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December '17

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14 • December 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Durst Strikes Dealer Partnership with Media One Rochester, New York based wide-format printer manufacturer Durst US announces a dealer partnership with Garden Grove, California-based Media One Digital Imaging Solutions to have that company begin to sell Durst equipment in its Rho, Rho- tex and Alpha printer lines. Media One is a distributor of equipment and supplies aimed at the large-format market. "Media One brings a unique skill set to the table, with expertise in UV digital, dye-sub, and textile printing," says Rick Scrimger, director of business dvelopment and strate- gic initiatives for Durst US. "This expertise extends beyond equipment to an integrated approach with media, fabric, and finishing equipment to help serve Durst customers in the best possible way." "We're excited to work with Durst. Their products are premium quality, performance & reliability," adds Jason Bar- tusick, CEO of Media One. "Our customers can take their busi- nesses to a new level with this partnership, and we expect to add significant value outside of the equipment in paper, fabric, sewing, and calendar finishing options." Canon Solutions America Partners with Keypoint Intelligence Melville, New York-based Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary and the sales arm of Tokyo- based Canon, announces the expansion of its professional services offerings through a partnership with Weymouth, Massachusetts-based Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends. Canon Solutions America says the goal of the partnership is to strengthen business development and expansion. Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends will be helping CSA's customers uncover new inkjet market opportunities. Canon Solutions America says that it recognizes that print service providers need more than leading technology in today's market. To facilitate their expansion, they also need a strategic business plan that defines the right applications combined with a business strategy to match the capabilities of today's technologies. Based on a business's experience, Keypoint Intelligence– InfoTrends will deliver Canon Solutions America's production print solutions customers needed help in understanding the inkjet market and technology trends. The swissQ- print found- ers from left, Roland Fetting, Reto Eicher and Hansjörg Untersander. Flatbed Printer Maker swissQprint Celebrates 10th Anniversary Switzerland-based flatbed printer maker swissQprint, an- nounces that it is celebrating 10 years in business. Reto Eicher, Hansjörg Untersander and Roland Fetting founded the company in September 2007 and today, it employs 75 people at its home office in Switzerland and has 35 more spread across three subsidiaries. In addition, there are sales and service partners representing swissQprint in 40 countries around the globe. In July the company announced the expansion of its U.S. showroom in Elgin, Illinois, just outside Chicago. It had established its U.S. subsidiary in October 2015, and it opened a second subsidiary in Japan in March of 2017 and a third in Germany in April 2017. Artist's EFI VUTEk-printed Artwork Installed at Royal Ontario Museum Artist Robert Young recently had a photograph of his on textile installed at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada, and it was printed on an EFI VUTEk printer. The piece is a 14 tall x 10 wide portrait of a Canadian woman with her nation's flag painted onto her face. It is part of his "Young World Faces" collection, and was printed on a 3.4-meter-wide EFI VUTEk FabriVU soft signage printer, using the company's aqueous dye sublimation inks—on a white background, instead of black—on a single-sided polyester textile made for backlit applications. The printer uses technology from Reggiani, the Italian printer company that EFI acquired in 2015.

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