Fujifilm showcases its industrial inkjet capability at InPrint 2015

Gary Barnes, Fujifilm

Gary Barnes, Fujifilm

Fujifilm today announces that it will showcase a range of advanced technologies for industrial and package printing applications at InPrint 2015 (10th - 12th November 2015, Munich). Visitors will have the opportunity to take advantage of the company’s leading expertise to discover how they can fulfil a wide array of industrial inkjet applications. 

The Fujifilm Dimatix Samba™ industrial inkjet printhead will be shown on the stand, in combination with a Fujifilm water based ink, to print onto décor papers for laminate flooring. SambaTM printheads, which have been refined for industrial applications, can achieve the high print speeds and excellent image quality demanded by applications like flooring. This demonstration, running at 100 m/min, will be using Schoeller substrates designed for décor applications. The 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution and 2 picolitre drop size, coupled with a specific ink formulation for this application, means Fujifilm is able to raise the quality that can be achieved by a digital printing system. This décor demonstration represents only one of a series of applications where the combination of SambaTM printheads and Fujifilm ink are expanding the potential for digital printing in the industrial market place.

Fujifilm Dimatix will also show the functional fluid capability of the Merlin DCE modular inkjet print engine. The Merlin DCE has been developed as a manufacturing tool to be used for product decoration and materials deposition.  The Merlin DCE can be supplied in different configurations that enable integration into existing production environments. 

Also on show will be Fujifilm’s extensive range of high performance UV, hybrid and water based inks that have been developed to meet the specific needs of the industrial and packaging industries. A variety of applications produced using these inks will be on display, including a live demonstration of thermoforming using a highly flexible UV inkjet ink.

Finally, the large format LED UV hybrid inkjet printer Acuity LED 1600 II, which guarantees excellent image quality and can print on flexible and rigid substrates up to 13mm thick, will be displayed in a special configuration to create proofing samples for packaging applications. This complements its ability to print specialist environmental graphics like wallpapers and window films. Environmental graphics are an increasingly popular application enabling wide format printers to differentiate their services and take a step into industrial printing. Thanks to its capability to print six ink colours plus opaque white and gloss varnish, the Acuity LED 1600 II helps printers to deliver appealing interior decor projects. 

Gary Barnes, marketing manager for industrial inkjet at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, comments: “Building on the success of the show last year, the Fujifilm stand at InPrint 2015 is a showcase of advanced printheads, inks and print engines that demonstrate how inkjet technologies can successfully contribute to the growth of the industrial market.” He adds: “We are committed to raise the awareness of Fujifilm’s inkjet technologies outside of our traditional printing sectors, and we are confident that InPrint 2015 will be an ideal platform to reach this objective.”