Collins Ink Corporation is changing its name to Collins Inkjet Corporation. The name change is to reflect Collins Inkjet’s expansion into printer upgrades, parts, and support.

Collins Ink has a 23-year history of working closely with customers of high-speed inkjet printers. Recently, customers have asked Collins to refurbish Kodak Versamark print heads. Presently, Kodak has a monopoly on the refurbishment of print heads used in Kodak Versamark printers. Collins Inkjet’s goal is to become a full service alternative for all parts for Kodak Versamark brand printers.

In addition to print head refurbishment, Collins Inkjet is also introducing an upgrade to Kodak’s 6240 fluid stations. The upgrade extends the useful life of the fluid stations by as much as 10-15 years. Collins Inkjet is introducing its upgraded fluid stations at Print 13 in Chicago.

Some of Collins Inkjet’ customers and OEM partners also asked Collins Inkjet to provide support services for many of their current printers. In response, Collins Inkjets has set up a service organization with plans for expansion over the next two years. Collins Inkjet is experimenting with the idea of providing service contracts with a number of select customers and support services for other OEM’s.