#Ipex: Fujifilm to Showcase Jet Press 720 Sheetfed Ink-jet Color Press
iii) Unprecedented flexibility
The Jet Press 720 has been designed to make digital print production much more flexible. Firstly, as the machine is B2 format, it fits into existing sheet-fed pressrooms without the need for any alterations in terms of paper handling and finishing.
Secondly, standard B2 coated paper can be used, removing the requirement to use specialised (and expensive) digital paper. This means, for example, that a B2 printer can take advantage of current B2 paper stocks, simplifying inventory and stockholding and reducing costs.
Thirdly, as the B2 sheet emerges from the Jet Press 720 completely dry, the range of finishing options available are much wider than with many other digital print technologies. Once imaged, the B2 sheet can be treated like an offset sheet, dropping into existing finishing equipment, with many special finishes possible. As a result, in terms of finishing flexibility, digital print can be treated more like offset print than ever before.
Finally, the Jet Press 720 can take advantage of one of the key benefits of digital print in the form of personalisation and variable data. With the Jet press 720, a printer has the flexibility to print a very cost-effective, short-run job without variable data and then produce another job requiring variable data on the same machine immediately afterwards.
iv) Unprecedented production efficiency
The Jet Press 720 makes B2 print production much more efficient as it removes the need for the pre-press equipment and time associated with plate production. It eliminates the requirement to run up to color with the associated make-ready material waste and reduces the time required to wait for the printed sheets to dry in preparation for finishing.
v) Unprecedented environmental performance
The advantage of digital print in terms of optimising the number of printed copies produced and minimising the amount of unnecessary over-runs is a key benefit of the Jet Press 720. There are a number of other significant environmental benefits. Firstly, the number of make-readies is considerably reduced. On some short-run jobs on traditional sheet-fed presses, the number of make-ready sheets can represent a significant percentage of the total run, up to 25% in some cases. This problem is significantly reduced with the Jet Press 720 as very few make-ready sheets are required.