A worldwide player in the printing equipment and materials market
Today's publishing and printing industries depend on computers and digital technology. Fujifilm offers solutions, including onscreen editing systems and digital image scanners, computer-to-plate (CTP) systems, and proofing systems used to assure quality. We also make supplies and equipment for traditional printing processes.
Making printing plates directly from computer data
Computer-to-plate (CTP) technology lets printing companies make printing plates directly from computer data, skipping the film stage. CTP platesetting is not only faster, but also more precise so colors line up correctly. The commercial printing industry is converting to CTP at a rapid pace. Our new processless and chemistry-free CTP plates are making printing more eco-friendly by reducing waste.
Rising demand for computer-to-plate systems
Growing to meet global CTP demand
We manufacture offset printing plates in four parts of the world — Japan, the United States, the Netherlands and China. Our two Chinese plants, in Hebei and Jiangsu provinces, are helping meet demand not only in the growing Chinese market, but also worldwide. Going forward, we hope to achieve a 40% share of the global market for CTP plates.
Fujifilm printing plate factory in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
On-demand printing convenience
On-demand printing allows small print runs of a wide array of content. It is ideal for printing product brochures, targeted direct-mail advertising and self-published books, on an as-needed basis. Data is sent directly from the print server to the printer; no printing plates are required.
On-demand printer and print server
Synergy within the Fujifilm group
On-demand printing systems are provided by Fuji Xerox, a Fujifilm group company. These systems incorporate color management and print controller technologies from Fujifilm. Fuji Xerox digital inkjet printing systems are another example of synergy. These use water-based inks developed by Fujifilm and new high-speed, high-resolution printheads developed by Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc. The result is a new combination of high-speed, high-quality and large-format printing capabilities in one digital printing solution for commercial printing applications. Previous digital printers could not achieve production speeds and quality comparable to offset printing on larger format sheet sizes.