Today at Labelexpo Europe, Brussels, Fujifilm announces a new partnership with respected Swiss CTP equipment manufacturer Lüscher Technologies. The agreement signals Fujifilm’s commitment to continue to invest in the future of its analogue business – at the same time as it is pushing the boundaries with its digital technologies.
The Fujifilm-Lüscher partnership gives Fujifilm a global contract to distribute Lüscher’s MultiDX! and Xpose! platesetter models. These expertly engineered devices will bring a range of benefits to Fujifilm label and packaging customers.
High image resolution is assured, with a range of dpi options, with up to 10,160 dpi available. And as the devices keep plates static during imaging, accuracy is also hugely improved. Other benefits include: small plate imaging without the need to slow the imaging speed; no requirement for clamp bars or taping, and no risk of the plate dismounting during imaging.
Furthermore, Lüscher Laser Diode Technology offers 980nm IR imaging for any ablative material such as flexo and letterpress plates and ablative films.
Fujifilm’s existing partnership with HYBRID Software (announced earlier this year) will further benefit this partnership as multiple HYBRID RIP options, optimised for Lüscher CTP technology, are also available.
David Parker, Category Manager, Analogue Packaging, Fujifilm EMEA says: “Lüscher was a global pioneer in digital imaging for plates, and they’ve gone on to become one of the most respected companies in the field, so they were an obvious choice for us to partner with to ensure that we are offering our analogue customers the very best technological solutions. Together with the HYBRID software RIP options we also have available, our three companies working together provide a unique blend of expertise and experience that will give our customers a real edge in a competitive market.”
Benedikt Strebel, CEO, Lüscher Technologies adds: “We are thrilled to be entering into partnership with Fujifilm, a pioneer and world leader in the graphic arts industry. Lüscher Technologies AG has long been synonymous with precision, quality and excellence in imaging solutions, and this collaboration with Fujifilm will undoubtedly raise the bar even higher.
“Our shared values of innovation, sustainability, and customer-centricity will serve as the cornerstone of this collaboration.
“Fujifilm’s Flenex plate technology, in combination with our market-leading CTP devices, will offer label and packaging businesses unrivalled levels of speed, quality and reliability. We look forward to leveraging our combined strengths to drive new developments, set industry standards and deliver innovative solutions that meet the changing needs of our customers.”