In today’s fiercely competitive retail environment, brands and retailers are creating new ways to differentiate themselves in-store. There is now demand for more frequent campaigns, customisation and versioning. For corrugated printers this means shorter runs and faster job turnarounds which are uneconomical with traditional processes like flexo and offset.
Rapid advances in inkjet technology continue to change the way print is produced and it is now a viable alternative to traditional processes in many wide format inkjet, packaging and industrial applications. A key factor in the growth of inkjet in these markets has been the ability to print with UV-curing inks, delivering incredible productivity, quality, application range and versatility. By adopting Fujifilm inkjet technologies, you can meet changing demands from your customers and work with them to create new ways to differentiate themselves by offering a new way to print.
UV inkjet is a technology that was pioneered by Fujifilm and Inca Digital, with the launch of the first dedicated flatbed system in 2001. Today Fujifilm’s wide format printing portfolio includes the most powerful inkjet printers in the industry, and it has combined this technology with its experience of supplying screen consumables to the corrugated market to create an inkjet solution for corrugated display and package printing.
Fujifilm’s inkjet technology for corrugated display and package production offers many benefits to a print business:
Inkjet technology is ideal to complement flexo or offset processes in that it allows converters and packaging manufacturers to widen their business opportunities and profit from short run jobs and bespoke applications.
The most efficient way to produce short run print is to send a PDF to the press and print. This is how Fujifilm’s inkjet system operates, eliminating all the timely and costly preparation and set up parameters of an offset, screen or flexo press. There are no plates to produce, no platesetters or processors to maintain, no make readies, no run up to colour, no waste sheets, and virtually no pressroom consumables.
Printed sheets can be handled immediately and print quality and consistency is guaranteed, with no on-press adjustments necessary.
UV inkjet printing uses UV light to instantly cure the ink by polymerisation after it has been jetted onto the material. With Fujifilm’s specially designed UV inks for corrugated printing, this offers the following benefits:
Fujifilm’s system for corrugated printing enables you to produce the same broad range of work you might be doing today, but with much faster turnarounds and is a profitable solution for short runs. Even one-off proofs can be made on the same press.
Fujifilm’s UV inkjet printing process produces near-offset print quality, but with stronger, more vibrant colours, producing prints with high visual impact.
With the ability to print on demand, design changes can be made as often as you like without having to factor in overprints, stocks, setup costs or wasted sheets. So you can offer your clients new ways to take their products to market.
Not every corrugated print business is the same, so Fujifilm has designed a modular system for corrugated print production, consisting of three parts: printer, ink and media handling. Within each part there are multiple options, so the system can be tailored to meet your specific business needs.
Fujifilm’s modular system solution is a simple way to integrate inkjet print production into your business.