Fujifilm launches Vybrant 1800 commercially, books order

Fujifilm brought its newly launched Vybrant 1800 eco-solvent wide-format printers to Media Expo Delhi 2016. The machine, which was launched in Mumbai early this month, had its commercial launch at the event on 29 September. What’s more, on the first day itself, it received a booking. The company expects more bookings in the next two days of the event. The Made in India machine will be delivered to the buyers by November.

30 Sep 2016 | By Noel D'Cunha

The Vybrant is driven by the Dimatix Q-class print head that runs on Peizo DOD technology can print at up to 20 sqm/hour. The printers is fitted with a pre- and post-heaters that allows immediate drying of the print.

SM Ramprasad, assistant vice-president of India operations at Fujifilm, said one of the problems that the eco-solvent printers face is the frequent head failure. “For the first time, an eco-solvent printer will have an industrial quality printheads that run on Peizo DOD technology, which will help the PSPs in terms of having its robustness.”

The no-odour eco-solvent inks are ROHS compliant and comes in four-colour set. “A very attractive print cost, a robust printhead and the total cost of investment are the key catches,” said Ramprasad. “Plus it’s a made in India product.”

The Vybrant 1800 will be available for deliver by November 2016. “The printers in New Delhi are eagerly waiting for the machine, but we are constrained to tell them to wait for a month, by which time we start delivering this product,” said Ramprasad.

Fujifilm also displayed the  Acuity EY, Fujifilm’s wide format printer which uses Uvijet inks and is capable of printing on rigid and flexible POP materials like wood, metal, clear and coloured products of up to 50.8 mm thick. The CMYK printer comes with an optional white ink option, and can print at up to 22 sqm/hr in production mode, and 35 sqm/hr in express mode.