Full Frame Signs, a Toronto-area based and family-owned print services provider, expands their print capabilities with Fujifilm’s Acuity Select 28, a versatile and economic UV inkjet press for a wide range of creative print applications.
“We are part of the film and television industry out of Toronto, and our finished product will appear on camera,” said Sean Vizsy, owner & president, Full Frame Signs. “The high quality output from the Acuity Select 28 is much more impressive compared to any other press in this category; and this flatbed also appeals to our other clients within various industries and markets.”
The Acuity Select 20 Series features up to eight color channels, including options to run white, varnish and now light inks, showcasing Fujifilm’s Uvijet KN ink, making it an ideal solution for a variety of output. The versatility of printing high quality, 1200 dpi (or greater) graphics on rigid, flexible and even roll media gives printers new, additional opportunities to expand their offerings and ultimately, their business. The combination of inks, varnishes, and media options provide a myriad of solutions for sign and display customers.
In the world of film and television production, camera operators are constantly selecting and focusing on meaningful elements in the scene in front of them. Fujifilm entered the movie camera market in 2002; its engineers were understandably concerned about accommodating the different needs and culture of the motion picture industry. In contrast to the spontaneous world of TV, shooting a movie requires camera operators to capture scenes that are carefully planned in advance. Moreover, cinematic artists in highly specialized roles take ample time to get every detail perfect. Within the film and television industry, Full Frame Signs had a positive impression of the Fujifilm brand through its industry-changing high quality lenses, and Vizsy knew furthering the existing partnership by acquiring a Fujifilm-branded flatbed press would be a wise investment.
“We are very much a short-run or prototype-business, and we are not managing large-runs,” says Vizsy. “We work with smaller distribution channels, and with the Acuity Select 28, we are experiencing upwards of thirty percent savings on labor costs; and that’s reapplied labor, not labor we’ve eliminated, as we’ve re-allocated efforts to other areas, boosting productivity all-around.”
Full Frame Signs outputs on a variety of rigid substrates, for indoor and outdoor use, including acrylic, PVC board, styrene, plastic sheets, and corrugated.
“We are using the Acuity Select 28 for all of our rigid substrate output, and white corrugated prints beautifully,” says Vizsy. “Often times our film and television clients provide their own substrates to print on, flexible or rigid, depending on their needs at any particular moment while on-set.”
Full Frame Signs is also utilizing Fujifilm’s edition of Caldera’s Grand RIP. Featuring an easy to use interface along with the addition of the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE), allowing the RIP to interpret the native PDF file to increase speed and eliminate problems with transparencies and layers. Additionally, Full Frame Signs is running Caldera on two existing eco-solvent presses, for more streamlined staff on-boarding and project management.
“Prior to acquiring the Acuity Select 28, we looked at other flatbeds,” said Vizsy. “None of them were at the same capacity, or even in the same ballpark as the Acuity Select 28.”
To learn more about the Full Frame Signs, please visit: www.fullframesigns.com.