Fujifilm has announced a new version of its Acuity 1600 LED, a roll-fed wide format printer that uses UV inks with LED curing. The new Acuity LED 1600 II printer is 50 percent faster at 33sqm/hr.
It also gains an automated jetting adjustment based on the gap between the printhead and media. In addition, there are two new vacuum modes for more difficult media, such as very thin or low-strength substrates.
As with the original version, it’s main advantage is the quality of the images it produces, particularly for backlit effects. It’s capable of two-layer printing (white + clear) and three-layer printing (colour + white + clear). That said, the white and clear ink heads can be disabled when not in use to reduce maintenance costs. There’s a choice of RIPs from Caldera or ColorGate.
It will be available from October, priced at £39,995.