FUJIFILM AND VAN SON LAUNCH TECH ADVANTAGE PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL PRINTERS

New Program Designed to Revolutionize Process Efficiency and Increase Pressroom ROI

Valhalla, N.Y., January 24, 2011 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division and Van Son Holland Ink Corporation of America today announced a new program now available to Fujifilm customers who purchase Van Son inks for the first time that is designed to revolutionize the way sheet fed offset printers manage their pressroom environments while maximizing the return on their printing technology investments. Called the Van Son Fujifilm Tech Advantage Program, this initiative combines cutting-edge technology and software tools with the best in human resources and product reliability to give commercial printers up-to-the-minute control of their process management.

“Van Son Holland Ink has teamed up with Fujifilm’s professional services experts and our real-time technology tools, such as Taskero® Universe™ ColorPath® Verified™ and ColorPath Sync™ to assure world class performance in the pressroom,” said Don Schroeder, director of solutions development, Graphic Systems Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Our goal is to help commercial printers realize consistency standards from their ink and their presses that they may not have previously thought possible.”

Through the Van Son Fujifilm Tech Advantage Program, customers can use their Van Son ink purchases from Fujifilm to help finance professional services such as: G7® education and implementation, Taskero Universe ColorPath Verified and ColorPath Sync, stochastic screening implementation, custom compensation curve development, color management education and implementation, pressroom densitometry education and SWOP education and implementation.

“The printing business is all about consistency, from the technology Van Son uses to create our ink products to the Fujifilm technology that helps us use it more efficiently,” said John Sammis, president, Van Son Holland Ink Corporation of America. “Process and resource control is evolving to make pressrooms more predictable - and profitable. Few companies have the combined skill and resources to give commercial printers access to the all the essentials. To us this means product reliability, the ability to innovate and adapt to new printing technologies and the leading-edge tools to fine-tune process control.”

With the Van Son Fujifilm Tech Advantage Program, clients gain access to global industry guidance, superior product performance and predictable business intelligence in one comprehensive program by combining diverse offerings from Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems Division Professional Services Group and Van Son Holland’s world-class ISO 2846-1 certified ink technologies that are G7 compliant.

“Innovative technology is why Fujifilm continues to dominate industry market share and what makes Van Son ink an indelible market constant,” continued Sammis. “We feel that embracing the technology that has contributed to our success, along with the business-critical intelligence it brings, is a powerful step towards helping our clients capitalize on new growth opportunities.”

The Fujifilm Van Son Tech Advantage Program is available now. Interested commercial printers should contact their local Fujifilm Account Manager, Consumable Specialist, Professional Services Specialist or go to http://www.fujifilmgs.com/pages/contact_us/8.php to take advantage of the program.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 20 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2010, had global revenues of $23.5 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

*At an exchange rate of 93 yen to the dollar.

About Van Son
Van Son blends progressive technology with world-class support to deliver unparalleled ink solutions for any substrate, printing production technology, or pressroom environment. Our process is proactive and consultative, leveraging our extensive global assets and human resources to secure the highest level of pressroom performance, quality, and consistency. Our value stems from our in-depth analysis of your needs, pressroom conditions, environmental concerns, and workflow to ensure excellence and economy on any press—every time.

To find out more about how process control can improve your profitability download Van Son’s newest whitepaper at www.colormadesimple.net.

For more information, please contact: 

Lauren Restuccia
Fujifilm   
914.789.8329
lrestuccia@fujifilm.com

 

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