Seiko Epson Corporation is opening a new collaborative inkjet laboratory at its Fujimi Plant in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The facility is called Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab, and will begin operations in October.
Epson will use the Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab to conduct joint research with research institutes and companies that are looking to apply inkjet technology in industrial processes.
With the lab, Epson will develop new applications and discover new needs for inkjet technology, create new markets for inkjet printing, and accelerate the use of its inkjet printheads in industry.
The Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab is equipped with an inkjet printing machine and inkjet evaluation unit that uses Epson inkjet printheads, as well as other equipment that can be used for the trial fabrication and evaluation of electronic devices. Lab users can draw on Epson's expertise as they explore the potential for inkjet technology in all kinds of applications.
"Our goal is to pioneer new printing and production processes for customers by providing solutions based on Epson's inkjet printheads," said Seiko Epson executive officer Satoshi Hosono.
"Our printheads boast numerous advantages, including outstanding printing performance, environmental performance, and ink compatibility. We see the Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab as the first step toward expanding the number of locations for forging partnerships with those who share our aspirations and for collaborating to drive innovation."