As a company with 40 years of experience in photographic paper production, Fujifilm in Tilburg stands on a solid foundation for the future. During the summit, suppliers, partners, and customers were taken through market trends, our silver halide technology, and shared environmental challenges. Expert panels discussed the issues, and impressive presentations, live demonstrations, and interesting speakers were on the agenda for both days.
On the second day, attendees had the privilege of touring the photographic paper plant on the Fujifilm production site in Tilburg. It was an incredible opportunity to witness firsthand the process behind Fujifilm’s innovative and sustainable production methods.
Despite the ever-changing technology landscape, Fujifilm photographic paper proves to be alive and kicking. Fujifilm continues to invest in the photographic industry and innovate for the most sustainable production, leading the way towards a healthier world.
The Fujifilm Photo Printing Summit 2023 was a true celebration of the “Power of the Past” and the “Force of the Future” for the photographic industry. As Fujifilm continues to push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the world of photography and printing.
Innovation in the world of printing businesses – Verhoef, a leader in the Dutch printing sector, invested in the Acuity B1 in early 2019 after already owning an Onset X1. Find out in our blog post how the acquisition of an Acuity B1 helped to push quality, delivery speed and cost-efficiency to even higher levels than before in order to stay on top of the market – together with Fujifilm.
Combining high quality and productivity? This is what Fokina GmbH, one of Germany’s leading providers of large format photographic printing, has done and what has enabled them to offer the best products at the fairest prices. Read in this article how the Acuity Ultra has made processes more productive and how it raised the overall product quality and find out what Fokina has to say about the support provided by Fujifilm throughout the general sales and installation process. Read it here.
Find out how the Fujifilm Acuity B1 UV inkjet printer has paved the way for a new partnership with metal packaging firm Tinmasters in south Wales. The article shows how the printer works for them and how Fujifilm and Tinmasters collaborate to innovate the metal printing technology – a fruitful collaboration for the metal industry as well as the printing industry. Find out more here.
Printing never stops but unusual times require extraordinary approaches. FUJIFILM supports its partners in the local onsite printing business. Spread the news, let your customer know you are still open to receive orders. Engage on social platforms. Be creative. Join the community. #letthemknow #neverstopprinting
In these difficult times, many of us are looking for ways to help out our friends and neighbors who own and work in small businesses. We can’t forget the local photo retailers whom we’ve relied on to print our most cherished memories over the years. A lot of these shops are closed to customers during lockdown, their printers sitting idle. It doesn’t have to be this way.
We still need our photos printed, now more than ever. What better way to cope with the isolation that lockdown can bring than to share our lives with the people we care about?
We want to send postcards to friends to tell them how we’re doing. We want to make scrapbooks to relive our old memories, and hold onto the new ones that we’re making in these times. We want to break out of our boredom and have fun with prints on social media, sharing laughs and camaraderie with friends around the world because we’re all in this together. And please, give us something nice to hang on our walls, because we’re staring at them more than ever now.
These unusual times require extraordinary approaches. As a photo retailer, you can’t just wait for people to walk through your door. You must go to them. But how can you do this when the entire landscape has shifted so radically?
People can still send their images to you so that they can be printed. You don’t need a dedicated system to make things work in this new, thankfully temporary age. You can use email, SMS, or WhatsApp to transfer photos. Just figure out the payment option that works best for you and your customers, whether it’s bank transfers, PayPal, or something else. Then you can mail prints back to your friends and neighbors at home. Let them hold their memories and support you as a local business.
Your friends at Fujifilm want to help you, too. Let’s all work together as a community to remind the world that photo printing is both needed and available. Hundreds of thousands of people are already showing their support for their local businesses through social media and hashtags. Join them.
For information on how to join the global community of local photo retailers, contact your local FUJIFILM partner.
Whats your New Years resolution? For Louise it is to print more – find out how she getting on..
By Louise Dickens
I, like many others, saw in the new year surrounded by friends, slurring the words to Auld Lang Syne and drunkenly calling my parents to shout ‘Happy New Year’ down the phone (it’s sort of a tradition).