Built for usability, functionality and performance, Fujifilm’s Jet Press 750S has collected two prestigious European design awards.
Fujifilm’s Jet Press 750S has been recognized for its innovative design, collecting both the 2019 Red Dot and iF Design awards. The awards are two of the world’s three most prestigious design awards, alongside the American International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), recognized internationally as a sought-after seal of approval for quality design.
The Jet Press 750S, new in 2018, features a striking and sleek, black and silver paneled body designed for easier cleaning and maintenance. It is more compact in size than the 720S model, in order to maximize usability and streamline production workflow processes. Controls can be viewed remotely from a tablet or smartphone, contributing to the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the machine.
Mark Stephenson, product manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe said, “We are delighted for the Jet Press 750S to have won these awards, as they are a recognition of our dedication to continuous development in design and innovation. We have created a visually striking machine with every aspect tailored to enhance and improve the user experience, the functionality and the value of the product. We are proud of what we have created in the Jet Press 750S, and delighted it has been recognised with these two awards.”
The Jet Press 750S was one of 24 Fujifilm products across its many divisions that won a Red Dot Design award this year – Fujifilm’s highest record to date. Another 19 Fujifilm products across various divisions also received iF Design awards in 2019.
The Jet Press 750S LIVE! Showcase event will feature live demonstrations at Fujifilm’s Advanced Print Technology Centre in Brussels on 9-10 April. For more information, visit www.jetpresslive.com
2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India
Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and
multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.
The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry.
While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately
their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book
printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.
The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.
Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.
Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.
Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.