The full-width array Onset R40LT is a cost-effective wide format flatbed printer targeted at print service providers that are considering a standard mid-range digital flatbed machine.
The Onset R40LT model starts as a manual 3.14 x 1.6m (123.6in x 63in) full-width array flatbed printer and is capable of printing onto substrates up to 50mm (2in) thick at speeds equivalent to 40 full-bed sheets/hr. The printer has all the design features of the existing Onset R40i, including 14 picolitre Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra printheads, a UV sensor system and mechanical substrate height detectors.
Fujifilm is also demonstrating a new 25-zone vacuum table developed for the Onset platform and the new Uvijet OW ink, which is designed to facilitate the shift from PVC to polypropylene materials without compromising on quality and performance. All Uvijet OW inks, currently available as CMYK, Lc, Lm and Orange, deliver a high gloss finish and cure effectively at the fastest Onset print modes to ensure maximum productivity and excellent print appearance. The inks also provide superior resistance to post print processes such as cutting, creasing and routing.
Also featured on the stand are models from Fujifilm’s Acuity range, including the Acuity F, Acuity Advance Select and Acuity LED 1600.
Designed to meet the requirements of print service providers who have a high demand for near-photographic image quality on rigid media, the Acuity F prints at speeds of up to 155 m2/hr and is available as a 6 or 7 channel model.
The Acuity Advance Select is a versatile UV printer with 4, 6 or 8 color channels including white and clear options. It produces near-photographic quality print at up to 32.8m2/hr on a wide range of display and signage materials. The Acuity LED 1600 is a hybrid roll-fed printer featuring a low-energy LED curing system, and is suitable for rigid and very thin flexible materials.
The Vybrant F1600 is also being showcased at FESPA 2015. A four color, 1.6m roll-to-roll device with a productivity of up to 18 m2/hr, it is ideal for printing vinyl and other flexible materials to create indoor or outdoor applications where durability and quick delivery times are essential. The Vybrant F1600 features Fujifilm’s patented FUZE= hybrid UV ink technology, which can improve the efficiency of a large format production environment.
Fujifilm is highlighting its commitment to developing solutions for the industrial sector by demonstrating its unique Uvijet KV ink. Used in conjunction with the Acuity Advance Select, the Uvijet KV has outstanding elongation properties of up to 1000% when heat formed, making it perfect for short run and one-off thermoforming applications.
Fujifilm is also demonstrating XMF Produce, part of a new addition to the XMF Print Production Solutions suite.
“With the launch of Onset R40LT, printers can now invest in a highly scaleable and productive mid-range printer that can grow with their business, while the ongoing developments of the Acuity devices in combination with UV inks demonstrate the versatility of UV inkjet systems and the variety of applications they can produce,” Tudor Morgan, systems marketing manager - high end at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, said.