The market is seeing a growing increase in the number of packaging brand owners and specifiers who are looking to achieve greater shelf stand-out and to differentiate their products from their competitors. At the same time, they are also looking to reduce inventory, optimize supply chains and find digital press solutions that will allow them to more profitably print offset quality, customized packaging in much shorter and more frequent runs.
Delivering consistent, high quality output ready for finishing on carton board or synthetic media up to 600 microns thick, the Jet Press 720S folding carton solution satisfies these requirements, with around one-third of all European customers already producing some form of packaging on the press, the company reports.
The new food safe ink forms a key additional component of the Jet Press folding carton solution, making it the first B2 digital press approved for primary food packaging. This makes it ideal to meet the growing requirement for a digital solution to produce high quality folding cartons for the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics/household/personal care markets.
The new, low migration, aqueous food safe ink complies with stringent primary food contact regulations, including Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21 and European Commission Regulation 1935/2004, the compnany noted, and has been specially formulated to work with inline (via a bridge) and nearline UV or aqueous coating.
“The introduction of a new food safe ink further demonstrates Fujifilm’s commitment to developing the Jet Press platform and to bringing new solutions to market in response to customer feedback,” Taro Aoki, head of digital press solutions in EMEA for Fujifilm, said. “With the ongoing trend towards more creative, personalized and shorter run packaging, forward-thinking converters are increasingly looking for digital printing technologies that offer the reliability and print quality their existing systems have delivered, but with the ability to profitably print short runs. The Jet Press 720S has already proved itself to be a high-performance and highly versatile press for both commercial and folding carton applications. The introduction of our new, food-safe ink, together with options for inline and nearline coating and specialist pre-press software, takes that versatility to a new level and will appeal to many folding carton converters.”