Colorific & Tech8 look to FESPA as vehicle to develop their European alternative ink channel


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Colorific, a leading alternative ink supplier, and Tech8, the technical support and spares provider for the wide format printing industry, today announced that they will be co-exhibiting at FESPA in Hall A3 on stand C70.  This is the first time that the companies have co-hosted a stand at the event and underlines the close links the companies have developed to ensure that switching to alternative inks is made easy.

Both companies recently exhibited at Sign & Digital UK where Tech8 secured over twenty new maintenance contracts on machines using Colorific inks.  Colorific inks are proving to be the alternative inks of choice – especially when backed up by Tech8’s unrivalled technical support.

According to Shaun Holdom, Business Manager for Colorific, “In this tough, recession-hit market, wide format printer owners are switching to credible alternative inks in order to realise significant savings and increased profits.  Previously, there had been concerns about the viability of alternative inks – mainly due to scaremongering by OEMs – but our customers are telling us they like the security of being fully backed up by Tech8 in the unlikely circumstance that any issues might occur.”

He adds, “This ‘alternative inks made easy’ model is proving to be a real winner.  We have had great feedback from our existing channel partners and we’re continually expanding our ink product portfolio.  As a result, we are now looking to further expand our distribution channel throughout Europe and would be interested in meeting potential new business partners at FESPA.”

Justin Atkinson, Business Development Manager at Tech8 adds "Colorific were the first to go through our ink accreditation process - accordingly we now have a significant number of Colorific users covered by Tech8 warranty. Our decision to exhibit alongside Colorific at FESPA is further testament to our confidence in Colorific, and underlines our faith that their inks can provide Tech8 customers with a highly reliable and effective alternative to more expensive OEM inks".

Whatever your printer, whatever your application, Colorific have a ‘best in class’ ink to suit your specific requirements; for any given printer and application, Colorific supply ink solutions that are fully tested and proven in the field, with a track record of reliable and trouble-free performance.

Since its introduction to the market, Colorific has continually grown its portfolio of solutions so it now encompasses the majority of wide format printers currently in use today.

Colorific & Tech8 have recently prepared case studies focusing on the savings to be made by switching to properly supported alternative inks.  For more information, follow the links below:


Colorific: TJ’s save 50% by switching their Mutoh to Colorific ink

Tech8: Press On Digital Imaging makes big savings with Tech8 Support and Bulk Ink



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