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Fujifilm shows off its Acuity Ultra at Fespa

Fujifilm showcased its upgraded Acuity Ultra at Fespa, with new features including a big speed increase to 400m²/hr.

The new Acuity Ultra 5044 model can be configured with an eight channel, dual-CMYK setup that “boosts productivity, and also offers a choice of one- or two-pass printing, producing almost photographic levels of quality”.

“The 400 metre square per hour speed is 60% faster than the previous model, and users can select a level of speed versus quality via the smoothing function.”
The 3.2m- or 5m-wide printers use Uvijet GS ink, which is fully emission-compliant for interior graphics work.

At the show, Belgian wide-format specialist Hecht signed for a 5m Acuity 5008W at Fespa, which will be installed this month.

OKI Europe launches smallest A3 printer

OKI Europe has announced the launch of its new C800 Series of compact, cost effective A3 colour printers for organisations that typically outsource print jobs.

The C800 Series can handle a range of media in HD colour, from pre-cut media to posters and expansive banners as required by retailers.
“The launch of the new C800 series of A3 colour printers marks an exciting step for in-house printing,” said Anna Emilia Dorrington, senior product marketing manager, OKI Europe Ltd. “Further pushing

Sappi, Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment

LignoTech South Africa (LignoTech) is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi Southern Africa Limited (“Sappi”) and Borregaard AS of Norway (“Borregaard”). The lignin extraction plant in Umkomaas, KwaZulu Natal was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. The plant at LignoTech was designed to generate revenue from a previously-unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi’s Saiccor mill. These are used as binding and dispersing agents in a wide range of

UPM culls magazine paper machine in Germany, cutting 160 jobs of 590

UPM plans to take out around 155,000 tonnes of magazine paper capacity by closing down a paper machine at its Plattling mill in Bavaria.

Plattling makes coated and uncoated LWC and SC magazine papers and currently runs three paper machines. Its capacity at present is 785,000tpa.

UPM intends to permanently close PM10, which it said was the lowest capacity coated mechanical machine across all of its European papermaking operations. It was also described as having the “highest technical age”.

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