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Fujifilm opens inkjet technical center

May 1, 2012

The center, located in Illinois, will feature the J Press 720.

The new Technical Center for Inkjet Printing, located in Fujifilm’s Hanover Park, Ill., facility, was designed to demonstrate and support the company’s leadership role in inkjet technology.  The culmination of a series of strategic acquisitions and technological innovations led to the development of Fujifilm Inkjet Technology, the focal point of the Technical Center for Inkjet Printing.

Fujifilm Inkjet Technology stems from the integration of the company’s legendary reputation for digital imaging and color accuracy, combined with state-of-the-art print heads from industry leader Fujifilm Dimatix. Complete process and quality control over these vital aspects of inkjet printing come together in the J Press 720, and create a new category for the printing industry.

The J Press 720 was commercially introduced at Graph Expo 2010, and is the first half-size, sheetfed inkjet press capable of producing offset quality. The J Press 720 uses Fujifilm Dimatix SAMBA print heads 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.”