At Ipex 2010, Fujifilm is demonstrating 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. The company showcased a range of solutions designed to optimise the offset print process, including a range of thermal and violet plate production solutions. In particular, alongside two of the company’s latest platesetters, the Luxel V-8 and Luxel T-9300CTP NS, Fujifilm showed how its Brillia HD PRO-T2 plate can deliver real benefits, such as the complete elimination of chemistry, to larger B1 printers without impacting on quality or productivity. Two new additions to its ‘lo-chem’ family were also on show with the Brillia HD LH-PLE and Brillia HD LH-NI3 plates allowing more printers to benefit from significantly lower chemistry consumption and costs while helping them reduce their environmental impact.
A major part of Fujifilm’s stand was devoted to digital print production, with the company showcasing one of the widest ranges of high quality digital presses, making use of some of the latest Fujifilm technologies. For A3+ applications, the Xerox 700 and DocuColor 7002 color production devices were in action, alongside the new Xerox Color 1000 Press which uses Eco Toner. Fujifilm used this range of digital solutions to demonstrate how, with a modest investment, printers can add a successful, high quality digital print service, or build on an existing capability with the addition of a high volume production machine, with the ability to manage the production environment with Fujifilm’s XMF cross-media workflow.
The company also showcased its new B2 inkjet press, the Jet Press 720, with more efficient production. The press is particularly suitable for traditional commercial printers looking for a more effective solution for short-run work and for digital printers who are looking to offer a wider range of digital print services.
For wide-format, Fujifilm exhibited the Uvistar UV inkjet roll-to-roll machine. The Uvistar uses Fujifilm’s specially developed Uvijet QK inks and can print on rolls up to five metres wide, altering the way that material for both billboard and POP applications will be prepared in the future. The company was also showing the new Pro-File system, which has been designed to allow screen printers to deliver consistent colour output and optimise production efficiencies across both screen and inkjet technologies.