Aneka eXpress Printing Install the Jetpress 750S Machine (3rd Generation Jetpress)
Aneka eXpress Printing, a retail printing company located in Kepu Selatan, Central Jakarta, installed a hi-end digital printing machine for the commercial print industry, namely Jet Press 750S (Jet Press). This is a printing press with the latest digital technology made by Fujifilm. Jet Press is a new flagship model that can achieve high-quality images that can produce a maximum high-speed output of 3,600 sheets per hour with B2 paper size and the use of the latest printheads and inks with improved quality from its predecessor feature, Jet Press 720S, which has been recognized worldwide.
According to Rudy Chandra (owner of Aneka eXpress printing), the Jetpress 750S machine that was installed in the printing press is the 3rd generation machine from the Jetpress series launched by Fujifilm. This machine was recently released in Europe and America in January 2019. Surely the Jetpress series that was installed has undergone various quality improvements from previous generations. This machine is very suitable for various eXpress related print orders that accept many print publishing orders with a short volume circulation (for example 500 pcs). Even with this machine, it can print just one or two sheets of separation. Something that is difficult to do offset, because the offset printing process becomes more expensive for a very little volume. Previously, Rudy Chandra had explored several similar types of digital inkjet printing machines, especially those with UV format, but instead, UV printing was not suitable for him, because UV printing produced thicker inks, resulting in thicker pages per page and had an effect on the thickness of books or magazines. Although we know, UV printing produces many creative applications.
This machine does not use a pay per click system, but in terms of service, there are still spare part insurance costs (SPI) per month. Inkjet ink is cheaper than other digital print inks, making Jetpress 750S cost production far more competitive.
Jet Press is increasing its productivity by adopting the latest exclusive technology. The high-speed output of 3,600 sheets per hour has been achieved by increasing the printhead droplet ejection speed, increasing accuracy in ink ejection control, and adopting a new drying mechanism. By enlarging the maximum paper size to 750mm x 585mm, six pages of B5 size (general book size) can be printed on one sheet thereby increasing production efficiency. In addition, JET PRESS is also equipped with a new high-precision image quality inspection, which checks each sheet of print visually to automatically determine whether the print job is performed in stable quality. This reduces the number of hours worked required for inspection and sorting after printing. This new drying mechanism is one of the important factors that make paper evenly printed and reduces the amount of electricity consumed by about 20%. The full length of the drying unit is 70cm shorter than the previous model, reducing installation space by around 15% so that it can be installed in a smaller space.
In September 2019, Aneka eXpress made a major breakthrough in the world of Indonesia's graphic industry, namely its courage to install Fujifilm's digital inkjet press flagship machine, Jet Press 750S. This is the first Jet Press 750S installation in Southeast Asia.
In early October, during the launch of the Jet Press installation at Aneka eXpress, the editor had the opportunity to interview Aneka eXpress's owner specifically, Rudy Chandra. He conveyed several important things related to the installation of Jet Press machines in his printing press. The following are the story of the interview:
Can you explain a little about Jet Press 750S, sir? and what is the difference with its predecessor generation, Jet Press 720S?
In terms of different ink, electricity consumption is more efficient, and the speed is also higher. Then what distinguishes it again from the Jet Press 720S is that the Jet Press 750S series has been equipped with an AHR (Active Head Retraction) system, which functions to adjust the printhead's distance to the paper, this is done if there is an unevenness of paper detected. Sometimes the paper is not always flat, some are bumpy because of moisture. Well, the AHR system will raise each printhead module one by one, so that the problem sheet will not crash into the printhead, thus avoiding 'jammed'. production does not need to be disrupted. The distance between the printhead and the delivery can now adjust to about 5 millimeters if in the previous series Jetpress 720S was only up to 2 millimeters.
Jet Press 750S is a game-changer from conventional technology. What we do know is that Aneka eXpress has been playing in conventional printing for a long time. Are you planning to replace all offset machines with digital printing machines?
It's possible to replace all of our offset printing machines with digital inkjet press machines, not yet, yeah. But for the circulation below 1000 pcs has begun to be transferred to the Jet Press machine. Because now people tend to print do not want to stock. They print only according to their needs (print on demand). Jet press machines are suitable for short-run order circulation.
Of the many new inkjet press machines, why did you choose Jet Press 750S? What is the reason?
I myself have seen and compared various inkjet press machines. For now the readiest, in my opinion, is Fujifilm. First, most sales right now. The quality is also good. Then, I see other producers are not ready yet, most are still in beta projects. Maybe the development of other manufacturers in the years ahead will emerge. But for now, I think, Fujifilm is the most prepared. Then the Jet Press dealer factor in Indonesia, namely Astragraphia, I consider having been proven as the vendor with the best after-sales service today.
Why not choose digital UV inkjet that can be printed on all kinds of substrates?
UV mold tends to thicken because of the ink that arises. When for book production, the back of the book becomes too thick. For example, if a book is printed with offset, the back of the book is 1 cm thick, if it is printed on a UV machine, the back of the book can be 1.2 cm. This is not suitable for us who print more book production. Print with UV ink is more suitable for creative industries.
How does the Jet Press 750S engine purchase system and the production cost comparison between the Jet Press 750S and the offset?
For printing costs per set with a circulation below 500 pcs, the production costs are still cheaper Jet Press, but if production with a circulation above 500 pcs, the cost is cheaper with offset. Then, when compared with other digital printing machines, this machine is sold off, meaning that there is no pay per click fee, but there are still insurance costs, such as spare part insurance (SPI). This makes it much easier for us and has certainty about the cost of production without having to be overshadowed by pay-per-click that suddenly rises.