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At Graph Expo 2006, Fujifilm Delivering 'Technology, Solutions, Support'

Friday, October 13, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

VALHALLA, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2006) - FUJIFILM Graphic Systems USA, Inc. will showcase its entire product portfolio - including proofing and CTP, digital printing and wide format - during this year's Graph Expo, held Oct. 15-18, 2006 at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center. Thanks to the company's own manufacturing and its industry partnerships, Fujifilm is able to deliver the "technology, solutions, and support" that today's graphic arts professional are demanding. Fujifilm will debut the company's C-Fit image enhancement software, which is designed to help minimize the amount of time and effort required to optimize photos, convert them to CMYK and ready them for print. "The prevalence of digital photography has created a number of challenges for the printing industry, especially the difficulty of coverting RGB images to the CMYK world of printing," explains Eric Neumann, Fujifilm's product manager for color proofing. "C-Fit makes that transition easier and smoother by quickly and simply optimizing every image that comes into a shop in a matter of seconds." Fujifilm is helping streamline the prepress process in the CTP department as well and will showcase its Brillia HD processless thermal plates at this year's show. The manufacturer announced the new technology at Print '05, has completed beta testing and is delivering the plates to printers here in the United States. The Brillia HD processless thermal plate is the only true processless thermal plate, and there is no effluent to dispose of and no consumables required. These new plates are also decreasing prepress costs and allowing small to midsize printers to compete with larger companies. "We're now able to get the plates done for much less and can bid much lower in terms of prepress costs," reports John Harris, vice president of Target Information Management in Michigan, whose company has been running the Brillia HD processless thermal plates for several months. "Now we're able to compete for - and win - jobs that we wouldn't have been able to previously." Fujifilm also promises to highlight "solutions and support" at this year's show and will debut a unique tool designed to help printers achieve printing excellence. Taskero Universe is a suite of quality diagnostic tools that gives printers ultimate control, from the prepress stage through to the pressroom. "End users demand absolute color perfection and printers must meet this demand," says Don Schroeder, group manager, solutions development and support, with FUJIFILM Graphic Systems USA, Inc. "Taskero Universe is a unique tool in today's marketplace in that it offers a method for monitoring, controlling and maintaining consistent quality throughout all phases of the printing plant." FUJIFILM Graphic Systems USA, Inc. continues to partner with the industry's best manufacturers and help its customers understand and navigate the ever-changing printing world. In conjunction with Xerox, Fujifilm is helping printers expand their services and adopt digital printing capabilities. Fujifilm will be highlighting a number of devices from Xerox's DocuColor line of devices, including the DocuColor 240/250 Printer/Copier and the DocuColor 5000 and 8000 digital production presses. Additionally, the Xerox iGen digital production press will be running live, demonstrating its 110 pages per minute capability. Wide format printing is the industry's fastest growing segment and Fujifilm has partnered with Mutoh America to provide a number of options and solutions for those looking to enter this segment. The new Mutoh PJ-1946 six-color solvent printer will be on display in the Fujifilm booth (#4205) and the full line of Mutoh's wide format devices at a joint Fujifilm/Mutoh America booth (#5078) in the Wide Format Pavilion. For more information on the full portfolio of products or to see a live demonstrations of the latest offerings in proofing, CTP, digital printing and wide format, please visit FUJIFILM Graphic Systems USA, Inc. at Booth #4205 throughout Graph Expo 2006 or visit them on the web at www.fujifilmgs.com.




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