Creative Printing Meets Tight Turn Around Demands with Quality and Speed of FUJIFILM’S Acuity F
Creative Printing, a Kansas City-area, family-owned and certified woman-owned print services provider established in 1967, has had much success with the Fujifilm (Booth 1529) Acuity F.
“Fujifilm’s Acuity F has greatly enhanced our business by increasing the amount of digital output we are bringing through our building,” says David Leavey, VP, Creative Printing. “With the Acuity F we are now able to manage many more jobs. We can run 20-plus sellable boards per hour, in quality mode.”
The Acuity F combines seven years of image quality with engineering and ink technology to deliver a platform capable of a wide range of print applications. With a maximum print speed of more than 1,600 sqft/hr, the Acuity F is built for production.
It allows print service providers like Creative Printing to select the right production speed and image quality to address a wide range of display applications. The addition of white ink further extends the application and media range to include clear and colored substrates. The Acuity F Series maintains all the advantages of the Acuity Platform, including near-photographic image quality, versatility and ease of use, but has been optimized for the high-speed production of rigid media applications.
“We have been able to successfully deliver on any type of materials our clients have asked of us,” says Leavey.
Running two 10-hour shifts six days per week, Leavey and his Creative Printing associates are able to produce high quality output with extremely tight turnarounds.
“We recently completed a job for a large well-known trade show, which included 120 boards. Even more challenging, the job required a two-day turn from file receipt to delivery,” adds Leavey. “The Acuity F enabled us to win that job. With our previous equipment, this would not have been an option. The quality and speed of the Acuity F, which are its most defining features, came through for us yet again.”
Over the years, Creative Printing has invested more than $1M in developing one of the most complete digital printing and finishing departments in the Kansas City-area, and quickly became a well-respected leader in wide-format digital printing. Prior to upgrading to the Acuity F, Creative Printing experienced success with other flatbeds within the Acuity Series.
“With the Acuity F we now have one of the fastest presses in our area. We are offering a high-quality product at an affordable price, which enables us to capture more market share; positively affecting our bottom-line,” says Leavey.
Creative Printing engaged in exhaustive research and review prior to installing the Acuity F, and looked at many other wide-format offerings.
“We chose the Acuity F due to its versatility and speed,” says Leavey. “Hands down, the Acuity F is the best machine I’ve seen. It fits our needs perfectly and has transformed our wide-format printing capabilities. I don’t know what we would do without the Acuity F.”
Their relationship with Fujifilm goes back many years, and Fujifilm’s solutions can be found throughout Creative Printing’s nearly 60,000 sqft facility; from prepress to offset to its wide-format digital department.
“We began our wide-format journey with Fujifilm quite a while ago,” says Leavey. “And we are still with Fujifilm, as they are a great partner providing amazing technology within all areas of our business, along with great service. Creative Printing and Fujifilm are great business partners. We can always depend on Fujifilm.”