In January of this year Floricolor, a company located in Matosinhos whose core business lies in the production of wedding albums, became the first European company to bet on the Fujifilm Jet Press 750S printer. The machine, already unique in Portugal, stands out for combining new technologies with old ones, combining an offset chassis with the latest generation Samba inkjet print heads to produce the highest quality results.
The large investment is justified by the CEO of Floricolor, Tiago Yu, with the quality of printing "superior to that of photo paper", allowing the market to offer books printed on different papers. This flexibility will enable the Matosinhos printing company to enter other markets. In addition, it provides incomparably superior production capacity – the new third-generation inkjet printer produces in two hours the same as the company's other production equipment in eight.
Tiago Yu also adds that the environmental benefits also weighed heavily on the decision to acquire the Jet Press 750S. The less environmental impact caused by the new machine, due to its innovative digital production process and reduction in the use of consumables, is in line with company policy. The CEO of Floricolor says that the company "takes environmental concerns very seriously," and has even taken steps to "reduce plastic consumption by 95%."
The Fujifilm Jet Press runs on paper formats 750mm x 585mm, with a print area of 733mm x 567mm. Its resolution is 1200 x 1200dpi using water-based four-color ink (CMYK). The print speed is 3,600 sheets per hour, far exceeding that of the predecessor model, the 720S, which printed 2,700 per hour. In terms of its dimensions, the machine measures 7.35 meters long by 2.65 meters wide, weighing 11 tons.