Fujifilm to Launch X-BAR Powered by FUJIFILM Inkjet Technology, a Modular Inkjet Imprinting System
Fujifilm’s new product provides reliability, productivity, and quality in line with conventional presses or finishing lines for direct mail and transaction printing
June 23, 2021
Lebanon, N.H., June 23, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation is pleased to announce the release of X-BAR, Powered by FUJIFILM Inkjet Technology. The drop-on-demand modular inkjet printing system is configured to apply variable data to direct mail, transactional print, and other commercial pre-print materials.
X-BAR supports a smooth transition to modern inkjet technology through compatibility with legacy systems. The X-BAR product line consists of moveable printbar modules that can be mounted to analog presses or finishing devices to print lanes of monochrome variable data such as text, barcodes, addresses, logos and graphics. The technology uses Fujifilm Dimatix Samba 1200 dpi print heads—delivering outstanding image quality in font sizes as small as 2 point and 1D barcodes as small as 6.7 mils. This silicone based micro-electromechanical system (Si-MEMS) technology has long life with trillions of actuations using sputtered PZT.
“Designed to improve printer up-time and reduce costs, X-BAR boasts quick startup which means less time wasted after press stoppage,” said Stephen Atherton, senior manager of product management and marketing for the FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions business. “Built with cost-efficiency in mind, X-BAR does not require regular refurbishment but rather only simple preventive maintenance.” These benefits result from a fully enclosed and continuously circulating ink supply in conjunction with a highly reliable silicon ink jetting mechanism. Enclosed ink in motion is unlikely to dry or collect on the printing mechanisms and is ready to jet at almost any time. The cumulative result of these features can provide up to 50% lower total cost of ownership.
X-BAR provides print speeds up-to 1,000 feet per minute (300 meters per-minute). It is available in two print widths of 4” and 9” to integrate seamlessly into traditional commercial printing processes minimizing the need for extensive training and process changes. The system has a familiar means of operation, making the transition to X-BAR easy and non-disruptive.
“Print service providers require non-stop performance both when producing print and when adopting new equipment,” said Greg Balch, vice president and general manager in charge of FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions business. “The vision behind our X-BAR is to support maximum productivity from the moment a technology change is considered through installation, commissioning, and it’s many years of print production.”
X-BAR is now available worldwide as a product of FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions business.
The X-BAR was developed as a result of the technical collaboration between Fujifilm and Kao Collins, Inc., who together aim to provide commercial imprinting customers with a strong team of experienced technical support staff.
To learn more please visit: inkjet-integration.fujifilm.com
About FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions Business
FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions’ vision is to be the foremost choice for enabling productivity, sustainability, profitability, and innovation through inkjet printing technology; and to have a reputation for quality, customer focus, flexibility, and performance that far exceeds our customers’ expectations. We serve a diverse range of applications and industry segments.
FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions is an inkjet solution provider within the FUJIFILM Inkjet Business Division. We use system design, engineering and integration in support of a range of legacy and emerging applications in graphic arts and industrial segments. All this is from a supplier with global technology and service resources in support of our customers.
FUJIFILM Corporation is an operating company of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings cutting-edge solutions to a broad range of global industries by leveraging its depth of knowledge and fundamental technologies developed in its relentless pursuit of innovation. Its proprietary core technologies contribute to the various fields including healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, document solutions, and imaging products. These products and services are based on its extensive portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, and imaging technologies. For the year ended March 31, 2021, the company had global revenues of $21 billion, at an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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