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Punch Graphix Enters Strategic Alliance with LR Graphic Supply

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Itasca, IL and Quebec, Canada -- Punch Graphix Americas, Inc. and LR Graphic Supply, today announced that the two companies have formed a strategic partnership, for maximized growth within the Canadian graphic arts industry. Under the new agreement, LR Graphic Supply will be responsible for all sales and service of Xeikon and basysPrint product lines, both divisions of Punch Graphix, in Canada.

As the graphic arts market continues to see growth throughout Canada, Punch Graphix Americas recognized the need to further enhance its sales and customer service efforts for the Canadian customer base. Effective immediately, LR Graphic Supply, renowned for its unparalleled customer service and commitment to the graphic arts industry, will handle all Xeikon and basysPrint product sales as well as related customer service in Canada.

"We have always considered Xeikon and basysPrint to be leaders in the digital color printing and computer-to-plate (CTP) technologies, respectively," said Guy Potvin, Vice President Sales and Business Development, LR Graphic Supply. "Through this partnership, we will be able to maximize our customers' digital color and CTP investments and provide them with the products and services needed to take their business to new heights."

"The partnership with LR Graphic Supply will enable us to provide our customers with exceptional levels of support and access to superior service," said Bram Bourgeois, President and CEO of Punch Graphix Americas. "I am confident that through this strategic step forward, we will continue to provide value to the graphic arts industry and support the growing digital print and CTP markets in Canada."




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