Fujifilm Opens Inkjet Technical Center
Center represents key progression in launch of J Press 720
The Technical Center for Inkjet Printing, located in Fujifilm’s Hanover Park, IL, facility, was designed to demonstrate and support the company’s leadership role in inkjet technology. The culmination of a series of strategic acquisitions and technological innovations led to the development of Fujifilm Inkjet Technology, the focal point of the Technical Center for Inkjet Printing.
Fujifilm Inkjet Technology stems from the integration of the company’s reputation for digital imaging and color accuracy, combined with the printheads from FUJIFILM Dimatix. Complete process and quality control over these vital aspects of inkjet printing come together in the J Press 720, and create a new category for the printing industry.
The J Press 720 was commercially introduced at Graph Expo 2010, and is a half-size, sheetfed inkjet press capable of producing offset quality. The J Press 720 uses FUJIFILM Dimatix SAMBA printheads to achieve 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution, the company says. The J Press prints 2,700 four-up sheets per hour, equivalent to 10,800 - 8.5” x 11” pages per hour, on standard coated and uncoated stocks with a maximum sheet size of 29.5” x 20.8”. The J Press has the look and feel of an offset press with similar paper delivery and exit, yet offers the versatility and job handling of a digital device.
“The opening of the Technology Center for Inkjet Printing exemplifies the strategy built around Fujifilm Inkjet Technology and clearly indicates that we will continue to forge a path as a leader in inkjet technology for the graphic arts industry,” said Stephen Sanker, director, Inkjet Presses, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division.