The Japanese manufacturer also shared some hints about how it had tackled the challenges of sheetfed toner printing at a larger sheet size.
The format is actually ‘B2XL’ with a sheet size of 750x662mm allowing for six-up A4 production.
Resolution is 2,400x2,400dpi and print speed is 2,500sph.
Fujifilm said the company had developed a “unique magnetic force pattern” that overcomes the previous issues of toner transfer unevenness at larger sheet sizes.
This also includes a new technology used to supply the toner – which Fujifilm claimed also has the industry’s smallest class of toner particle size.
The press prints in CMYK but there are two slots available to add additional colours in the future.
An Adaptive Registration Adjustment System measures paper shrinkage on each sheet and adjusts the front-to-back registration in real time.
Fujifilm highlighted its versatility in terms of the potential end user applications by printing jobs onto a lightweight 64gsm stock, a max weight 450gsm packaging sheet, and a textured synthetic paper.
The GC12500 was printing live at the show, although samples were not available to take away. There was a constant hubbub of visitors checking out the new arrival.
Although this was a technology preview and pricing is not yet disclosed, product marketing manager Kenji Ueki told Printweek the intention was for it to be a more affordable option and “a great differentiator” from the inkjet technology of other vendors.
The GC12500 will receive its European debut at a Fujifilm Peak Performance Print at Fujifilm’s new Print Experience Centre in Ratingen, Germany, in late January 2024.
According to Fujifilm, the event will also feature a range of technology updates across Fujifilm’s toner and inkjet product portfolios for the commercial and folding packaging print sector.