Fujifilm’s print technologies at drupa 2024

Analog, digital, toner, inkjet, printheads, inks & software

Priyatosh Kumar of Fujifilm India with the Revoria Press PC 1120

Fujifilm Group recently announced its presence at drupa 2024, from 28 May – 7 June in Dusseldorf, Germany (Hall 8b / A02). At the first iteration of the show in eight years, Fujifilm is set to showcase a range of print technologies – from analog to digital; toner to inkjet, through to printheads, inks and software this year at Fujifilm’s biggest-ever drupa stand covering 2,420 square meters.

Fujifilm will showcase its Jet Press 750S, highly known for more than a decade for its print quality, achieved through inkjet technology. The Jet Press series has been acclaimed for its high image quality that surpasses offset printing, with over 300 installations worldwide, the company claimed in a release.

Another B2 digital press, the Revoria Press GC12500, which uses dry toner for paper versatility and high usability, will also be showcased. The Revoria Press GC12500 is said to be the world’s first printer to expand the maximum paper size to B2XL size (750 × 662mm), allowing up to 6-up A4 posters and large format applications.

Apart from the B2 digital presses, the Jet Press 1160CFG, a full-color high-speed continuous feed inkjet printing system for the commercial printing market, will be exhibited for the first time. By adopting a newly developed water-based pigment ink, the new press can print beautifully on both coated and uncoated paper, the company said.

Moreover, two new mid-range production printers will also be unveiled for the first time. This new press is modeled on the Revoria Press PC1120, with its specialty colors and massive application range. The Revoria Press PC1120 has received wide market recognition, such as winning the “Buyers Lab (BLI) 2022 PRO Award” in the high-volume CMYK+ device category, from Keypoint Intelligence.

New process-less plates for offset printing and DX solutions for automation and streamlining with workflow software, will also feature, in addition to demonstrations of Fujifilm photographic products at the company’s stand, the press release said. The inclusion of third-party finishing equipment will showcase the huge variety of applications possible with Fujifilm technology.

The recently released Jet Press FP790, a water-based inkjet digital press, which brings innovation to the flexible packaging printing process, and new automation options for its hybrid wide-format machine will also be displayed.

The Acuity range of wide format inkjet printers will be showcased, as well as a broad range of applications delivered by Fujifilm Group’s latest technology, including signage and packaging.

Customized printing equipment and inks through Fujifilm integrated inkjet solutions will be highlighted for printers whose demands cannot be met by standard printers. In addition, case studies across a wide range of applications, including direct mail, transactional printing, labels, and embellishments will be presented at the show.

Fujifilm will show its Aquafuze inkjet ink technology at drupa. Launched in Autumn 2024, the Aquafuze inkjet ink technology combines water-based and UV-curable ink for wide-format inkjet printing applications. The UV-curable aqueous ink is suitable for indoor signage and wallpaper applications, meeting the growing needs of the wide format market, the company said.

The company will also exhibit the RxD Series, a pigment dispersion with high stability in the face of diversifying ink formulations spurred by digitalization. Moreover, Fujifilm will announce new products for print heads that enable versatility across a wide range of applications.

New Fujifilm Group environmental strategies will also be introduced. These include short run with the use of digital on-demand printing, processless offset printing plates, carbon-neutral production facilities, and recycling initiatives, the company said.

Priyatosh Kumar – associate director and head of Division, Graphics Communication & Device Technology, Fujifilm India said, “With its largest-ever presence at the event, Fujifilm Group aims to highlight its role as a trusted and sustainable partner in the printing industry. Emphasizing the theme of “Discover the difference,” Fujifilm will showcase how its solutions add significant value to businesses, catering to diverse needs across the printing landscape.”

Participating in a prestigious global platform like this provides Fujifilm India with a unique opportunity to extend its reach to a broader audience and engage with a diverse array of stakeholders, including industry peers, potential partners, and customers from across the globe, he added.

This presents an invaluable chance to foster meaningful connections and collaborations that can enrich the company’s network and open up new avenues for growth and innovation, he shared. “Additionally, interacting with players from different parts of the world allows Fujifilm India to gain insights into global trends, best practices, and emerging technologies, which can further enhance its competitive edge and contribute to its long-term success in the dynamic and evolving landscape of the imaging industry,” Kumar concluded.

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