Epson's Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab reopens with new equipment, facilities, is outfitted with direct-to-surface color inkjet printers, facilities for performing tests using Epson's inkjet printheads; lab includes meeting area, studio to broadcast tests

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TOKYO , October 27, 2022 (press release) –

Lab outfitted with new features for enhanced value creation, including direct-to-surface color inkjet printers -

Seiko Epson Corp. (TSE: 6724, "Epson") has re-equipped and reopened the Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab at its Fujimi Plant in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

The entrance of Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab and the inside of the lab
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Epson sees commercial and industrial printing as a growth area. The Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab, which first opened in October 2019, was created to promote the exploration of new inkjet printing applications in manufacturing in collaboration with a variety of partners. The re-equipped Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab is part of Epson's strategy to expand applications for printhead-based solutions in new markets and to accelerate innovation in its customers' printing and production processes.

The Lab has been newly outfitted with direct-to-surface color inkjet printers along with facilities for performing tests using Epson's inkjet printheads. Furnished also with other new facilities such as a meeting area and a studio that can broadcast a view of tests performed, the Lab is spacious, open and conducive to the growth of ideas.

Until now used mainly for conventional printing applications, Epson's inkjet printheads also show promise in new fields such as electronics and bioprinting. The Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab is equipped with inkjet machine for R&D mounted with these printheads, as well as a battery of other machines, instruments, and tools for running trial production and evaluations.

Inkjet systems eliminate much of the waste associated with traditional production methods and are expected to transform the way companies manufacture, which is especially important given today's increased focus on sustainability. Epson will continue to drive the creation of new value that contributes to a more sustainable world through the Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab and through co-creation with partners from a variety of fields.

Lab Profile

Name Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab
Start of operations Opened in October 2019 and reopened after renewal in October 2022
Total floor space Approx. 650 m²

Related news release

Epson Opens Fujimi Inkjet Innovation Lab (August 26, 2019)

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson's goal is to 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 more than JPY 1 trillion.

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