Dave Leavey of Creative Printing, Inc in Merriam, Kansas shares the reasons why they selected the Acuity F press for their business.
The Acuity F allows you to select the right production speed and image quality to produce close view to display print. The addition of white ink further extends the application and media range to include clear and colored substrates. The Acuity F Series maintains all the advantages of the popular and successful Acuity Platform, including near-photographic image quality, versatility and ease of use, but has been optimized for the efficient and high speed production of rigid media applications.
Acuity F Features
Nonstop Production – The Acuity F features dual print zones, each with its own vacuum system, which can be used independently. Nonstop production is possible as one board can be loaded while the other is being printed. Unlike previous Acuity models, the double bed size is standard with this press.
Flexible Production – For the first time on an Acuity, pneumatic registration pins means minimal operator involvement. These allow for quick, easy and accurate positioning of material, loading in perfect register, as well as its high-flow vacuum system that can hold down any rigid media, including uneven substrates.
Automatic Maintenance System – The Acuity F is equipped with an Automated Maintenance System (AMS) – a new feature in the Acuity range. The AMS cleans the printheads in less than 25 seconds per color, ensuring that the nozzles are clean and ready to print at any time, maximizing productivity.
The Need for Speed – To achieve the print speeds demanded, The Acuity F has 6 printheads per color channel with over 27,000 nozzles (on 7 channel models). Like other Acuity models, variable drop size printheads delivery quality prints at the necessary speeds. The addition of light inks to the Acuity F allows for finer color graduations at faster speeds.
Acuity F Specifications
- 120.4” x 98.8” (3.06 m x 2.51 m)
Printer Dimensions (W) x (L)
- 225” x 190” (5.72 m x 4.82 m); 4,001 lbs (1,815 kg)
- Printer Height: 58″ (1.48 m)
- 6 Channel – CMYKLcLm
- 7 Channel – CMYKLcLm + W
- ColorGATE Production Server (Fujifilm edition), Version 8 or later: One RIP solution, offering support for over 750 printers and cutters. Sync color between multiple printers with easy 3-step process.
- Caldera Grand RIP, Version 9 or later: Support for over 800 printers and cutters. Analyze cost on each job printed. Helps designers make corporate spot colors with new Color Book.
What Clients Say
“The Acuity F is a great blend of ultra-high quality and speed. We look forward to expanding our capabilities with this new press.”