Fujifilm’s Acuity Select HS 30 to make North American debut at SGIA Expo

fujifilmacuityatsgia2-inFujifilm North America’s new Acuity Select HS 30 series, a high-speed addition to the OEM’s Acuity Select series, will make its North American debut at the SGIA Expo 2016 in Fujifilm booth 1119. The Expo is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 14-16. Capable of printing at speeds of up to 620 sq. ft./hour (nearly double the speed of the Acuity Select 20 series), the new HS 30 offers all the benefits of this Acuity UV flatbed printer series – including superb versatility, near-photographic image quality, excellent ease of use, and the ability to produce a wide variety of applications on a range of substrates up to two inches thick.

Acuity Select HS 30.
Fujifilm North Amercia will debut its Acuity Select HS 30 Series at SGIA September 14-16.

The Acuity Select HS 30 offers enhanced print quality with the option of using light cyan and light magenta – ideal for producing photographic images or fine-art reproductions. The new pneumatic pin registration system facilitates quick and easy media loading, while productivity is further improved by an automated printhead maintenance system. The UV lamp technology in the Acuity Select HS 30 opens the way for a broader range of thinner and sensitive media to be printed. Finally, the HS 30’s enhanced high-pressure vacuum system reduces the need for masking of the bed and allows for easy loading of media.

Like the Acuity Select 20 series, the addition of light inks means that the 30 series also comes in two channel variations – 6 & 8 channels, across six new models, which offer print quality to meet the exacting standards of the photographic and fine-art sectors. The new series is available in the standard (49.6 x 98.8) and X2 (98.8 x 121.7) print-bed sizes. A roll option is available for each. The series is also designed to achieve the highest print quality possible by combining true flatbed architecture with greyscale technology. This combination maintains is ideal for high quality printing on both rigid and flexible media, and is able to add capacity without compromising on quality.

Mike Battersby.
Mike Battersby.

“The Acuity Select HS 30 series continues to build on the success of Fujifilm’s Acuity flatbed printers,” said Mike Battersby, Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, Broadstairs, UK. “From the launch of the Acuity 2504 in 2007, through to the Acuity Select 20 introduced in early 2016, this outstanding new machine has been specifically designed for those printing over 100,000 square feet year, or more. These include those who are looking for capacity without compromising quality, or the specialty and industrial printers currently using analogue print technologies looking to migrate to digital printing – thus boosting production flexibility and enhancing profitability in the process.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.