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Ariva Partners with Masterpiece Graphix

Friday, September 28, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Distribution agreement offers Ariva customers access to a select offering of specialized digital media products and services from Masterpiece Graphix

Ariva, North America's premier source of innovative business communication solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) of St. Louis, Missouri, securing exclusive distribution of select MGX digital media products and services within Ariva market areas in the U.S. and Canada.

MGX (mgxdigital.com) is a leader in the development and manufacture of highly innovative materials and coatings for a wide range of digital printing applications. The only HP Indigo Authorized Treatment Center in North America, MGX has developed hundreds of specialized digital roll and sheet substrates for the HP Indigo, high-heat toner and inkjet platforms.

The partnership offers Ariva customers exclusive access to some of MGX's most exciting, high-performance print-ready substrates, including select items from the company's Masterpiece Revolution and Masterpiece Premium lines. In addition, customers will have access to custom coating solutions for a wide range of materials, furthering expanding the possibilities for digital printing creativity and profitability.

The specialized MGX solutions offered through this partnership open the door to a multitude of exciting and profitable, new digital printing applications-from vinyl wall graphics and self-adhering window graphics to durable outdoor and point-of-purchase signage. Products feature certified compatibility with leading digital printing platforms and next-day delivery from 23 Ariva locations in the U.S. and Canada.

"Ariva is committed to providing the industry's most comprehensive and innovative solution portfolio for the digital printing marketplace. Our partnership with MGX further broadens that offering, advancing our mission of making Ariva a true, one-stop resource for all of our customers' digital print media needs," said Mark Ushpol, President of Ariva. "This reinforces Ariva's dedication to serve as a valuable solutions provider to the digital print community, delivering ideas and products to help them maximize the return on their digital equipment investments."

"Our partnership with Ariva is an excellent fit for MGX. Both organizations share a commitment to innovation, leadership and outstanding service to the digital print community," said Douglas Watson, President of MGX. "This partnership will significantly expand our reach, broadening MGX's exposure to the marketplace. We are looking forward to introducing our breakthrough substrates and custom coating capabilities to Ariva customers across North America."

For more information, contact Dan Chadwell, Business Manager – Digital Media & New Technologies, at daniel.chadwell@arivanow.com.


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