#Ipex: Fujifilm to Showcase Jet Press 720 Sheetfed Ink-jet Color Press
Secondly, the Jet Press 720 removes the need for a number of the pressroom solutions used on a typical offset press, for example founts, sprays and potentially harmful VOC washes, and of course removes the requirement for water. The Jet Press 720 requires only two consumables in addition to the water-based ink. These include a wash for the inkjet print-heads and a solution used for pre-coating the paper prior to printing.
Finally, as part of the life cycle analysis Fujifilm carries out on all its products, the company estimates that the carbon footprint of the Jet Press 720 compared to an equivalent B2 sheet-fed press (internal estimate [*3]) is approximately 25% less. In addition, early internal studies indicate that paper printed with Fujifilm water-based inks on the Jet Press 720 can be recycled. These internal studies are subject to further external qualification, but potentially represent a significant advance in the drive to reduce the environmental impact of inkjet printing.
Customer feedback on the performance of the Jet Press 720 has been extremely positive. The combination of color consistency, easy operation and print stability makes the Jet Press very appealing in helping to reduce the stresses within current print operations. It is anticipated these factors will also help improve client relationships and provide an opportunity for business growth.
Fujifilm Europe's Graphic Arts strategy for Ipex 2010 and beyond is represented by the banner "POWER TO SUCCEED." It will demonstrate how its technologies, solutions and sound business advice will give printers of all shapes and sizes the ‘power to succeed’ in today’s tough economic climate.
In Hall 9, stand number 9-CD360, Fujifilm will focus on how printers can drive their businesses forward and succeed in a highly competitive world by optimising offset print processes, maximizing the opportunities that digital production brings and managing this complex, integrated print production environment in the most efficient way. Fujifilm is in the unique position of being able to offer benchmark printing solutions across a wide portfolio of applications, all based on the latest technologies. The highlights of the Fujifilm stand are outlined below: