Fujifilm to Showcase Its Graphium Hybrid UV Digital Inkjet Press, Software Solutions at Labelexpo 2014
HANOVER PARK, IL—September 3, 2014—Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division, is gearing-up for Labelexpo 2014, and will demonstrate label printing innovations within its “What’s Changing” themed booth.
Graphium, a versatile UV digital inkjet press, is specifically designed for labels, packaging and specialty print, and its design provides the ultimate versatility and functionality while incorporating inkjet, flexographic printing and finishing, all in one.
At Fujifilm booth #5621 attendees will experience the Graphium digital press with inline flexo print a variety of ‘fit to purpose’ label applications. Each day at the show, Fujifilm will demonstrate hourly how this hybrid system can print digital CMYK, under white, over white, flexo spot colors and varnish by adding up to six flexo stations. The daily demonstrations will also feature high-quality Clarity Water Washable Flexo Plates, along with the bright, vibrant color of Fujifilm UV Flexo and Waterbase Flexo inks.
“The direction that packaging is taking in terms of customization and shorter runs requires a solution that incorporates printing and finishing inline,” said Terry Amerine, business development manager, Specialty Media and Equipment, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division. “Graphium addresses this need, and will enable Fujifilm to change minds about how the printing for labels and packaging is done.”
The Graphium hybrid UV inkjet press on the show floor will be running the new Clarity Water Washable Flexo Plates. Capable of printing up to 200 lpi with a true flat top dot, and with a processing time of just 30 minutes, Clarity is three times faster than solvent systems, one and half time faster than thermal, and 25 percent faster than competitive water wash plates.
“Clarity flexo plates are an industry changing technology, advancing image quality while eliminating solvents and thermal processing,” explained Jon Fultz, business development manager, Packaging, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division. “Adding flexo plates and offering platesetters through our new agreement with Esko, along with our industry leading flexo inks and also the Graphium hybrid inkjet press, this truly demonstrates our commitment to be the leading supplier in the packaging industry.”
Graphium is driven by Fujifilm XMF Workflow. XMF is an end-to-end workflow system based on JDF specifications and Adobe APPE technology. With tighter integration, XMF and Graphium work together to produce jobs quicker and easier. XMF’s productivity has an advanced approval tool to help accelerate the proofing process, and it also supports a hybrid workflow to control both offset and digital printing.
“We will demonstrate software solutions that meet customer needs for everything from design to proof, and RIP and print," relayed Jason Kammes, business development manager, Workflow and Xerox product solutions, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division.
See FujifilmWhatsChanging.com for Graphium demonstration times and additional details.
Follow Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division on Twitter @FUJIFILMGS, and watch for updates from the Labelexpo show floor, #WhatsChanging.
Fujifilm North America, a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America, consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. Fujifilm Canada sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada.
FUJIFILM Holdings in Tokyo, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.7 billion, at an exchange rate of 103 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship.