Case Study: Activ LED Curing System

IPE Industria Gráfica

Case Study

Major Spanish label and packaging business targets energy reduction as part of ongoing sustainability drive

IPE Industria Gráfica

Barcelona, Spain

Activ LED Curing System

LED UV curing is the future, but not all LED systems are equal. We weren’t fully satisfied with our existing LED system, and with Fujifilm’s Activ system we’re seeing a productivity increase of around 30%, as well as better quality finished products.

Francesc Egea | IPE Industria Gráfica

Highlights

  • IPE Industria Gráfica is one of Spain’s leading producers of adhesive labels, sleeves, sachets and flexible packaging
  • Company has a strong sustainability focus and holds FSC, PEFC and Carbon footprint certification
  • Activ system replaced an earlier LED curing system that had not been working satisfactorily
  • IPE see LED curing as the “technology of the future”
  • Since the switch, IPE has seen a productivity increase of around 30% as well as better quality results
  • Successful relationship with Fujifilm as a ‘whole solution’ partner – providing flexo inks as well as the Activ system

Based in Barcelona and employing nearly 100 people, IPE Industria Gráfica is one of Spain’s leading producers of adhesive labels, sleeves, sachets and flexible packaging across a huge range of market sectors. Combining offset, screen, flexo and digital production methods, the company serves some of the biggest European and global brands. Sustainability has long been a core focus of the business, leading them to set up an eco-friendly portfolio of products five years ago, and the company also has FSC, PEFC and Carbon Footprint standard certification to underline its environmental credentials.

IPE Director General, Francesc Egea sees LED curing as an important technology to make the whole industry more sustainable. “LED is the technology of the future,” he says. “There’s no doubt that this is the direction of travel. At IPE, we’re market leaders and we’re prepared to take risks – especially when we see a technology that can help us to operate in a more sustainable way over the long-term.

In Fujifilm we have a partner with both the ink and the curing solution to help us deliver better, faster results to our customers, while at the same time helping us to meet the ambitious sustainability goals we continually set for ourselves.

Francesc Egea | IPE Industria Gráfica

“Fujifilm’s Activ LED UV curing system, with the huge energy saving potential it offers, is just such a technology. We already had a very successful relationship with Fujifilm as a flexo ink supplier, so when we had some issues with our existing LED curing system and were looking for an alternative – it made sense on a number of levels to speak with Fujifilm. They’re now a ‘whole solution’ partner for us, giving us one point of contact for ink and for the curing technology if there are ever any issues.”

Aside from sustainability – important though it is – investment decisions also need to make business sense, as Mr Egea explains: “LED UV curing is the future, but not all LED systems are equal. We weren’t fully satisfied with our existing LED system, and in moving some of our sleeve and sachet production to Fujifilm’s Activ system we’re seeing a productivity increase of around 30%, as well as better quality finished products. The level of continuous investment required to remain competitive in our industry is an ongoing challenge,” Mr Egea concludes. “But in Fujifilm we have a partner with both the ink and the curing solution to help us deliver better, faster results to our customers, while at the same time helping us to meet the ambitious sustainability goals we continually set for ourselves.”

Manuel Schrutt, Head of Packaging, EMEA adds: “Fujifilm has a huge range of solutions for the flexo market, from inks and plates to curing systems, all of them designed to minimise waste and maximise profitability. We’re delighted to have expanded our existing relationship with IPE and look forward to a long continuing partnership.”

Activ LED Curing System

Find out more about why the Activ LED Curing System can improve productivity and sustainability

Discover the Activ LED Curing System

Discover more…

Learn more about Activ LED Curing System by downloading the product brochure

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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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See for yourself how our imprinting systems can add value to your business

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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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.

Case Study: Activ LED Curing System

IPE Industria Gráfica

Case Study

Major Spanish label and packaging business targets energy reduction as part of ongoing sustainability drive

IPE Industria Gráfica

Barcelona, Spain

Activ LED Curing System

“The Jet Press is now the benchmark platform in this sector”

Mohamed Toual | Packaging4Professionals

Highlights

  • IPE Industria Gráfica is one of Spain’s leading producers of adhesive labels, sleeves, sachets and flexible packaging
  • Company has a strong sustainability focus and holds FSC, PEFC and Carbon footprint certification
  • Activ system replaced an earlier LED curing system that had not been working satisfactorily
  • IPE see LED curing as the “technology of the future”
  • Since the switch, IPE has seen a productivity increase of around 30% as well as better quality results
  • Successful relationship with Fujifilm as a ‘whole solution’ partner – providing flexo inks as well as the Activ system

Based in Barcelona and employing nearly 100 people, IPE Industria Gráfica is one of Spain’s leading producers of adhesive labels, sleeves, sachets and flexible packaging across a huge range of market sectors. Combining offset, screen, flexo and digital production methods, the company serves some of the biggest European and global brands. Sustainability has long been a core focus of the business, leading them to set up an eco-friendly portfolio of products five years ago, and the company also has FSC, PEFC and Carbon Footprint standard certification to underline its environmental credentials.

IPE Director General, Francesc Egea sees LED curing as an important technology to make the whole industry more sustainable. “LED is the technology of the future,” he says. “There’s no doubt that this is the direction of travel. At IPE, we’re market leaders and we’re prepared to take risks – especially when we see a technology that can help us to operate in a more sustainable way over the long-term.

In Fujifilm we have a partner with both the ink and the curing solution to help us deliver better, faster results to our customers, while at the same time helping us to meet the ambitious sustainability goals we continually set for ourselves.

Francesc Egea | IPE Industria Gráfica

“Fujifilm’s Activ LED UV curing system, with the huge energy saving potential it offers, is just such a technology. We already had a very successful relationship with Fujifilm as a flexo ink supplier, so when we had some issues with our existing LED curing system and were looking for an alternative – it made sense on a number of levels to speak with Fujifilm. They’re now a ‘whole solution’ partner for us, giving us one point of contact for ink and for the curing technology if there are ever any issues.”

Aside from sustainability – important though it is – investment decisions also need to make business sense, as Mr Egea explains: “LED UV curing is the future, but not all LED systems are equal. We weren’t fully satisfied with our existing LED system, and in moving some of our sleeve and sachet production to Fujifilm’s Activ system we’re seeing a productivity increase of around 30%, as well as better quality finished products. The level of continuous investment required to remain competitive in our industry is an ongoing challenge,” Mr Egea concludes. “But in Fujifilm we have a partner with both the ink and the curing solution to help us deliver better, faster results to our customers, while at the same time helping us to meet the ambitious sustainability goals we continually set for ourselves.”

Manuel Schrutt, Head of Packaging, EMEA adds: “Fujifilm has a huge range of solutions for the flexo market, from inks and plates to curing systems, all of them designed to minimise waste and maximise profitability. We’re delighted to have expanded our existing relationship with IPE and look forward to a long continuing partnership.”

Activ LED Curing System

Find out more about why the Activ LED Curing System can improve productivity and sustainability

Discover the Activ LED Curing System

The investment has allowed P4P to profitably and efficiently provide the company’s clients with packaging of the highest quality within extremely tight deadlines, as well as producing samples and prototypes which exactly match the finished product as they are printed on the same press on the same media. Mohamed has already built up an array of satisfied customers right across Europe – including well-known brands in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals – and is confident the Jet Press 720S will continue to help carve out a profitable new market in the packaging sector and ensure his business continues to grow.

Discover more…

Learn more about Activ LED Curing System by downloading the product brochure

Download product brochure

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

Paper cooling
New Samba printheads
Paper feed
Optimised drying system
Nozzle correction
Variable data scanning
Sheet stacking

Sustainability

Digital print technology for a circular economy

In an age of heightened environmental concerns and ‘net zero’ carbon reduction targets, read how print can be more sustainable

Read the white paper

Right for your business?

Get a personalised analysis of whether the Jet Press is right for your business.

See the quality for yourself

Request a print sample to see just how good the Jet Press is.

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

Traditionally, packaging clients have doubted the ability of a digital press to match the quality of litho or flexo printing. However, our customers have been hugely impressed with the quality produced by the Jet Press – it is now the benchmark platform in this sector.

Mohamed Toual | CEO, Packaging for Professionals

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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.

Commercial print

Direct mail

Discover more…

Learn more about why the Jet Press 750S High Speed Model is ideal for short-run folding carton production

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Activ LED UV System

Convert your UV flexo printing press to LED UV curing with wide-ranging benefits

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

Savings in energy, materials, labour and waste
Shorter job setups and make readies
Significant environmental benefits
Higher press running speeds
Reduced down-time due to maintenance
Status lights for the ink tanks

Activ LED Curing System

Huge savings in energy, materials, labour and waste are possible with the Activ LED UV system, thanks to the lower power LED UV lamps

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

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Traditionally, packaging clients have doubted the ability of a digital press to match the quality of litho or flexo printing. However, our customers have been hugely impressed with the quality produced by the Jet Press – it is now the benchmark platform in this sector.

Mohamed Toual | CEO, Packaging for Professionals

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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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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.

Certification ranking and criteria

Fujifilm classifies its products into three certification ranks (diamond, gold, and silver) according to the degree of their contribution to the reduction of environmental impact.

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.

Certification ranking and criteria

Fujifilm classifies its products into three certification ranks (diamond, gold, and silver) according to the degree of their contribution to the reduction of environmental impact.

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: Activ LED Curing System

IPE Industria Gráfica

Case Study

Major Spanish label and packaging business targets energy reduction as part of ongoing sustainability drive

IPE Industria Gráfica

Barcelona, Spain

Activ LED Curing System

“The Jet Press is now the benchmark platform in this sector”

Mohamed Toual | Packaging4Professionals

Highlights

  • IPE Industria Gráfica is one of Spain’s leading producers of adhesive labels, sleeves, sachets and flexible packaging
  • Company has a strong sustainability focus and holds FSC, PEFC and Carbon footprint certification
  • Activ system replaced an earlier LED curing system that had not been working satisfactorily
  • IPE see LED curing as the “technology of the future”
  • Since the switch, IPE has seen a productivity increase of around 30% as well as better quality results
  • Successful relationship with Fujifilm as a ‘whole solution’ partner – providing flexo inks as well as the Activ system

Based in Barcelona and employing nearly 100 people, IPE Industria Gráfica is one of Spain’s leading producers of adhesive labels, sleeves, sachets and flexible packaging across a huge range of market sectors. Combining offset, screen, flexo and digital production methods, the company serves some of the biggest European and global brands. Sustainability has long been a core focus of the business, leading them to set up an eco-friendly portfolio of products five years ago, and the company also has FSC, PEFC and Carbon Footprint standard certification to underline its environmental credentials.

IPE Director General, Francesc Egea sees LED curing as an important technology to make the whole industry more sustainable. “LED is the technology of the future,” he says. “There’s no doubt that this is the direction of travel. At IPE, we’re market leaders and we’re prepared to take risks – especially when we see a technology that can help us to operate in a more sustainable way over the long-term.

In Fujifilm we have a partner with both the ink and the curing solution to help us deliver better, faster results to our customers, while at the same time helping us to meet the ambitious sustainability goals we continually set for ourselves.

Francesc Egea | IPE Industria Gráfica

“Fujifilm’s Activ LED UV curing system, with the huge energy saving potential it offers, is just such a technology. We already had a very successful relationship with Fujifilm as a flexo ink supplier, so when we had some issues with our existing LED curing system and were looking for an alternative – it made sense on a number of levels to speak with Fujifilm. They’re now a ‘whole solution’ partner for us, giving us one point of contact for ink and for the curing technology if there are ever any issues.”

Aside from sustainability – important though it is – investment decisions also need to make business sense, as Mr Egea explains: “LED UV curing is the future, but not all LED systems are equal. We weren’t fully satisfied with our existing LED system, and in moving some of our sleeve and sachet production to Fujifilm’s Activ system we’re seeing a productivity increase of around 30%, as well as better quality finished products. The level of continuous investment required to remain competitive in our industry is an ongoing challenge,” Mr Egea concludes. “But in Fujifilm we have a partner with both the ink and the curing solution to help us deliver better, faster results to our customers, while at the same time helping us to meet the ambitious sustainability goals we continually set for ourselves.”

Manuel Schrutt, Head of Packaging, EMEA adds: “Fujifilm has a huge range of solutions for the flexo market, from inks and plates to curing systems, all of them designed to minimise waste and maximise profitability. We’re delighted to have expanded our existing relationship with IPE and look forward to a long continuing partnership.”

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The investment has allowed P4P to profitably and efficiently provide the company’s clients with packaging of the highest quality within extremely tight deadlines, as well as producing samples and prototypes which exactly match the finished product as they are printed on the same press on the same media. Mohamed has already built up an array of satisfied customers right across Europe – including well-known brands in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals – and is confident the Jet Press 720S will continue to help carve out a profitable new market in the packaging sector and ensure his business continues to grow.

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Flenex FW

High quality water-washable flexographic plate range

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

Lower cost in use
Higher productivity
More durable
1% flat top dot

Activ LED Curing System

Huge savings in energy, materials, labour and waste are possible with the Activ LED UV system, thanks to the lower power LED UV lamps

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

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Traditionally, packaging clients have doubted the ability of a digital press to match the quality of litho or flexo printing. However, our customers have been hugely impressed with the quality produced by the Jet Press – it is now the benchmark platform in this sector.

Mohamed Toual | CEO, Packaging for Professionals

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Sustainability

Less impact on the environment

The use of Flenex FW water-washable flexo printing plates has less impact on the environment, as processing is accomplished with only a mild detergent, and not working with solvents is a huge benefit from a health and safety perspective.

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