Accreditation makes Fujifilm’s third generation B2 inkjet press both the world’s fastest contract proofing device and the world’s only production press certified for contract proofing.
Fujifilm announces that its highly regarded third generation B2 inkjet press has been awarded Fogra certification for contract proofing, including FOGRA51 and FOGRA52 accreditation for premium coated and uncoated wood-free substrates respectively. This follows tests carried out at Fujifilm’s Advanced Print Technology Centre in Brussels, using Fujifilm’s own proprietary XMF ColorPath colour management software.
The exhaustive testing process assessed and approved the Jet Press for:
• PDF/X conformance
• Proofing substrate colour, gloss and fluorescence
• Colour accuracy [gamut]
• Uniformity, permanence and light fastness
• Fading [drift]
• Long and short term repeatability
• Rub resistance
• Colorimetric tone value transfer
• Tone value reproduction limits
• Image register and resolving power
• Margin information
With tests carried out on coated and uncoated offset stocks, coated inkjet paper, canvas and synthetic paper, the Jet Press consistently met or exceeded the required standards.
“We were very impressed with the consistency and quality of results produced by the Jet Press 750S,” says Yuan Li from the Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies. “Only printing systems with the highest level of performance could pass tests like these."
Mark Stephenson, Digital Printing and Press Systems Product Manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems EMEA, says that Fujifilm is delighted, but not surprised, by the results. “For some time now,” he explains, “especially in the Japanese market, the Jet Press has enjoyed considerable success as a proofing device. It is a lot more than that of course – but we have seen it replacing the wet proofing process in Japan, in particular, as offset printers there have been quick to recognise its potential to create rapid and very high quality proofs for long run offset jobs.
“The Fogra certification confirms the very high standard of colour consistency and accuracy the Jet Press can achieve and we’re delighted to see it get this official stamp of approval. We believe this certification gives the Jet Press 750S a strong claim to be both the world’s fastest contract proofing device and the world’s only production press certified for contract proofing.”
Backing up the colour accuracy claims of the Jet Press 750S still further, it has also been awarded Digital Press Certification and the ISO/PAS 15339 Master Elite Certification from the US-based graphic arts think tank Idealliance. No other four colour digital device (other than Fujifilm’s Jet Press 720S) has both of these accreditations.