Fujifilm Teams Up with HYBRID Software to Develop ‘Industry-First’ Smart Digital Front End Workflow for its Upcoming Digital Inkjet Water-Based Jet Press FP790 Flexible Packaging Solution
Fujifilm Graphic Communications today announces that its upcoming Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet flexible packaging solution will feature a unique Smart Digital Front End (DFE) and unified workflow solution developed specifically by HYBRID Software to optimise productivity and output of the Fujifilm press.
This new Smart DFE for Fujifilm’s FP790 press, is the first of its kind to be developed by a software company for use in the packaging market, and is a result of a close working partnership between Fujifilm’s Research and Development team and HYBRID’s specialist software developers, forged during the early stages of the Jet Press FP790’s creation.
Based on proven technology, the web-based, open architecture production workflow offers fully automated prepress functionality to ensure the Jet Press FP790 press offers accelerated turnaround times, maximum productivity and reduced operating costs. In addition, its modular configuration allows for greater workflow expansion and upstream customisation to cater for specific user requirements.
Reflecting on the opportunity to work with HYBRID Software and the outcome of the development partnership, Manual Schrutt, Head of Packaging at Fujifilm Graphic Systems EMEA says, “HYBRID Software holds an enviable reputation in the packaging sector for delivering world class, innovative workflow solutions. Working with HYBRID’s R&D team, its highly skilled software developers and drawing on their extensive knowledge of workflow solutions for the packaging sector, has enabled us to develop a very fast, robust and uniquely smart DFE infrastructure for our new Jet Press FP790 press. This will deliver maximum production efficiencies and the highest quality output required to meet the ever-growing demands of the flexible packaging market, now and into the future.”
Mike Agness, Executive Vice President, Americas at HYBRID Software adds “It has been extremely rewarding to combine the USPs of our two companies and their complimentary offerings to help Fujifilm bring such an exciting new print solution to market. The combination of our extensive knowledge and understanding of RIP-to-print production workflows for the packaging sector, and Fujifilm’s expertise in colour management and print production has been a perfect match in the development of the innovative technologies that lie at the heart of the new Jet Press FP790.”
Created to deliver the highest quality output for a wide range of flexible packaging applications while adhering to the regulatory requirements of the sector, the Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet print solution features an environmentally friendly design incorporating water-based inkjet print technologies. The press can reproduce more than 90% of the PANTONE colour gamut, offers two dedicated white inkjet channels for high white opacity print and delivers high quality 1200 x 1200 dpi image reproduction.
Fujifilm will showcase its new Jet Press FP790 digital flexible packaging solution at Interpack 2023 and will be supported on its stand (Hall 8a, Stand F65) by representatives from the HYBRID software team.