According to a recent study by industry consulting group Smithers Pira, entitled The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2019, the global market growth for inkjet is forecast to grow rapidly at an average growth rate of 12.7% between 2014 and 2019. The consulting group sees inkjet as the enabling technology to significantly improve print supply chains by reducing costs of short runs and printing on-demand, as well as providing an array of new opportunities in printing.
At Fujifilm, we’re committed to not only providing breakthrough technologies to take full advantage of inkjet in all aspects of printing, but in broadening the ongoing dialogue and education with printers on how this technology can dramatically enable them to win more profitable work.
– Ed Pierce, Product Marketing Manager, Fujifilm
As part of this collaborative educational effort, Fujifilm has a number of resources to assist printers in investigating how specific inkjet technologies can meet their specific print customer needs. These resources include:
- High-level sponsorship’s of industry-sponsored educational efforts, like the upcoming Inkjet Summit 2016 to be held at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, April 18 – 20, 2016
- Development of educational websites specifically geared to providing the latest information, white papers, videos, and case histories regarding how inkjet is redefining how printers print today. This site, Inkjet Insights, offers solutions specific for Book Publishing, General Commercial Printing, Label Printing and Sign & Display Graphics. A related site, Fujifilm Packaging Insights, goes into greater depth for packaging applications and for example, explains how digital inkjet solutions integrated with conventional flexographic print processes creates hybrid printing solutions for labels and other specialty print applications.
- Fujifilm periodically develops invitation-only Technical Summits at Fujifilm’s Chicago Technology Center for Graphics. This 23,000 square foot facility delivers a first-hand and hands-on educational experience for print providers from offset to packaging, wide format to narrow web labels, digital toner presses to high-speed production inkjet presses, and workflow to color management. Hands-on demonstrations are also available at this one-of-a-kind facility located conveniently in Hanover Park, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Fujifilm continues to develop new inkjet technologies and solutions to help meet the needs of today’s brand managers and help print providers win more work.