Inkjet technologies transform folding carton printing
Leading inkjet technologies are fast becoming a viable solution for the production of high quality, short run packaging, particularly when combined with “Kanban” ordering and manufacturing principles. Historically, one of the barriers to success in this market has been the fact that prototypes were always inferior to the finished product, and the time lag between the prototype and finished product was often too long. Generally speaking, the quality of digitally printed folding cartons has also been inadequate.
The quality, flexibility and efficiency of Fujifilm’s Jet Press 720S, however, means that these challenges have now been overcome. This means that a prototype can be produced at the same quality as the finished print run in the space of a few minutes, and the print run can then follow immediately.