Fujifilm and Reach Printing Services have agreed a new five-year plate supply contract following a competitive tender process. The two companies had been working together for more than a decade, but as the old contract ended, Reach Printing Services wanted to test the market and invite other suppliers to pitch for the business.
With an eye on the future, Reach was particularly interested in the latest technologies plate suppliers were able to offer. Fujifilm has been developing processless plates for over 15 years, more recently within its Superia range, so its expertise and technology strength in this area was one of the major factors in winning the contract.
Reach also compared prospective suppliers on their environmental credentials, workflow systems and technological innovation, looking for a long-term partner to help them to drive technology forwards in the newspaper sector. In a challenging market, they wanted a partner offering exceptional value for money, high-quality products, guaranteed supply and reliable service and support.
Andy Kent, Divisional Manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems UK adds: