Fujifilm announces sheetfed inkjet digital press “Jet Press 750S”

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has developed the “Jet Press 750S,” the newest product in the inkjet digital press “Jet Press” series lineup. Product release is planned for this autumn. The Jet Press 750S achieves high image quality that surpasses that of offset printing for the commercial and folding carton package printing fields. It is a new flagship model with a maximum high-speed output of 3,600 sheets per hour thanks to use of the latest printheads and ink, while still retaining features of the Jet Press 720S, which has gained acclaim worldwide. The Jet Press 750S will be on display at IGAS2018, to be held from July 26 to 31 at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.

Fujifilm began offering the inkjet digital press “Jet Press” series for the commercial printing field worldwide in 2011, ahead of other companies. The Jet Press 720S, released in 2014, is an innovative digital press that achieves high productivity using the single-pass system, in which printing is completed with just one pass of the printhead. Using B2 size paper (maximum paper size: 750mm x 530mm), a speed of 2,700 sheets per hour is possible (or 180 sheets per minute in terms of A4). By using “SAMBA” heads, which achieve high precision and stable ejection from the printhead, “VIVIDIA” aqueous pigment ink with its wide color range, and “Rapic Technology”*, Fujifilm’s proprietary coating technology that prevents ink droplets from spreading out when jetted onto paper, a sharp, gradation rich image can be rendered on various types of printing paper. The sheetfed “Jet Press” series continues to be widely adopted in Japan, Europe, and the United States, with approximately 150 installations worldwide so far.

The new Jet Press 750S further enhances productivity by adopting the latest proprietary technology while also inheriting the excellent base performance of the Jet Press 720S. Printhead droplet ejection speed was increased while also improving accuracy, and a high-speed output of 3,600 sheets per hour has been achieved by adopting a new drying mechanism. Additionally, by enlarging the maximum paper size to 750mm x 585mm, six pages of B5 size, the general size of books, can be printed on one sheet**, improving production efficiency. Power consumption has also been reduced by approximately 10% through the new drying mechanism, which brings the printing paper into close contact with the belt conveyor to apply direct heat. Since the total length of the dryer body has been reduced by 70cm compared to the conventional Jet Press 720S, the footprint has been reduced by approximately 15%.

At the “IGAS2018” venue, the entire booth will be likened to a printing factory, with the entire manufacturing process integrated from pre to post, proposed as the “Fujifilm Smart Factory” concept. Among these processes, the Jet Press 750S will be on display, showing off the machine’s performance and merits with practical demonstrations.

Fujifilm will continue to contribute to the development of the world’s printing industry by developing and providing innovative products for the digital printing market, the popularity of which is ever increasing.

  • *An abbreviation for Rapid Pigment Coagulation Technology, a technology that prevents ink bleeding by aggregating the pigment in ink at high speeds, enabling reproduction of high-definition image quality.
  • **Four pages can be printed with the conventional maximum paper size.

1. Product name
Inkjet Digital Press “Jet Press 750S”

2. Release date
Autumn 2018

3. Main features
(1) High image quality transcending that of offset printing
By integrating “Rapic Technology,” which creates sharp, blur-free dot formations, with the advanced ultra-high-density/high-precision “SAMBA” printheads and aqueous pigment “VIVIDA” ink with its wide color range and high color development, both photos and letters can be printed at a quality equal to or even better than offset.

(2) High-speed output of 3,600 sheets per hour
In addition to high-speed and high-precision printheads, drying time has also been shortened thanks to adoption of a new drying mechanism that brings the paper into close contact with the belt conveyor to apply direct heat. This allows for 3,600 sheets an hour to be printed, 1.3x faster than that of the conventional Jet Press 720S.

(3) Expanded printing paper size
The maximum paper size has been expanded from 750mm x 532mm to 750mm x 585mm, making it possible to include six pages of B5 size or letter size, which see particularly high demand in Japan, Europe, and the United States. This greatly improves production efficiency.

(4) High-precision drawing quality inspection
Through use of a drawing quality inspection function (in-line sensor) that scans the entire image area, highly precise inspection checking for finishing with stable printing quality is made possible, contributing to a reduction in inspection and sorting steps after output.

(5) Reduced drying unit size
A new drying mechanism has been adopted with a total length approximately 70cm smaller than that of the Jet Press 720S. The installation area is 10m x 5.2m, approximately 15% smaller than the conventional machine, allowing it to be operated in a smaller space.

4. Main specifications

Model Sheetfed inkjet digital press
Paper sizes Maximum: 750mm x 585mm
Printable area Maximum: 733mm x 567mm
Resolution 1200 x 1200dpi
Inkjet head FUJIFILM Dimatix SAMBA™ Technology
Piezoelectric drop-on-demand single pass inkjet head
Ink Water-based pigment inkjet ink, 4 colors (CMYK)
Printing speed 3,600 sheets per hour
RIP FUJIFILM Workflow XMF for Jet Press
External dimensions of the main unit 7.35m (W) x 2.65m (D) x 2.06m (H)
Weight 11t