FUJIFILM TO DEMONSTRATE INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS AT SIGN AND DIGITAL EXPO

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Fujifilm will demonstrate the innovative applications with its industry leading Acuity large format printers and its range of euromedia substrates on stand F80 at Sign and Digital UK 2014, taking place in , NEC, Birmingham, UK from 29 April to 1 May.

Hardware stars of the Fujifilm stand will be the Acuity Advance Select HS, which is ideal for high-quality POP and signage on rigid and roll materials at up to 64sqm/hr (true production speed), and the Acuity LED 1600 hybrid printer which features unique Fujifilm technologies, including a low-energy LED curing system, and is suitable for rigid and very thin flexible materials with a best in class productivity of 20sqm/hr.

Both devices demonstrate how a spot UV clear ink for a varnish effect can bring print alive, as well as demonstrating how Fujifilm’s market white ink opens up endless application opportunities.

Fujifilm will also exhibit the latest additions to its euromedia brand of media for large format printing. This will include the UK debut for SmartTack Ghost, a crystal clear, PVC-free polyester self-adhesive film for short and medium term use on smooth flat surfaces. The film’s transparent adhesive makes the material easy to apply and repositionable, but it can still be removed after up to three years without leaving a residue. In contrast to many other similar products, repositioning the media does not lead to a reduction in adhesive strength. Recommended for both indoor and short-term outdoor use, SmartTack Ghost offers brilliant colour reproduction, and compatibility with eco-/solvent, latex and UV inks.

Some of the applications that Fujifilm will showcase include: internal and external window signage; floor graphics; promotional wall coverings, textured wall decorations, brick vinyl, pop-ups and banners, posters and backlit displays, and universal fabrics. These applications can all be transformed by the clever use of spot UV varnish and white ink, creating end products that really do bring print to life.

Steve Cookman, product manager, wide-format inkjet, Fujifilm said, ‘There are so many exciting opportunities for print service providers who are open to experimenting with white ink and spot UV varnish on some of the printed applications they are already working on. With our heritage in ink development, we are in the fortunate position of being able to demonstrate just how we can push the boundaries of print, highlighting the effective results that can be achieved when using the right combination of ink, media and hardware.’