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Civic Media Doubles Up On FujiFilm Uvistar 5 Metre Grand Format

June 3, 2016

Civic Media of North Lakes, near Brisbane, has installed a second 5 metre wide Uvistar printer from Fujifilm, to handle an 82% increase in workload over the past 12 months. Managing Director Adam Middleton commented: “We are extremely busy and even with the addition of a second Uvistar, we have had to increase operations to 24/5.”

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Topics: press release, Civic Media

New Mimaki Dye-Sub Printer Triples Production at Lifestyle Australia

May 25, 2016

Few Australian textile and souvenir printing companies can boast such a long and progressive history as Brisbane’s Lifestyle Australia. Lifestyle started business in the far north Queensland (FNQ) city of Townsville in 1979 when Lin Petterwood commenced making T-shirts for the region’s screen printers. Then known as Townsville T-shirts, the following year Petterwood bought out a local screen printer and became the largest T-shirt printer in the tourist-rich area of FNQ.

Success followed quickly, so the business relocated to the state capital Brisbane in the 1980s and re-branded as Lifestyle Australia, distributing Australia’s largest range of printed souvenirs across the nation. By 1992, Lifestyle was growing at such a pace that it needed to install Australia’s first 12-colour screen printing carousel, followed by an automated 16-colour machine in 1999. As digital sublimation technologies improved, Lifestyle introduced this promising new process in 2004.

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Topics: press release, Lifestyle Australia

Fujifilm in largest ever drupa showing

April 1, 2016

Never before has the industry seen such a major Fujifilm presence at a drupa trade fair. There must be good reasons why Hall 8b will feature over 2,000 square metres of floorspace from the Japanese imaging giant; mirrored by a virtually identical area opposite from partner company Xerox, known as Fuji Xerox in Asia Pacific. It’s all about new products, initiatives, thinking and, as the company theme says: “Value from Innovation.”

Fujifilm Corporation’s remarkable turn-around from a predominantly photographic film and development company, into a broad-spectrum digital imaging and consumables conglomerate continues apace as it prepares for its largest ever drupa presence. In addition to the main Fujifilm areas in Hall 8b, there is another stand in Heidelberg’s Hall 1 in support of the two company’s partnership which covers prepress, plates and consumables as well as Fujifilm’s Dimatix inkjet printhead technologies to be released in the Heidelberg Primefire range of digital presses.

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Topics: press release, drupa 2016

Fujifilm announces establishment of FUJIFILM Global Graphic Systems Co., Ltd.

March 23, 2016

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) will establish a new company, FUJIFILM Global Graphic Systems Co., Ltd. (hereinafter FFGS) as of October 1st, 2012. The new company will provide sales, marketing and technical services for Fujifilm graphic systems products for the worldwide market, to further enhance the graphic systems business, which is one of the priority businesses of FUJIFILM Corporation.

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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

Fujifilm Launches Superia Total CtP Systems to Reduce Offset Costs

March 1, 2016

Fujifilm Australia, Graphic Systems, has announced the Australian release of its Superia system of prepress innovations, with the goal of reducing wastage, emissions, water use, energy use, labour and materials in the offset litho printing sector.

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Topics: press release, Superia System

Fujifilm Announces New Acuity Select 20 Series Flatbed UV Printers

February 15, 2016

Fujifilm Australia, Graphic Systems, will co-release an all-new range of the popular Acuity flatbed UV printers at FESPA, Amsterdam on March 8th.

Known as the Acuity Select 20 series, they will replace the Acuity Advance series first introduced in 2008. The focuses of the improvements are in image quality, flatbed architecture and productivity with reduced ink consumption. Four, six and eight-channel models will be available with the addition of light Cyan and light Magenta inks for improved highlight and quartertones in images. White and clear ink options are also added, while the double CMYK ‘squared’ high productivity version will deliver improved overall smoothness in production mode, thanks to a new masking system.

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Topics: press release, UV printers

Fujifilm Australia enters flexo plate market with FLENEX series

November 10, 2015

FUJIFILM Australia has entered the flexographic plate market with the local release of its FLENEX range, following a very successful launch in the US last year and in Europe last month at Labelexpo.

FLENEX plates offer a sustainable and total solution for package printing in both narrow and wider web markets. The major flexo plate making methods are addressed:

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Topics: Plate Manufacturing, press release

Fujifilm installs 5,000th XMF Workflow worldwide

June 4, 2015

FUJIFILM Corporation announces today the 5,000th install of the innovative XMF Workflow world wide at Christmas City Printing, Pennsylvania USA based print provider.

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Topics: Business Products

Southeast Asia's First Onset R40i Introduced to Inspire Image Co., Ltd., a Leading Signage Printing Company in Thailand

May 1, 2015

December 2014 saw the introduction of Onset R40i to Inspire Image Co., Ltd, Thailand's leading signage printing company. The newly installed printer is a wide-format UV inkjet system manufactured by UK-based Inca Digital Printers Limited and distributed by Fujifilm, and this marks the first case in which the Onset range has been brought into Southeast Asia.
Inspire Image is one of the five major signage printing companies in Thailand. Focusing on signs and sales promotion materials, the list of their primary customers span from well-known cosmetics brands to local restaurant franchises, and they are also making plans to foray into package printing as well.

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XMF V6.1 Hybrid Workflow featuring Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture

April 30, 2015

Hybrid workflow system XMF V6.1 attracted great attention at the Japanese exhibition “PAGE2015” held in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, between February 4-6. The new product attracted particular attention was the latest version of the product, which achieves dramatic improvements in processing capacity as a result of using Fujifilm's proprietary technology to expand Mercury RIP Architecture, the high-speed rendering technology from Adobe. This combination achieves unprecedented workflow productivity and facilitates efficient, strategic usage of various devices including digital presses. At page 2015, this unparalleled processing speed and the concrete benefits of introducing the technology were explained to attendees through presentations, seminars and a chance to see the actual product.

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Topics: Business Products

Tilia Labs and Fujifilm Global Graphic Systems announce distribution agreement to sell Phoenix in Japan

April 28, 2015

Fujifilm Global Graphic Systems* announced today an exclusive distribution agreement to sell Canadian company Tilia Lab Inc.'s innovative imposition and planning solution, Phoenix, in Japan.

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Topics: Business Products

FUJIFILM SUPERIA brand announcement at PRINT CHINA 2015

April 23, 2015

Fujifilm, joined “PRINT CHINA 2015” hosted at China's “Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center” from April 7-12, and showcased its leading-edge systems that caters to the latest global needs.

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FUJIFILM Corporation announces price increase of graphic arts film and plate.

April 15, 2015

FUJIFILM Corporation has announced that it will implement a worldwide price increase for its graphic arts film and plate.
Effective immediately, the price increase is substantial and aimed at double digit, but vary depending on markets and regions.
Fujifilm has been undertaking intensive business efforts to reduce fixed costs and improve productivity, and trying to absorb the increase costs of raw materials over the few years.
However, the costs of raw materials are unusually soaring for various factors. The other costs are also increasing due to decreasing production volume of graphic arts film and analog plate. Under such circumstances, Fujifilm is no longer able to absorb these costs and it is inevitable to increase the price.

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Fujifilm unveils new CTP System total solution “FUJIFILM SUPERIA”

April 7, 2015

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) today announces the launch of a new concept and worldwide brand “FUJIFILM SUPERIA”. In line with Fujifilm's corporate slogan "Value from Innovation", the Fujifilm Superia offset plate making system offers new value to the offset printing industry by boosting efficiency and improving profitability, while continuing the company's enduring pursuit of consistent high quality and environmental stewardship. The concept will be officially launched at PRINT CHINA 2015, held on April 7-12 at Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center, with the worldwide rollout taking place during the rest of 2015.

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Topics: Business Products

Fujifilm sets new standards in short run digital printing with the launch of its next generation Jet Press 720S B2 digital inkjet press

November 12, 2014

Key developments include an enhanced business model, better quality and consistency, simpler operation, optimised production uptime and advanced variable data capabilities

Jet Press 720
FUJIFILM Jet Press 720S

Fujifilm today announces the launch of its next generation B2 sheet-fed digital inkjet press, the Jet Press 720S. Featuring a number of key enhancements, the press sets a new standard in digital printing in terms of quality and consistency, production uptime, personalisation and variable data, and application flexibility. And, with an improved business model, the Jet Press 720S is set to transform the world of short run commercial printing.

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Topics: graphics systems

Fujifilm announces major new updates to XMF Workflow V6 and XMF Remote R10

November 9, 2014

Dramatic improvements in processing capability due to the world’s first incorporation of Adobe Mercury RIP Architecture

Fujifilm XMF Workflow v6 OneScreen
Fujifilm XMF Remote R10
Fujifilm XMF Remoter10 Proof via web

Fujifilm Corporation (President Shigehiro Nakajima) today announces the release of Fujifilm Workflow XMF V6 (XMF V6) and the web portal system XMF Remote R10. The new systems will be sold by FUJIFILM Global Graphics Systems Co., Ltd (President Morihiro Atsumi).

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Topics: graphics systems

Team Fujifilm Celebrates Winning PacPrint

May 29, 2013

SYDNEY, 29 May 2013. Fujifilm Australia has announced a raft of sales successes from PacPrint13 and anticipates further major announcements in the coming weeks.

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, wide format printing, PacPrint, fujifilm australia

Fujifilm Announces Major Plate Win at Fairfax Media

May 15, 2013

Fujifilm Australia and Fujifilm NZ are delighted to announce that they have been the successful tenderer and awarded the entire printing plate business for Fairfax Media across all of its newspaper and magazine printing sites in Australia and New Zealand.

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, platemaking, fujifilm australia, Warren Hinder

Fujifilm's Heavyweight Champs on Show at PacPrint

May 9, 2013

Under the theme Future-proof your business, Fujifilm Australia will present its range of diverse graphic arts equipment, software and consumables at PacPrint 2013 from May 21 to 25, on stand 1200 of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, which it shares with Fuji Xerox. With the Jet Press 720 weighing in at around 14 tonnes and the Jet Press 540W at just under 10 tonnes, Fujifilm may well be the heavyweight, supersized champion of the show.

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Topics: jet press 720, PacPrint, fujifilm australia, Jet Press 540W

Fujifilm Announces Commercial Availability of Jet Press 540W Digital Inkjet Web Press

March 15, 2013

Fujifilm today announced the commercial availability of its Jet Press 540W digital inkjet web press as of 26 May 2013. Launched as a technology showcase at drupa 2012, the press is targeted at high-quality, short-run digital print such as leaflets and personalised magazines, as well as school textbooks, book printing and newspapers.

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, jet press 720, Jet Press 540W

Fujifilm named in the world's Top 100 Global Innovators list by Thomson Reuters

January 10, 2013

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has been named in the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list by Thomson Reuters, one of the world's leading sources of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

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Topics: fujifilm australia, fujifilm, Top 100 Innovators

Fujifilm confirms sales of two Jet Press 720 presses in Europe

December 12, 2012

SYDNEY, 4 December 2012.FUJIFILM today announced that orders for two Jet Press 720 digital inkjet presses in Europe have been confirmed. Visionary printers in Austria and France are leading the way with investments in the company’s groundbreaking B2 digital inkjet press. This brings the total sold worldwide to nineteen, following the announcement at drupa 2012 of the first nine machines in Japan, USA and Canada, all achieved within the first twelve months of the commercial availability of the press, and eight further sales in these regions since then.

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, jet press 720, Digital Print, press release, fujifilm australia, fujifilm

Fujifilm expands its Acuity Advance Select range of wide format UV inkjet printers

December 12, 2012

Four and six colour models added with an upgrade path to meet expanding application and business needs 

Fujifilm today announced the introduction of four new models to its recently launched Acuity Advance Select range - the latest in a series of next-generation UV flatbed printers that feature exceptional quality, improved productivity and greater versatility, allowing them to be used for a much wider range of applications.

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Topics: Acuity Advance Select, Acuity, Flatbed, UV inkjet, fujifilm

FUJIFILM XMF workflow system wins Good Design Award 2012

November 15, 2012
Fujifilm today announces that its next generation hybrid workflow system, “ FUJIFILM WORKFLOW XMF” (XMF), developed by FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has been awarded Japan’s popular and highly rated ‘Good Design Award’ 2012.
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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, FujiFilm XMF, fujifilm australia

Fujifilm Holdings acquires the Business Process Outsourcing division of Australia's largest business service provider, Salmat Limited

August 28, 2012

TOKYO, August 27, 2012 — FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (hereinafter Fujifilm Holdings) has announced that it signed a definitive agreement with Australia's largest business service provider Salmat Limited (ASX: SLM; hereinafter Salmat) to acquire Salmat's Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) division. The acquisition, worth AU$375 million, covers all the shares of Salmat Document Management Solutions Pty. Limited (hereinafter SDMS), Salmat's wholly-owned subsidiary, SDMS's 11 subsidiaries as well as Salmat Asia Limited (hereinafter SAL), SDMS's Asian business unit.

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Fujifilm Jet Press 720 receives the 2012 InterTechTM Technology Award

August 23, 2012

North America, 23 August 2012. In recognition of its innovative design and function, the Fujifilm Jet Press 720 has earned a 2012 InterTech™ Technology Award from Printing Industries of America.  Fujifilm will receive one of twelve awards all bestowed on technologies that were deemed truly innovative and are expected to have a major impact on the graphic communications industry. This is the fifth InterTech Technology Award for Fujifilm, and the announcement follows the first North American installations of the Jet Press 720 at Gilson Graphics in Michigan and Digital Edge in Canada.

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Topics: printing, Fuji, Print, fujifilm australia, fujifilm, Fuji Film

Fujifilm unveils its largest ever presence at drupa 2012 under the slogan “POWER TO SUCCEED”

May 19, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori), a leading supplier of total solutions for the Graphic Arts industry, today announces that it will have a major presence at drupa 2012 (Dusseldorf, Germany, May 3rd - 16th), with its exhibition space in Hall 8b extending to 2,020m2 - the largest in the company’s history for this show. Fujifilm will use this platform to exhibit a wide range of new printing concepts, technologies, products, services and solutions under the banner “POWER TO SUCCEED.”

The driving force behind Fujifilm’s “POWER TO SUCCEED” philosophy is the desire for the company to deliver advanced solutions to its customers to help them achieve success. At drupa, these solutions will include: advanced inkjet systems delivering benchmark quality and productivity across a wide range of print applications; plate production solutions designed to maximise efficiency, minimise cost and improve a printer’s environmental footprint; and advances in workflow and colour management software that will help a printer better manage work across multiple print processes. Fujifilm will be showcasing these solutions in a number of distinct areas of the stand, with each area demonstrating how Fujifilm technologies can add value to a printer’s business.

  • Package Print Zone – Fujifilm will be demonstrating for the first time a new B2 inkjet digital press for folding carton applications, which takes advantage of the company’s SAMBATM printhead and high performance VIVIDIA UV digital ink technologies. In addition, Fujifilm will also be showcasing its new FLENEX DLE CTP system. This new system is set to revolutionise the flexo market, offering an incredibly simple and high quality method of producing flexo plates. Finally, Fujifilm will also be highlighting the benefits of its UVivid range of narrow web inks, together with its offset plate and pressroom solutions designed specifically for packaging applications.
  • Commercial Print Zone – In this zone, Fujifilm will be showcasing the Jet Press 720 B2 inkjet press, running live throughout the show, along with the latest Xerox SRA3 toner-based digital presses. Fujifilm will also be demonstrating how its plate production solutions can add value to a printer’s business, with the new Brillia HD PRO-T3 and ‘lo-chem’ plate production solutions being a particular highlight. Finally, at the heart of the stand will be the company’s XMF workflow and production management suite. With a raft of new features, including a major new cloud-based module designed to help printers manage cross-process colour consistency, XMF will be a core part of demonstrations on the Fujifilm stand focussing on how printers can improve the quality, productivity and environmental performance of their business.
  • Wide Format Print Zone – In the Wide Format area of the stand, Fujifilm will be showcasing its class-leading range of flatbed and roll- fed inkjet printers. The productivity, quality and performance of the Inca Onset S40 will be a particular highlight, along with a demonstration of the quality and flexibility of the company’s new Acuity LED 1600 hybrid printer. Completing the range will be the highly successful Acuity Advance platform and Uvistar II roll-fed printers, alongside the company’s innovative euromedia range of media.
  • ‘POWER TO SUCCEED’ Exhibition Zone – A key part of the Fujifilm stand will be a central zone dedicated to innovative print applications. The aim of this zone is to provide inspiration to printers attending the show, as Fujifilm will showcase many different types of print from around the World; all produced using different Fujifilm digital inkjet, toner, offset and flexo printing technologies.
  • Technology Leadership Zone – In this zone, Fujifilm will be showcasing the advanced products and technologies from FUJIFILM Dimatix, the world’s leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications.
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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

Fujifilm and Inca Digital launch the Inca Onset S40i at drupa 2012

May 4, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) and Inca Digital Printers today unveil the Inca Onset S40i flatbed UV inkjet printer. The new printer supercedes the Inca Onset S40 and includes many new intelligent features that increase productivity and reliability. 

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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

FUJIFILM Dimatix introduces SG-1024 industrial single-pass printhead and adds RediJet™ jetting technology to its printhead line-up for drupa 2012

February 29, 2012

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world's leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications, will exhibit its comprehensive range of industrial inkjet solutions on the Fujifilm booth in Hall 8b at drupa 2012 (Dusseldorf, Germany May 3rd - 16th), within the specially designated ‘Technology Leadership Zone’.

FUJIFILM Dimatix will use drupa 2012 to display its extensive printhead product line for wide format graphics, commercial printing, decorative and material deposition applications. Visitors to the stand will see a select range of material deposition systems, including the DMP-2831 and DMP-3000, designed for fluids, process and product development for diverse applications including printed electronics.

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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

Fujifilm announces the commercial availability of FLENEX DLE system

January 29, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) today announces the commercial availability of its FLENEX DLE (Direct Laser Engraving) B2 CTP system for the production of flexo printing plates. The system will be commercially available in Q2 CY2012.

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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

Fujifilm announces B2 inkjet digital press for folding carton package printing applications

January 29, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) today announces that it will unveil a new B2 inkjet digital press for folding carton applications at drupa 2012 as a technology showcase. Using some of the core components pioneered within the Jet Press 720 inkjet digital press for commercial print applications, this new press is set to revolutionise the production of short-run packaging print.

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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

Fujifilm announces major additions to its XMF Workflow and Production Management Suite

January 29, 2012
  • New cloud-based cross-process colour management system
  • New V5 enhancements to core XMF Workflow
  • New XMF Remote upgrade
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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

Fujifilm announces the launch of Brillia HD LH-PXE Fujifilm adds long-run thermal CTP plate to its 'low-chemistry' family

January 29, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) today announces the launch of Brillia HD LH-PXE, a positive working thermal CTP plate for long-run commercial sheet-fed and web applications. The latest addition to Fujifilm’s renowned ‘low-chemistry’ family of products, Brillia HD LH-PXE offers an extra long run length of up to 500,000 impressions unbaked, and an extended run length of over 1,000,000 when baked. Visitors to the Fujifilm stand in Hall 8b at drupa 2012 (Dusseldorf, Germany May 3rd - 16th), will be able to see the new plate in the Commercial Print Zone, and it will be commercially released in Q2 CY2012.

This new plate features all the quality and consistency benefits provided by Fujifilm’s High Definition coating technologies, together with the additional advantages of low chemistry working. It also benefits from Fujifilm’s latest electrochemical graining surface treatment technology.

Main features of Brillia HD LH-PXE

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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

Fujifilm launches XR-1200F developer waste reduction & water re-use unit at drupa 2012

January 29, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) today announces the launch of its XR-1200F developer waste reduction & water re-use system at drupa 2012 (Dusseldorf, Germany, May 3rd -16th). The XR-1200F unit is designed to reduce pre-press developer waste*1 and water use for printers using plate production systems requiring chemistry.

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Fujifilm announces Digital Edge in Canada to invest in the Jet Press 720

January 29, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) is pleased to announce another installation of its market leading B2 inkjet digital press, the Jet Press 720. Digital Edge Print & Media Service Ltd, based in Canada, is the latest company to invest in the press, with the installation due to take place in March 2012. The investment by Digital Edge follows the announcement in 2011 of the first press to be installed outside of Japan at Gilson Graphics in Michigan, USA. These installations, in addition to a number of others in Japan, take the total number of machines installed in the market to nine.

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Fujifilm unveils its digital inkjet strategy at drupa 2012

January 29, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) today announces that it will use drupa 2012 as a platform to unveil its latest strategy for digital inkjet printing solutions. With its market leading R&D investments in inkjet printhead and digital ink technologies, Fujifilm is focused on becoming the global leader in digital inkjet printing technology for the commercial, packaging and wide format market segments.

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Fujifilm announces its vision and strategy for continued growth in the Graphic Arts Business

January 29, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) today announces its vision and strategy for its Graphic Arts business, which will be the basis for the company’s presence at drupa 2012 (Dusseldorf, Germany, May 3rd - 16th).

Under the company’s medium term management plan, VISION 80, Fujifilm has identified the Graphic Arts industry as a key growth area for its business and has committed significant resources to remain at the forefront of the industry. Fujifilm will use the drupa 2012 show to showcase the results of this investment programme, demonstrating a wide range of new printing concepts, technologies, products, services and solutions under the banner “POWER TO SUCCEED.”

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Topics: press releases, reviews and awards

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