Fujifilm Launches New Variable Data Print Solution for Packaging
FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions has launched the FUJIFILM 12K Printbar System, a new variable data print solution for commercial printing and packaging markets. This drop-on-demand integrated inkjet printing system is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s innovative portfolio of solutions designed to add inkjet printing capability to analog and industrial printing equipment.
Designed for easy integration of inkjet printer technology into existing production equipment, the 12K Printbar System offers 4-color process printing in a compact form that requires only 21 inches (53 cm) of space in the print direction.
“We designed the 12K Printbar System to help customers overcome the common challenge of space constraints and to make it easy to integrate with existing processes—all while opening new possibilities for the addition of digital print to existing assets,” said Greg Balch, vice president and general manager of the FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions group. “Our experience is that customers are seeking a fast, flexible, and reliable solution that can both improve their current inkjet production efficiency and enable the addition of inkjet for new applications.”
Known for its high productivity, the 12K Printbar System is designed for fast startup and can reach an impressive speed of 1,000 feet (305 meters) per minute. In addition, the 12K Printbar System’s compact size makes it an ideal add-on solution for a wide variety of markets that use numerous types of manufacturing equipment. It can be used for the addition of unique or batch variable text and graphics on direct mail, transactional print, and paper-based packaging, among other applications.
“Fujifilm’s 12K Printbar System incorporates innovations such as ergonomic adjustment features and fluid control automation so that image quality remains consistent over time, minimizing cost and disruption by avoiding the need for ink conditioning additives,” said Steve Atherton, senior manager of product management and marketing for the FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions business. “At Fujifilm, our goal is always sustained performance, so the print operator can focus on the print instead of the equipment.”