At Labelexpo Europe 2023, FUJIFILM highlighted the Jet Press FP790 digital flexible packaging press (pictured top) via a live demonstration from FUJIFILM’s beta customer in the UK.
The press 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 also showcased its flagship tonerbased production press in the Revoria range, the Revoria PC1120. 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.
According to FUJIFILM, the Revoria PC1120 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 could 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 was also promoting 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.
This article can be found on page 18 of ProPack.Pro October 2023, as part of the Labelexpo Europe 2023 review.