SwissQprint has set up an ink laboratory at its headquarters in Kriessern in the north of Switzerland to help it develop the inks for its wide format printers.
SwissQprint says that this was a substantial investment that took a year to plan and fully commission. The lab, which is 100 sqm, is mainly to ensure quality control rather than to manufacture inks, and allows the company to work more closely with its ink suppliers and to have greater influence on developments in order to meet market requirements. There are four people working in this lab, which also contains some equipment such as a drop watcher to test the effects of different inks with printheads.
Reto Eicher, CEO of swissQprint, commented: “This expansion of our competence is designed to give customers an all-round optimum solution.”
SwissQprint currently emloys over 100 staff at its headquarters in Switzerland, with another 40 people working at swissQprint subsidiaries in the USA, Spain, Germany and Japan in sales and servicing. You can find further details at www.swissqprint.com.