Imprinting Systems

Scalable solutions for a diverse range of applications

Add digital to your analogue process

Scalable set of imprinting solutions based on industry-leading Samba printbars

Fujifilm’s imprinting solutions allow digital inkjet printing to be integrated directly onto existing analogue production lines for a broad range of printing and industrial applications.

Industry-leading

Samba

printbar technology
Versatile

ink

configurations
Robust and

ultra-reliable

technologies

Why Fujifilm Imprinting Solutions?

Samba delivers ultra-high quality & reliable performance, with minimal waste

Fujifilm technologies designed to work together for optimum system performance

We engineer a bespoke solution designed to fit your production process

Integration into your production process
Global Fujifilm support
Industry-leading Samba printheads
Versatile ink capability
Fujifilm technologies integrated into your process
Scalable architecture

Our mission is to enhance our customers industrial processes through the use of inkjet technology

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A secure investment in proven imprinting technologies

Fujifilm is unique in that it integrates core inkjet technologies that it has developed in-house, rather than being an integrator accessing third-party technologies. This means that Fujifilm’s printhead designers, ink technologists and integration specialists work together to ensure optimum system performance and reliability for the required application, and once built, are able to take ownership of the complete solution.

What sets Fujifilm apart?

What sets Fujifilm apart are the industry leading printheads and ink at the heart of the company’s imprinting solutions. Samba printheads are found in many of the industry’s leading digital printing systems, as they combine the very highest quality, productivity and reliability, with the flexibility to be used with a variety of different inks and fluids. Fujifilm has now built these printheads into a number of scalable printbar configurations which, when combined with Fujifilm’s own UV or aqueous ink technologies, result in best-in-class imprinting solutions.

Fujifilm can therefore provide all components necessary to successfully integrate a digital solution into an existing production line:

  • Printhead & printbar design
  • Inks & substrates
  • Electronics & software
  • Print systems
  • Transport systems

 

A bespoke solution for your production process

Fujifilm’s approach is critical to ensure that any imprinting system can be configured to meet specific application requirements. This is achieved by a dedicated team of multi-discipline engineers working together to understand the print performance demands and production process. This then results in a specification for a system configuration that delivers exactly what is needed, including attributes like print width, print quality, colour channels, pre- and post-treatment, printed product performance and regulation compliance.

Fujifilm’s engineers consider all aspects of imprinting performance:

  • Ink and printhead selection
  • Ink performance optimisation
  • Ink in head on paper testing (developing robust image modes)
  • System design & integration
  • Highly skilled trouble shooting & integration expertise with direct access to the people who designed the relevant component
  • Accessory technology selections (pre-treat, post-treat, curing, drying etc.)
  • Full technical ownership of the solution – as Fujifilm supplies all component parts
  • Engineering capability

Samba – the heart of Fujifilm imprinting systems

The jetting of ink onto paper is a well established process in consumer printers, but scaling up the technology to meet the quality and productivity needs of industrial printing is not easy. Fujifilm’s answer is Samba – a ‘printhead on a chip’. This printhead is fabricated on silicon wafers, in much the same way large scale integrated circuits found in computers are made. Due to its scalable design, Samba enables individual printheads to be placed close to each other to form single, tightly integrated printbars.

Samba is a quantum leap forward and is redefining how inkjet technology is designed, manufactured and applied. It is the first piezo drop-on-demand inkjet platform that truly delivers wide-width, high resolution, single pass inkjet printing without the typical trade offs in quality, redundancy or print width.

High uptime and reliability for excellent total cost of ownership
The silicon MEMS design of a Samba printhead is rated for trillions of actuations to ensure reliable and profitable operation. This is coupled with a patented REDIJET® ink recirculation system. This system ensures that ink is constantly recirculating in a closed loop that will not disrupt printing, resulting in uninterrupted production. When coupled with a Fujifilm ink in an imprinting system designed to leverage this capability, it results in fast startup times, simplified printhead cleaning procedures, and consistent print quality.

Samba printhead life is measured in years, not hours, and in Fujifilm printbar systems, is not considered a consumables part. Ultimately, the design of Samba printbars means there is less production waste, lower ink consumption, and lower operating costs.

Benefits of Samba

  • Ultra-high resolution ink deposition
  • Rated for trillions of actuations for ultra-high reliability
  • Closed loop ink recirculation for uninterrupted production
  • Fast start-up times and minimal printhead cleaning and refurbishment
  • Suitable for multiple fluid types

Scalable architecture design

Fujifilm’s Samba technology platform is based on a scalable architecture design, so the print width can be configured to meet the needs of a particular application. And due to the trapezoidal design of Samba printheads, scaling the printbar width is achieved with no compromise to quality, which results in an efficient system design. In addition, the scalable system architecture means integrated components, electronic systems and software can all be scaled to create a system for the print width and colour channels required.

From single printhead to complex multichannel configuration
Printbar configurations can be scaled from a single printhead, single colour system for coding, language changes or simple promotional versioning, to a printbar system with multiple printheads for the printing of full colour images over wider print areas.

Wide ranging Samba printbar portfolio for any print width in 40mm increments

  • Monochrome, spot colour, process colours
  • Imprinting lanes or full digital print
  • Digitise existing analogue assets

Mini 4300 Series: versatile printbar system

The Mini 4300 has speed, performance and consistency in a compact form. This enables the incorporation of digital printing into an ever-expanding number of new applications and challenging conditions for equipment integration.

Key features

  • Single pass inkjet imprinting system
  • Each printbar contains a single 1.6” width printhead (40 mm)
  • Up to 4 printbars per system
  • 1200 dpi native resolution
  • Speeds up to 1000 feet per minute
  • Monochrome, Spot colour or 4-Colour
  • Aqueous & UV

Flexibility for a broad range of markets
The Mini 4300 is configurable with up to four individually controlled printbars. The system provides single pass printing in monochrome or process colour for a wide variety of production applications, including:

  • Addressing
  • Coding & marking
  • Serialisation & package tracking
  • Narrow width direct mail imprinting
  • Consumer facing coding
  • Variable data images
  • Demonstrations
  • Tickets and cards
  • Short notice changes in art/imagery
  • Printed electronics
  • Deposition of high-value fluids
  • Labels

X-BAR: drop-in imprinting solution

The X-BAR system’s drop on demand inkjet printing is reliable, cost effective, and provides excellent image quality in font sizes as small as 2 point and 1D barcodes as small as 6.7 mils. It is compatible with legacy systems and is backed by Fujifilm’s world-class technical support, to provide a smooth transition to modern inkjet technology for direct mail, transactional print, promotional materials and more.

Key features

  • Lane printing with 4.5” and 9” print width offerings
  • Controller capable of running X-BAR and some existing legacy printers
  • Workflow based on IJPDS page description language
  • No refurbishment needed
  • Familiar user interface to support transition from legacy technology
  • Modular fluid management for future expansion

12K Printbar: compact printbar system

The 12K Printbar System puts 4 colour inkjet printing technology into an all-new
condensed form. It supports use where space is limited, such as integrating into
existing production equipment.

The 12K Printbar System is a turnkey digital inkjet printing system for installation onto your analogue printing press or other production line equipment. It is most commonly used for adding variable data to analogue pre-printed shells (imprinting) or can be
used to add a digital print capability when changing printing plates is not practical for short runs. It has a print width of 127 mm, and provides 1200 dpi, 4-colour inkjet print. The printbars occupy only 53.3 cm in the print process direction, with their small size meaning digital inkjet printing can be added to many types of production lines where it was previously impractical.

Key applications
The 12K Printbar System can be used in a wide variety of applications, including:
• Commercial printing
• Direct Mail
• Transactional
• Folding Cartons
• Corrugated

42K Printbar: scalable printbar system

The 42K Printbar System is designed to add variable data printing to your conventional press in any print width needed, and is able to span the media from edge to edge. It uses Fujifilm’s renowned Samba printhead in a highly configurable form. With 1200 dpi ink deposition, the 42K Printbar system is designed to meet print requirements from single page to multiple pages in any print width needed, and with print speeds over 300 metres per minute.

Flexibility
Since the 42K System can be integrated in line with your system, you can maximise your productivity and return on investment while supporting existing, legacy or proprietary workflows. These will be integrated into our print controller and fluid management technologies to deliver a compact and capable system designed to meet your needs for monochrome, colour, or speciality printing.

Key features

  • Modular design to meet typical press widths
  • Pre aligned to eliminate stitching
  • Options for monochrome, spot and process colour printing
  • Configurable software with Fujifilm supplied workflow or connect to an existing customer workflow
  • No refurbishment needed
  • Imprint or full digital print capability

Applications

Use digital inkjet to enhance your production

There are opportunities for Fujifilm’s range of imprinting printbars to be integrated on many different types of production equipment, and whatever the format. This makes it possible for many different applications to be enhanced by digital inkjet, from direct mail and transactional applications in commercial printing, to label, packaging and industrial production processes.

Commercial print

Direct mail

Transactional print

Packaging

Industrial

Digital print technology for a circular economy

This white paper has been published by Fujifilm as part of its commitment to deliver technically advanced and sustainable printing solutions for the print industry

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Reading time: 2 minutes

Where does print fit in the circular economy?

From books, newspapers, magazines and brochures to folders, annual reports and packaging, print remains a vital and highly effective branding, marketing and communications tool. But in an age of heightened environmental concern and ‘net zero’ carbon reduction targets, how can print be used in the most efficient and responsible way? In this white paper, we take a look at how the latest digital printing technology is dramatically cutting waste and making recycling much easier.

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We must do more

As part of the “European Green Deal” project, there is an action plan for the EU to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy, restore biodiversity and cut pollution, and be climate neutral by 20501. To achieve this goal, action must be taken at all levels. Switching to renewable energy will, on its own, reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by only 55%. The remaining 45% of emissions come from the way we make and use products, which means working smarter and wasting less.

Fujifilm is committed to fully integrating print into the circular economy. Net zero doesn’t have to mean online only – print will always have a vital role to play, and we’re committed to making sure it can always play that role efficiently, effectively and sustainably.

The way we print is changing

The graphics industry has many analogue techniques which, especially when used for bespoke or short run work, have an enormous impact on the environment.

Now, thanks to the latest developments in digital print technology, there are machines which can print while also:

• Massively reducing raw material use
• Using fewer and more sustainable consumables
• Needing far fewer parts replacing
• Producing less waste
• Consuming less water
• Producing 100% recyclable printed products

This technology is moving print from the linear to the circular economy in which everyone has a role to play in keeping our planet liveable and our prosperity intact.

Digital print technology for a circular economy

This white paper has been published by Fujifilm as part of its commitment to deliver technically advanced and sustainable printing solutions for the print industry

Read the white paper

Reading time: 2 minutes

Where does print fit in the circular economy?

From books, newspapers, magazines and brochures to folders, annual reports and packaging, print remains a vital and highly effective branding, marketing and communications tool. But in an age of heightened environmental concern and ‘net zero’ carbon reduction targets, how can print be used in the most efficient and responsible way? In this white paper, we take a look at how the latest digital printing technology is dramatically cutting waste and making recycling much easier.

  • Six colour stations with before – and after – CMYK capabilities that allow for a wider range of inline creative options than some competitors
  • Outstanding halftone image reproduction with the largest CMYK colour gamut tested to date and a range of speciality colours that help create a broad colour palette
  • Customisable and intuitive print server platform, which enables efficient device/remote management capabilities
  • Outstanding mixed-media workflow performance, with no productivity slowdown, which translates to more work being handled inline in a single job submission

We must do more

As part of the “European Green Deal” project, there is an action plan for the EU to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy, restore biodiversity and cut pollution, and be climate neutral by 20501. To achieve this goal, action must be taken at all levels. Switching to renewable energy will, on its own, reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by only 55%. The remaining 45% of emissions come from the way we make and use products, which means working smarter and wasting less.

The way we print is changing

The graphics industry has many analogue techniques which, especially when used for bespoke or short run work, have an enormous impact on the environment.

Now, thanks to the latest developments in digital print technology, there are machines which can print while also:

• Massively reducing raw material use
• Using fewer and more sustainable consumables
• Needing far fewer parts replacing
• Producing less waste
• Consuming less water
• Producing 100% recyclable printed products

This technology is moving print from the linear to the circular economy in which everyone has a role to play in keeping our planet liveable and our prosperity intact.

About Keypoint Intelligence

Keypoint Intelligence is recognised as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information and analysis, and its awards are highly respected due to its impartiality and decades of experience in digital printing.

 

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Case Study: PLATESENSE

Typecast Colour

Case Study

Print and design company Typecast Colour benefits from cost savings and quality improvements thanks to Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme

Typecast Colour

Kent, UK

PLATESENSE

The press operators love the Fujifilm plates – they’re cleaner, more durable and deliver better print quality due to a sharper dot on the plate.”

Chris Stainton | Typecast Colour

Highlights

  • Annual turnover of £1m in commercial print and reprographic sales
  • Founded in 1980, Typecast has had a long-standing relationship with litho print specialist, Principal Colour, since 1997
  • First UK PLATESENSE customer, following 15 years with previous plate supplier
  • Services a wide range of clients, from publishers and design agencies to end users
  • Became aware of PLATESENSE and Superia plates at Fujifilm’s UK showroom in Bedford
  • Enjoyed a seamless transition onto Fujifilm’s Superia plates.

Typecast produces a wide range of commercial print using both offset and digital equipment. The company services a range of clients from publishers and design agencies to end users, all of whom expect consistently high quality.

When Typecast’s incumbent plate supplier of 15 years announced it was increasing its prices, Typecast decided it was time to benchmark the supplier against others and, as a result, became the first company to invest in Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme. Six months after starting to rent a Fujifilm plate processor and Superia thermal low chemistry plates, Typecast is now enjoying multiple benefits and has no regrets about the move.

“We had a good relationship with our previous plate supplier, but after it increased its prices, we decided to explore other options.”

Chris Stainton | Typecast Colour

As part of his research into alternative suppliers, Stainton visited Fujifilm’s UK showroom in Bedford and was impressed by the range of high quality equipment on offer. “Having seen Fujifilm’s plates in Bedford last year,“ he says, “we decided to carry out a comparative test and ran the same job on plates from our existing supplier and then on Fujifilm plates. The Fujifilm plate quality was noticeably higher.”

Typecast signed up to a three year contract to rent a processor and pay for the 11,000 plates per year, all for a nominal monthly fee, eliminating the capital expenditure required to invest in a new processor and providing a consistent and predictable cost.

Find out more about the benefits of PLATESENSE plate production

Download the Brochure

Digital print technology for a circular economy

This white paper has been published by Fujifilm as part of its commitment to deliver technically advanced and sustainable printing solutions for the print industry

Read the white paper

Reading time: 2 minutes

Where does print fit in the circular economy?

From books, newspapers, magazines and brochures to folders, annual reports and packaging, print remains a vital and highly effective branding, marketing and communications tool. But in an age of heightened environmental concern and ‘net zero’ carbon reduction targets, how can print be used in the most efficient and responsible way? In this white paper, we take a look at how the latest digital printing technology is dramatically cutting waste and making recycling much easier.

We must do more

As part of the “European Green Deal” project, there is an action plan for the EU to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy, restore biodiversity and cut pollution, and be climate neutral by 20501. To achieve this goal, action must be taken at all levels. Switching to renewable energy will, on its own, reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by only 55%. The remaining 45% of emissions come from the way we make and use products, which means working smarter and wasting less.

This certification program sets certain priorities to the certification criteria according to the product category and the use and features of each product through its entire life cycle. Fujifilm then clarifies the environmental value of each product by conducting environmentally conscious design assessments based on such certification criteria at the time of product development. Certain products are then selected for certification based on the total score of each assessment item. These products are reviewed and approved by the Group Certification Council, and finally certified as a Fujifilm “Green Value Product”.

The way we print is changing

The graphics industry has many analogue techniques which, especially when used for bespoke or short run work, have an enormous impact on the environment.

Now, thanks to the latest developments in digital print technology, there are machines which can print while also:

• Massively reducing raw material use
• Using fewer and more sustainable consumables
• Needing far fewer parts replacing
• Producing less waste
• Consuming less water
• Producing 100% recyclable printed products

This technology is moving print from the linear to the circular economy in which everyone has a role to play in keeping our planet liveable and our prosperity intact.

About Keypoint Intelligence

Keypoint Intelligence is recognised as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information and analysis, and its awards are highly respected due to its impartiality and decades of experience in digital printing.

 

RankCertification criteria
DiamondProducts and services that user their respective industries’ innovative technologies to substantially contribute to reducing environmental impact
GoldProducts and services that reduce environmental impact at their respective industries’ highest level
SilverProducts and services that reduce environmental impact at a higher level than their respective industries’ standard

Product examples

In Fujifilm’s Graphic Arts business, the following products have been certified for their environmental performance:

Jet Press 750S High Speed Model:  GOLD

Effects on reduction of environmental impact:

  • Many of the consumables associated with conventional offset printing are eliminated
  • Significantly reduces the amount of wasted paper
  • Smaller footprint compared to previous models
  • The efficient drying mechanism reduces drying times, contributing to significantly higher speeds, and saving power
  • Excellent paper recycleability (de-inking ability)

Overall, there are significant reductions in resources, water use and waste compared to equivalent offset presses, with excellent paper recycling.

Revoria Press PC1120:                      SILVER

The requirements of major environment labels for energy consumption, hazardous substances, audible sound levels during operation and recyclable design are satisfied.

Revoria E1 Series:                             SILVER

The requirements of major environment labels for energy consumption, hazardous substances, audible sound levels during operation and recyclable design are satisfied.

Digital print technology for a circular economy

This white paper has been published by Fujifilm as part of its commitment to deliver technically advanced and sustainable printing solutions for the print industry

Read the white paper

Reading time: 2 minutes

Fujifilm’s Sustainable Value Plan 2030 (SVP2030)

The Fujifilm Group announced its Sustainable Value Plan 2030 (SVP2030) in August 2017. The new plan set targeting FY2030 as its long-term goal, which is expected to lay the foundations of the Group’s business management strategies for sustainable growth. One of the key pillars of the SVP2030 is dedicated to the environment.

Where does print fit in the circular economy?

From books, newspapers, magazines and brochures to folders, annual reports and packaging, print remains a vital and highly effective branding, marketing and communications tool. But in an age of heightened environmental concern and ‘net zero’ carbon reduction targets, how can print be used in the most efficient and responsible way? In this white paper, we take a look at how the latest digital printing technology is dramatically cutting waste and making recycling much easier.

We must do more

As part of the “European Green Deal” project, there is an action plan for the EU to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy, restore biodiversity and cut pollution, and be climate neutral by 20501. To achieve this goal, action must be taken at all levels. Switching to renewable energy will, on its own, reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by only 55%. The remaining 45% of emissions come from the way we make and use products, which means working smarter and wasting less.

This certification program sets certain priorities to the certification criteria according to the product category and the use and features of each product through its entire life cycle. Fujifilm then clarifies the environmental value of each product by conducting environmentally conscious design assessments based on such certification criteria at the time of product development. Certain products are then selected for certification based on the total score of each assessment item. These products are reviewed and approved by the Group Certification Council, and finally certified as a Fujifilm “Green Value Product”.

The way we print is changing

The graphics industry has many analogue techniques which, especially when used for bespoke or short run work, have an enormous impact on the environment.

Now, thanks to the latest developments in digital print technology, there are machines which can print while also:

• Massively reducing raw material use
• Using fewer and more sustainable consumables
• Needing far fewer parts replacing
• Producing less waste
• Consuming less water
• Producing 100% recyclable printed products

This technology is moving print from the linear to the circular economy in which everyone has a role to play in keeping our planet liveable and our prosperity intact.

About Keypoint Intelligence

Keypoint Intelligence is recognised as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information and analysis, and its awards are highly respected due to its impartiality and decades of experience in digital printing.

 

Fujifilm has recently increased its target for contributing to reducing CO2 emissions generated in society from 50 million tonnes to 90 million tonnes.  The aim is to achieve this by replacing conventional products with products that are more sustainable.

So far (2020) the progress is 20 million tonnes, 23% of the way towards the target

Product examples

In Fujifilm’s Graphic Arts business, the following products have been certified for their environmental performance:

Jet Press 750S High Speed Model:  GOLD

Effects on reduction of environmental impact:

  • Many of the consumables associated with conventional offset printing are eliminated
  • Significantly reduces the amount of wasted paper
  • Smaller footprint compared to previous models
  • The efficient drying mechanism reduces drying times, contributing to significantly higher speeds, and saving power
  • Excellent paper recycleability (de-inking ability)

Overall, there are significant reductions in resources, water use and waste compared to equivalent offset presses, with excellent paper recycling.

Revoria Press PC1120:                      SILVER

The requirements of major environment labels for energy consumption, hazardous substances, audible sound levels during operation and recyclable design are satisfied.

Revoria E1 Series:                             SILVER

The requirements of major environment labels for energy consumption, hazardous substances, audible sound levels during operation and recyclable design are satisfied.

Promote the recycling of resources

Reduce the amount of water the Fujifilm Group uses by 30% by FY2030 (compared to FY2013 levels)

The result in FY2020 was 16%, so the company is over half-way towards the goal of 30% by FY2030.

Contribute to the treatment of 35 million tonnes of water per year in society by FY2030

The result in FY2020 was 8 million tonnes, so the company is around 23% of the way towards the goal of 35 million tonnes by FY2030.

Reduce the amount of waste produced by the Fujifilm Group by 30% by FY2030 (compared to FY2013 levels)

Fujifilm has managed to ensure that the amount of waste produced by the Group did not increase in FY2020, despite rising revenues and an expansion of the business, but has not yet managed to make the reductions planned.  This is a key area of focus for the future.

Achieve a recycling index*3 of more than 10 by FY2030 (was 6.5 in FY2020)

Achieve a valuables conversion index*4 of more than 1 in FY2030 (was 0.63 in FY2020)

*3 Recycling index = (Recycled volume + Valuable-converted volume) / Simple disposal volume

*4 Valuables conversion index = Valuable-converted volume / Recycled volume

Address energy issues towards a decarbonised society

By contributing to the creation and widespread use of renewable energies through advanced materials, Fujifilm aims to help address energy issues and the move towards a decarbonised society. In particular, a New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) started the development of an “all solid state lithium-ion battery” – a next generation storage battery for electric vehicles, under an industry-government-academia collaboration. Fujifilm is participating in the project as one of 23 manufacturers of cars and batteries.

Ensure product and chemical safety

Under this objective, Fujifilm’s aim is to minimise the adverse effect of chemical substances on human health and the environment. In particular, Fujifilm completed the replacement of 2 of 7 chemical substances within the high priority substances for risk management, a new classification established in 2020.  In addition, Fujifilm held online briefings for business partners and achieved 90% understanding of the chemSHERPA chemical information communication system, contributing to further improvement of management accuracy for hazardous substances used in products.

Case Study: PLATESENSE

Typecast Colour

Case Study

Print and design company Typecast Colour benefits from cost savings and quality improvements thanks to Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme

Typecast Colour

Kent, UK

PLATESENSE

The press operators love the Fujifilm plates – they’re cleaner, more durable and deliver better print quality due to a sharper dot on the plate.”

Chris Stainton | Typecast Colour

Highlights

  • Annual turnover of £1m in commercial print and reprographic sales
  • Founded in 1980, Typecast has had a long-standing relationship with litho print specialist, Principal Colour, since 1997
  • First UK PLATESENSE customer, following 15 years with previous plate supplier
  • Services a wide range of clients, from publishers and design agencies to end users
  • Became aware of PLATESENSE and Superia plates at Fujifilm’s UK showroom in Bedford
  • Enjoyed a seamless transition onto Fujifilm’s Superia plates.

Typecast produces a wide range of commercial print using both offset and digital equipment. The company services a range of clients from publishers and design agencies to end users, all of whom expect consistently high quality.

When Typecast’s incumbent plate supplier of 15 years announced it was increasing its prices, Typecast decided it was time to benchmark the supplier against others and, as a result, became the first company to invest in Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme. Six months after starting to rent a Fujifilm plate processor and Superia thermal low chemistry plates, Typecast is now enjoying multiple benefits and has no regrets about the move.

“We had a good relationship with our previous plate supplier, but after it increased its prices, we decided to explore other options.”

Chris Stainton | Typecast Colour

As part of his research into alternative suppliers, Stainton visited Fujifilm’s UK showroom in Bedford and was impressed by the range of high quality equipment on offer. “Having seen Fujifilm’s plates in Bedford last year,“ he says, “we decided to carry out a comparative test and ran the same job on plates from our existing supplier and then on Fujifilm plates. The Fujifilm plate quality was noticeably higher.”

Typecast signed up to a three year contract to rent a processor and pay for the 11,000 plates per year, all for a nominal monthly fee, eliminating the capital expenditure required to invest in a new processor and providing a consistent and predictable cost.

Revoria Press PC1120

Find out more about the award-winning features of the Revoria Press PC1120

Discover the Revoria Press PC1120

The digital printing market may be new for Arti Grafiche Biellesi, but for Alberto Maula, it’s an exciting journey to embark on: “We are known for offset – we have always been offset. But this move to digital, while mainly an unknown area for us, is full of opportunities. Fujifilm has a lot of expertise in this area and we’re excited to work with them and see how our new Revoria investment can help us embark on a new chapter.”

Taro Aoki, head of digital press solutions at Fujifilm Graphic Communications Europe says: “Arti Grafiche Biellesi knows how to print exceptional work and create some stunning visual products for its customers. We are delighted they see the Revoria Press PC1120 as a crucial part of their business moving forwards.”

Find out more about the benefits of PLATESENSE plate production

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PLATESENSE

The smart way to manage your offset plate production

Add digital to your analogue process

Scalable set of imprinting solutions based on industry-leading Samba printbars

Fujifilm’s imprinting solutions allow digital inkjet printing to be integrated directly onto existing analogue production lines for a broad range of printing and industrial applications.

Industry-leading

Samba

printbar technology
Versatile

ink

configurations
Robust and

ultra-reliable

technologies

Why Fujifilm Imprinting Solutions?

Samba delivers ultra-high quality & reliable performance, with minimal waste

Fujifilm technologies designed to work together for optimum system performance

We engineer a bespoke solution designed to fit your production process

A secure investment in proven imprinting technologies

Fujifilm is unique in that it integrates core inkjet technologies that it has developed in-house, rather than being an integrator accessing third-party technologies. This means that Fujifilm’s printhead designers, ink technologists and integration specialists work together to ensure optimum system performance and reliability for the required application, and once built, are able to take ownership of the complete solution.

What sets Fujifilm apart?

What sets Fujifilm apart are the industry leading printheads and ink at the heart of the company’s imprinting solutions. Samba printheads are found in many of the industry’s leading digital printing systems, as they combine the very highest quality, productivity and reliability, with the flexibility to be used with a variety of different inks and fluids. Fujifilm has now built these printheads into a number of scalable printbar configurations which, when combined with Fujifilm’s own UV or aqueous ink technologies, result in best-in-class imprinting solutions.

Fujifilm can therefore provide all components necessary to successfully integrate a digital solution into an existing production line:

  • Printhead & printbar design
  • Inks & substrates
  • Electronics & software
  • Print systems
  • Transport systems

 

A bespoke solution for your production process

Fujifilm’s approach is critical to ensure that any imprinting system can be configured to meet specific application requirements. This is achieved by a dedicated team of multi-discipline engineers working together to understand the print performance demands and production process. This then results in a specification for a system configuration that delivers exactly what is needed, including attributes like print width, print quality, colour channels, pre- and post-treatment, printed product performance and regulation compliance.

Fujifilm’s engineers consider all aspects of imprinting performance:

  • Ink and printhead selection
  • Ink performance optimisation
  • Ink in head on paper testing (developing robust image modes)
  • System design & integration
  • Highly skilled trouble shooting & integration expertise with direct access to the people who designed the relevant component
  • Accessory technology selections (pre-treat, post-treat, curing, drying etc.)
  • Full technical ownership of the solution – as Fujifilm supplies all component parts
  • Engineering capability

Samba – the heart of Fujifilm imprinting systems

The jetting of ink onto paper is a well established process in consumer printers, but scaling up the technology to meet the quality and productivity needs of industrial printing is not easy. Fujifilm’s answer is Samba – a ‘printhead on a chip’. This printhead is fabricated on silicon wafers, in much the same way large scale integrated circuits found in computers are made. Due to its scalable design, Samba enables individual printheads to be placed close to each other to form single, tightly integrated printbars.

Samba is a quantum leap forward and is redefining how inkjet technology is designed, manufactured and applied. It is the first piezo drop-on-demand inkjet platform that truly delivers wide-width, high resolution, single pass inkjet printing without the typical trade offs in quality, redundancy or print width.

High uptime and reliability for excellent total cost of ownership
The silicon MEMS design of a Samba printhead is rated for trillions of actuations to ensure reliable and profitable operation. This is coupled with a patented REDIJET® ink recirculation system. This system ensures that ink is constantly recirculating in a closed loop that will not disrupt printing, resulting in uninterrupted production. When coupled with a Fujifilm ink in an imprinting system designed to leverage this capability, it results in fast startup times, simplified printhead cleaning procedures, and consistent print quality.

Samba printhead life is measured in years, not hours, and in Fujifilm printbar systems, is not considered a consumables part. Ultimately, the design of Samba printbars means there is less production waste, lower ink consumption, and lower operating costs.

Benefits of Samba

  • Ultra-high resolution ink deposition
  • Rated for trillions of actuations for ultra-high reliability
  • Closed loop ink recirculation for uninterrupted production
  • Fast start-up times and minimal printhead cleaning and refurbishment
  • Suitable for multiple fluid types

Scalable architecture design

Fujifilm’s Samba technology platform is based on a scalable architecture design, so the print width can be configured to meet the needs of a particular application. And due to the trapezoidal design of Samba printheads, scaling the printbar width is achieved with no compromise to quality, which results in an efficient system design. In addition, the scalable system architecture means integrated components, electronic systems and software can all be scaled to create a system for the print width and colour channels required.

From single printhead to complex multichannel configuration
Printbar configurations can be scaled from a single printhead, single colour system for coding, language changes or simple promotional versioning, to a printbar system with multiple printheads for the printing of full colour images over wider print areas.

Wide ranging Samba printbar portfolio for any print width in 40mm increments

  • Monochrome, spot colour, process colours
  • Imprinting lanes or full digital print
  • Digitise existing analogue assets

Mini 4300 Series: versatile printbar system

The Mini 4300 has speed, performance and consistency in a compact form. This enables the incorporation of digital printing into an ever-expanding number of new applications and challenging conditions for equipment integration.

Key features

  • Single pass inkjet imprinting system
  • Each printbar contains a single 1.6” width printhead (40 mm)
  • Up to 4 printbars per system
  • 1200 dpi native resolution
  • Speeds up to 1000 feet per minute
  • Monochrome, Spot colour or 4-Colour
  • Aqueous & UV

Flexibility for a broad range of markets
The Mini 4300 is configurable with up to four individually controlled printbars. The system provides single pass printing in monochrome or process colour for a wide variety of production applications, including:

  • Addressing
  • Coding & marking
  • Serialisation & package tracking
  • Narrow width direct mail imprinting
  • Consumer facing coding
  • Variable data images
  • Demonstrations
  • Tickets and cards
  • Short notice changes in art/imagery
  • Printed electronics
  • Deposition of high-value fluids
  • Labels

X-BAR: drop-in imprinting solution

The X-BAR system’s drop on demand inkjet printing is reliable, cost effective, and provides excellent image quality in font sizes as small as 2 point and 1D barcodes as small as 6.7 mils. It is compatible with legacy systems and is backed by Fujifilm’s world-class technical support, to provide a smooth transition to modern inkjet technology for direct mail, transactional print, promotional materials and more.

Key features

  • Lane printing with 4.5” and 9” print width offerings
  • Controller capable of running X-BAR and some existing legacy printers
  • Workflow based on IJPDS page description language
  • No refurbishment needed
  • Familiar user interface to support transition from legacy technology
  • Modular fluid management for future expansion

12K Printbar: compact printbar system

The 12K Printbar System puts 4 colour inkjet printing technology into an all-new
condensed form. It supports use where space is limited, such as integrating into
existing production equipment.

The 12K Printbar System is a turnkey digital inkjet printing system for installation onto your analogue printing press or other production line equipment. It is most commonly used for adding variable data to analogue pre-printed shells (imprinting) or can be
used to add a digital print capability when changing printing plates is not practical for short runs. It has a print width of 127 mm, and provides 1200 dpi, 4-colour inkjet print. The printbars occupy only 53.3 cm in the print process direction, with their small size meaning digital inkjet printing can be added to many types of production lines where it was previously impractical.

Key applications
The 12K Printbar System can be used in a wide variety of applications, including:
• Commercial printing
• Direct Mail
• Transactional
• Folding Cartons
• Corrugated

42K Printbar: scalable printbar system

The 42K Printbar System is designed to add variable data printing to your conventional press in any print width needed, and is able to span the media from edge to edge. It uses Fujifilm’s renowned Samba printhead in a highly configurable form. With 1200 dpi ink deposition, the 42K Printbar system is designed to meet print requirements from single page to multiple pages in any print width needed, and with print speeds over 300 metres per minute.

Flexibility
Since the 42K System can be integrated in line with your system, you can maximise your productivity and return on investment while supporting existing, legacy or proprietary workflows. These will be integrated into our print controller and fluid management technologies to deliver a compact and capable system designed to meet your needs for monochrome, colour, or speciality printing.

Key features

  • Modular design to meet typical press widths
  • Pre aligned to eliminate stitching
  • Options for monochrome, spot and process colour printing
  • Configurable software with Fujifilm supplied workflow or connect to an existing customer workflow
  • No refurbishment needed
  • Imprint or full digital print capability

The transition was seamless and cost us nothing, as the installation and maintenance of the equipment are also covered by the fee.

Chris Stainton | Co-owner, Typecast

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Applications

Use digital inkjet to enhance your production

There are opportunities for Fujifilm’s range of imprinting printbars to be integrated on many different types of production equipment, and whatever the format. This makes it possible for many different applications to be enhanced by digital inkjet, from direct mail and transactional applications in commercial printing, to label, packaging and industrial production processes.

Mix & Match

You can, for example, just rent a new CTP device and agree a monthly payment plan. Or, if your offset plate production equipment is reaching the end of its life, you can invest in a completely new suite of high performance equipment, including a new workflow, financed to suit the needs of your business and cash flow.

Flexibility for the future

The PLATESENSE programme has also been built to be flexible over time. This means it is possible to change the programme as your business changes, subject to a new financing package.

Fujifilm as your partner

The other benefit of adopting PLATESENSE is the reassurance that Fujifilm will be your long term partner to offer support and guidance along the way. You will also be able to take advantage of Fujifilm’s other industry-leading technologies as your business evolves.

 

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Case Study: Jet Press 750S High Speed Model

RGI

Case Study

Print and design company Typecast Colour benefits from cost savings and quality improvements thanks to Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme

Typecast Colour

Kent, UK

PLATESENSE

The press operators love the Fujifilm plates – they’re cleaner, more durable and deliver better print quality due to a sharper dot on the plate.”

Chris Stainton | Typecast Colour

Highlights

  • Annual turnover of £1m in commercial print and reprographic sales
  • Founded in 1980, Typecast has had a long-standing relationship with litho print specialist, Principal Colour, since 1997
  • First UK PLATESENSE customer, following 15 years with previous plate supplier
  • Services a wide range of clients, from publishers and design agencies to end users
  • Became aware of PLATESENSE and Superia plates at Fujifilm’s UK showroom in Bedford
  • Enjoyed a seamless transition onto Fujifilm’s Superia plates.

“We had a good relationship with our previous plate supplier, but after it increased its prices, we decided to explore other options.”

Chris Stainton | Typecast Colour

Typecast produces a wide range of commercial print using both offset and digital equipment. The company services a range of clients from publishers and design agencies to end users, all of whom expect consistently high quality.

When Typecast’s incumbent plate supplier of 15 years announced it was increasing its prices, Typecast decided it was time to benchmark the supplier against others and, as a result, became the first company to invest in Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme. Six months after starting to rent a Fujifilm plate processor and Superia thermal low chemistry plates, Typecast is now enjoying multiple benefits and has no regrets about the move.

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Despite an existing, strong relationship with Fujifilm, having been a plate customer for the past ten years, the company directors were determined to carefully consider all their digital press investment options to ensure they picked the right option for their business. “It’s nice to be able to develop our partnership with Fujifilm, but we picked the Jet Press 750S High Speed Model on its merits,” Le Borgne continues. “Its capabilities quickly won us over, particularly the excellent quality and the ease of use. We’re an offset print business and the Jet Press fits seamlessly into that environment with minimal changes required to our processes.”

Find out more about the benefits of PLATESENSE plate production

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Revoria E1 Series

Advanced, high quality monochrome print production

Add digital to your analogue process

Scalable set of imprinting solutions based on industry-leading Samba printbars

Fujifilm’s imprinting solutions allow digital inkjet printing to be integrated directly onto existing analogue production lines for a broad range of printing and industrial applications.

Industry-leading

Samba

printbar technology
Versatile

ink

configurations
Robust and

ultra-reliable

technologies

Why Fujifilm Imprinting Solutions?

Samba delivers ultra-high quality & reliable performance, with minimal waste

Fujifilm technologies designed to work together for optimum system performance

We engineer a bespoke solution designed to fit your production process

Flexible feeding and finishing options

Supported feeding and finishing options include the insertion of a cover, three-sided trim, and saddle stapled booklets with a square back

A secure investment in proven imprinting technologies

Fujifilm is unique in that it integrates core inkjet technologies that it has developed in-house, rather than being an integrator accessing third-party technologies. This means that Fujifilm’s printhead designers, ink technologists and integration specialists work together to ensure optimum system performance and reliability for the required application, and once built, are able to take ownership of the complete solution.

What sets Fujifilm apart?

What sets Fujifilm apart are the industry leading printheads and ink at the heart of the company’s imprinting solutions. Samba printheads are found in many of the industry’s leading digital printing systems, as they combine the very highest quality, productivity and reliability, with the flexibility to be used with a variety of different inks and fluids. Fujifilm has now built these printheads into a number of scalable printbar configurations which, when combined with Fujifilm’s own UV or aqueous ink technologies, result in best-in-class imprinting solutions.

Fujifilm can therefore provide all components necessary to successfully integrate a digital solution into an existing production line:

  • Printhead & printbar design
  • Inks & substrates
  • Electronics & software
  • Print systems
  • Transport systems

 

A bespoke solution for your production process

Fujifilm’s approach is critical to ensure that any imprinting system can be configured to meet specific application requirements. This is achieved by a dedicated team of multi-discipline engineers working together to understand the print performance demands and production process. This then results in a specification for a system configuration that delivers exactly what is needed, including attributes like print width, print quality, colour channels, pre- and post-treatment, printed product performance and regulation compliance.

Fujifilm’s engineers consider all aspects of imprinting performance:

  • Ink and printhead selection
  • Ink performance optimisation
  • Ink in head on paper testing (developing robust image modes)
  • System design & integration
  • Highly skilled trouble shooting & integration expertise with direct access to the people who designed the relevant component
  • Accessory technology selections (pre-treat, post-treat, curing, drying etc.)
  • Full technical ownership of the solution – as Fujifilm supplies all component parts
  • Engineering capability

Samba – the heart of Fujifilm imprinting systems

The jetting of ink onto paper is a well established process in consumer printers, but scaling up the technology to meet the quality and productivity needs of industrial printing is not easy. Fujifilm’s answer is Samba – a ‘printhead on a chip’. This printhead is fabricated on silicon wafers, in much the same way large scale integrated circuits found in computers are made. Due to its scalable design, Samba enables individual printheads to be placed close to each other to form single, tightly integrated printbars.

Samba is a quantum leap forward and is redefining how inkjet technology is designed, manufactured and applied. It is the first piezo drop-on-demand inkjet platform that truly delivers wide-width, high resolution, single pass inkjet printing without the typical trade offs in quality, redundancy or print width.

High uptime and reliability for excellent total cost of ownership
The silicon MEMS design of a Samba printhead is rated for trillions of actuations to ensure reliable and profitable operation. This is coupled with a patented REDIJET® ink recirculation system. This system ensures that ink is constantly recirculating in a closed loop that will not disrupt printing, resulting in uninterrupted production. When coupled with a Fujifilm ink in an imprinting system designed to leverage this capability, it results in fast startup times, simplified printhead cleaning procedures, and consistent print quality.

Samba printhead life is measured in years, not hours, and in Fujifilm printbar systems, is not considered a consumables part. Ultimately, the design of Samba printbars means there is less production waste, lower ink consumption, and lower operating costs.

Benefits of Samba

  • Ultra-high resolution ink deposition
  • Rated for trillions of actuations for ultra-high reliability
  • Closed loop ink recirculation for uninterrupted production
  • Fast start-up times and minimal printhead cleaning and refurbishment
  • Suitable for multiple fluid types

Scalable architecture design

Fujifilm’s Samba technology platform is based on a scalable architecture design, so the print width can be configured to meet the needs of a particular application. And due to the trapezoidal design of Samba printheads, scaling the printbar width is achieved with no compromise to quality, which results in an efficient system design. In addition, the scalable system architecture means integrated components, electronic systems and software can all be scaled to create a system for the print width and colour channels required.

From single printhead to complex multichannel configuration
Printbar configurations can be scaled from a single printhead, single colour system for coding, language changes or simple promotional versioning, to a printbar system with multiple printheads for the printing of full colour images over wider print areas.

Wide ranging Samba printbar portfolio for any print width in 40mm increments

  • Monochrome, spot colour, process colours
  • Imprinting lanes or full digital print
  • Digitise existing analogue assets

Mini 4300 Series: versatile printbar system

The Mini 4300 has speed, performance and consistency in a compact form. This enables the incorporation of digital printing into an ever-expanding number of new applications and challenging conditions for equipment integration.

Key features

  • Single pass inkjet imprinting system
  • Each printbar contains a single 1.6” width printhead (40 mm)
  • Up to 4 printbars per system
  • 1200 dpi native resolution
  • Speeds up to 1000 feet per minute
  • Monochrome, Spot colour or 4-Colour
  • Aqueous & UV

Flexibility for a broad range of markets
The Mini 4300 is configurable with up to four individually controlled printbars. The system provides single pass printing in monochrome or process colour for a wide variety of production applications, including:

  • Addressing
  • Coding & marking
  • Serialisation & package tracking
  • Narrow width direct mail imprinting
  • Consumer facing coding
  • Variable data images
  • Demonstrations
  • Tickets and cards
  • Short notice changes in art/imagery
  • Printed electronics
  • Deposition of high-value fluids
  • Labels

X-BAR: drop-in imprinting solution

The X-BAR system’s drop on demand inkjet printing is reliable, cost effective, and provides excellent image quality in font sizes as small as 2 point and 1D barcodes as small as 6.7 mils. It is compatible with legacy systems and is backed by Fujifilm’s world-class technical support, to provide a smooth transition to modern inkjet technology for direct mail, transactional print, promotional materials and more.

Key features

  • Lane printing with 4.5” and 9” print width offerings
  • Controller capable of running X-BAR and some existing legacy printers
  • Workflow based on IJPDS page description language
  • No refurbishment needed
  • Familiar user interface to support transition from legacy technology
  • Modular fluid management for future expansion

12K Printbar: compact printbar system

The 12K Printbar System puts 4 colour inkjet printing technology into an all-new
condensed form. It supports use where space is limited, such as integrating into
existing production equipment.

The 12K Printbar System is a turnkey digital inkjet printing system for installation onto your analogue printing press or other production line equipment. It is most commonly used for adding variable data to analogue pre-printed shells (imprinting) or can be
used to add a digital print capability when changing printing plates is not practical for short runs. It has a print width of 127 mm, and provides 1200 dpi, 4-colour inkjet print. The printbars occupy only 53.3 cm in the print process direction, with their small size meaning digital inkjet printing can be added to many types of production lines where it was previously impractical.

Key applications
The 12K Printbar System can be used in a wide variety of applications, including:
• Commercial printing
• Direct Mail
• Transactional
• Folding Cartons
• Corrugated

42K Printbar: scalable printbar system

The 42K Printbar System is designed to add variable data printing to your conventional press in any print width needed, and is able to span the media from edge to edge. It uses Fujifilm’s renowned Samba printhead in a highly configurable form. With 1200 dpi ink deposition, the 42K Printbar system is designed to meet print requirements from single page to multiple pages in any print width needed, and with print speeds over 300 metres per minute.

Flexibility
Since the 42K System can be integrated in line with your system, you can maximise your productivity and return on investment while supporting existing, legacy or proprietary workflows. These will be integrated into our print controller and fluid management technologies to deliver a compact and capable system designed to meet your needs for monochrome, colour, or speciality printing.

Key features

  • Modular design to meet typical press widths
  • Pre aligned to eliminate stitching
  • Options for monochrome, spot and process colour printing
  • Configurable software with Fujifilm supplied workflow or connect to an existing customer workflow
  • No refurbishment needed
  • Imprint or full digital print capability

Discover more…

Learn more about the Revoria E1 Series by downloading our product brochure

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