FUJIFILM TO SHOWCASE GRAPHIUM, A DIGITAL UV INKJET PRESS FOR LABELS AND PACKAGING, AT LABELEXPO BOOTH # 5621
A flexible, cost-effective solution, Graphium is an industry ‘game-changer’
HANOVER PARK, IL, September 3, 2014 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division will introduce its latest innovation in inkjet printing on the show floor at Labelexpo, featuring Graphium, a UV inkjet press, within their “What’s Changing” themed booth. Industry changes include shorter runs, more customization, faster turns, and Graphium enables printers to achieve these market needs.
Graphium is a high speed hybrid UV inkjet press designed specifically for the narrow web market. Its modular design provides the ultimate functionality as it combines inkjet, flexographic printing and finishing, all inline. Utilizing greyscale print heads that produce a range of drop sizes from 6 to 42 picoliters combined with inter-color LED pinning of Fujifilm Uvijet inks enables Graphium to print fine details, smooth tones and small font text demanded by the most exacting customers at single-pass print speeds up to 164 ft./min.
Graphium features and over and under white capability, allowing pure white designs with opacity that exceeds traditional flexo white.
“The direction that packaging is taking in terms of customization and shorter runs requires a solution that incorporates printing and finishing inline,” said Terry Amerine, business development manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “Graphium addresses this need and will enable Fujifilm to transform how the printing for packaging and labels is done. This press is truly a game-changer; Fujifilm has claimed the high ground in the wide format world, and now we are doing it in packaging.”
Fujifilm and FFEI Ltd. recently hosted a Graphium Technology Summit in the United Kingdom, and invited guests were able to learn more about the UV digital press, and how this innovative solution can transform their business.
Mike Starcevic, plant manager, KURZ USA, attended the Graphium Tech Summit, and was pleased to learn more about the technical aspects of Graphium.
“I was very impressed with the Graphium print quality, inkjet head technology, LED curing system, configuration options, and ease of switching jobs,” said Starcevic.” The amount of technical detail in the design of the various press mechanical component is equally impressive.”
At Fujifilm booth # 5621 attendees will see the Graphium digital press with inline flexo print a variety of ‘fit to purpose’ label applications. Each day at the show, Fujifilm will demonstrate hourly how this hybrid system can print digital CMYK, under white, over white, flexo spot colors and a matte clear varnish finish. The daily demonstrations will also feature high quality Clarity Water Washable Flexo plates, along with the bright, vibrant color of Fujifilm UV Flexo and Waterbase Flexo inks. See FujifilmWhatsChanging.com for Graphium demonstration times and additional details.
Graphium is able to handle a print width of either 13 inches or 16 inches, allowing printing of the thinnest labels to heavy duty vinyl, including board stock. Graphium offers printers an alternative to flexo and screen printing of short to medium-run, four-color plus white labels and decals, allowing for up to six flexo stations and inline finishing options. Graphium provides a level of flexibility and productivity to print the complex projects that customers increasingly require in today's market. The inline corona treatment enables customers to print on virtually any substrate without the requirement of a pre coating to achieve adhesion.
Manufactured by FFEI Ltd. in the UK, Graphium is distributed exclusively by Fujifilm in North America.
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Fujifilm is out to change how you print labels and packaging. Forever.
To find out how Fujifilm Graphic Systems can help your business meet future challenges, improve quality and reduce costs, please visit: www.fujifilmgraphics.com.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
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With over 60 years in operation, FFEI is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of digital imaging solutions within the graphic arts industry. With a focus in workflow software and inkjet technologies, FFEI products and solutions reduce cycle times, improve quality and add value to the services provided by printers and other users of digital imaging technologies. For more information on FFEI’s products and services, visit www.ffei.co.uk.
About KURZ USA
KURZ is a major international supplier of hot and cold stamping technology. The company has more than 4,200 employees, as well as nine production facilities located throughout Europe, the United States, and the Pacific region. It also has 24 international branch offices and 70 distributors with the ability to provide full-service solutions that match the requirements of each individual customer. For more information on KURZ USA, visit www. kurzusa.com.
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