In December 2018, the two companies announced a joint offering comprised of the Colordyne 3600 Series UV - Retrofit and tailored inkjet inks. The collaboration provided Kao Collins, the U.S. organization for Kao Advanced Printing Solutions (APS), and Colordyne a way to better serve customers with unique application needs. After experiencing success with the UV inkjet solution, both companies saw an opportunity to work together on aqueous pigment technology. The new development incorporates Memjet's DuraLink technology into an 8.5-inch wide, full-color print system, which will be showcased at Labelexpo Europe 2019.
"We are a customer-oriented company, and the decisions we make are focused on delivering the best possible products, services and support," said Chris Rogers, VP at Kao Collins. "Our goal for expanding this partnership is to offer unique and customized solutions that allow our customers to create greater value within their businesses. Working with Colordyne on the new aqueous pigment inkjet technology provides an additional way for us to deliver the best solutions to our customers."
Kao APS will work with Colordyne to deliver UV and aqueous pigment inkjet solutions in the European market. Kao Chimigraf, the European organization for Kao APS, will represent Colordyne's 3600 Series print engines throughout Europe. Kao Chimigraf will host an open house event at its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain during November of 2019. At the event, Colordyne's 3600 Series UV - Retrofit will be showcased with live product printing demonstrations and pre-printed labels samples.
"Together with Kao APS, we have created an innovative solution to serve new markets and applications," said Taylor Buckthorpe, director of sales at Colordyne Technologies. "More importantly, though, by working together we can do more for our customers by offering customized solutions that are created distinctly for their businesses. We are excited to continue growing our partnership with Kao APS and look forward to joining them at Labelexpo Europe and the open house event this fall."