Fujifilm’s new LED-UV inkjet press for flexible packaging applications offers high performance, high quality digital print production, and thanks to a reliable media handling system can deliver productivity of up to 50 metres a minute using the 5 standard CMYK and white ink colors

On 2 March 2016, Fujifilm announced that it will show a new UV LED inkjet press for flexible package printing at drupa 2016, for short-runs in the flexible packaging market. First aimed at its market in Japan, the 54 cm wide press can print 5 colors CMYK and white at 50 metres a minute which is similar to the speed of the 34 cm wide Gallus Labelfire 340 configured with Fujifilm Dimatix Samba inkjet for UV inks as well. The new flexible packaging press uses Fuji’s new EUCON imaging technology. EUCON stands for enhanced undercoating and nitrogen purging and is based on a newly developed UV ink by the company. A major challenge for the flexible packaging market in recent years has been to effectively respond to increased customer demand for shorter runs, quicker turnarounds and a more diverse range of products. This trend will continue to rise, due to the ever-changing marketing methods and the shortening of product life cycles. As a result, traditional analogue print processes face growing challenges in terms of meeting…

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.