Fujifilm at IFRA World Publishing Expo 2019

New strategy for its newspapers business


Fujifilm’s comprehensive Platesense solution and thermal processless plates are reportedly improving productivity and providing time and cost savings to commercial printers all over Europe. Fujifilm invites newspaper printers to come and learn how these innovations can boost productivity, reduce costs and waste at its Stand E.03 in Hall 21A during IFRA World Publishing Expo 2019 from 8 to 9 October in Berlin.

For a set monthly fee, printers can lease CtP equipment directly from Fujifilm, eliminating the capital expenditure required to upgrade or invest in new platesetting equipment. Furthermore, as part of the same agreed monthly fee, Fujifilm may take responsibility for all parts of plate production, supplying the plates and consumables as they are needed and taking care of waste and aluminum collection. Extra services can also be availed including management of prepress personnel and an upgrade to Fujifilm’s dedicated Elara newspaper workflow solution.

With newspaper printers under continued pressure to cut costs and improve efficiencies, Fujifilm is also looking at ways it can bring its thermal processless plate technologies to the newspaper market. Fujifilm plans to unveil a strategy for the future-based benefits of its processless plate technologies to newspaper printers, alongside its existing violet systems and Elara workflow solution during the IFRA World Publishing Expo. Combined with Platesense, these solutions provide a platform for newspaper printers to maximize efficiencies and minimize costs.

Thomas Kurz, head of Newspapers, Fujifilm Graphic Systems EMEA said, “Fujifilm is proud to have held such a longstanding reputation for helping newspaper printers boost profitability through the unrivaled performance and durability of our environmentally friendly Superia plate range. We’re delighted to now be bringing our ground-breaking Platesense solution and the benefits of thermal processless technology to the newspaper printing industry. This will not only benefit newspaper printers with improved performance and resource savings, it will also simplify their entire plate production process and reduce operational costs.

Fujifilm recognizes the huge challenges faced by newspaper printers in the current market. In Platesense, and our leading processless plate technologies, we can offer new opportunities to radically boost operating efficiencies and maximize profitability by meeting these challenges head-on.”

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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