An effective application of UV printer on the front line at Fujita Inc. (From "POP EYE")

Changing a printing method from silk screen printing to much more eco-friendly one for enhancing company competitiveness .
Environment friendly digital on-demand inkjet printing was employed for room sign printing by utilizing short delivery time.
nameplate sample

“POP EYE” (published In October, 2012), which is a trade magazine of signage industry, carried an article about the application example of Mimaki’s printer "JFX-1631", “Effective Application Examples of UV Printer on the front line”.

The following is a textual quotation from the article.

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Application specialized for room nameplates armed with
"short delivery time", "on-demand" and "ecology"

Various room nameplate samples in the head office in Kyoto

Fujita Inc. 【A user of Mimaki "JFX-1631"】

Fujita Inc. is consistently engaged in business as a manufacturer specialized for room nameplates and leading the market with its unique technology such as “swing type” and “slide lock” that enables easy replacement of board. In the early stages, Fujita had proposed room nameplates to school facilities using silk screen instead of hand writing. These room nameplates created a cost advantages by mass-production throughout the country. Currently the company has enlarged the market into hospitals, childcare centers, nursing homes and public offices besides schools.

① LED edgelight hanging sign ② Braille letter sign is inscribed by NC router then UV printed. ③

Fujita has been working on the room nameplates by inkjet printers for the past 10 years. In early years, water-based printing and solvent-based printing were used, but nowadays UV printing is used. The company is printing various products with large flat bed UV curing inkjet printer, “JFX-1631” manufactured by Mimaki Engineering.

Hirotsugu Fujita, Representative Director of Fujita said, “Since we have changed our room nameplate printing method from silk screen to UV inkjet, our products have been widely accepted by even public offices because of not only by its finishing quality but also by its environmental friendliness. I think we have cultivated a new style of room nameplates with Mimaki UV printer”. He highly evaluates “JFX-1631” by saying, “We chose to install “JFX-1631” considering its high image quality, white ink, detailed support system. We have been studying and learning to make full use of this printer from our experience as well as Mimaki's devotional support service. Now this printer is running in full capacity yet its performance is quite stable. We are very satisfied with this grreat success”.

He also says that the advantage of UV printer is not only availability of small lot by on-demand and short delivery time but also the high visual quality of drawing. Unlike silk screen printing, UV inkjet printing enables ink to be sunk into the grain of a wooden board to achieve such high visual quality. He has constructed a new clean room to prevent particles from being adhered on the printing surface.

“We are not planning to unnecessarily expand our businesses just because we have large UVIJP. We are aiming at building good relationship with signage/design companies by differentiating us from other companies and expanding awareness that Fujita is a specialized room nameplate manufacturer.” Fujita is now considering to install the latest version of JFX printer and planning its effective operation.

Head factory & Multiple room nameplates are attached on the large flat bed of


・Fujita Inc.

  46-4, Higashinomorino-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
  Postal code, 607-8147
  TEL:81-75-592-7550 FAX:81-75-592-7524

Official web site of Fujita Iinc.

・Sogo Hodo Co., Ltd.

  "POP EYE" Editorial Office
  2F, Hamaya-Dainana Build., Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  Postal code, 169-0075
  TEL:81-3-5287-1255 FAX:81-3-5287-1256

Official web site of Sogo Hodo Co., Ltd.


  JP Business
  TKB Gotenyama Bldg. 5-9-41 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan
  Postal code, 141-0001
  TEL:81-3-5420-8680 FAX:81-3-5420-8686

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    Postal code, 607-8147
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