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Fujifilm fire forward with Jet Press 750S

As shorter runs become the norm for the print industry, Fujifilm has responded with the introduction of the Jet Press 750S, the ‘fastest 4 colour B2 digital press’ available.

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The launch of the striking black and grey Fujifilm Jet Press 750S took place at the manufacturer’s Advanced Print Technology Centre in Brussels, Belgium

With over 150 installation of the Jet Press series worldwide, the technology has grown to become faster and smarter, with two firms – Mediadruckwerk and Floricolor – already cementing deals to install the 750S in January 2019.

Ditching the traditional mint green of Fujifilm’s other presses, the striking black and grey machine is 17 percent smaller than its predecessor – but this does not mean that it omits any qualities. In fact, there is more to the 750S with its 3600 B2 sheets/hour and impressive Active Head Retraction system, which reduces paper jams while also protecting the print heads. At the launch of the 750S in Brussels, Belgium, witnessing the technology in action was certainly exciting, with such a simple motion preventing damage and downtime.

We’ve taken all of the successful points of the 720s and we thought, how could we improve them? We thought the quality was already fantastic and we didn’t want to lose that, but we wanted more productivity

The print heads lift when detecting a bump in the substrate or a turned-up corner. The new Overflow Cleaning procedure also minimises maintenance by releasing a small drop of ink that picks up the dried ink or dust, which is then drawn back into the head before the dust is filtered out.

Fujifilm has also marketed the 750S for the packaging industry, a growth sector within print. The machine can be used for folding carton stock of up to 600 microns, with new food safe ink a bonus for packaging providers. The low migration, aqueous food safe ink complies with regulations for the production of food packaging. This offers printers the potential to diversify into other markets if not already in the packaging sector.

But we also increased the productivity by reducing cleaning times, making the press more efficient as far as power consumption went

Mark Stephenson, product manager for digital press and printing systems, explains: “We’ve taken all of the successful points of the 720s and we thought, how could we improve them? We thought the quality was already fantastic and we didn’t want to lose that, but we wanted more productivity. So, we made two things happen. One thing is that we made the press go faster, so instead of 2700 sheets an hour, it’s now up to 3600.

“But we also increased the productivity by reducing cleaning times, making the press more efficient as far as power consumption went and the amount of drying we can do on a sheet. So, generally an all-round improvement in getting sheets out that customers can sell.”



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