FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems (FSIS) is a global leader in the development of inkjet systems for wide format applications, for distribution worldwide through Fujifilm sales channels. FSIS also develop UV inkjet inks for industrial and wide format OEMs directly.
FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems develops inkjet systems for wide format applications, for distribution through Fujifilm sales channels worldwide. Other UV inkjet inks are also developed and supplied to industrial and wide format OEMs directly. A typical inkjet system combines UV curing inkjet inks, developed and manufactured in-house, with printer platforms developed with, and supplied by an external supplier.
The research and development team, supported by an inkjet integration group based in Cambridge, work together to optimise product performance, exploiting their unmatched understanding of ink chemistry, print applications, media, printheads and UV curing.
Inkjet ink production at FSIS is carried out in a process controlled, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This recognises the equal importance of both the ink formulation and the production process, and provides controls over every aspect of manufacture to ensure consistency.
FSIS is headquartered in Broadstairs, Kent employing 320 people on a 4.5 hectare site incorporating high-tech manufacturing and research and development facilities.
FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems' core skill is ink design, with an unmatched understanding of ink chemistry, print applications, media, printheads and UV curing. Fujifilm’s design capability encompasses R&D resources, a legacy of ink formulation and vast manufacturing experience.
Continual investment in research and development enables Fujifilm to keep up with the rapid advances in inkjet printing technology and deliver ink systems that fuel some of the world's most powerful wide format printers.
A high speed digital printer may have to place billions of droplets of ink accurately, every second in order to form a high resolution image at production speed. The demands on printheads and ink performance are very high and so formulations must meet precise performance specifications.
When designing an ink, our chemists consider properties like printed finish, adhesion to the printed material, flexibility and finishing, while controlling particle size, viscosity and surface tension to produce inks that jet reliably.
Inks are rigorously tested in the laboratory and in production environments where prints are tested for jetting reliability, print quality, production performance and weathering to ensure they meet Fujifilm’s stringent performance and quality assurance standards.
A central research and development team is situated alongside the manufacturing facilities in Broadstairs, UK, supported by two facilities:
The manufacturing facility at FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems’ Broadstairs site occupies 8000m2, with an additional 4000m2 of finished product warehousing space.
Fujifilm uses a sophisticated manufacturing process where the need for consistent high quality permeates the entire production process.
Inkjet ink production is carried out in a process controlled, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This recognises the equal importance of both the ink formulation and the production process, and provides controls over every aspect of manufacture to ensure consistency.
FSIS has invested significantly in alternative methods of reducing its environmental footprint at its manufacturing site.
This work has played its part in FSIS being accredited to the Environmental standard ISO 14001, in addition to the Quality standard ISO 9001 and twice being awarded the Best Process Plant ‘Best Factory Award’.
FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems produces inks and consumables for a variety of print processes and distributes a range of class-leading wide format printer systems. Please use the links below to see the full range of products available:
At FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems the quality of our products and processes is only surpassed by the quality of our people. Our success is firmly rooted in talented people defined by their ability, know-how, innovation and commitment to customers and to each other. Add this to their enthusiasm, team working and responsibility for continuous improvement it is little wonder we are the company of choice for people to build their career in.
Interested in working for FSIS?
We have a range of opportunities and are always especially interested in hearing from highly capable people across a range of technical disciplines including chemists and development engineers.
For all enquiries please contact us at: fsis.reception(at)fujifilm(dot)com
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|FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems Ltd|
Kent CT10 2LE
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fax: +44 (0)1843 872184
Business Fields: Inkjet inks, wide format systems, UV flexo inks; screen inks.
Managing Director: Ian Wilkinson
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