Fujifilm’s Jet Press 750S has been awarded Fogra certification for contract proofing. According to Yuan Li from the Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies, the institute was very impressed with the consistency and quality of results produced by the press.
‘Only printing systems with the highest level of performance could pass tests like these,’ said Li. Additionally, the press has been awarded 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.
• 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.
• Colourimetric 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. Mark Stephenson, digital printing and press systems product manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems EMEA, said that Fujifilm is delighted, but not surprised, by the results.
‘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.