Fujifilm has announced that its third generation B2 inkjet press has been awarded Fogra certification for contract proofing, including Fogra51 and Fogra52 accreditation for premium coated and uncoated woodfree substrates respectively. This follows tests carried out at Fujifilm's Advanced Print Technology Centre in Brussels, using the companys’ own proprietary XMF ColorPath colour management software.
The exhaustive testing process assessed and approved the Jet Press for:
Proofing substrate colour, gloss and fluorescence.
Colour accuracy (gamut).
Uniformity, permanence and light fastness.
Long and short term repeatability.
Colorimetric tone value transfer.
Tone value reproduction limits.
Image register and resolving power.
With tests carried out on coated and uncoated offset stocks, coated inkjet paper, canvas and synthetic paper, the Jet Press consistently met or exceeded the required standards.
‘We were very impressed with the consistency and quality of results produced by the Jet Press 750S,’ said Yuan Li from the Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies. ‘Only printing systems with the highest level of performance could pass tests like these.’
Mark Stephenson, digital printing and press systems product manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems EMEA, says that the company is delighted, but not surprised, by the results. ‘For some time now,’ he explained, ‘especially in the Japanese market, the Jet Press has enjoyed considerable success as a proofing device. It is a lot more than that of course – but we have seen it replacing the wet proofing process in Japan, in particular, as offset printers there have been quick to recognise its potential to create rapid and very high quality proofs for long run offset jobs.
‘The Fogra certification confirms the very high standard of colour consistency and accuracy the Jet Press can achieve and we are delighted to see it get this official stamp of approval. We believe this certification gives the Jet Press 750S a strong claim to be both the world's fastest contract proofing device and the world's only production press certified for contract proofing.’