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Ariva, MGX announce strategic partnership

October 29, 2012

Ariva has secured exclusive distribution of select MGX products within its US and Canadian market areas.

Ariva, a North American provider of business communication services, has announced a strategic partnership with Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) of St. Louis, MO, USA, securing exclusive distribution of select MGX digital media products and services within Ariva market areas in the US and Canada.

MGX is a developer and manufacturer of materials and coatings for a wide range of digital printing applications. The only HP Indigo Authorized Treatment Center in North America, MGX has developed hundreds of specialized digital roll and sheet substrates for the HP Indigo, high-heat toner and inkjet platforms.

The partnership offers Ariva customers exclusive access to some of MGX’s high-performance print-ready substrates, including select items from the company’s Masterpiece Revolution and Masterpiece Premium lines. In addition, customers will have access to custom coating products for a wide range of materials, furthering expanding the possibilities for digital printing creativity and profitability.

The specialized MGX products offered through this partnership open the door to a multitude of new digital printing applications, from vinyl wall graphics and self-adhering window graphics to durable outdoor and point-of-purchase signage. Products feature certified compatibility with leading digital printing platforms and next-day delivery from 23 Ariva locations in the US and Canada.

“Ariva is committed to providing the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative solution portfolio for the digital printing marketplace. Our partnership with MGX further broadens that offering, advancing our mission of making Ariva a true, one-stop resource for all of our customers’ digital print media needs,” says Mark Ushpol, president of Ariva. “This reinforces Ariva’s dedication to serve as a valuable solutions provider to the digital print community, delivering ideas and products to help them maximize the return on their digital equipment investments.”

“Our partnership with Ariva is an excellent fit for MGX. Both organizations share a commitment to innovation, leadership and outstanding service to the digital print community,” says Douglas Watson, president of MGX. “This partnership will significantly expand our reach, broadening MGX’s exposure to the marketplace. We are looking forward to introducing our breakthrough substrates and custom coating capabilities to Ariva customers across North America.”
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