Fujifilm’s JetPress 720S aims at commercial printing segment

JetPress 720S
SM Ramprasd

Fujifilm’s display at their stand in Pamex 2017 consisted of variety of solutions at Pamex 2017. The all new JetPress 720S was launched during the event. Among other solutions were wide-format, LED UV inkjet press – Acuity LED 1600 II and Eastcom platesetter.

“The new JetPress 720S is the product which we are looking to push aggressively next year. The all new JetPress is aimed at the commercial printing segment and is ready for the Indian market. We are also working closely with around 130 customers and by the end of this financial year hoping to close some of our deals for the new press,” said SM Ramprasd, HOD & AVP- Graphic Arts, Fujifilm India.

The new JetPress can complement your offset productivity while pain points in digital like registration, inconsistency and color management are tackled well in the new Jet Press. The press can print with speeds of 2700 B2 sheets per hour with sheet size capacity varying between 545x394mm and 750x532mm.

The Fujifilm stand also had wide-format Acuity LED 1600 II UV inkjet press that is the best-suited for packaging industry applications like mock ups and test marketing. “This printer comes with laser cutters and color management software which makes it a best solution for packaging industry,” he said

Talking about the CtP solutions, Ramprasad said, “CtP solutions which are available with us from our Chinese partners, Eastcom platesetter is among the popular devices from the Fujifilm and we sell about 30 to 100 units a year regularly.”

Ramprasad concluded by commenting on the after effects of GST. He said, “We were not majorly impacted but our customers have been hit because of demonetization and GST. We see a fair growth in the coming year as GST implementation stabalizes.”

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