FUJIFILM Corporation has announced the introduction of a new surface treatment technology called “MultiGrain Z” that is set to be used in the manufacture of its processless printing plate. This new manufacturing process is unique to Fujifilm, and allows for the creation of an even greater effective surface area of the plate, which will result in up to a 50% improvement in run length for the company’s revolutionary new Brillia HD PRO-T3 processless plate, while retaining the superior ink / water balance, on press processing stability and market leading image quality.
Brillia HD PRO-T3 is the world's most advanced printing plate, and developments such as that achieved by the company’s MultiGrain Z technology, will further influence market acceptance, highlighting the bright future for true processless plate production within the printing industry.
Fujifilm believes that with this new technology, processless plates will become the defacto standard compared to chemistry free systems for printers wishing to improve their environmental performance, and it will encourage expansion not only in the commercial print market, but will increasingly influence acceptance for newspaper print applications as well.
Fujifilm’s new MultiGrain Z technology is a product of the company’s market leading Research & Development programme, with over 7% of annual revenues devoted to the creation and evolution of new technologies.
This advancement in plate manufacturing will be implemented in 2013.