Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm opened its Technical Center for Inkjet Printing at its Hanover Park, Illinois, facility. The center is designed to demonstrate and support the company’s products and inkjet technology, with a special focus on Fujifilm’s high-speed sheet-fed inkjet printer, the J Press 720.
Fujifilm’s inkjet technology stems from the integration of its digital imaging know-how with printheads from printhead maker Fujifilm Dimatix. The J Press 720 uses Fujifilm Dimatix SAMBA printheads to achieve 1,200×1,200-dpi resolution. It is said to print 2,700 four-up sheets per hour, equivalent to 10,800 8.5×11-inch pages per hour, on standard coated and uncoated stocks with a maximum sheet size of 29.5×20.8 inches. The J Press is designed to have the look and feel of an offset press with similar paper delivery and exit, yet offers the 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,” said 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.” fujifilmusa.com