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TECHNOLOGY REVIEW By Chris and Kathi Morrison Chris and Kathi Morrison own and operate The Image Specialists, a full-service graphics company based in Clements, CA. Chris is also a Microsoft-certified systems engineer. FujiFILM’s Acuity LED 1600 UV hybrid printer Fills your wildest print-machine dreams Y ou’ll digital-printeryour widesurely fulfill format, wish list when you study Fujifilm’s Acuity LED 1600 UV hybrid printer. This eight-color (CMYK, LC, LM, white, clear) LED-lamped hybrid is new from top to bottom – new lamp, ink set and printhead technology, it prints both roll and rigid media, and, best, it has an attractive price tag. What’s not to like? Smooth colors The Acuity LED 1600’s rapid-cure ink allows your signshop or design studio to print at surprisingly high speeds. Its 215-sq.-ft./hr. production mode and vibrant image output Key Information FUJIFILM North America Corp. 200 Summit Lake Dr. Valhalla, NY 10595 (800) 877-0555 Contact: Steve Cutler, marketing product manager, mid-range inkjet (312) 860-4078, says it’s no slouch in the print world. It features four print modes (1,200 dpi max) and all colors apply in one pass. Further, Fujifilm’s VersaDrop™ jetting technology Specifications: FujiFILM’s Acuity LED 1600 UV hybrid printer Print type: LED-lamped, UV-cure, hybrid printer Max print width: 63.7 in. Max media width: 63.3 in. Max rigid-substrate thickness: 13mm (requires provided support tables) Max roll-media thickness: 0.04 in. Max Print Speed: Printhead: 215 sq. ft./hr Fujifilm Dimatix Q-Class Max resolution: Ink colors 1,200 dpi Eight – C,M,Y,K,LM, LC, white, clear Physical dimensions: 127 x 31 x 60 in. Weight: Printer 617 lbs., tables 110 lbs. Power: AC 100-120V, 200-240V, 50/60 Hz Network: 36 SIGNS OF THE TIMES / FEBRUARY 2013 / USB 2.0 accurately forms drops at the nozzle instead of in the air, which produces smooth color transitions. It ships with Fujifilm’s spot-color software. One-pass printing Fujifilm says its clear ink provides a beautiful gloss. And, the two- or three-layer, one-pass print system can image two or three layers in combinations of color, white or clear inks simultaneously, in a single media run, which ends rewinding media for separate ink overlays. Heat-sensitive media The long-life, low-heat LED-curing system allows you to print on heatsensitive media, and it’s a UV-cure system, so your printed image can be processed, e.g., finished, immediately. This asset alone may add efficiency in your print-production and finishing departments. The printer images on roll media, sheet media and rigid board up to 13mm thick. Its foldable support table requires minimal storage space. Reasonable cost The Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 UV printer packs a mighty punch. It’s a new design through and through and allows you to check off all of your wish-list items. Use it to produce backlit signs, window displays, POP and product packaging at a reasonable machine cost. ■

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - February 2013

Signs of the Times - February 2013
ST Update
Technology Update
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review
Technology Review
Sign Museum News
New Products
Dressed to Impress
Uniqlo’s In-store Digital Signage
Pursuing a Different Rout
Word on the Street Signs
Industry News
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - February 2013