FUJIFILM and Kao Collins integrated inkjet solutions


Lebanon, NH, Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions, one of the world’s leading inkjet solutions providers, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Kao Collins, a world-renowned innovator in ink formulation, to power inkjet printing solutions for the commercial printing industry. Through the combined efforts of Fujifilm and Kao Collins, customers will benefit from expanded service options and parts availability for inkjet printing system hardware. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The two companies will collaborate to support Fujifilm’s sales of the X-BAR POWERED BY FUJIFILM INKJET TECHNOLOGY system for digital printing in the direct mail and transactional printing markets. The X-BAR product launched in 2021 is integrated with innovative inkjet print bar technologies from Fujifilm and Kao Collins.

With 70 years of combined experience in inkjet solutions, the new collaboration between Fujifilm and Kao Collins broadens the scope of experienced technical resources and strengthens the service offered to customers. Fujifilm and Kao Collins’ global business networks provide a broad base of technical support to print service providers looking to improve how they add variable content to direct mail and transactional printing, among other business applications. commercial printing.

“Fujifilm and Kao Collins bring to their collaboration unique and proven experiences in technology, customer service and world-class technical support,” said Greg Balch, vice president and general manager of FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions Group. “Together, we can deliver extensive solutions with best-in-class technology from both companies.”

“This trade agreement allows each company to focus on its strengths in the market. By partnering with Fujifilm, Kao Collins’ hardware, software and ink technologies are now offered on a larger scale,” said Chris Rogers, Vice President of Kao Collins. “In addition, the partnership with Fujifilm creates more resources with all the right capabilities to support the X-BAR POWERED BY FUJIFILM INKJET TECHNOLOGY system. This allows Kao Collins to stay focused on critical market needs for technical support and adoption.

Please visit our site to learn more about the world-class customer support services offered by Fujifilm and Kao Collins or to contact either party: https://inkjet-integration.fujifilm.com/fujifilm-kao-collins-partnership/

About FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions Business

FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions’ vision is to be the first choice for enabling productivity, sustainability, profitability and innovation through inkjet printing technology, with a clear reputation for quality, customer focus, flexibility and performance that far exceeds the expectations of our diverse industry. segment customers.

FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions is an inkjet solutions provider within the FUJIFILM Inkjet Business Division of FUJIFILM Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. The company offers products for the design, engineering and integration of systems in support of a range of legacy and emerging applications in the graphic arts and industrial segments. All of this comes from a provider with global technology and service resources to serve its customers.

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Corporation is an operating company of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, leverages its deep knowledge and proprietary core technologies to deliver the VALUE OF INNOVATION in our products and services in the business segments of healthcare, materials, business innovation and imagery. Our relentless pursuit of innovation is focused on creating social value and improving the lives of people around the world. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information on Fujifilm’s 2030 Sustainable Value Plan, Click here. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, the company had worldwide revenue of approximately 2.5 trillion yen (US$21 billion at an exchange rate of 122 yen/dollar). Visit www.fujifilmholdings.com for more information.

About Kao Collins

Since 1980, Kao Collins has introduced innovative solutions that enable customers and OEMs to reduce costs, increase productivity and expand offerings to various markets – graphics, commercial printing, packaging, labeling and consumer products. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kao Collins formulates and manufactures innovative inkjet inks for high-speed, single-pass printing, including water-based, oil-based, solvent, UV, LED and EB. Visit www.kaocollins.com for more information.

About Kao

Kao creates high value-added products and services that care for and enrich the lives of everyone and the planet. Thanks to its portfolio of more than 20 leading brands such as Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries and Molton Brown. Kao is part of the daily life of people in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. Combined with its chemical business, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates around 1.42 trillion yen in annual sales. Kao employs approximately 33,500 people worldwide and has a 135-year history of innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information. https://www.kao.com/global/fr/

FUJIFILM and POWERED BY FUJIFILM INKJET TECHNOLOGY are trademarks of FUJIFILM Corporation and its subsidiaries. X-BAR and trademarks referenced herein are trademarks of Kao Collins, Inc.

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