Fujifilm to showcase Acuity range and unveil new model at FESPA 2023

Fujifilm will showcase its expanding Acuity range and unveil a new machine at FESPA Global Expo 2023, where it plans to reveal more details of the historic Fujifilm-Barberan partnership.

Following the success of Fujifilm’s ‘New Blueprint for Wide Format’ appearance at FESPA 2022 in Berlin, the company will use FESPA Global Expo 2023 to present developments to its existing Acuity models, as well as unveil an entirely new machine in the line-up.

The company will also present more details on its partnership with industrial manufacturer Barberan, to bring single-pass inkjet to the sign and display market.

“We can’t wait to, once again, showcase our Acuity wide format printers, which offer value for money, reliability and stability,” Fujifilm wide format inkjet systems business director David Burton said.

“FESPA 2023 offers the perfect platform to highlight both the sales success and the technical improvements we’ve made to the existing range over the last 12 months, while also looking ahead at what is to come, with the unveiling of an all-new machine on the stand and a lot more detail about our exciting partnership with Barberan.”

Fujifilm’s 500m2 stand, will consist of six display bays. Four of these bays will showcase printers first displayed at FESPA 2022, allowing Fujifilm to highlight technological developments and enhancements made since then, as well as early market success.

One of the remaining bays will highlight Fujifilm’s partnership with Barberan, while the sixth will be used to unveil a brand-new machine in the Acuity line-up for the very first time.

Acuity Prime L (pictured)

The Acuity Prime was first revealed to the world at FESPA 2022. This new flatbed – which is a larger version of the Acuity Prime 20 and 30 models – has a 3200mm x 2000mm flatbed, prints at speeds of 202m2/hr, is easy to operate and produces high quality results at high speed. It features six vacuum zones and 16 media location pins, and allows tandem printing – printing on one side of the bed whilst setting up on the other.

Now with installations in the European market, the Acuity Prime L is commercially available and market proven.

Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED

The Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED, also first unveiled at FESPA last year, will be showcased again at this year’s event.

The 3.3m high-end printer offers exceptional print quality and performance on both rigid and flexible substrates. It prints at speeds of up to 218 m²/hr (RTR) and delivers a print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. The printer is unique in combining ultra-high quality and a competitive return on investment for both rigid and flexible applications, all in one platform.

A beta model is now in place with a customer in the UK, and a number of technical developments have been made since last year.

Acuity Ultra R2 (5m and 3.2m configurations)

Announced in mid-2021, the award-winning Acuity Ultra R2 is available in 5m or 3.2m versions.

On-stand, Fujifilm will exhibit its 5m, four-channel conventional UV curing High Speed model, which was developed in the last year and prints up to 65 per cent faster than the standard 5m machine.

Fujifilm will also highlight the substantial speed increase, of up to 39 per cent, that it has achieved for the 3.2m high speed model.

The Acuity Ultra R2 is now being shipped as a modular system and existing models can be upgraded on-site to add light colours, white or high speed modes, depending on the requirements of the print business.

Big reveal

Fujifilm will also display a brand-new addition to the Acuity range – which will be announced ahead of the show – while its historic partnership with Barberan will be demonstrated with an intricate scale model and video demonstration.

“To all those attending FESPA this year, we look forward to welcoming you to our stand,” Burton said.

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