First Fujifilm Graphium Narrow Web Inkjet Press Sold
HANOVER PARK, IL—Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division, revealed that Distinct Packabilities, a Shepherdsville, KY-based print provider, has purchased a Graphium digital hybrid, four-color-plus-white UV inkjet press integrated with in-line flexo and finishing, from the show floor at Labelexpo.
Distinct Packabilities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Publisher’s Printing—a fifth generation family-run business since 1866—is a provider of flexible packaging and label printing. It also offers a wide range of flexible packaging and prime label converting capabilities, along with in-house art, graphics, prepress and platemaking services.
"Fujifilm and Distinct Packabilities are going to establish a new standard for digital print quality in the flexible packaging and prime label markets," said David Haley, vice president, Distinct Packabilities. "With a print asset of this magnitude in the hands of our experienced staff of some of the best printers in the world, we intend to shift a number of paradigms that have prevailed in these markets for too long when it comes to print quality."
Graphium was designed specifically for the narrow web market by FFEI Ltd. and marketed exclusively in North America by Fujifilm. It’s reportedly the first press to be configured with under and over white, allowing pure white designs with opacity that exceeds traditional flexo white.
Distinct Packabilities provides a variety of service offerings to flexible packaging and prime label end users, and is known for producing projects on its flexo presses utilizing Fujifilm Clarity water washable flexo plates and Fujifilm flexo inks. Distinct Packabilities chose Graphium based on the capabilities of its hybrid design, incorporating digital and flexo printing into one platform, to create spot colors, respond quickly to short-run demands, and produce flexible packaging and prime labels, without the common limitations often found throughout the industry. These newly added capabilities will allow the company to support brand owners' needs for colors and graphics that stand out on store shelves.