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First UK installation of Fujifilm Acuity Advance X2 at ReproArts

First UK installation of Fujifilm Acuity Advance X2 at ReproArts

The UK's first Fujifilm Acuity Advance X2 has been bought by Norfolk-based ReproArts.  Production Director Paul Hill said: "We first saw the Acuity X2 in action earlier this year and placed our order at Sign and Digital UK. Although it has been a major investment for the company, we knew when we saw it that it was just what we were looking for in terms of its print area of 3.05m x 2.5m edge to edge. That really is a massive sheet size.
"Combined with its incredible accuracy, there was no hesitation in understanding that this machine was what we needed to achieve even better quality work than we had been offering. And the fact that it comes with a white option has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for us. For instance, we are now able to print double sided on Perspex, something that is very important to our customers."

 The Acuity Advance series uses Fujifilm Sericol Uvijet UV inks, delivering supreme flexibility, particularly when using Uvijet white, which allows users to print a very opaque white under, over or between print layers, as ReproArts is doing, as well as directly onto dark media.

Hill added: "Our previous roll-fed machine simply couldn't cope with heavy weight flat sheets and for double sided work the Acuity is impressively accurate, printing in exactly the right position for our Zund cutting machine to then cut the outlines.

"The large print size also means that when we are doing smaller jobs we can have one running on one side of the machine and be setting up another next to it.
We are so impressed with the quality of the work coming off the machine and the improvement in turnaround times that we're even thinking about making another investment."

 The Acuity Advance X2 has the same modified print head array as the Acuity Advance and incorporates greyscale print head technology to produce near-photographic quality print - unrivalled in the market today. The print area of the Advance X2 makes it the largest UV inkjet printer currently available, and it prints at a speed of 22m2/hr in production mode and 15m2/hr in high quality mode. Its additional white ink option complements the CMYK colour set.

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