Case Studies and Testimonials

For more than six decades, Concord Direct has developed direct-response solutions for leading non-profits devoted to a wide cross-section of causes, including environmental, food relief, animal welfare, human services, and more.

A turnkey production process—including extensive printing and the ability to meet deadlines—has long been critical to Concord’s success. Recently, the team saw the need to upgrade its printing system and chose the FUJIFILM 46kUV Inkjet Printbar System.

“We saw the need to look in a new direction for producing our work.  After a visit to Fujifilm’s R&D facility for inkjet integration, we opted to partner with them,” said Scott Hirsch, Plant Manager, Concord Direct. “Fujifilm has a long history in print, and the combination of Fujifilm’s technology and integration expertise was an added plus. The system is operator-friendly, efficient, and offers clean, smart software that has truly enhanced our operations.

Installing Fujifilm’s 46kUV Inkjet Printbar System has resulted in a number of efficiency gains for Concord Direct. The 46kUV prints at speeds up to 500 feet per minute—a major improvement over Concord’s previous maximum printing speed of 300 feet per minute. Additionally, Concord was often restricted to running its old system at 194 feet per minute due to print quality, webbed material length in the machine, start-up time, and web tension challenges. The FUJIFILM 46kUV Inkjet Printbar System, paired with the Fujifilm TransJet media transport, allows for easier access, quicker set up, and faster changeovers than Concord’s former system.

Click here to read the release about Fujifilm’s partnership with Concord Direct.

  • Printer focused on supporting non-profit organizations with direct-response fundraising, including direct mail
  • Based in Concord, New Hampshire
The goal
  • Replace end-of-life print systems with modern digital inkjet technology
The solution
  • The FUJIFILM 46kUV Printbar System with a Fujifilm Unigraphica TransJet transport. 

The FUJIFILM 42K Printbar System played a key role in Lebone Litho Printers’ printing of election ballots for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

With its new FUJIFILM 42K Printbar Systems, Lebone Litho Printers was able to print 64,000 pads in two weeks, which previously required four weeks. Lebone Litho’s participation in this project, which has been openly visible to the public, resulted in increased visibility and advertising that has compounded sales opportunities for the large printing provider.  

The success Lebone Litho has experienced here is rooted in the productivity of the Fujifilm 42K Printbar System,” said Keith Michael, Chief Executive Officer of Lebone Litho Printers. With the easy-to-use, high-tech printing solution, we’re able to deliver high-quality printing services in a speedy manner as well as take on additional printing jobs for a wide range of compelling clients, including printing exams for local schools and printing the licenses and registration documents for vehicles in Tanzania.”  

The story of success from Lebone Litho Printers highlights the versatility and value of the 42K Printbar system, and the trust they place in Fujifilm’s integration team,” said Greg Balch, vice president and general manager of the FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions group. “What weve heard from them is similar to what other clients have told us and is what we’ve come to expect. 

Read the press release from Fujifilm.

Read the full interview

Keith Michael started Lebone Litho in his garage with less than $1000. Today, he’s the CEO of a multimillion dollar operation.

Read our interview with him here.

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  • Full-spectrum printer, producing periodicals, books, promotional material, and specialty printing.
  • More than 500 employees in three locations in South Africa.
  • Annual printing of 65 million schoolbooks
The goal
  • Print 64,000 election ballots with variable data for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The solution
  • Three FUJIFILM 42k Printbar Systems. The job was done in half the time.

According to an article published by Grafkom on Feb 1, 2024, Scandinavian book printer Scandbook announced in early 2024 that it is installing new digital printing technology in two plants.

“The timing is perfect for this investment as our customers are increasingly looking at sustainability issues and, of course, their costs,” says Paulius Juška, CEO of Scandbook.

They chose four 27-inch FUJIFILM 42K printbars with Samba printheads to retrofit their existing press. Company officials said they believe uptime will be higher, and the stability of the technology makes it more predictable at start and stop. They also will be able to print on a wider range of book papers.

“This gives us much better control over the process, and we will be able to print on many more different papers,” said Scandbook site manager Alf Linder.

“Just having a wider selection of papers is very important right now. The market wants to be standardized, but it also wants to be flexible, as paper is such a large part of the cost of the book,” he added.

Juška added, “It’s good for our company which becomes much more stable, this will be our opportunity to create a good future.”

To see the full article from Grafkom, click the link: Scandbook Invests 36M SEK in Digital Printing Technology 

  • Scandinavia’s leading book printer, supplying more than 300 publishers.
  •  Locations in Sweden and Lithuania
  • Annual printing of 40 million books delivered to 13 different countries
The goal
  • Replace legacy inkjet imprinting equipment as part of a 36 million SEK upgrade
The solution
  • Four 27-inch FUJIFILM printbars installed on existing Timson presses
“There were a number of reasons we went with Fujifilm over rival systems. We liked that they fully own all the technologies – the printheads as well as the integration technology.

“It gives us confidence to be dealing with one partner – a partner that we were confident could offer the service and support we need to ensure ongoing smooth operation and the swift resolution to any problems.”

“It’s proven technology. Fujifilm has a long heritage in inkjet, and its imprinting solutions are tried and tested.

“They’re a strong and respected manufacturer and a financially robust and stable company that we know we can depend on over the long term.

“The Fujifilm imprinting system gives us more up-time, shorter set-up times and results in far less waste.

—Bernd Wein, Paragon Operations Director, Direct Mail


Paragon Group
  • A major global player in direct
    mail, transactional print, business
    outsourcing and packaging
  •  9000+ employees in 30 countries
  • Annual turnover of more than $1.3B
The goal
  • Replace legacy inkjet imprinting equipment on a direct mail production line
The solution
  • A pair of one-meter wide FUJIFILM print bars installed on Paragon’s existing equipment
See Fujifilm’s press release announcing the success of the Paragon project!
Fujifilm Integrated Inkjet Solutions made it easy to evaluate their solution by providing a demonstration unit and the support needed to install it.

They planned and communicated clearly and in detail throughout the process from our first inquiry through to equipment arrival, installation, and follow-up thereafter. This made the experience easy.

“Fujifilm is open, collaborative, and flexible to our needs. It goes without saying that their expertise was comprehensive.

“It’s good to know Fujifilm has a broad range of solutions and they are able to support our expansion as we continue to incorporate the latest printing technology for our customers.”

-Naveed Choudhry, Sr.
Transformation and Operations Manager,
Broadridge Customer Communications

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  • An independent Fintech leader whose platforms underpin the trading of more than $9 trillion each day
  •  14000+ employees in 21 countries
  • Annual turnover of more than $5B
The goal
  • Replace legacy inkjet equipment for transactional printing
The solution
  • Print systems of different sizes and structures to handle a variety of transactional documents