- February 12, 2003, PRESS RELEASE
ANN ARBOR, MI, USA—Flint Ink Corporation announces the creation of Jetrion LLC, a new global company providing a full range of industrial inkjet products, services, and custom printing solutions. According to the privately owned ink manufacturer, this represents a multimillion-dollar commitment by the company and will result in a tripling of current dedicated digital staff in 2003. Adds Flint Ink, Jetrion will be the only company worldwide with the combination of products services and resources to capture pent-up demand for inkjet integration services, inkjet-enabling technologies, and new custom, high-performance inks.
"A unique opportunity exists to leverage Flint Ink's competitive strengths to create value for customers by providing a full range of integrated inkjet technologies," says Dave Frescolin, president/COO of Flint Ink Corporation. "The highly experienced Jetrion management team will deliver a strategic mix of advanced products and value-added services that are unique to the global inkjet market."
Flint Ink says Jetrion's high-performance product portfolio will help customers increase productivity, accuracy, and print efficiency for a range of packaging, addressing, coding, and direct-mail applications; 22 different CIJ ink, makeup, and wash products currently are available for addressing and coding applications, including solutions for Scitex, Videojet, Domino, and Imaje Technology. Black addressing inks and a variety of UV (ultraviolet) and other solvent-based inks are available for DOD applications, co. adds.
"Large-scale printers and converters are seeking partners to help them turn the potential of inkjet into profitable reality," says Ken Stack, former VP/GM of Flint Inks' Digital Division and new president of Jetrion. "Simply supplying inkjet products is no longer good enough. Jetrion will leverage our industry experience and deep resources to provide differentiated support that includes systems' integration and advanced technical and applications services," he adds.