FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division strengthens its packaging segment line-up by signing distribution agreement with Edale Ltd.

Fujifilm will distribute Edale’s range of flexographic label and packaging printing presses across North and South America, complementing its label and packaging product portfolio.

As part of this new arangement, Fujifilm is launching the Edale FL3, a 17” six-color flexo press, pictured left, equipped with AiiR (Autonomous Register setup and motorized inking and impression pressure adjustment), automated finishing, Fujifilm FLENEX Water Wash Flexo Plates, Fujifilm Illumina COLDCURE LED curing lamps and Fujifilm 300 Series LED UV inks. This new press is now available for live demonstrations at Fujifilm’s Americas Technology Center, in Hanover Park, Illinois, near Chicago, and will also be showcased at Labelexpo Americas 2018, in Rosemont, Illinois, September 25 – 27, within Fujifilm booth 5621.

“We chose Edale for our flexo printing platform because of its solid 60 year history in building state of the art presses, and the ability to add value with Fujifilm’s unique technology, provide compelling solutions for efficient package printing to our customers,” said Todd Zimmerman, division president, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division.

James Boughton, Edale’s Managing Director adds, “We are delighted to extend our cooperation with Fujifilm to represent our range of flexographic presses. We are confident that Fujifilm is well equipped to serve our clients. By combining the press with Fujifilm’s extensive range of technologies and consumables, I believe that together we can now offer a unique, profitable and productive package for our customers.”

To find out how Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division can help businesses meet future challenges, improve quality and reduce costs, please visit: www.FujifilmPackagingInsights.com.

 About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including:  photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.faceboo

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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, brings innovative solutions to a broad range of global industries by leveraging its depth of knowledge and fundamental technologies derived from photographic film. Its proprietary core technologies contribute to the fields of healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, optical devices, digital imaging and document products. These products and services are based on its extensive portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and imaging technologies. For the year ended March 31, 2018, the company had global revenues of $23.0 billion, at an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

About Edale Ltd.

Edale is a leading supplier of high technology, narrow mid-web flexographic and digital printing presses and converting equipment.

With over 50 years’ experience in the printing and packaging industry, Edale applies its award winning renowned British design and engineering expertise to provide equipment that helps customers to deliver quality products day-in, day-out, enhancing image, reputation and profitability.

Edale provides a range of standard equipment and bespoke solutions to customers around the world. Edale’s expertise in web transport for single pass inkjet has facilitated technology customers to commercialize their innovations with the essential features and necessary standards demanded by the packaging industry. Together with leading partners and an enviable distribution and service network, Edale continually assesses market and customer needs to ensure machines are fully upgradeable to stay ahead of the changing demands.