Fujifilm today announces that it’s successful B2 inkjet digital press, the Jet Press 720S, can now be configured to handle folding carton applications. The Jet Press 720S configured for folding carton applications benefits from the same industry leading quality and productivity as the general commercial print version, but the ability to increase the vacuum pressure around the drum, together with a redesigned vacuum jacket, allows the press to accommodate a more diverse range of heavier carton boards commonly used in packaging applications.
Says Taro Aoki, Head of Digital Press Solutions in EMEA for Fujifilm: “The folding carton and package printing market is changing, with advances in print technologies creating opportunities for forward thinking companies to take advantage of the trend towards more creative, personalised and shorter run packaging. The Jet Press 720S, configured to take heavier duty folding carton board, fits this trend perfectly, with its high quality and productivity perfect for these types of applications. The press is already proven in the market, with an increasing number of commercial printers taking advantage of its industry leading performance. Now these benefits can be applied to folding carton print applications.“
A robust, workhorse B2 production press, the Jet Press 720S is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to its reliability and uptime, a wide colour gamut, and its ability to produce short run print of the highest possible quality, out-performing offset in many areas. High capacity data servers using Fujifilm’s own XMF workflow solution enable the Jet Press 720S to download all the data needed to print complex jobs on the fly, making variable data and versioned print jobs possible on a single sided press. In addition, the ability to produce collated print, where each sheet of a job is different, simplifies the finishing process considerably, minimising the post-press costs.
The Jet Press 720S features new generation SAMBA™ printheads – the industry’s most advanced single pass printhead technology with each B2 width print bar comprising of 17 individually replaceable modular printheads, each with 2,048 nozzles, ensuring the 720S can achieve native resolutions of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. The print bar also takes advantage of unique VersaDrop™ technology, allowing the size and shape of each ink drop to be precisely controlled and placed on the paper. This guarantees the highest digital print quality in the industry with unbeatable consistency, with no on-press tweaks necessary. The replaceable modular printheads also significantly reduce the necessity for system downtime and minimise breaks in production for press maintenance, with a traditional sheet-fed paper feed mechanism providing high registration accuracy and reliable operation.
Concludes Taro Aoki: “The new configuration of the Jet Press 720S enables packaging companies to offer their customers ultra-high quality short-run, versioned and personalised packaging, while also acheiving substantial reductions in substrate waste and associated production costs. Fujifilm’s focus on the packaging market is growing, and the launch of this configuration of the Jet Press 720S will provide exciting opportunities for packaging printers to offer their customers something different.“For further information contact:
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