Installations News
Digital Edge to Become Canada’s First J Press Site

February 14, 2012
By PrintAction Staff

A Mississauga company called Digital Edge Print and Media Services Ltd. is to become the first operation in Canada to install Fujifilm’s J Press 720, which is a sheetfed inkjet press designed for commercial printing.

The J Press, or Jet Press 720 as it is branded in other parts of the world, was first installed into North America in 2011 by a Michigan-based commercial printer called Gilson Graphics, which runs HP Indigo presses and 40-inch sheetfed presses. In addition to Gilson, Fujifilm has placed the J Press technology at five beta sites in Japan.

Digital Edge is planning to install its J Press sometime this February, which is when the Mississauga printer states it will also put a 40-inch, 6-colour Heidelberg CD press, with aqueous coating, on its production floor.

In addition to various commercial printing processes, Digital Edge is heavily focused on in-house data capabilities with mailing services, which were also recently boosted by the installation of a 9-inch UV printing system. The company, which describes itself as a provider of printing, finishing, binding, fulfillment, design, and letter-shop services, also recently installed a new Kirk-Rudy line and, for die-cut label production, a CX 1200 label printer and FX 1200 finisher.

Fujifilm’s J Press, unveiled during drupa 2008, jets water-based inks and can print onto most offset coated and uncoated papers. The system is based on Fujifilm’s Dimatix SAMBA piezoelectric print-head technology, which reaches a 1,200 x 1,200 dpi with four levels of grey scale. It prints at 2,700 sheets per hour with a maximum sheet size of 20.8 x 29.5 inches and a printable area of 20.5 x 28.3 inches.