Wide format printing equipment provider Fujifilm announces the opening of its Technical Center for Inkjet Printing in Fujifilm’s Hanover Park, Ill., facility. The center was designed to demonstrate and support the company’s products and inkjet technology with a special focus on Fujifilm inkjet technology and the high-speed sheetfed inkjet printer, the J Press 720.
Fujifilm’s inkjet technology stems from the integration of the company’s digital imaging and color accuracy knowhow, combined with state-of-the-art printheads from printhead maker Fujifilm Dimatix. Complete process and quality control over these vital aspects of inkjet printing come together in the J Press 720.
The J Press 720 uses Fujifilm Dimatix SAMBA printheads to achieve true 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution, a specification unobtainable from any other system on the market. 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,” says Stephen Sanker, director, inkjet presses, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “Since establishing the center, we have conducted more than 50 customer demonstrations. The extremely strong interest shown in the J Press and in Fujifilm inkjet technology has led to numerous requests for samples and demonstrations. The center has proven to be a valuable resource for printers hungry for more information on inkjet printing, and has provided valuable feedback for us.”