Fujifilm Set to Showcase Inkjet, CTP and Workflow Innovations at GRAPH EXPO

VALHALLA, NY—Sept. 7, 2011—Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division will present an outstanding array of innovative solutions at GRAPH EXPO 2011, Sept. 11󈝺, 2011, at McCormick Place South in Chicago at booth #627. Exhibiting under the banner “expect Innovation” Fujifilm will demonstrate the products and technology that printers are looking for to strengthen their businesses and expand their operating capabilities.

“Printers are looking for a partner to help guide their businesses into the future,” said Masahiro “Sam” Ota, division president, Graphic Systems Division, Fujifilm North America. “Digital and wide-format printing have proven to be significant opportunities for commercial printers, and offer the means to grow and diversify. Fujifilm is committed to its customers’ needs, and has developed an innovative and comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions and services designed to meet their needs.”

“Fujifilm continues to research and invest in innovations that will help print providers better serve their customers,” said Todd Zimmerman, vice president of sales and marketing, Graphic Systems Division, Fujifilm North America. “Visitors to the Fujifilm booth can expect to see new products and technologies designed to increase efficiencies and capabilities, helping them to expand their service offerings and grow their businesses.”

Fujifilm will showcase a full range of advanced solutions, from state-of-the-art inkjet technologies to the highest-quality wide-format printers.

GRAPH EXPO 2011 marks the U.S. debut of the Inca Onset S40 wide format UV flatbed inkjet printer, the newest addition to the industry-leading Inca Onset Series. The Inca Onset S40, available exclusively from Fujifilm, prints at throughput speeds up to 5,059 sq.ft./hr. producing 94 full beds (63” x 123.6”) per hour onto a wide variety of substrates up to 2” thick, including plastic, metal and board stock. Available in either four-color (CMYK) or six-color (CMYK + Lc + Lm), the Inca Onset S40 has been engineered to provide outstanding “best-in-class” levels of quality and performance at a low cost per print. The quality of print uniquely positions the new Inca Onset S40 as the highest quality of all high-volume flatbed presses on the market today.

Also being shown for the first time in the US will be the Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 wide format inkjet LED-UV printer. Incorporating a patent-pending LED-UV ink-curing system, the Acuity LED 1600 provides high-speed inkjet printing with exceptional quality. Reaching print speeds up to 215 sq.ft./hr., the Acuity LED 1600 provides 8 colors standard and uses specialized Fujifilm fast-curing UV inks. The state-of-the-art LED lamp design allows printing white or clear ink in a single pass, further adding to productivity. Designed for the printer who is new to wide format inkjet printing or for users who wish to reduce costs while increasing productivity and quality, the Acuity LED 1600 offers great value in an entry-level printer.

The Acuity Advance HS UV flatbed printer offers photographic quality printing at speeds of 433 sq.ft./hr.—85 percent faster than previous Acuity Advance printers. An express mode allows speeds of more than 650 sq.ft./hr. giving printers unmatched performance for the price. The Acuity Advance HS provides precise registration and edge-to-edge printing, which saves time, labor and material. The roll media option makes it a cost-effective UV roll solution for printing onto flexible materials. The Acuity Advance HS will be running live throughout the show, also demonstrating the versatility and high quality of Fujifilm wide format media.

The Xerox Color 800/1000 Press is capable of printing 2,400-dpi at 80-100 pages per minute (depending on configuration). At the show, the Xerox Color 800 will demonstrate its versatility, printing on a large variety of coated and uncoated stocks, but perhaps its most impressive feature is its optional Clear Dry Ink, which offers print buyers more creative freedom, supporting inventive spot finishes and effects that would otherwise require processing through additional equipment. Ideal for marketing collateral, direct mail and photo publishing, the Xerox Color 800/1000 produces smooth, offset-like output.

Fujifilm leads the industry in innovative CTP solutions. The newest Fujifilm Dart four-up, high-speed platesetter will be shown, along with Fujifilm Brillia HD digital plates. The Dart can comfortably and consistently output up to 21 plates per hour and Fujifilm Brillia HD digital plates can accommodate long-, medium-, and short-run applications and give printers faster make-readies and superior image quality.

Fujifilm ColorPath Sync (formerly called Taskero Universe ColorPath Sync) is a Web-based tool for creating color curves, aligning output devices and ensuring color consistency across platforms and locations. Backed by Fujifilm’s industry-leading expertise in color consistency, ColorPath Sync allows printers to match output devices and maintain the consistency they achieved when first implementing the G7 specification. ColorPath Sync provides for on-the-fly color correction, while iterative color correction increases accuracy and minimizes downtime. Information from ColorPath Sync can be exported directly to many popular workflows, which helps eliminate the potential for error. Fujifilm ColorPath Sync offers printers a tremendous return on a relatively small investment.

At the show, ColorPath will be monitoring and ensuring the color consistency of the live equipment, including the Inca Onset S40, Acuity HS and the Xerox Color 800 Press. In addition, printing samples will be available demonstrating the outstanding results achievable with the combined strengths of ColorPath and the J Press 720.

Several industry-leading workflow software solutions will be at work in the Fujifilm booth, including:

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