- August 09, 2011
FOSTER CITY, CA | Heidelberg Canada agrees with EFI to distribute its VUTEk GS series of superwide format digital printers throughout Canada, including the GS2000, GS3200, and GS4000r printers as well as Saphira brand inks, parts, consumables, accessories, and upgrades related to these printers. Heidelberg has also agreed to provide customer and technical support for the VUTEk GS series of printers, including installation and training, with EFI providing training and support for the Heidelberg Canada team so it can service customers independently.
“Wide and superwide format printing are of considerable interest to the Canadian print market, and Heidelberg has the right workflow, color management, service and consumables expertise needed to integrate these technologies into a print production environment,” said Ken Freek, VP product management, Heidelberg Canada. “Both EFI and Heidelberg are leaders in their respective markets. Together we can bring a best-in-class portfolio to our customers.”
EFI senior VP of worldwide sales and marketing Frank Mallozzi comments, "Few companies are better respected in the industry than Heidelberg. Adding Heidelberg Canada as a reseller for EFI fits with our mission to offer customers the best combination of products to achieve diversity and profitability. With Heidelberg, customers benefit from having a single point of contact for all their printing needs.”
The VUTEk GS series of high-end printers reportedly can be integrated into a complete Prinect workflow and can be color managed by Heidelberg’s Prinect Color Toolbox, which was recently awarded the IDEAlliance G7 System Certification. A single workflow drives a digital device and an offset press, resulting in what the companies describe as superior color matching output from both devices.