By EDD K. USMAN
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(SDN) — Perhaps, unknown to many people, the Australia offices of Epson and Fuji Xerox have struck a partnership to boost the printing industry.
The companies’ tie-up was designed to boost plan-printing solutions to both CAD and print-for-pay market segments.
Craig Heckenberg, manager of Epson’s Business Solutions, cited the partnership being based on a global agreement between the two companies that allows Xerox to provide its customers with the opportunity to purchase Epson’s color imaging technologies.
“This partnership builds on Epson’s global relationship with Xerox and will provide advanced large format color printing solutions for architects, engineers and print service bureaus,” Heckenberg said.
The agreement with Xerox is based on its non-metro dealer network which includes The Xerox Shops (TXS).
Fuji Xerox welcomed the partnership.
“The introduction of the Epson range into our non-metro TXS dealer network will add another dimension to the very successful B&W wide format range of products The Xerox Shop dealers have to offer from the Fuji Xerox range,” said Allan Livings, manager of Fuji Xerox Business Development for wide format systems in Australia.
“In the past five years Fuji Xerox wide format business has grown 10 fold because of state-of-the-art and leading edge B&W technologies offered to the market, and the addition of the Epson range will further strengthen The Xerox Shops’ offering to their wide format customers,” said Livings.
Fuji Xerox will purchase direct from Epson large format printers which include Epson’s Stylus Pro 4450, Stylus Pro 4880, Stylus Pro 7450, Stylus Pro 7880, Stylus Pro 9450, Stylus Pro 9880, the Stylus Pro 11880 and Epson’s UltraChrome pigment based inks and compatible Epson media.
Fuji Xerox’s sales team is fully backed by Epson so its clients can expect the same level of support as Epson’s customers. (SDN/Epson)