Fujifilm teams up with Hybrid Software on Smart Digital Front End workflow

Technology collaboration will help deliver high-quality output for flexible packaging applications 

Fujifilm has teamed up with Hybrid Software to develop a Smart Digital Front End (DFE) workflow for its digital inkjet water-based Jet Press FP790 flexible packaging technology.  

The web-based, open architecture production workflow offers fully automated prepress functionality to ensure the Jet Press FP790 press offers fast turnaround times, maximum productivity and reduced operating costs. In addition, its modular configuration allows for greater workflows and full customization. 

This new Smart DFE is a result of a close working partnership between Fujifilm’s research and development team and Hybrid’s specialist software developers. 

Created to deliver the highest quality output for a wide range of flexible packaging applications while adhering to the regulatory requirements of the sector, the Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet press features an environmentally-friendly design incorporating water-based inkjet print technologies. The press can reproduce more than 90 percent of the Pantone color gamut, offers two dedicated white inkjet channels for high white opacity print and delivers high-quality 1200 x 1200 dpi image reproduction.   

Mike Agness, executive vice president, Americas at Hybrid Software said: ‘It has been extremely rewarding to combine the USPs of our two companies and their complimentary offerings to help Fujifilm bring such an exciting new print solution to market. The combination of our extensive knowledge and understanding of RIP-to-print production workflows for the packaging sector, and Fujifilm’s expertise in colour management and print production has been a perfect match in the development of the innovative technologies that lie at the heart of the new Jet Press FP790.’