Tasmanian printing company Typeface Design and Print has installed an Acuity HD 2504 wide format UV flatbed printer from Fujifilm Sericol. Typeface Design, which has previously been doing traditional print work such as stationery, brochures and annual reports, says the purchase has helped to open doors into the large format market.
Fujifilm Sericol says the Acuity is the latest breakthrough in wide format UV digital imaging technology, offering photographic quality printing at speeds that provide a quick return on investment.
Dean Kearney, head of Typface Design says, “The Acuity is perfect for us, we have wanted to get into the short run one-off part of the market and the Acuity allows us to print full colour onto any substrate in a run of only one or two.”
Kearney continues, “It has opened up a large market segment that we could not easily deal in before. To be able to print onto things like dibond and concrete or ceramic tiles is amazing. We’ve even printed onto house doors.”
Sericol says at the heart of the new Acuity wide format UV flat bed printer is a new imaging technology that enables each print head to produce variable size droplets as opposed to traditional fixed droplets.
A company statement says, “Droplets as fine as 6 picoliter are jetted to produce sharp, precise images with smoother transitions and halftones. Jetting larger droplets up to 42 picoliter delivers denser, more uniform solid image areas.
“The result is image quality usually seen at resolutions of 1200 dpi or higher. Additionally, the Acuity delivers the high quality finish while using up to 25 per cent less ink.”