Imaje SA, the parent company of Imaje UK, has invested over £10M in a new dedicated ink production and distribution unit based in France.

The new facility separates the making of ink and consumables from ink jet printer production that will provide a more responsive service to Imaje printer users in the UK.

Covering nearly 60 000ft2, the new factory conforms to ISO9000 quality systems and ISO1400 environmental standards.

A special recovery system recycles any solvent released during manufacture. This makes losses to the environment negligible and, combined with the lean plant-wash regime, the overall design minimises solvent use.

Almost 15% of the new factory has been devoted solely to research and development.