Fujifilm has taken to Labelexpo Europe 2023 to demonstrate its growing range of analogue, digital and sustainable print solutions for the labels and packaging industry.
Fujifilm highlighted the Jet Press FP790 digital flexible packaging press via a live demonstration from Fujifilm’s beta customer in the UK.
The Jet Press FP790 features water-based inkjet technology, making it suitable for food packaging production.
It has been developed as a digital alternative to flexo production for mainstream applications and print runs and to help packaging businesses deal with a widening variety of products, resulting in a proliferation of SKUs, and shorter delivery times.
Fujifilm is also showcasing its flagship toner-based production press in the Revoria range, the Revoria PC1120, demonstrated live at the show.
Progressively launched throughout Europe over the past two years, it features an advanced print engine with ten colours, including gold, silver, white, pink, clear, easily configurable in six before and after CMYK stations.
Fujifilm says it offers industry leading print quality, incredible media and finishing versatility, and the largest colour gamut on the market.
The press uses Super EA-Eco Toner, with micro scale particles which are 20 per cent smaller and have a 20 per cent lower melting temperature than typical alternatives. This lets it print a broader range of media including plastics and synthetics, offering access to the packaging and labelling markets.
Labelexpo visitors can also see the single pass 42K Printbar System on the Fujifilm stand. It is built to the desired print width by using as many Fujifilm Samba printheads as needed to meet production needs.
The system’s flexible print width enables customers to print anywhere they desire across the press web. As a result, there is no need to reposition individual printbars or manage stitch zones as jobs change.
The 42K imprinting bar system is suitable for folding carton, corrugated packaging and other industrial applications.
Fujifilm’s new range of LED IDFC (low migration) inks and varnishes, launched at interpack earlier this year, are also showcased on the company’s stand. Available in a full spectrum of colours, the new ink set is designed for the label and flexible packaging markets where migration is a key priority, such as food applications. It is fully compatible with a wide range of commonly used label stocks and packaging materials.
Fujifilm is imaging its Flenex FW live on the stand to demonstrate the speed with which these water-wash plates can be made.
Utilising a Luscher XPose! 330L platesetter and C-Touch processor, Flenex FW plates have been developed to provide the highest print quality and productivity, while significantly lowering the cost-in-use compared to thermal, solvent or other water-wash plate technologies, with total platemaking time under 40 minutes.
Fujifilm recognises that as well as looking for solutions that improve business performance, modern label producers and the brands they serve are also looking for solutions that are right for the planet. That’s why, from cutting waste, to reducing energy and improving recyclability, sustainability is one of the threads that links all Fujifilm packaging and labelling solutions, from analogue to digital.
Fujifilm head of packaging for EMEA Manuel Schrutt commented, “We’re delighted to be attending Labelexpo Europe once again after a four-year hiatus. The show presents the ideal platform to showcase our ever-expanding solutions for the packaging and labelling market.
“We offer a range of sustainable solutions that support analogue production while leading the long-term transition to digital and look forward to showcasing these while connecting with existing and potential customers at the show.”