Fujifilm Focuses on Inkjet Press
Unveiled last May at drupa 2008, Fujifilm’s concept Digital Inkjet Press will be a highlight of the company’s PRINT 09 booth this weekend in Chicago. This sheetfed-based press, formerly referred to as the Jet Press 720, can produce up to 2,700 4-up sheets per hour, while reaching a true resolution of 1,200 dpi. The system is currently engineered for a maximum print size of 720 x 520 millimetres.
At PRINT 09, Fujifilm will also hold the North American debut for the Inca Onset S20 UV, which is owned by Screen but fitted with Fujifilm Dymatix printheads and Sericol ink. Engineered for large-format inkjet production, the Onset S20 UV can produce “POP quality production” at speeds of up to 2,688 square feet per hour. This production rate is equal to 50 full bed sheets per hour, as the press images an area of 123 x 63 inches, while accepting substrates that can reach nearly two inches in thickness.
The company also plans to highlight its recently released XMF workflow software, which integrates Adobe’s latest Adobe PDF Print Engine and is fully JDF compliant. Products in the line include XMF Complete, XMF Producer and XMF Prepare, as well as the newest application called XMF Remote. This Web portal application allows printing clients to preflight and submit jobs online and, once in production, to review, annotate and approve jobs and receive real-time notification of the job status.
Fujifilm is also showcasing Taskero Universe, designed to apply quality control measures across the production chain. Taskero Universe collects and analyzes data, verifying that jobs stay within the specified tolerance set at the press console. Taskero Universe collects raw data like performance across all ink keys, colour conformity and paper performance; and then generates real-time reports to the company or its customers.