Fujifilm launches Uvistar Pro8, a super-wide format printer along with QN inks at Drupa

11 May 2012

Fujifilm launched the latest in its series of Uvistar super-wide format printers at Drupa (Hall 8b, Stand A25).

620fujifilmuvistarfespa The Uvistar Pro8 for indoor and outdoor applications

The Uvistar Pro8, which has been developed in combination with Fujifilm’s new Uvijet QN inks, is geared towards the production of super-wide format print for display point-of-purchase (POP) and outdoor advertising on flexible and rigid media.

Fujfilm said the new press has been designed to meet an increase in demand for indoor applications, where viewing distances tend to be closer and rigid materials are more commonly used.

New features on the Uvistar Pro8 include a complete set of light colours within the ink set, which Fujifilm claims increases print quality without compromising speed. Other improvements to the design include an automated media handling system for rigid media; a fully automated backlit printing option; the ability to switch between four- and eight-colour printing modes and a new operator interface.

Fujifilm group marketing manager for wide-format Tudor Morgan said, “We wanted to broaden the reach of the Uvistar to both indoor as well as outdoor applications. The Uvistar Pro8 will cost around 10% more than the existing Uvistar. This will not replace the older model as not all printers need tables or eight colours.”

In addition, the stall highlighted the “productivity, quality and performance” of the Inca Onset S40, along with demonstrations of the “quality and flexibility” of the company’s new Acuity LED 1600 hybrid printer.

Completing the range was the Acuity Advance platform and Uvistar II roll-fed printers, alongside the company’s Euromedia range of media.

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