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September '19

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12 • September 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Epson Opens Doors on Fountain Valley Solution Center Global electronics manufacturer Epson Corp. announces the opening of another Epson Certified Solution Center. The newest location is inside of Prepress Supply's offices in Fountain Valley, California, a printing equipment and software provider in Orange County. The Solution Center showcases the portfolio of Epson printing solutions, giv- ing Prepress Supply customers the chance to view print applications, connect with product experts, and run tests using personal design files. "The Epson Solution Center is an ideal fit for Prepress Supply given their focus on creating relationships, providing great customer service and offering up-to-date product knowledge," says John Meyer, director of sales, wide format channel, Epson America. "Epson is committed to helping our print service provider partners create an engaging and interactive space where their customers can experience advanced print technologies." According to Epson, the center provides customers with an immersive experience including: • A full suite of SureColor production equipment • Extensive print samples and applications • Comprehensive customer training opportunities "We're excited for the launch of the Epson Solution Center. This further allows our West coast custom- ers access to explore new technologies and see real-time answers for today's digital workflow solutions," says Mark Bitzer, president and CEO of Prepress Supply. "This new space will allow current and potential customers the ability to get hands-on with the full range of Epson's award-winning wide-format printing products, and falls right in line with our core value of helping our customers grow in their business." Kornit Digital Launches Cloud-Based Platform Israel-based textile printer manufacturer Kornit Digital announces the launch of Kornit Konnect, a cloud- based platform to monitor production, analyze insights, and manage workflows at printing operations. The company says the rollout is the first phase in Kornit's "implementation of its industry vision of tex- tile design, decoration, and production being fueled by data-driven insights and performance metrics." The platform features a fleet management dashboard, data-driven benchmarks, actual production costs, and cost structures per job. The company says the features make it easy for businesses to "learn more, react faster, and perform better." "While businesses need to deliver high-quality faster than ever to maintain customer loyalty, they are also challenged to maximize their efficiency and productivity," says Omer Kulka, vice president of market- ing at Kornit Digital. "Konnect empowers these businesses to make better-informed production decisions and act on them, with greater visibility and control over their operations. We have a revolutionary vision for this cloud-based platform and have plans to frequently add new modules and features that customers can leverage for long- term business success." Future phases and releases of the platform are projected to "enable deeper insights and actions as it comes to optimizing production management and enabling a seamless software workflow environment for businesses of all sizes," according to the company. Digital Color Ink Announces Expansion in North Carolina Jessup, Maryland-based Digital Color Ink LLC, a wholesale distributor of a variety of printing ink types under various brands, announces it has added a new facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new facility, located in the southern part of the city off of Arrowwood Road, will operate as a sales and service office for the Southeastern United States and will stock Digital Color Ink's full line of wide- format digital products. The company's Maryland headquarters primarily services Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Washington DC, and West Virginia. With the addition of the Charlotte branch, Digital Color Ink will additionally service Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Eastern Tennessee. "We are excited and pleased to be able to give customers in the Southeast the same quality of service and expert knowledge that our customers in the Mid-Atlantic receive," says Digital Color Ink partner Jay Udovich. "We'll be able to provide the same fast and courteous deliveries to the Southeast by our delivery team out of Charlotte. Our personal, hands-on approach with customers will help them grow into new markets, while expanding in the markets they already serve. We look forward to truly helping our new customers in this area."

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