October 21, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
Fujifilm announces joint development with Spanish industrial print manufacturer Barberán to bring single pass inkjet to the global sign and display market.
The two companies are working together to bring a new digital press to market in late 2023. This press will print at speeds of up to 6,000 m2 per hour.
This new partnership combines Barberán’s manufacturing expertise with Fujifilm’s knowledge of inkjet integration, ink chemistry and its extensive experience in the sign and display market. The new press will print with a bespoke new Fujifilm ink and primer, developed at its factory in Broadstairs, UK.
At 30 m in length and with an excellent built-in print engine, the machine will be able to print on all typical sign and display substrates, up to a width of 1.6 m.
David Burton, business and commercial director at Fujifilm WFIJ HQ, says, “We choose our partners carefully and Barberán is no exception. We’ve been in close talks with them for more than two years because they have a huge amount of expertise in industrial print manufacturing and we saw an opportunity for a mutually beneficial relationship. They already have a single pass product that is proven in the corrugated sector, and we have the expertise to help them adapt it for the very different requirements of the sign and display market.”
Eladio Lerga, technical director of Barberán adds, “We’re really excited to be bringing our technology to a whole new market. Fujifilm’s breadth of experience in print for sign and display will be crucial to this – as well as its expertise in inkjet ink chemistry and inkjet systems. Working together we can maintain our print speeds and quality, and adapt our systems to accommodate a much wider range of substrates and to meet the very different market requirements of this sector.”
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