United States


November 19, 2019

Hanover Park, Ill. – Spectrum Lithograph, an ISO Certified leader in printing, custom package design, manufacturing and distribution services since 1981 experiences profitable high-end, short to medium runs with Fujifilm’s J Press 720S

“Our core business is folding cartons,” said Shawn Pereira, VP of sales and marketing, Spectrum Lithograph. “We service the medical and pharma industry, retail, and confection markets as well. We wanted to be more competitive within the industry, and digital inkjet was the answer.”

Fujifilm’s production inkjet sheetfed J Press rivals the quality of traditional offset printing, and is an ideal solution for printers like Spectrum Lithograph because it offers the quality and robustness of an offset press, and the versatility to handle even the shortest of press runs. 

Now available in its third generation as the J Press 750S, the J Press is uniquely designed to offer print service providers the flexibility of a digital platform with the ability to produce personalized variable data work and also eliminate the costs of plates, make readies and the associated labor costs. Featuring industry benchmark Samba™ printheads by FUJIFILM Dimatix, along with Fujifilm’s VIVIDIA inks and ColorPath® SYNC™ Brand Color Optimizer™, the J Press not only is able to reproduce most brand colors with its max gamut printing, but also repeats the same quality and color throughout a run, and run to run.

“We are able to print on 24pt, with virtually no minimums,” says Shawn. “If a client wants one box, we can output one box quickly and cost-effectively. Recently I was on the phone with a potential client, he emailed the creative file to me and was en-route to our facility; by the time he walked into our building I had the actual output in-hand to share with him. Needless to say, he is now a client, and it was an easy sale. The J Press is positively impacting our bottom line.”

Registration accuracy and color consistency are critical when servicing a well-known, global client roster.

“The registration accuracy on the J Press is perfect, which is very important, says Shawn. “The tolerance is extremely tight, and the gripper and guide on that press absolutely make a huge difference.”

“The color consistency is flawless,” adds Dino Pereira, CEO, Spectrum Lithograph, and father of Shawn. “And, we are able to use our existing Aqueous and UV coatings successfully.” Fujifilm has working relationships with coating manufacturers to develop specific formulations of aqueous coatings to gain outstanding results with both offline and inline coaters.  

Within the ever-evolving printing industry, the Pereira’s understand they must adapt to meet client needs. Quick-turns and shorter runs are the new-normal at Spectrum Lithograph, and the J Press has created expanded business opportunities.

“Instead of outputting large runs, our customers are requesting shorter runs because they want to keep inventory levels low with regard to items within their product line-up becoming obsolete,” said Shawn. “Regulations and regional SKUs often change for our clients; so rather than having to discard hundreds of thousands of pre-printed product from inventory, we are able to provide them shorter runs at a lower unit cost, with quick turnarounds. It’s more economical to produce shorter runs on the J Press for our packaging customers.” 

Reprints and repeatability on the J Press are high-quality and consistent

“We output a lot of reprint jobs, and the repeatability on the J Press is really much easier compared to offset,” adds Dino. “We are running more jobs on the J Press, and fewer jobs on the offset press.”

A second-generation family-owned business based in Fremont, California, Dino opened Spectrum Lithograph in 1981. With 38 years and counting, the Pereira’s operate out of a 25,000 square foot building, with upwards of 20 full-time employees.

“Spectrum Lithograph is known for delivering a high level of quality, and the J Press is allowing us to achieve very impressive output, efficiently and effectively, for all of our clients,” concludes Dino.    

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including:  photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/us, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook.  To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

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William Rongey