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Fujifilm continues its low-chemistry strategy with launch of Brillia PRO-VN2 at IFRA Expo 2012



Fujifilm today announces that it is using its presence at IFRA Expo 2012, stand 450, to launch its next generation newspaper plate: Brillia PRO-VN2. This plate is the latest in Fujifilm’s ‘low-chemistry’ range, and complements the well-known Brillia PRO-VN. 

Fujifilm has been investing resources in both product development and manufacturing to enable it to offer one of the widest ranges of sustainable plate production systems on the market, and is expanding its successful range of ‘low-chemistry’ plate production systems with the launch of Brillia PRO-VN2.

The new plate is a more robust version of Brillia PRO-VN, suitable for longer run applications of up to 300,000 impressions, and boasts enhanced durability in addition to its low-chemistry features.  Traditionally, high run lengths have been difficult to achieve when using a simple low chemistry finishing process. However, Fujifilm has introduced Brillia PRO-VN2 to solve this problem, by developing a new binder and dispersion technology, and by improving production techniques in each manufacturing plant. Brillia PRO-VN2 is also more resistant to chemicals and thus able to be used in a wider range of conditions.The Brillia PRO-VN2 plate offers newspaper printers the following benefits which build on, or are additional to, those offered by PRO-VN:

  • More environmentally friendly and simpler processing
  • Easier maintenance of finishing unit
  • Less waste produced
  • Space saving with smaller footprint
  • No pH control required
  • Easily changeable from the current photopolymer system
  The new plate also features:
  • Higher run length
  • Higher chemical resistance
  • Higher strength aluminium
    Brillia PRO-VN2 Specifications:   Laser type:                                         Violet LD 405nm Sensitivity:                                          0.04 mJ/cm2 (recommended) Resolution:                                         2-98 % at 1200 dpi / 100 lpi Gauges:                                             0.30 mm (strong alloy) Safelight:                                            Bright yellow (G10 or L36W62) Finishing solution:                              LC-VN2 / no chemical replenishment Bath life:                                             Up to 4 weeks or 20 m2/L Gum:                                                  No gum with dedicated processor Run length unbaked:                          Up to 300,000* Run length baked:                              Possible UV-ink characteristics (unbaked):     Possible, more suitable than PRO-VN UV ink characteristics (baked):         Possible   *Run lengths are always dependent on laser power and printing conditions           

Fujifilm is also using IFRA Expo to discuss with visitors to its stand how its impressive line-up of plate production and pressroom solutions can help newspaper printers optimise their offset print production.  Using the latest Fujifilm technologies, newspaper printers can improve efficiencies, reduce costs, minimise their environmental impact, and improve operator safety – all critical issues in today’s newspaper production environments.

Finally, the company will be using IFRA Expo to update visitors about its Jet Press W digital inkjet web press initially showcased at drupa 2012.  This new digital press is suitable for short run newspaper applications, and enables duplex printing within a single tower design for a small footprint, using Fujifilm’s VIVIDIA ink to facilitate superb image quality.

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors at the show to discuss with them our brand new low-chemistry plate for newspapers, as well as our Jet Press W and long standing offerings for the newspaper market,” says Yasufumi Morimoto, senior vice president, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH. “We will explain just how we can help achieve the quality they need quickly and at the minimum cost, with a range of different solutions.”

For further information contact:
Joanna Muggeridge
AD Communications
E: jmuggeridge(at)
Tel: +44 (0)1372 464470


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