Contiweb has signed a sales agreement with imPRESSions Worldwide, a supplier of presses, enhancements and services to the newspaper, commercial and packaging market, to become its sales partner in the Western U.S. and Canada.

The agreement sees imPRESSions Worldwide assume responsibility for the growing integration of Contiweb’s flagship Thallo hybrid web offset printer, along with the Contiweb CD unwinder and CR rewinders. Targeting the digital and converting market, the systems also provide workflow enhancements for Contiweb’s existing splicer and dryer customers.

According to Dave Gilmore, VP sales North America at imPRESSions Worldwide, as a well-established supplier to print providers in the region, the company’s long-standing expertise in the market makes it the ideal sales partner for Contiweb.

“With 25 years' experience and well over 1,500 printing projects, imPRESSions Worldwide is recognized as the leading partner for hardware and auxiliary solutions. In fact, I was personally involved in the sale of the very first Thallo in the USA.

“In our opinion, the Thallo is the crown jewel of offset. It combines low-cost, high quality consistency – the ideal solution for our customers.”

Commenting on the partnership, Chuck Irons, VP for the Americas at Contiweb, says: “We are delighted to join forces with imPRESSions Worldwide. The company has an extensive understanding of our products and target audience, many of who are already existing clients of imPRESSions Worldwide. Using web offset, these companies no longer have any dilemmas when it comes to producing multiple SKUs or producing shorter runs and can ultimately increase their profit margins.”