July 23, 2019 By PrintAction Staff
Wright Printing takes the lead as the first American printing company to install Fujifilm’s third generation J Press 750S production inkjet press.
“We’ve experienced double-digit growth over the years,” says Mark Wright, Owner, Wright Printing. “It’s due to the impressive line-up of J Press digital inkjet technology we have acquired. Inkjet is the way now, and into the future. If you’re going to be making an investment, I cannot understand why you’d be investing in offset.”
Joining two existing J Press 720S presses within the expansive Wright Printing facility in Omaha, Neb., its J Press 750S is the first U.S. install.
“The speed and size increases on the J Press 750S are fantastic,” says Andy Cowles, digital production manager, Wright Printing. “We already know how great the J Press 720S presses are, and the J Press 750S expands options for us as we anticipate run lengths upwards of 5,000 sheets. Increased run lengths result in outputting higher volumes of work, with uptime near 97 percent; it’s amazing.”
“The J Press 750S has been a real victory,” adds Wright. Throughout his 50 years of industry experience, he says colour consistency for brand owners is critical.
“Colour variation is not an issue with the J Press,” he says. “With our J Press line-up we operate three shifts, five days a week, all-process colour, on 128 different stocks. The colours do not vary, colour consistency with the J Press is second to none; it’s the truth. When clients look at the output, they say ‘oh that’s offset’ and I proudly tell them, ‘no it’s not.’”
“When clients tell us ‘this is a critical colour and we need a better solution,’ with the J Press we can guarantee the output will look the same, start to finish, job to job; it’s a tremendous selling point. We are experiencing new business and repeat business as a direct result of our three J Press digital inkjet solutions,” explains Mardra Sikora, CEO of Wright Printing.
Introduced last November, the J Press 750S is capable of generating 3,600 B2 sheets per hour, for both static and variable jobs, with a new maximum sheet size of 23 inches x 29.5 inches (585 mm x 750 mm) delivering a six-up imposition of letter-size output. Taking the core technologies of the 720S, the J Press 750S features Fujifilm Dimatix Samba printheads and is designed to deliver double the sellable output over the previous version. This is all accomplished while reducing the overall footprint by 15 percent and reducing energy consumption by 23 percent, the company says.
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