Sriraam Selvam’s Top Five of the Week

PrintWeek India's ERP and MIS expert, Sriraam Selvam, spots five products of the week which are making news

26 Feb 2016 | By Sriraam Selvam

Fujifilm Jet Press 720S
The Jet Press 720S is a second-generation version of the 720, first announced at Drupa 2008. It’s a B2-plus format single-sided digital inkjet press, for sheets up to 750x532mm. It prints on standard litho papers, thanks to an inline coating that reacts with the ink. The 720S has seen a handful of installations. At the moment, it remains simplex. But it also has facilities for data verification and registration of the second side for work-and-turn. High image quality and wide colour gamut are the key features.

HP Indigo 10000
The B2 digital sheetfed press which seen three installations in India, thus far, with more than 200 installed worldwide. HP’s liquid toner gives up to seven colours, good print quality and compatibility with a lot of substrates. Up to three paper drawers can be used.  The maximum speed is 4,600sph and the stock weight range are: Uncoated: 70-400gsm; coated: 90-400gsm

According to the Konica Minolta team, "the official launch is scheduled for Drupa 2016 at the end of May". The target markets are packaging, books and commercial print. PrintWeek India readers will recall that a KM-1 prototype was running at the show in Düsseldorf, then again at Ipex 2014 and Graph Expo 2015. The sheetfed duplex B2-format digital inkjet press, using UV-cured inks is running in beta sites in Japan and the US with the first European beta going live at an unnamed site.
Stephan Plenz - with a print taken on the B1 inkjet sheet press - Primefire 106
Primefire 106
A B1 industrial inkjet press is the first new product from the Heidelberg stable to adopt the name and a number of existing products have been renamed. And so, the company’s Linoprint CP and CV digital printers have become Versafire CP and CV respectively. With this, Heidelberg has cut the umbilical cord with it legacy acquisition of Linotype-Hell. The Primefire can handle substrates up to 0.6mm thick and run at up to 2,000sph in optimum quality mode while a 5,000sph productivity mode could be shown in the future.
Screen Truepress JetSX
Shipping in 2012, Screen’s B2 sheetfed inkjet press has duplexing and the ability to print carton board up to 600gsm. Image quality is stressed, but it’s quite slow.