Cactus Imaging upgrades to new FUJIFILM Acuity R2

Cactus Imaging has upgraded to a new five-metre roll-to-roll machine, with the installation of a FUJIFILM Acuity R2 LED machine. 

According to FUJIFILM Australia division manager Troy Neighbour, upgrading the Acuity R1 to the Acuity R2 LED machine was a logical decision for Cactus Imaging. 

The Fujifilm Acuity R2 LED machine, showcased at FESPA Munich

Neighbour, who leads FUJIFILM Australia’s graphics division, said, “This is the flagship model in the Acuity range and the first model in Australia and the southern hemisphere. It offers a very similar 5008W ink set to the R1 model – with six colours plus white, and it can also print up to 400 square metres an hour.

“Other features include double-sided printing, mesh kit and LED lamps delivering a highly economical power consumption of just 2.5kW per hour – one of the significant benefits of using this machine. One of our key objectives at FUJIFILM Australia is to keep costs down for our customers – including inks, power consumption, and servicing. 

“This is the fourth FUJIFILM wide-format machine that Cactus uses – including one product that has been operating since 2014. Utilising the third-generation technology from the FUJIFILM platform will be perfect for the work that Cactus specialises in, including billboards, outdoor media, and all other sign and display work.

“Cactus Imaging is one of the clear leaders in our market, and many other businesses often follow their lead when it comes to adopting the latest technology – so we expect there will be several local companies who will want to emulate their success.”

Neighbour said he hopes for this to be the first of several installations for this new technology following several conversations with Australian companies at the recent FESPA trade fair in Munich.

“This is the perfect platform for printers looking for an industrial printer wanting to print fast and at high quality,” Neighbour said. 

Cactus Imaging has had a long and successful association with FUJIFILM Australia. This investment is a continuation of the need for Cactus Imaging to increase capacity.

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