Fujifilm launches second generation of Uvistar super Wide Format UV Roll Inkjet printers

The new Uvistar2 series, available in 3.5 meter and 5 meter platforms, builds on the existing Uvistar range, adding new imaging technologies that provide higher print quality and productivity than ever before. In combination with Fujifilm Uvijet QK inks, the Uvistar2 produces high quality super wide format print for both indoor and outdoor applications.

The Uvistar series, launched in 2010 as the most flexible, cost efficient printer in its class, produces high quality output at throughput speeds in excess of 3,800 sq ft/hour, on substrates up to 5m wide. The first generation Uvistar was ideal for outdoor billboard and banner applications where UV cured Uvijet QK inks provided an alternative to solvent roll printing and effectively printed on a wide range of substrates, including polyethylene. Uvistar2 handles the same breadth of media and has been developed to meet the growing demands of point-of-purchase applications, where viewing distances tend to be closer.

Uvistar2 incorporates a number of new technologies and refinements to improve the user interface making operation simple, efficient, and more productive:

One of the major new advancements with Uvistar2 is the use of a unique "Parallel Drop Size" (PDS) technology. PDS technology allows an increase in print quality without compromising speed or ink coverage. This innovative technology enables users to print both larger 40pl drops together with smaller 20pl drops, thereby eliminating the need for "light" colors to achieve superior print quality. Large drops provide greater coverage and density, while small drops enable fine details, all without a reduction in print speed.