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19-10-15
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Fujifilm upgrades Jet Press 720S for folding cartons

Fujifilm’s B2 inkjet digital press, the Jet Press 720S, can now be configured for folding carton applications thanks to adaptions to the vacuum pressure.

The Jet Press 720S features Samba printheads, with each B2 width print bar comprising of 17 individually replaceable modular printheads, each with 2,048 nozzles, ensuring the 720S can achieve a native resolutions of 1,200 x 1,200 DPI. Replaceable modular printheads reduce the necessity for system downtime, Fujifilm said, and minimize breaks in production for press maintenance, with a traditional sheet-fed paper feed mechanism providing high registration accuracy and reliable operation. The print bar also features VersaDrop technology, which allows the size and shape of each ink drop to be precisely controlled and placed on the paper.

The Jet Press 720S can now feature an increased vacuum pressure around the drum, together with a redesigned vacuum jacket, that allows the press to accommodate a more diverse range of heavier cartonboards commonly used in packaging applications.

Taro Aoki, head of digital press solutions in the EMEA region at Fujifilm, said: ‘The folding carton and package printing market is changing, with advances in print technologies creating opportunities for forward thinking companies to take advantage of the trend towards more creative, personalised and shorter run packaging. The Jet Press 720S, configured to take heavier duty folding carton board, fits this trend perfectly, with its high quality and productivity perfect for these types of applications.

‘The press is already proven in the market, with an increasing number of commercial printers taking advantage of its industry leading performance. Now these benefits can be applied to folding carton print applications.

‘The new configuration of the Jet Press 720S enables packaging companies to offer their customers ultra-high quality short-run, versioned and personalised packaging, while also achieving substantial reductions in substrate waste and associated production costs.

‘Fujifilm’s focus on the packaging market is growing, and the launch of this configuration of the Jet Press 720S will provide exciting opportunities for packaging printers to offer their customers something different.