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FujiFilm Celebrates 500th Sale of Sumo Imagesetter

Press release from the issuing company

3/7/01Because of its unsurpassed productivity and accuracy, Fujifilm’s Sumo Luxel F-9000 imagesetter is being used in more than 500 graphic arts facilities worldwide. Sumo quickly became the market’s leader after being introduced by Fujifilm Graphic Systems, a division of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. The 500th Sumo is now operating at CCL Labels in Sioux Falls, S.D., where it has been heralded for its output speed. "The Sumo has worked really well and it has made a big difference," says Steve Pedersen, prepress supervisor at CCL Labels. "We really have to be on top of things. When you press ‘go,’ it’s out." CCL Labels in the largest label manufacturer in North America, with 12 locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Much of the company’s business is made up of commercial lithography and work with pressure-sensitive labels, so Sumo’s ability to utilize two cassettes is a major advantage. "It’s faster in production and it prevents us from wasting film," Pedersen adds. Another advantage that he sees is the ability to increase the output speed of the imagesetter with the use of the dual-beam configuration. "Film just screams out of there. It’s awesome," comments Chari Clark, Mac operator at CCL Labels. "When we send a job, we don’t even have the chance to delete it—it’s gone."

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