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FUJIFILM Introduces UvistarPro-8 with White Grand Format Hybrid UV Printer


Uvistar Pro-8 with White is a fourth generation grand format hybrid UV printer

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, 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 innovative 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. 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,” said Jeffrey Nelson, business development manager, inkjet solutions, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “With its automation of rigid media handling, two-sided printing, and in-line finishing, it’s an operator’s dream machine.”

The Pro-8W now offers white ink 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.

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.

Fujifilm and the new Uvistar Pro-8W will be at the 4,000 square foot ‘NOW YOU CAN’ themed booth (2621) at SGIA in Orlando, FL, Oct. 23-25, 2013.