An order from Istanbul-based Elitronik for an Acuity LED 1600 II printer marks the 1000th Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 sold - four years on from the launch of the Acuity LED 1600 and two years on from the launch of the updated Acuity LED 1600 II.
The new printer complement’s an Acuity LED 1600 installed at Elitronik in May 2016. The company, which produces membrane switch graphic overlays for the electronics industry, has found the UV inkjet technology of the Acuity LED 1600 to be a revelation, helping it slash delivery times, win new business and more than triple its annual turnover.
"Our sector uses screen printing almost exclusively," said Elitronik owner and founder Muge Elif Ozaslan. "In 2015 we began looking at technology that could take our company to the next level and digital UV looked to be the most promising method. Fujifilm allowed us to trial an Acuity LED 1600 at our factory, so we could be sure it was going to deliver the improvements we needed. We started seeing results almost immediately. We began winning new business, and jobs that would have taken a week or more were finished in one or two days.
"Sample preparation used to be a huge inconvenience - time-consuming and expensive. With the Acuity LED 1600 it's a simple, seamless process. Productivity is up, profitability is up and business is still growing - so to make the most of that opportunity we made the decision to purchase a second machine, an Acuity LED 1600 II."