Fujifilm premieres the heavyweight Jet Press 720 at PacPrint13
Under the theme ‘Future-proof your business,’ Fujifilm Australia will present its range of diverse graphic arts equipment, software and consumables at PacPrint 2013 from May 21 to 25, on stand 1200 of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, which it shares with Fuji Xerox. With the Jet Press 720 weighing in at around 14 tonnes and the Jet Press 540W at just under 10 tonnes, Fujifilm may well be the heavyweight, supersized champion of the show.
“Never before has Fujifilm exhibited on such a large scale in Australia and New Zealand,” said Fujifilm’s General Manager, Graphic Systems, Sturt Eastwood, adding: “At the last PacPrint in 2009, Fujifilm exhibited a broad variety of pre-press solutions and a selection of wide-format offerings. For PacPrint 13, we have expanded our demonstration range of graphic systems to include the latest sheetfed and web digital presses, roll-fed and flatbed UV wide-format, digital textile hardware and inks, pressroom chemistry and inks, and of course the latest in pre-press workflows, proofing and computer-to-plate technologies.”
Fujifilm Australia and New Zealand staff will be complemented by several international experts who will travel for the show and be available to give advice and demonstrate equipment.
The emphasis on Fujifilm’s display is on live demonstrations. The company has shipped in two exciting new commercial digital presses to fulfill this ‘hands-on’ approach. The star of the show is the Jet Press 540W, an all-new approach to high-volume digital inkjet printing for commercial, direct mail, transactional and book printing. With its maximum 540mm web width traveling at up to 127 metres per minute; the Jet Press 540W is positioned perfectly for the bulk of continuous-feed digital work, and is commercially available now. Its single-tower duplex configuration saves space without compromising productivity or variable data functionality.
On the digital sheetfed side, PacPrint visitors will get a preview ‘technology showcase’ look at the Jet Press 720 B2 format digital inkjet press, featuring Fujifilm’s own SAMBA™ printheads with 1,200 x 1,200dpi resolution and VIVIDIA UV inks. With a maximum sheet size of 750mm x 530mm, the Jet Press 720 more than doubles the image area of traditional A3+ presses, enabling 4-up A4 printing and B2 poster size.
Wide and Grand-Format
Fujifilm’s wide and grand-format range is already proving hugely successful with Uvistar, Acuity and Inca Onset products installed across Australia and New Zealand. What is new for PacPrint 13 is – everything! A whole new range of Fujifilm wide format products is entering Australia for PacPrint visitors to see for the first time. Because PacPrint is co-located with the Visual Impact Image Expo, signage and display printers will be treated to a world-first peek at wide-format technologies covering roll-fed UV machines up to 5 metres wide and the latest high-productivity flatbed UV hybrid machines for rigid and thick media.
Pre-press is far from forgotten on Fujifilm’s PacPrint stand and in fact is a major part of the company’s message. The XMF Production Management Suite represents the most advanced and flexible workflow available in a multi-process environment. Demonstrations will take place regularly. Fujifilm plates for both thermal and violet applications are well known for their reliability but the main focus is on Brillia HD Pro-T3 which are true processless plates that require no post-processing when they emerge from the CTP device. The wash-out is achieved on-press within a few sheets for astonishingly fast make-readies.
Inks, chemistries and TLC
Narrow-web and screen process inks under the famous Sericol brand and chemistry, blankets, coatings from Fujifilm-owned DS Chemport complete the company’s PacPrint showing but the intangible products that can’t be seen are often the most important.
“Fujifilm service, support and partnership with customers is where we place the most emphasis and alongside this, care for our environment and the pursuit of sustainability,” says Sturt Eastwood. “We may be a large and financially well-resourced global company, but when it comes down to meeting customers at shows like PacPrint, we aim to clearly demonstrate that we are, and can be, the end-to-end trusted, local partner.”
PacPrint visitors can register for one-on-one appointments by clicking here.
Visitors specifically wanting demonstrations of the Jet Press 540W and 720 should click here.