According to Pradipta Chowdhury, senior product manager – WFIJ, Fujifilm India, at the show, the company saw a good number of queries for Acuity EY and Vybrant 1800.
“Fujifilm has invested in the core technology, including the manufacturing of printheads. The market has shifted towards UV and Fujifilm has been in UV for many years. For us, the market is opening,” Chowdhury said.
He said by the end of the financial year 2017, Fujifilm sold 20 UV big size machines. “We are aiming for 50% growth from the current base selling,” he added.
Chowdhury believes roll-to-roll will be the single biggest opportunity for the wide-format industry in 2017, as it caters to the UV printers.
Meanwhile, Chowdhury said the demand acrylic, backlight and signage is also on the rise. “We are also developing thermoforming signage and corrugated display,” he added.
In 2016, New Delhi-based Creatique Esporre installed three Fujifilm Acuity kits to create value in the thermoforming segment.
Chowdhury also stressed on the fact that the industry should move towards green printing and commit towards the environment.”
The Fujifilm stall at Media Expo also showcased a variety of samples printed at Mumbai-based Neat Graphics, which are worth a look.