Tecco shows new business models and uses sister company Ilford as a door opener and supplement
Bergisch Gladbach/Germany - Tecco, a subsidiary of Chugai Photochemicals and sister company of Ilford, invited – with Canon and EFI – their partners from all over the world to an international trade meeting in the abbey of Andechs. Forty-five partners from seventeen countries followed the invitation and ensured a successful event. The event was completed with an impressive tour of the BMW Museum.
After a welcome from Tecco ?s Managing Director Arnoud Mekenkamp, the sales and product management team led through the event, with high-caliber lectures on interesting and current topics, including Christoph Herzog with the subject of proo ng with a technology perspective on the new EFI Fiery XF version 7.
High attention was paid to Tecco ?s dealer from Greece: Dimitris Levitikos from Kabanaos showed how he successfully complements Tecco's product portfolio with Ilford laminats from the Ilfoguard range.
Thomas Adorff, photographer and coach from Karlsruhe, contributed an emotional note. According to the motto “Coating for Emotion“, he exhibited haptic and visual works, which he had made with the Ilford Creative Emulsion. With this emulsion, an inkjet paper or other uncoated papers can be produced from each hand-made paper.
Novelties and highlights
Tecco will complete its range with new products: After a break, the product group Tecco Photo will include posterboard again. For all enthusiasts of the “Luster surface“ the posterboard with 550 g is available immediately. The range of self-adhesive media in the production line is expanded by a self-adhesive textile, available from January 2018.
EFI ?s proof papers are supplemented by a new, light semi matte PE paper on FOGRA39. The very large color gamut of the new EFI 6200XF makes it possible to print spot colors. The special feature is the extremely high amount of ink absorption. Also presented was the FOGRA51 paper EFI 8200OBA, a light proof paper with optical brighteners. It supplements the premium proof paper EFI 8245OBA.
Tecco ?s Certi cation Program (TCPC) allows users to use quali ed print service providers to get their prints on requested media in consistently high quality. Marked by holostickers specially designed for this purpose. A list of certi ed service providers can be found on Tecco ?s web site: “Where to Print“.
Tecco partners now are given acces to the Ilford products Ilfoguard, Ilfochrome and accessories like Canvas and FineArt Protect, Archiva Tape/Mount and Creative Emulsion – also to the new Ilford Creative Emulsion Trial Pack which includes everything you need for coating a paper: two different coating bars in 25 cm length, emulsions A and B and 4 measuring cups.
Tecco will adjust its prices based on market conditions. All paper suppliers have implemented this in the last few years. Tecco is now following a price increase of ve percent, starting on January 1, 2018.