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FUJIFILM Sericol debuts UVISTAR Series at 2009 SGIA Expo

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

KANSAS CITY, Kan. ­ One of the most exciting new technologies to debut in the super-wide format recently ­ the UVISTAR Series of UV roll inkjet printers ­ was demonstrated live in the FUJIFILM Sericol booths (#1301 and #1415) during the 2009 SGIA Expo, held at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Oct. 7-9, 2009. With amazing speeds of up to 3800 ft2/hour, the UVISTAR series of printers also offers flexibility, versatility and high print quality.

Developed out of a partnership between FUJIFILM Sericol and Matan Digital Printers, the original innovator of the super-wide format digital printing industry, the UVISTAR series is designed to produce both POP quality as well as billboard quality at exceptional speeds. UVISTAR printers are easy to operate, cost effective to run and environmentally friendly to use and, through its unique combination of features and benefits, the UVISTAR series enables printers to create new revenue streams through fast turnaround, high-quality printing and low operating costs. The series includes 3.5m and 5m printers that can handle a wide range of media, from flex and self-adhesive vinyl, mesh and blue-back paper to backlit material and Tyvek, including a full range of coated and uncoated media and a wide range of recyclable media.

Matan is renowned for its manufacturing excellence and industry-leading
technologies and FUJIFILM Sericol is proud of this new partnership, says
Mitch Bode, senior vice president, FUJIFILM Sericol. Working together,
we're confident we can answer the demands of our customers and the industry.

The UVISTAR printers incorporate leading print-head technology, featuring 32 print heads with drop sizes starting at 30 picoliters for high-quality
output. The extended color gamut and flexible FUJIFILM Sericol Uvijet inks
enable the printers to handle a wide range of demanding applications. The
low ink consumption, with coverage of up to 1940 ft2/liter, and the speed of the devices (up to 3800 ft2/hour), meet the requirements of even the most advanced print shops.

The UVISTAR 5032 5m printer is capable of printing on both flexible and
rigid materials, either coated or uncoated. Its optional multi-roll feature
enables the UVISTAR printers to easily print on up to three rolls
simultaneously, making it a perfect solution for printing in demanding
production environments.

We're constantly striving to meet the most demanding of customer requirements and continue to seek out opportunities to improve our products and their productivity and performance, says Hanan Yosefi, president and CEO of Matan. The new UVISTAR series means customers don't have to compromise on throughput or quality and can get the latest UV technology for a reasonable price.

The UVISTAR series of printers are built to Fujifilm standards, have excellent build quality and offer the end user a reliable solution for all of their production requirements. The design of the printers offers an efficient platform with the fastest changeover between medias and the lowest media wastage for an UV roll printer on the market.




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