Fujifilm and Enovation Team Up and Take It on the Road
Wednesday, March 05, 2003
HANOVER PARK, Ill., February 2003 — Beginning this month, Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems Division and Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc., the industry’s largest distributor, will join forces to introduce Fujifilm’s new violet Saber platesetter to graphic arts professionals throughout the United States. The 26-city road show, titled “Say Hello to Violet,” kicked off on Feb. 25 – 26 in Minneapolis, Minn., and features Fujifilm’s new violet platesetters, the eight-page Saber Luxel Vx-9600 CTP and the Saber Luxel Vx-6000 CTP, as well as the company’s PictroProof digital proofer, Co-Rés Screening, and the Brillia line of digital plates. “We’re excited to take Saber on the road and give printers and prepress owners an opportunity to have a look,” said Tim Combs, vice president and general manager of Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems Division. Since being introduced at Graph Expo 2002 in October, the Fujifilm violet Saber has been the perfect solution to printers across the country who want to go CTP and continue to maintain their competitive edge. “We are seeing better results, quicker makereadies and an overall better product for our customers,” notes Jim Collins, president of St. Louis-based J. J. Collins Printers. “The company is about 80 percent CTP and the prepress department has eliminated outputting film. We can do about four plates in 20 minutes instead of one plate in 15 minutes,” adds Dawn Kossak, J. J. Collins’ prepress manager. “The Saber is a production saver.” At speeds of up to 43 full-size plates per hour in its two-beam configuration, the violet Saber drastically reduces turnaround time for customers. Service Press, a commercial printer in New Jersey, installed the Saber late last year and Vice President/General Manager Jeff Jones says he’s already seen a difference. “We’re able to service more clients in less time for less money,” says Jones. “That’s a definite competitive edge. This new technology, with its enhanced performance and improved quality, is allowing us to expand our business in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, where CTP technology is commonplace.” The Fujifilm “Say Hello to Violet” road show will be held at a variety of Enovation branch locations, as well as some customer sites. The shows will include a live demonstration of the violet Saber along with a multimedia presentation, and an opportunity for attendees to speak with Fujifilm representatives. After kicking off in Minneapolis, the “Say Hello to Violet” road show begins its trek across the United States, with the first scheduled stops in Moorestown, N.J. and Kansas City, Kan. on March 4 – 5, and in Cypress, Calif. on March 11 – 12.