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Fujifilm's Color Experts Demonstrate Technology, Solutions, Support at Graphics of the Americas

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2007) – FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase the industry's hottest technologies when Graphics of the Americas kicks off on March 2-4, 2007 in Miami. Marrying the company's color expertise and reliability with best-in-class products, Fujifilm provides solutions for every part of a printer's operation. During this year's Graphics of the Americas, Fujifilm will demonstrate wide format printing solutions, ink blending capabilities for the pressroom as well as digital printing applications. Wide Format Printing Headlining Fujifilm's wide format offerings is the Mutoh ValueJet 1604, a 64" high-resolution inkjet printer, capable of both outdoor and indoor applications. Capable of high-quality outdoor commercial-grade printing, the Mutoh ValueJet 1604 is easy to install, operate and maintain and offers printers a tremendous opportunity for additional revenue. The ValueJet's print speeds are made possible through a combination of Mutoh's revolutionary X-Rail design and piezo print head technology. The ValueJet series features the patented 12 technology to greatly reduce banding as well as 1,440 nozzles and variable dot technology to produce durable outdoor, photo quality images at resolutions of 360, 540, 720 and 1,440 dpi. In conjunction with the ValueJet 1604, Fujifilm will show the Ultima 1400 Contour Cutter Plotter. The series is designed for ease-of-use and provides fast, easy, affordable contour cutting of images with the added benefit of being able to cut standard vinyl signs while images are still printing. As a standalone cutting plotter, the Ultima devices can cut, plot designs onto paper or perform punching as required. "We're seeing more and more printers expand their capabilities to include wide format printing and, as a result, we're expanding our offerings in that area," said Steve Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for Fujifilm's wide format group. "Unlike other manufacturers and distributors, we're also able to offer Fujifilm's color expertise as well as an extensive service and distribution network to get our customers what they need and ensure they're operating effectively." Pressroom A CD-14 carousel ink dispenser from Vale Tech will be operational in the Fujifilm booth during the show. Designed to dispense PMS blending bases from 4.5 or 8 lb cartridges, the CD-14 dispenser is available in both automated and semi-automated models. The CD-14 will dispense from 10 grams to 10 kilos (22 lbs) – allowing the end user to make exactly the volume of ink needed on press; eliminating waste ink. Toyo Inks will be used during the demonstrations and the finished blends will be mixed on a VM 1000 Rotation blender from Hue Color Systems. Ted Schaffer, pressroom products business manager with Fujifilm, says, "The ink blending system showcased in our booth will allow printers to blend their own PMS inks efficiently, accurately and cost effectively – in house. It is a technology that is finding wide acceptance nationwide by printers that want to control costs and quality." Digital Printing Graphics of the Americas' "On Demand Book Making Factory" in booth #198 will feature the Xerox DocuColor 240 copier/printer and its capabilities for book printing as well as other general commercial and specialized printing applications. The DocuColor 240 printer/copier produces the first color page in as fast as 8 seconds and fresh toner cartridges can be loaded even while printing, ensuring continued productivity. A large, full-color touch screen is easy to use and simple to program, and allows users to customize the keypad with the features used most often. Printing at a true 2400x2400 dpi and utilizing a 32-beam laser for imaging the 240 produces prints with incredible detail and color. Image Enhancement Fujifilm will also demonstrate C-Fit, a color and image optimizing tool that enhances both the color and the quality of digital images, making them more manageable and easier to print. C-Fit takes advantage of Fujifilm's patented Image Intelligence™ and Color Appearance Mapping technologies. This new technology provides a method for controlling and standardizing color images and automates the process of improving digital images, reducing much of the need for slow and costly manual editing methods. As a result, C-Fit provides improved quality control as well as significant cost savings. Attendees are able to see a live demo of the new software throughout the show or can request a free demo CD at www.fujifilmcfit.com. All of these products will be on display and running live at the Fujifilm booth (#2214) throughout the Graphics of the Americas show. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmgs.com.