Fujifilm customers differentiating with lenticular and 3D Printing
Monday, September 14, 2009
Press release from the issuing companyCHICAGO, IL. – Fujifilm Acuity Advance HD 2545 HD flatbed UV customers are bringing expanded lenticular and 3D printing capabilities and services to their customers with HumanEyes' Producer3D, the complete, end-to-end lenticular workflow solution. Demonstrations of HumanEyes and Fujifilm Acuity HD 2545 flatbed UV lenticular capabilities can be seen at PRINT 09 at the Fujifilm exhibit # 6919 with live lenticular printing each day at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
"HumanEyes and the Fujifilm Acuity Advance HD 2545 solutions are enabling professionals to output and sell value-added projects today that they didn't think would be even possible before. Our customers are reporting that they are successfully expanding their portfolio of activities and services with new and unique lenticular and 3D applications from wide-format signage, POP applications, to environmental design and more," says Jason Kammes, product manager for wide-format products, FUJIFILM Graphics Systems U.S.A., Inc.
The Fujifilm Acuity HD 2545 is a breakthrough in wide-format UV digital imaging technology. Specifically designed for print applications requiring finely detailed, high-resolution images, the Acuity HD 2545 produces both rigid and flexible point-of-purchase signage that hold up visually, even at the closest of viewings. The Acuity has been certified for the production of lenticular and LensFree prints using HumanEyes' market-leading lenticular software solution.
"We're pleased to continue our partnership with Fujifilm and to be at PRINT 09 where attendees can learn more about the natural and strong synergy of our combined solutions that are helping printers today to excel," says Duby Hodd, CEO of HumanEyes Technologies.
Fujifilm Acuity Printers Cite Benefits of HumanEyes Lenticular Printing:
121 Digital Printing
"With the Fujifilm Acuity Advance HD 2545 UV printer and HumanEyes software, I'm able to differentiate my company and serve more diverse markets. In today's challenging marketplace this is no small feat," says David Brody, president of 121 Digital Printing (Florida). Brody recounts completing a very high profile, successful lenticular special effects project using HumanEyes and his Fujifilm flatbed printer. 121 Digital Printing handled the job with a total turnaround time of about 2 weeks from receipt of graphics to shipment of 33 packages that included 14 individual lenticular panels each. The job also included the fulfillment of packaged exhibitions to 17 different countries around the world. "Our client was happy and the feedback on the campaign was phenomenal," Brody says.
Phillipe Hattab from Translucide (France) purchased HumanEyes Producer3D in March 2009 shortly after acquiring his Fujifilm Acuity flatbed printer. He explains his decision to add HumanEyes to his capabilities: "It is well known that HumanEyes software is the most professional lenticular software in the world and I wanted to get the best results and to get the most time saving solution available." Hattab is very satisfied with the results. "The qualities that I appreciate most about HumanEyes Producer3D is that it is really easy to use; the time requested for processing the files is very short; and I like the compatibility of the software with Adobe. Combined with the high resolution of the Acuity and the ability to print directly on the substrate, it gives me a powerful productive lenticular printing solution.''
Since implementing the combined solutions, Translucide reports that it has produced several flip commercial projects for customers in the textile industry who wanted to produce eye-catching and innovating POP billboards for their Parisian shops. "Our customers have been very satisfied and, in fact, they are already planning their next projects with photos being shot and taking into consideration it being used in a lenticular production."
Dave Merrick, president of BIGraphics (New Hampshire), first learned about adding HumanEyes' 3D and lenticular printing capabilities to his Fujifilm Acuity HD 2545 flatbed UV printer in the Fujifilm booth at SGIA 2007. He immediately recognized the market opportunity the pairing presented to his company.
"We have one customer that sells printed graphics to amusement parks – for haunted attractions, for example. He's very excited about the ability to cost-effectively create vividly colored, flip and motion graphics for this and other applications," Merrick says. "The quality production we can get at 600 dpi with the lenticular lenses we're using is pretty amazing," he adds.
While BIGraphics focuses on print production and fabrication, the company has a working relationship with several independent designers whom it counts on to assist BIGraphics clients who do not have in-house design capabilities. This now extends to 3D and lenticular with HumanEyes Creative3D software. And Merrick plans to encourage other design firms and repeat customers to work with Creative3D to create images and send them to him directly.
HumanEyes Producer3D and Acuity HD 2545 Flatbed UV Offer Powerful Synergy
HumanEyes Producer3D is an end-to-end solution that covers the entire workflow of lenticular image production from lenticular content creation to interlace and pre-press. With HumanEyes Producer3D, it is now easy to create and print easily amazing lenticular printed projects with special effects: 3D, Flip, Zoom and Motion.
It maximizes printers' productivity and changes the face of lenticular printing with an impressive array of new lenticular tools and industry first pre-press features that simplify the lenticular pre-print process, greatly improve productivity and provide superior print quality.
HumanEyes Producer3D software for the Fujifilm Acuity HD 2545 UV is sold in the U.S. by FUJIFILM Graphics Systems U.S.A., Inc. (www.fujifilmgs.com).
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