5 metres, while with the X2 (double bed size) model, this increases to 2.5 x 3.08 metres. With the ability to print on a range of almost any rigid or flexible material, the series demonstrates the application versatility of the Select 20 range as well as introducing the added benefits of improved quality reduced consumable costs of UV lamps and the reduced energy consumption of an LED curing system.

The Acuity LED 40 features a new LED ink, Uvijet KL, and is available with four, six or eight colour channels. Users have the option to add light inks and varnish for high-value applications and can also upgrade to Fujifilm's brightest white UV ink, providing the highest image quality in slower print modes, making it ideal for photographic and fine art applications. All of Fujifilm's Uvijet inks are Greenguard Gold certified, so prints can be used safely in schools, hospitals or retail environments.

Fujifilm says the series features an added benefit of instant turn-on for immediate printing, eliminating the need to wait for the printer-to-warm up, which is particularly beneficial to customers who do not print all day.

The Acuity LED 40 will be showcased for the first time in Europe on the Fujifilm stand 2K11 at C!Print in Lyon from 5th to 7th February 2019.