Canon will supply, service and support Seiko ColorPainter wide format printers in Australia in a partnership with the Japanese manufacturer.
Canon says the deal will give Canon customers access to a wide range of products and services as it tries to provide the best printers to its users.
The solvent-based printers are fit in the market gap between Canon’s high-end flatbed UV Ocè Arizona product and the imagePrograf range, enabling the manufacturer to service the entire market.
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Canon display graphics product manager Thomas Mckerrow says the Seiko ColorPainter series is widely recognised as best in its class in roll-fed eco-solvent printers.
“We have made this important addition to our portfolio after a long and extensive evaluation process,” he says.
Canon display graphics manager Adrian Morris says Canon’s interest in partnering with Seiko is in line with its philosophy of helping customers find ‘new and exciting ways to grow their business in wide format’.
“It is this partnership with our customers that allows them to step into other applications and diversify their business with us,” he says.
“Our customers recognise we are a technology partner that continually invests in expanding our portfolio. The partnership with Seiko allows us to continue building on this relationship with our customers to provide high quality solutions and services in the sign and display market.”
Canon service manager Cialan Shine says supported by warehousing facilities across the country, customers that purchase Seiko from Canon will not only have the benefit of local supply of ink, ‘but also have access to Canon’s consultancy on media and applications’.
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