Fujifilm Drupa 2024

Fujifilm has announced it will be exhibiting its integrated analogue offset and digital printing solutions at drupa 2024, including its new water-based ink, a ‘processless’ plate for offset printing, and a printing press that utilizes dry toner for compatibility with paper packaging.

On 1st April 2023, Fujifilm Group integrated its Graphic Communications business division with Fujifilm Business Innovation Corporation. The company says this move has positioned Fujifilm as a worldwide integrated solutions vender from analogue offset printing to digital, with the use of both inkjet and dry toner, and towards DX solutions using workflow software. 

Apparently, the company’s stand will have a commercial area and an industrial area. In the commercial area, the Jet Press 750S with inkjet technology will be displayed, as well as the Revoria Press GC12500, which allows for paper versatility due to its use of dry toner, according to Fujifilm. 

The Jet Press 1160CFG, a full colour high-speed continuous feed inkjet printing system for the commercial print market, will be exhibited for the first time, and two new mid-range production printers will also be unveiled. New ‘processless’ plates for offset printing and DX solutions for automation and streamlining with workflow software, will also feature. 

In the industrial area, the recently released water-based inkjet digital press Jet Press FP790 will be shown. The company’s Aquafuze technology will be introduced - a new water-based ink that is said to encompass the functionalities of UV and solvent inks while contributing to customers’ job expansion and work environment improvement. 

New Fujifilm Group environmental strategies will also be introduced, including short run with the use of digital on demand printing, processless offset printing plates, carbon neutral production facilities, and recycling initiatives. 

Last year, our editor at large, Elisabeth Skoda, took a closer look at the touchpoint packaging event series ahead of drupa 2024. The event will zoom in on a range of topics around packaging printing and focus on environmental, technological, economic, social and legal aspects. 

In the approach to drupa 2024, BOBST revealed recent developments in its packaging machinery, including energy and cost tracking via the cloud, compatibility with fibre-based and recyclable packaging, reduced waste and energy consumption, and increased productivity. Two new features have been launched for its cloud-based digital platform, BOBST Connect, which intends to improve productivity and is continually updated as BOBST collaborates with its partners in the workflow and automation space. 

Drupa will take place from 28th May-7th June in Düsseldorf, Germany, with Fujifilm’s stand in Hall 8b, A02. 

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