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March 2003
Jetrion LLC Enters Digital Ink-jet Marketplace

ANN ARBOR, MI—Jetrion LLC is a new global company formed by Flint Ink. The organization is set to provide a full range of industrial ink-jet products, services and custom printing solutions to the printing and converting industries. The formation of Jetrion is a significant investment for Flint Ink and will result in a tripling of current dedicated digital staff in 2003.

Printing Impressions met with Ken Stack, former vice president/general manager of Flint Ink's Digital Div. and new president of Jetrion, to discuss the new organization's plans, capabilities and focus.

PI: What is Jetrion and why was this new business created?

Stack: Jetrion LLC is a newly created subsidiary of Flint Ink that will focus solely on digital ink-jet printing markets. It was created to fulfill Flint Ink's promise of providing complete solutions to the digital printing market. Jetrion will be the only company worldwide with the combination of products, services and resources to provide a full suite of ink-jet integration services, ink-jet enabling technologies and new, custom, high-performance inks.

By providing complete solutions Jetrion can focus on solving a customer's problems rather than just providing a piece of the puzzle. This new company represents a multimillion-dollar investment by Flint Ink, which has created an organization built around the digital marketplace and managed by a team with deep experience in ink-jet systems and consumables.

PI: What products does Jetrion offer and for what applications?

Stack: Our vision for Jetrion is one of broad participation: ink, off-the-shelf printing systems and custom integration. Jetrion provides continuous ink-jet (CIJ) and drop-on-demand (DOD) inks for applications that range from variable addressing to outdoor wide-format output.

Twenty-two different CIJ ink, makeup and wash products are currently available for addressing and coding applications, including solutions for Scitex, Videojet, Domino and Imaje technology. Black addressing inks and a variety of UV and other solvent inks are available for DOD applications.

Jetrion will sell and service printing systems for key application areas such as addressing and commercial printing. For those customers whose requirements exceed off-the-shelf solutions, Jetrion's custom integration services utilize the best of currently available components to build systems that meet specific user requirements. All of these product offerings are backed by Jetrion's service and support staff on a global basis.

PI: How will Jetrion set itself apart from other suppliers that provide ink-jet ink systems and services?
 

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