The Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America has released the first product in its Samba Printbar System line, the Samba PS4300, for the commercial and packaging printing segments. The Samba PS4300 is a compact printbar system designed to be easily integrated into most existing print equipment or manufacturing process, adding variable inkjet imprinting capabilities “with unsurpassed print quality at revolutionary speeds,” said the OEM. The new system adds an inline digital printing option for a wide range of personalized or data-printing applications including text, logos, QR codes, barcodes and graphics. The system integrates proven Samba printhead technology paired with “fit-for-purpose” inks developed by Fujifilm. The Samba PS4300 has a print width of 1.6″, with each printhead depositing literally billions of droplets per second, delivering a native 1,200-dpi resolution and speeds up to 1,000 feet per minute. It’s available with up to four discrete printbars, depending on customer and application requirements. Also, each printbar can be easily integrated into an existing offset press or manufacturing line, and operated from a single controller.
“The Samba PS4300 is a game-changing, versatile device,” said Mike Barry, Product Marketing Manager at Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division. “This unique product delivers added value to our current and potential customers. Most notably, Samba Printbar Systems leverage reliable and proven single-pass inkjet technology from Fujifilm to enable the addition of variable information.” The PS4300 is designed to bring new capabilities to existing offset presses, flexo presses, mailing tables and more – offering printers more value to their existing manufacturing platforms. Uptime on the Samba PS4300 is substantial, said the OEM, applying Fujifilm’s patented RediJet Ink Recirculation System, ensuring that all printbars are instantly primed – resulting in faster time to print, minimal material waste and improved reliability. The Samba PS4300 is the first in a series of printbars that Fujifilm said will be launching later this year.