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Fujifilm opens inkjet paper plant in SC

May 26, 2010 12:00 AM

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Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. is investing an additional $25 million in its Greenwood, SC, manufacturing campus to produce a new line of high quality inkjet paper.

“We are proud to announce that we will start to produce a new inkjet photo paper in the United States to meet the growing demand generated by our customers’ adoption of our dry printing solutions,” says Ryutaro Hosoda, president and CEO for Fujifilm North America Corp. and president, Fujifilm Holdings America Corp. “We have been producing color photo paper here in the U.S. that has built our reputation for quality through many years. In addition to that, we will begin the production of inkjet photo paper that illustrates our commitment to the industry and our belief in its continued promise.”

Fujifilm inkjet photo paper will be produced for use with Fujifilm’s wide format inkjet printers and Frontier Dry Inkjet Minilabs.

The inkjet photo manufacturing process employs Fujifilm’s precision thin-layer film coating manufacturing. The recent introduction of inkjet photo paper by Fujifilm represents the latest application of this advanced manufacturing technique. Just as traditional silver-halide photography paper utilized color sensitive photochemical layers, Fujifilm engineers have applied this knowledge to inkjet printer photo paper, applying more layers to create more saturated, rich colors.