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Fujifilm Opens Technical Center for Inkjet Printing

April 26, 2012
HANOVER PARK, IL—April 26, 2012—Fujifilm’s Technical Center for Inkjet Printing was designed to demonstrate and support the company’s leadership role in inkjet technology. The culmination of a series of strategic acquisitions and technological innovations is the development of Fujifilm Inkjet Technology offering, the focal point of the Technical Center for Inkjet Printing.

Fujifilm Inkjet Technology stems from the integration of the company’s legendary reputation for digital imaging and color accuracy, combined with state-of-the-art print heads from industry leader Fujifilm Dimatix. Complete process and quality control over these vital aspects of inkjet printing come together in the J Press 720, and create a new category for the printing industry.

The J Press 720 was commercially introduced at GRAPH EXPO 2010, and is the first half-size, sheetfed inkjet press capable of producing offset quality. It uses Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads to achieve a true 1,200-dpi resolution, a specification unobtainable from any other system on the market.

The J Press prints 2,700 four-up sheets per hour, equivalent to 10,800 8.5x11˝ pages per hour, on standard coated and uncoated stocks with a maximum sheet size of 29.5x20.8˝. It has the look and feel of an offset press with similar paper delivery and exit, yet offers the versatility and job handling of a digital device.

“The opening of the Technology Center for Inkjet Printing exemplifies the strategy built around Fujifilm Inkjet Technology and clearly indicates that we will continue to forge a path as a leader in inkjet technology for the graphic arts industry,” said Stephen Sanker, director, Inkjet Presses, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division. “Since establishing the center, we have conducted more than 50 customer demonstrations. The extremely strong interest shown in the J Press and in Fujifilm Inkjet Technology has led to numerous requests for samples and demonstrations. The center has proven to be a valuable resource for printers hungry for more information on inkjet printing, and has provided valuable feedback for us.”

The J Press 720 expands the range of jobs a general commercial printer can take on by enabling high-quality, short-run print work. It provides an effective inkjet solution that allows the flexibility and versatility of using standard coated and uncoated stocks and finishing characteristics associated with the durability and performance of an offset sheet. Fujifilm Inkjet Technology provides outstanding quality printing that is on par, and in many cases, exceeds conventional offset quality.

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