Fujifilm - 2/22/2007
Fujifilm's Color Experts Demonstrate Technology, Solutions, Support at
Graphics of the Americas
Valhalla, N.Y. - FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase the industry's hottest technologies when
Graphics of the Americas kicks off on March 2-4, 2007 in Miami.
Marrying the company's color expertise and reliability with best-in-class products, Fujifilm provides solutions for
every part of a printer's operation. During this year's Graphics of the Americas, Fujifilm will demonstrate wide
format printing solutions, ink blending capabilities for the pressroom as well as digital printing applications.
Wide Format Printing
Headlining Fujifilm's wide format offerings is the Mutoh ValueJet 1604, a 64" high-resolution inkjet printer, capable
of both outdoor and indoor applications. Capable of high-quality outdoor commercial-grade printing, the Mutoh
ValueJet 1604 is easy to install, operate and maintain and offers printers a tremendous opportunity for additional
revenue. The ValueJet's print speeds are made possible through a combination of Mutoh's revolutionary X-Rail
design and piezo print head technology. The ValueJet series features the patented 12 technology to greatly
reduce banding as well as 1,440 nozzles and variable dot technology to produce durable outdoor, photo quality
images at resolutions of 360, 540, 720 and 1,440 dpi.
In conjunction with the ValueJet 1604, Fujifilm will show the Ultima 1400 Contour Cutter Plotter. The series is
designed for ease-of-use and provides fast, easy, affordable contour cutting of images with the added benefit of
being able to cut standard vinyl signs while images are still printing. As a standalone cutting plotter, the Ultima
devices can cut, plot designs onto paper or perform punching as required.
"We're seeing more and more printers expand their capabilities to include wide format printing and, as a result,
we're expanding our offerings in that area," said Steve Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for Fujifilm's
wide format group. "Unlike other manufacturers and distributors, we're also able to offer Fujifilm's color expertise
as well as an extensive service and distribution network to get our customers what they need and ensure they're
A CD-14 carousel ink dispenser from Vale Tech will be operational in the Fujifilm booth during the show.
Designed to dispense PMS blending bases from 4.5 or 8 lb cartridges, the CD-14 dispenser is available in both
automated and semi-automated models. The CD-14 will dispense from 10 grams to 10 kilos (22 lbs) - allowing the
end user to make exactly the volume of ink needed on press; eliminating waste ink. Toyo Inks will be used
during the demonstrations and the finished blends will be mixed on a VM 1000 Rotation blender from Hue Color
Systems. Ted Schaffer, pressroom products business manager with Fujifilm, says, "The ink blending system
showcased in our booth will allow printers to blend their own PMS inks efficiently, accurately and cost effectively
- in house. It is a technology that is finding wide acceptance nationwide by printers that want to control costs
Graphics of the Americas' "On Demand Book Making Factory" in booth #198 will feature the Xerox DocuColor
240 copier/printer and its capabilities for book printing as well as other general commercial and specialized
printing applications. The DocuColor 240 printer/copier produces the first color page in as fast as 8 seconds
and fresh toner cartridges can be loaded even while printing, ensuring continued productivity. A large, full-color
touch screen is easy to use and simple to program, and allows users to customize the keypad with the features
used most often. Printing at a true 2400x2400 dpi and utilizing a 32-beam laser for imaging the 240 produces
prints with incredible detail and color.
Fujifilm will also demonstrate C-Fit, a color and image optimizing tool that enhances both the color and the
quality of digital images, making them more manageable and easier to print. C-Fit takes advantage of Fujifilm's
patented Image IntelligenceT and Color Appearance Mapping technologies. This new technology provides a
method for controlling and standardizing color images and automates the process of improving digital images,
reducing much of the need for slow and costly manual editing methods. As a result, C-Fit provides improved
quality control as well as significant cost savings.