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Fujifilm  announced the commercial launch of the Vybrant F1600 following its preview at FESPA Digital earlier this year. The Vybrant F1600 is a new 1.6m roll-to-roll large format printer targeted at the sign industry, featuring Fujifilm’s patented FUZE hybrid UV Ink technology. The Vybrant F1600 is a four colour machine with a productivity of up to 18 m2/hour, suitable for printing vinyl or any other flexible material to create indoor or outdoor applications where durability and fast turnaround times are required.

Mike Battersby, large format marketing manager at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, commented: “The Vybrant F1600 is a highly effective roll-to-roll platform that increases the competitiveness of small and medium sized large format printers. Fujifilm’s FUZE technology effectively integrates the unique benefits of UV chemistry with an eco-solvent carrier. The durability, flexibility and high gloss finish produced by the Vybrant F1600 will help companies take their production performance to the next level.”

According to Fujifilm, the Vybrant can print on a variety of substrates including vinyl, PVC film, banner, backlit and canvas. The UV ink component results in a durable film for high scratch resistance, while a low ink build offers increased flexibility in terms of handling and finishing. Due to its UV curing capability, no de-gassing time is required, and substrates can be finished and shipped immediately after printing.