FujiFilm announces to enter the inkjet printer market starting this month.
The British FUJIFILM Sericol Ltd. subsidiary will manufacture ink cartridges that are compatible with UV ink and solvent ink. The hardware side is supplied by OEMs.
Sales of FujiFilm printers and ink to sign and display printing companies, photo laboratories and commercial printing companies will start in the United States.
About the new FujiFilm inks:
UV ink hardens if ultraviolet rays are applied to it. Printers compatible with UV inks can directly print on not only paper, vinyl and other sheets but also such thick materials as acrylics and metals. Furthermore, UV inks that do not contain VOC are environment-friendly. They are also weatherproof and suitable for outdoor billboards, signs, indoor decoration and POP applications.
Solvent ink employs an organic solvent. Printers compatible with solvent inks can directly print on paper, vinyl and other materials. As they are very much weatherproof, these inks are suitable for outdoor, large-sized advertisements, billboards and signs.
More details can be found in this FujiFilm press-release.
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