ColorGATE to partner FUJIFILM with RIP software for the new FUJIFILM Acuity HD2504

Düsseldorf, Germany, June 2, 2008 - After a five month evaluation of several RIP softwares, FUJIFILM Europe and FUJIFILM Sericol are pleased to add ColorGATE as a RIP solutions for the new FUJIFILM Acuity HD2504 Flatbed and roll feed UV Inkjet printer in the European market. The special FUJIFILM Edition of the ColorGATE Production Server RIP optimizes the advanced features of the Acuity printer to produce top quality images.

The Acuity HD 2504 offers you the latest breakthrough in wide format UV digital imaging technology. Specifically designed for print applications requiring the finest detail, eg. high resolution images, the Acuity HD 2504 delivers both rigid and flexible point-of-purchase, banners, posters, illuminated or rigid signage that holds up visually, even at extremely close viewing.

At the heart of the Acuity HD 2504 is a new imaging technology that enables each printhead to produce variable size dots as opposed to traditional fixed-size droplets. The printer’s ability to jet droplets as fine as 6 picolitres produces sharp, precise images with smoother transitions and quarter tones: while jetting larger droplets up to 42 picolitres delivers denser, more uniform solid image areas. The result is image quality usually only seen at resolutions of 1200 dpi or higher, with crisper, more legible type (as low as 6 pt), smoother skin tones, finer line detail, and the best solid colour coverage of any printer in its class.

In addition, variable drop technology uses up to 35 % less ink than fixed droplet, six colour printers. The Acuity HD 2504 offers incredible value and continues to do so throughout its production life.

ColorGATE uses the latest software architecture to ensure that all the newest features and capabilities are incorporated. This makes it not only the perfect solution with the Acuity, but also ideal for other new printers in the pipeline and all the existing printers serviced by FUJIFILM Sericol inks. Charles Henniker-Heaton, Digital Print Marketing Manager says, “It was a very tough evaluation. We went back to basics and looked at every aspect of the RIP and the suppliers to make our decision. ColorGATE showed very positive result in many aspects. We believe that this will give FUJIFILM a real edge in this competitive market.

We have full FOGRA compatibility, excellent spot colour reproduction and pure Hue colour results as well as true photographic quality when required. This product really brings out the best in the printer.”

The FUJIFILM Edition of ColorGATE’s Production Server includes drivers for FUJIFILM associated printers.
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