The 42K Printbar System, a single-pass inkjet printing solution, is built to the desired print width by using as many FUJIFILM Samba print heads as needed to meet production needs. The system’s expanded print width enables customers to print anywhere they desire across the press web. As a result, there is no need to reposition individual printbars or manage stitch zones as jobs change.
Due to the rising popularity of its previous product – the Samba® 42000 Printbar System – in direct mail and transactional imprinting, Fujifilm is launching the new version of the system under a new name and with new features and functionality. The 42K Printbar System is also expanding into markets beyond direct mail and transactional print, to include folding carton, corrugated packaging and other industrial applications. The new system is suitable as an add-on inkjet printer, or as an imprinting device for hybrid printing.
The 42K Printbar System’s new options include automatic real time insetting, new digital front end options, simplified mounting configurations, a redundant print head option for higher print speed or higher optical density, a four-colour configuration, a rotating head assembly and automatic splice avoidance.
The 42K Printbar System continues to provide monochrome variable data for text, barcodes, addresses, logos and graphics. Additionally, the system supports PDF/VT file formats, as well as a fluid system sized specifically for each system configuration to minimise floor space. The system uses 1200dpi Samba print heads — delivering outstanding image quality in font sizes as small as 2 point and 1D barcodes as small as 6.7 mils.
‘The next-generation 42K Printbar System, along with its newly released counterpart, X-BAR, provide a broad portfolio of modern, higher reliability options for our direct mail and transactional printing customers. Neither product requires regular refurbishment,’ said Stephen Atherton, senior manager of product management and marketing for the Fujifilm Integrated Inkjet Solutions business. ‘Due to its flexible design architecture, the 42K Printbar System can also be used to effectively support other printing applications such as those in the packaging segment.’
In a single row configuration, this system provides print speeds up to 300m per minute (1000 feet per minute). It is also now available in a dual row configuration with print speeds up to 548m per minute (1800 feet per minute). The system can be adapted into any number of different on-site workflow and software architectures.
‘Print service providers require a supplier who can provide best-in-class performance today while also committing to future investments that lead to ongoing product enhancements,’ said Greg Balch, vice president and general manager in charge of the Fujifilm Integrated Inkjet Solutions business. ‘The 42K Printbar System, with its proven ability to improve productivity and reduce operational costs, has become our flagship product line.’