The Inkjet Ecosystem around iPrint is growing

News / 31 Mar, 2022

Inkjet ecosystem
We are thrilled to announce that Epson Europe B.V., the European headquarters of Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”), has established a new sales office in Switzerland in collaboration with the iPrint Institute and Competence Center (iPrint) as part of the company’s efforts to strengthen its printhead sales business in Europe. The branch will begin operations on April 1st.

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What can the inkjet ecosystem proposed by iPrint offer you?

  • Accessibility to high level inkjet-oriented resources
  • Accessibility to necessary equipment and measurement devices
  • Laboratory and office spaces
  • Support in your developments of new technologies, products or processes
  • Strong network of equipment and material suppliers, as well as application partners

Why not join us in the Marly Innovation Center, Switzerland, and co-create the future of digital production by inkjet?

The arrival of Epson at iPrint boosts the inkjet ecosystem that iPrint is developing at the Marly Innovation Center. It is worth mentioning that other players in the inkjet printing industry are already present either here or nearby. The site has a very long tradition of printing technologies, originating from paper manufacturing in the Middle Ages.

Our vision is to offer through this inkjet ecosystem to any interested company the opportunity to receive the necessary support for its inkjet and digital printing developments. On one hand, innovative technologies will be developed together with equipment suppliers. On the other hand, new inkjet applications will be developed thanks to the wide spectrum of equipment and materials that the members of the inkjet ecosystem can offer and create with us. iPrint connects people and knowledge to create innovations that contribute to valuable products for our inkjet ecosystem and to the well-being of society in a sustainable way.

We can count on a very multidisciplinary, talented and international team, on well-equipped laboratories with numerous research printers and measurement devices, on sound national and international industrial and academic networks, as well as on excellent engineers from our universities, that we are continuously training at iPrint. Informal exchanges within the ecosystem will allow us to foster innovation and co-creation.

Let’s inspire the inkjet printing industry, let’s challenge conventional technologies and let’s create the future of inkjet!

About iPrint

iPrint is an Institute and a Competence Center of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), member of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO). iPrint is an internationally recognized center for the development of inkjet-related innovative technologies and applied research projects in the areas of graphical printing, printing for electronics, biomedical printing and advanced manufacturing. We improve and apply the inkjet technology to print and produce high-value products in a more sustainable way. iPrint currently has numerous R&D projects where we develop inkjet-based processes to meet industry's expectations for digitalization and on-demand production. In addition to research activities, The Inkjet Training center of iPrint offers continuous education courses. More than 240 participants from over 105 companies and 25 countries already attended the hands-on fundamental course and advanced masterclasses on inkjet.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson will become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of around JPY 1 trillion.

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