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.
“The sale of two Jet Press 720 presses in Europe validates the high level of interest that we saw at drupa earlier this year,” comments Yasufumi Morimoto, senior vice president, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH. “Both of these printers were impressed by the outstanding quality and productivity of the Jet Press 720 and we are confident that the introduction of the press to their businesses will help them reap the benefit of new printing applications and realise greater profit potential.”
The Jet Press 720 is a four colour digital inkjet press capable of printing a B2 sheet in a single-pass, resulting in production speeds of up to 2,700 B2 sheets an hour. It makes use of SAMBATM print head technology to achieve resolutions of 1,200dpi x 1,200dpi with four variable dot sizes, and is set to raise the bar in terms of the quality that can be achieved with a digital printing system. Significantly, by applying a primer to the printed sheet prior to imaging, the Jet Press can print onto standard offset coated and specified uncoated papers.
Once imaged, the B2 sheet can be treated like an offset sheet, dropping into existing finishing equipment, with many special finishes possible. As a result, in terms of finishing flexibility, digital print can be treated more like offset print than ever before.
Both presses will be installed in early 2013 when further information will be released.