Fujifilm’s J Press 720S is first to achieve digital press system certification from Idealliance

fujifilmidealliance-inFujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, recently achieved a milestone with its J Press 720S high-quality digital sheetfed inkjet press. In an industry first, Idealliance, an association for print and digital media best practices, announced that Fujifilm’s J Press 720S was chosen the first inkjet production printing solution to achieve Idealliance’s Digital Press System Certification and the first system to be certified to the new GRACoL 2013 specification, the latest industry benchmark for high-quality print.

“Our independent verification lab meticulously evaluated the test results of the J Press 720S, driven by an XMF Workflow digital front end and ColorPath Sync Color Management Solutions,” said Steve Bonoff, Executive Vice President of Idealliance. “This certification is a milestone for our industry, and we congratulate Fujifilm on the achievement.”

Idealliance’s Digital Press System Certification verifies a system’s ability to meet or exceed established industry expectations for excellence. Idealliance certifies the capabilities of commercial production xerographic and inkjet devices to meet GRACoL 2013 specifications and other specific print standards. The Digital Press System program evaluates the entire press system – including the digital front end (DFE), print engine and paper for testing and certification in areas of colour, print properties and print production.

Fujifilm J Press 720S.
Fujifilm J Press 720S.

“Fujifilm continues to lead the production inkjet migration,” said Don Schroeder, Director of Solutions Development with Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division. “With the second iteration of our production inkjet solution, this Idealliance certification re-affirms that our technology, integration and solutions are hitting the mark not only with standards, but with the unyielding Fujifilm philosophy to create the ‘best in class’ inkjet solutions possible. We’re very proud to receive this accreditation, and will continue to support Idealliance initiatives to drive all types of print production to a higher standard,” he added.

GRACoL has been the preferred reference for commercial printing since 2006. The GRACoL data set has been the defacto-standard reference print condition for commercial printing and proofing in North America and other world regions. To keep up with industry trends, the GRACoL Committee has introduced an updated version called “GRACoL 2013.”

Ed Pierce.
Ed Pierce.

“Idealliance’s industry-leading certification highlights Fujifilm’s leadership and commitment to production Inkjet,” said Ed Pierce, Product Marketing Manager at Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division. “The J Press 720S brings together innovative technologies such as the Fujifilm Dimatix Samba printhead, Vividia aqueous nano-pigment inks, as well as Fujifilm’s ColorPath Sync Color Management, XMF Workflow and proprietary ink-jetting technology. Fujifilm is setting the standard with the J Press 720S. The consistency within the sheet and the run of the job on this high precision inkjet solution is truly remarkable.”

The J Press 720S was put through rigorous process control testing parameters, and in some measurements actually exceeded expectations by 150%! At drupa 2016, in Dusseldorf, Germany within Hall 08B at Stand A25, attendees will experience daily demonstrations of Fujifilm’s J Press 720S – highlighting its colorimetric accuracy, uniformity, repeatability, durability and registration, as recognized by Idealliance.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.