Also previewed was the JetStream 3300, a faster, 30˝-wide, color ink-jet model that prints at speeds up to 492 fpm or 3,221 ppm. First shipments are set for the second quarter of 2010.
Ink-jet printing had a starring role at the Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A booth, as well. Getting its first U.S. showing, the Fuji- film Inkjet Digital Press externally looked unchanged from its unveiling at Drupa 2008. It prints up to 2,700 sph in a maximum 28.3x20.5˝ format, at 1,200 dpi using using piezo DOD heads, regular coated offset stocks and water-based, eco-friendly inks. The company reported having several customer commitments ahead of the second quarter 2010 projected release date.
Designed to drive offset and digital printing (including wide-format), commercial availability of the Fujifilm Workflow XMF was announced at the show. It is billed as a JDF engine that incorporates APPE technology and preserves the original PDF content throughout the workflow with instructions for processes such as impositions stored as JDF data.
InfoPrint Solutions introduced MICR capabilities for the InfoPrint 5000 color ink-jet system and an Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) version of the Pro C900 color electrophotographic printer to support transactional, transpromo and other business applications. Ricoh highlighted the new Pro C900S version that adds an integrated scanner to the 90 ppm device, and both companies featured the Pro 907/1107/1357 EX series of monochrome printers that output up to 90, 110 or 135 ppm at 1,200 dpi.
To drive its hardware, InfoPrint Solutions launched the new InfoPrint TransPromo Whitespace Manager and TransPromo Designer composition software for transpromo applications; Postal Optimization ADF to enable use of Intelligent Mail technology; and the Print On-Demand suite offering variable data, Web-to-print and automation solutions.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. continued to talk publicly in only very general terms about a new color print engine that it says will be a "game changer" because of its cost, quality and wide range of media supported. The 80 ppm device, shown under NDA in an enclosed area of the booth, is expected to be announced as a product in early summer 2010.
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- Agfa Graphics
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- DiMS! organizing print
- Eastman Kodak
- Enfocus Software
- Epson America
- FUJIFILM Graphic Systems Div.
- GMC Software Technology
- InfoPrint Solutions
- Konica Minolta Business Solutions
- MGI USA
- Océ North America, Production Printing Systems
- Presstek Inc.
- Ricoh Corp.
- Xerox Corp.
- XMPie, a Xerox Company