Fujifilm Unveils Inkjet Press

FUJIFILM North America Corp. (Booth 627) is debuting its sheetfed Fujifilm Digital Inkjet J Press 720 in North America. Attendees can see the press firsthand at one of five daily presentations being held throughout the show.

With the look and feel of an offset press and the versatility and job handling of a digital device, the J Press 720 features a standard 4-up offset sheet size with a paper delivery and exit like that of a traditional offset press.

It uses Fujifilm Dimatix’s SAMBA single pass piezo drop-on-demand inkjet head technology to achieve a true 1,200x1,200 dpi resolution with 4-level gray scale (minimum size: 2 picolitres). An integrated controller incorporates an advanced color management system and color calibration capabilities that maximize color consistency. The press prints up to 2,700 29.5x20.8" 4-up size sheets per hour, or 10,800 8.5x11" pages per hour, resulting in a product that offers offset quality and robustness plus the versatility to handle short press runs. The J Press 720 prints on coated offset stocks, allowing for printing on standard offset-sized sheets.

The J Press 720 has an infrared drying system, which means no drying time after printing, so sheets are ready for finishing. The range of finishing options available is also much wider than with many other digital print technologies. Once imaged, sheets can be treated like an offset sheet, dropping into existing finishing equipment.

Quality is enhanced through Fujifilm’s anti-curling and rapid coagulation ink technologies, which deliver vibrant images and prevent paper curl and dot gain. The press uses water-based, eco-friendly ink so there is no toner pile-up. The water-based inks also mean the unit requires less cleaning and produces less waste. A CCD sensor scans every sheet and makes necessary alterations in real time. The J Press 720 is capable of variable data printing, for custom, short-run orders.