FUJIFILM with Barberán to launch single-pass inkjet printer in 2023
Following extensive and successful talks over two years, FUJIFILM has agreed on terms for a joint development with Spanish industrial print manufacturer Barberán, to bring a high-speed, single-pass inkjet system to the signage and display market. Barberán has established itself as a world leader in high-end, high-productivity industrial presses for the corrugated market over the last ten years. Now, this new partnership combines Barberán’s manufacturing expertise with FUJIFILM’s unrivaled knowledge of inkjet integration, ink chemistry, and its extensive experience in the sign and display market. The new inkjet printer will print with a bespoke new FUJIFILM ink and primer, developed at its multi-award-winning factory in Broadstairs, UK, making it suitable for printing on a range of substrates, including plastic and particleboard. At 30 m in length and with an excellent built-in print engine, the machine will be able to print on all typical sign and display substrates, up to a width of 1.6 m, at breath-taking speeds of 6,000 sq m/hr. The printer will be available in late 2023.