PrintVillage Inc., distributor of US Sublimation branded wide-format dye-sublimation inks and papers, has formed a strategic manufacturing and distribution agreement with Sensient Imaging Technologies.
Sensient will provide Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based PrintVillage with advanced research and manufacturing capabilities aimed at developing innovative specialty inkjet products for the dye-sublimation market. PrintVillage will focus on the development of a distribution network with technical support services and training for its dealers, independent technicians, and end users. PrintVillage will also function as master distributor for new and existing Sensient Inkjet products and will provide existing Sensient customers with equipment solutions, technical support, and customer service.
“After years of selling specialtyinks to the U.S. market throughprivate label distributors, the timehas come for Sensient’s leadingproducts to have an official presence in the U.S. marketplace,” says Martial Blanc, marketing director, Sensient Imaging Technologies S.A., Switzerland. “Our new partnership with PrintVillage will allow us to take a step forward and guarantee that our innovative technologies are properly applied and supported. Customers will also benefit from the availability of local expertise they can rely on.”
Michael Labella, product manager for PrintVillage, describes the collaboration as the natural evolutionof a long and friendly relationship.“For years now, Sensient has been a reliable partner by not only maintaining the highest manufacturing standards, but by helping US Sublimation tostay up to date with new tech-nologies thanks to their investmentsin the latest manufacturing processes and technologies.”