Fujifilm has made a number of strategic changes and introduced new products. It has also announced an online event ‘Fujifilm Virtual Exhibition 2021’ (24 June - 9 July) at which it will show a line-up of new wide-format inkjet printers.
The virtual event will also highlight a print-on-demand system renewed under the Fujifilm brand, and a new digital press for the packaging market. There will also be seminars focussed on creating new value.
Meanwhile Fujifilm has expanded its Integrated Inkjet Solutions business to pull together technologies from across the group to provide integrated inkjet solutions.
“Fujifilm has long been a proven leader in inkjet inks, inkjet printheads, and inkjet system design and integration,” said Greg Balch, VP and general manager in charge of Fujifilm Integrated Inkjet Solutions business. “The Integrated Inkjet Solutions business is uniquely positioned to transform Fujifilm’s core inkjet technology into solutions that address specific customer business needs. By working closely with our customers to provide solutions that are integrated into their processes.”
Fujifilm is entering the flexible packaging market with a new Jet Press FP 790 water-based inkjet digital press. It will launch in North American in the autumn, and thereafter will gradually roll out to Europe and other parts of the world.
The group has also announced the Fujifilm 42K Printbar System - a single-pass inkjet printing solution, built to the desired print width by utilising as many 1200dpi Samba printheads as needed to meet production needs. Whereas the previous Samba 42000 Printbar System was aimed at direct mail and transactional imprinting, the new version of the system is also expected to be used for folding carton, corrugated packaging and other industrial applications. The new system is suitable as an add-on inkjet printer, or as an imprinting device for hybrid printing.
The 42K Printbar System’s new options include automatic real time insetting, new digital front end options, simplified mounting configurations, a redundant printhead option for higher print speed or higher optical density, a four-colour configuration, a rotating head assembly, and automatic splice avoidance. The 42K Printbar System continues to provide monochrome variable data for text, barcodes, addresses, logos and graphics. Additionally, the system supports PDF/VT file formats, as well as a fluid system sized specifically for each system configuration to minimize floor space.
In a single row configuration, this system provides print speeds up to 300m/min. It is also available in a dual row configuration with print speeds up to 548m/min. The system can be adapted into any number of different on-site workflow and software architectures.