Fujifilm opens european Inkjet Technical Training Centre in Belgium

The new Inkjet Technical Training Centre will be Fujifilm’s European venue for first-class technical and commercial training, new product testing and launches and sales support. The facility will also be used to conduct benchmark testing and after-sales service. It is open to all of Fujifilm’s European subsidiaries and distributors with the aim of supporting them in their local wide format inkjet business.

Dirk Waes, sales & marketing manager for Large Format Inkjet Printing at Fujifilm Europe, comments, “Our new Inkjet centre shows that, despite the economic crisis that Europe and the world is currently experiencing, Fujifilm is continuing to invest in the future.” He continues, “We are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over Europe to the centre to provide a dedicated place to train and become familiar with the new products we constantly add to our range.”

The new centre houses devices which are relevant to both the large format printing and the photographic & fine arts markets. These include its water-based product range of the Epson Stylus Pro Series and a wide array of associated professional inkjet media, software and colour management tools. In addition, pertinent to the industrial wide format inkjet printing segment, the company’s Fujifilm Acuity Advance series of high resolution UV flatbed printers will also be on-show, including the recently launched Acuity Advance X2 with a double sized print bed of 3.05 by 2.5 m. This series of printers is available with a roll to roll option and can print on a wide range of unusual substrates of up to 48mm thick. It also incorporates an optional white ink module.

Also in the showroom will be finishing solutions that are compatible with Fujifilm’s wide format equipment.

“We have already booked a significant number of demo days for the local European subsidiaries. In addition, we have a constant stream of training sessions and other smaller demonstration groups making use of the centre all the time,” adds Waes.