EFI PrintMe Networks Delivers Mobile Printing in Europe
Press release from the issuing company
MultiCopy, Organisation Deb's, and Other European Print Providers Now Offering PrintMe in Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--June 19, 2002-- Electronics For Imaging, Inc, the world leader in software and hardware imaging solutions for network printing, today announced the availability of PrintMe Networks at numerous print-for-pay locations throughout Europe. Leading European print providers are now offering remote printing services, enabling anyonewith a computer, laptop, mobile phone or handheld device to conveniently print files to any PrintMe station at any time, without the need for software drivers, complex set up, or printer cables.
MultiCopy, part of the US-based Sir Speedy family of companies, holds 100 digital printing franchises across Europe. PrintMe stations are now installed in several MultiCopy sites in The Netherlands, including Utrecht, Den Haag, Hoofddorp, and Amsterdam's World Trade Center. Its parent company, Sir Speedy, is currently offering PrintMe in seven major US markets.
"It is essential that MultiCopy centers constantly offer customers the best and most up to date services available, and this exciting wireless technology represents a unique opportunity to provide the very latest in remote, hassle free printing. We are confident that PrintMe will add a new revenue stream by increasing existing customer usage of our facilities and attracting new customers," said Gerard Slot, general manager, MultiCopy Europe.
Many additional copy shops and digital printing companies throughout Europe have also recognized the benefits of PrintMe Networks in saving time, money, and increasing production efficiencies. Organisation Deb's, the largest provider of digital printing services in France, has installed PrintMe at its facility in Neuilly sur Seine. PrintMe stations have also been installed in German reprographic house Otto Landwehr GmbH in Bremen; Proxess, based in Brussels, Belgium; and Lumiere, a digital print and photographic shop located in Gothenberg, Sweden.
"PrintMe Networks has significantly improved the service we offer our customers," said Thierry Desbrueres, general director of Organisation Deb's in France. "PrintMe has eliminated the need for customers to transfer files onto disc and deliver them by courier, saving them time and money. In addition, we no longer face the problems of data delivery and file conversion, which has speeded up processing and production time. PrintMe truly enables us to offer a more efficient service."
"The European digital print market is embracing our exciting, mobile printing technology to enhance its service offerings," said Stephen Dubois, managing director, EFI Europe. "PrintMe offers a unique opportunity to offer cutting-edge services to mobile professionals. We are pleased to work with these industry leaders to extend the convenience and ease-of-use of PrintMe Networks throughout Europe."
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