Fujifilm introduces new Acuity Ultra R2 superwide format printer

Fujifilm announced a new development in its wide format inkjet strategy – a new range, built from the ground up, around a ‘new blueprint’ for wide format inkjet printers in terms of price/performance and ROI, versatility and value, and ease of use.

The first two printers made to this new blueprint are the Acuity Ultra R2 and the Acuity Prime. The Acuity Ultra R2 is a completely redesigned and significantly improved version of the Acuity Ultra, which itself set a new standard for superwide print production when it was launched in 2018. The Acuity Prime is an entirely new, mid-range flatbed which offers high quality printing on a range of rigid and flexible media, supported by its five dedicated vacuum zones and jettable primer.

David Burton, Business Director, Fujifilm WFIJ HQ and Marketing Director, Fujifilm WFIJ EMEA, stated “We realised three years ago that the market had reached a tipping point, a point at which more of the same, with minor improvements, was no longer enough. The market needed something fundamentally new. So out of the Fujifilm R&D and development centre in the UK, where the concept of wide format UV inkjet first became a reality two decades ago, we set out to create just that – something built out of our heritage and long experience, but at the same time, fundamentally new.”

“We made a strategic decision to rethink our Acuity wide format offering; focusing on new ways to deliver improved value, versatility and ease-of-use and, in particular, on defining a new benchmark for print ROI. We set out to do what we had first done back in 1999: to create a new blueprint for wide format.”

The Acuity Ultra R2 is equipped with advanced features for flexible and productive printing, including: a unique chilled vacuum table to enable printing of thin heat-sensitive substrates; an on-board backlighting feature to enable image quality to be checked during printing; and an automatic nozzle spitting system to maintain consistent print quality. It comes with 3.2 m and 5 m options printing at up to 400 m²/hr on 0.1 mm to 2.0 mm media thickness The Acuity Prime features a printable area of 1.25 m x 2.5 m and can accommodate media up to a thickness of 51 mm with up to 150 m2/hr throughput. It can be configured with either 4,5,6 or 7 color channels. The channels are populated with ink sets that best suit application needs, including CMYK, white, clear and a jettable primer for excellent adhesion to more industrial media types.
“This partnership with Domino highlights how we have worked together as a team to develop a mutually beneficial solution for both organisation’s customers. We look forward to continuing to work with Domino in the future” she concludes.

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