Fujifilm’s J Press Achieves Idealliance Certification, GRACoL 2013 Specification
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — April 18, 2016 — Idealliance has announced an industry first for its long-running Digital Press System Certification Program, signifying an important advancement in the print industry. Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division’s J Press 720S Digital Sheetfed Printing Solution has achieved a double milestone, being the first inkjet production printing solution to achieve Digital Press System Certification and the first system to be certified to the new GRACoL 2013 specification, the latest industry benchmark for high-quality print. Outside of North America, the J Press 720S is marketed as the 'Jet Press.'
Idealliance Digital Press System Certification verifies a system’s ability to meet or exceed established industry expectations for excellence. Idealliance, a leading industry association for print and digital media best practices, certifies the capabilities of commercial production xerographic and inkjet devices to meet GRACoL specifications and other specific print standards. The Digital Press System program evaluates the entire press system, including the digital front end, print engine, and paper for testing and certification in areas of color, print properties, and print production.
"Our independent verification lab meticulously evaluated the test results of the J Press 720S, driven by an XMF Workflow digital frontend and ColorPath SYNC Color Management Solutions," reports Steve Bonoff, EVP of Idealliance. "This certification is a milestone for our industry and we congratulate Fujifilm on the achievement. Fujifilm has been long-time advocates of Idealliance and spurred this opportunity to advance our program to a higher level, targeting the new GRACoL 2013 specification. We appreciate their leadership in this effort in moving our association and industry forward."
Notes Don Schroeder, director of solutions development, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division, “Fujifilm is very proud to be able to hit this ‘double milestone.'" He adds, “Fujifilm continues to lead the production inkjet migration, and with our second iteration of our production inkjet solution, this Idealliance certification reaffirms that our technology, integration and solutions are hitting the mark not only with standards, but with the unyielding Fujifilm philosophy to create the ‘best in class’ inkjet solutions possible. We are very proud to receive this accreditation, and will continue to support Idealliance initiatives to drive all types of print production to a higher standard.”
A listing of all Digital Press Certified Systems can be found here, where each system’s unique Application Data Sheet is available for download, describing the processes to achieve similar high-quality results in any print environment. For questions, contact Steve Bonoff at email@example.com or call (952) 896.1908.
Idealliance is a global community of more than 1,600 brand owners, agencies, publishers, premedia and print service provider companies, and their material suppliers and technology partners. A not-for-profit industry association, Idealliance provides media creators and technology communities the opportunity to collaborate to craft best practices, advance standards, and certify people, processes, and systems to achieve the highest performance in the creation, production and delivery of graphic communications — both digitally and in print. On July 1, 2016, Idealliance will merge with Epicomm, an association of more than 1,600 companies offering print, mail, fulfillment, and marketing services, under the name Idealliance, combining the building business solutions of Epicomm with the innovations in workflow processes and technologies of Idealliance.
The Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America delivers solutions for workflow, consultative services, remote monitoring, color standardization and G7 implementation, pressroom products, CTP, proofing, digital printing, wide format, packaging, labels, specialty printing and more. Fujifilm also manufactures and distributes Sericol inks and is a leader in the development of UV inks for the screen printing, narrow web, and large-format digital printing industries.