HumanEyes Technologies Partners with Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A.
Press release from the issuing company
Chicago (Graph Expo); September 9, 2007 -HumanEyes Technologies, a leading lenticular 3D software developer, and Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc., the largest distributor of graphics systems products in the United States, today announce their partnership. HumanEyes has certified the Fujifilm Acuity HD 2504 flatbed UV printer for the production of lenticular and LensFree prints using HumanEyes' market-leading lenticular software solution, PrintPro 2.0.
The companies will together promote the 3D and lenticular printing opportunity to Fuji's flatbed customers. HumanEyes is giving software demonstrations and has lenticular samples available in Fujifilm booths 4406 and 4480 at Graph Expo.
Fujifilm's Steve Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for wide- format, says, "Increasing numbers of Fujifilm owners are searching for new business opportunities, while also catering to their existing customers' growing preference for the full service, 'one-stop-shop' approach. The ability to offer both specialty printing applications like 3D and lenticular, along with more traditional output, gives our customers a new and immediate revenue stream."
Bennett goes on to say that lenticular imaging is a distinctive and attention-grabbing method of visual communication, and that studies show that increasing numbers of advertisers are looking for this differentiation to make their messages stand out in the crowd.
"Working more closely with HumanEyes, whose outstanding 3D and lenticular technology makes this new capability both easy to use and profitable," he says, "gives us yet another, quite unique, value-added capability to offer our customers."
"We are pleased to have formed this new partnership with Fujifilm. Their expertise and long experience with wide-format printing, coupled with their large distribution and logistics network, will undoubtedly help educate an even wider audience regarding the business opportunities 3D and lenticular offer," says Duby Hodd, CEO, HumanEyes Technologies.
"With the latest generation of flatbed UV presses like the Fujifilm Acuity HD 2504, it is now easier, faster and more profitable than ever to produce 3D and lenticular materials," Hodd continues. "Pairing this innovative press with our PrintPro 2.0 software equips print providers to explore the exciting capabilities of lenticular printing on multiple substrates, and to add new services for expanded revenues."
HumanEyes representatives also say that the very high print resolution and high geometric accuracy of the Fujifilm Acuity HD 2504 flatbed printer delivers the flexibility to print lenticular graphics either on a lenticular sheet or directly onto glass or acrylic using HumanEyes' LensFreeTM technology.
The Fujifilm Acuity HD 2504
The Fujifilm Acuity HD 2504 is the latest breakthrough in wide-format UV digital imaging technology. Specifically designed for print applications requiring finely detailed, high-resolution images, the Acuity HD 2504 produces both rigid and flexible point-of-purchase signage that hold up visually, even at the closest of viewings.
At the heart of the Acuity HD 2504 is new imaging technology that supports variable-sized dots, as opposed to traditional, fixed-size droplets. The printer's ability to jet droplets as fine as 6 picoleters produces sharp, precise images with smoother transitions and quarter tones, while jetting larger droplets up to 30 picoleters delivers denser, more uniform solid image areas. The result is image quality usually seen at resolutions of 1,200 dpi or higher with crisper, more legible type, even as low as 6pt.
HumanEyes PrintPro 2.0 and LensFreeTM Technology
HumanEyes' PrintPro 2.0 is a powerful core lenticular & 3D technology that allows printers to open, modify and print files in the efficient ldoc (lenticular document) format. The software's powerful production tools suite lets printers make final adjustments to effects and colors easily and efficiently. New LensFreeTM technology now available in PrintPro 2.0 offers the ability to print 3D effects and 2D animation directly on plain glass or acrylic media, as an alternative to using lenticular material.
In short, PrintPro 2.0 maximizes printers' productivity and profitability by streamlining lenticular production and making it more predictable, accessible and cost-effective.
About HumanEyes Technologies Ltd.
HumanEyes Technologies Ltd., with offices in Jerusalem and New York, has developed and patented simplified methods for creating stereo panoramic 3D pictures. Using mathematical algorithms developed at the Hebrew University, the software overcomes optical limitations that have existed for over 90 years, to allow creation of a new standard in 3D pictures. It has been determined that advertisements created using this technology result in dramatically increased impact on the viewer. www.humaneyes.com
HumanEyes' Board of Directors includes: Benny Landa, founder and former CEO of Indigo (now a division of Hewlett-Packard); Duby Hodd, HumanEyes' CEO; Yoav Chelouche, former President and CEO of Scitex; Mimi Sela, CEO of Landa Ventures; Alon Dumanis of the Van-Leer Group and Gideon Ben-Zvi, former CEO and co-founder of HumanEyes, Ligature and Wizcom.
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