EFI and xpedx Enter National Reseller Agreement, Expand Technology Collaboration for Printers
The EFI products will be sold at more than 230 xpedx locations in North America, featured at the xpedx Technology Center in metro Cincinnati and available via xpedx.com. Currently, xpedx is an established reseller of the entire EFI XF portfolio – graphic arts proofing and production solutions which include the Colorproof™ XF, Colorproof Express, Fiery® XF and EFI XFlow brands.
The new agreement, announced today at PRINT 09, calls for xpedx to distribute the following products:
• EFI ™ PrintSmith™, a complete MIS system for small commercial print shops, copy centers and print-for-pay companies that automates the entire business process from estimating to invoicing.
• EFI Digital StoreFront®, a web-to-print platform that provides a complete, streamlined workflow from document creation, through the print production environment, to finishing and delivery.
The technology collaboration between xpedx and EFI builds on existing functionality in use today. Currently, users can download the vast xpedx.com catalog to see available papers and descriptions by SKU. Under the new agreement, the two companies are working together to provide stock check web service -- real-time paper availability and customer pricing to users of EFI’s MIS systems.
“This relationship with EFI continues our strategy of integrating with Print MIS systems to provide key operational data to our customers,” said Dave Wallace, director of customer service and eBusiness for xpedx. “This is a significant advance because it gives printers up-to-the-minute insight on one of their most important supplies. Better insight on paper availability and pricing translates to more accurate job bids and more efficient print production.”
xpedx, a business of International Paper, is one of the largest business-to-business distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of printing papers, graphics, packaging and janitorial-sanitary maintenance supplies and equipment to printers, manufacturers, retailers and high-traffic facilities. For more information visit xpedx.com.