Marriage Of Print and Paper: Heidelberg USA and Unisource Program Expands
KENNESAW, Ga.—Heidelberg USA and Unisource Worldwide recently completed the rollout of the new Printers Advantage Program throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest regions. The program combines Heidelberg's print media products, service and expertise with the paper and logistics knowledge of the Unisource organization for the benefit of printers in the United States. Total nationwide coverage will be available following the completion of subsequent rollouts on the West Coast and in the Southwest by the end of the current quarter.
As the program expands across the U.S., printers are discovering the true benefits of the Printers Advantage program: One Team. One team for consumables and paper, all of which have been tested and proven to perform together on Heidelberg equipment. All backed by a team of experts with the technical knowledge to fix any problem that may arise.
"Having a single source for paper and consumables has its advantages. Heidelberg and Unisource are recognized leaders in their industries and my employees know that you are buying from the best. This gives them the confidence to produce the high-quality products that our customers demand," said Jay Byars, president and founder of Brandon's Printing, a 25-year-old commercial shop in metropolitan Atlanta. "We can all sleep well at night, because we’re confident that all the supplies we need will arrive the next day, on the same truck."
Printers Advantage offers a team approach that no other supplier or alliance of suppliers can offer. Among its benefits are:
- One team of suppliers for enhanced problem-solving and simpler invoicing, which reduce costs and achieve economies of scale by managing all equipment, consumables, and paper purchases.
- Access to the Unisource nationwide distribution network and Heidelberg’s full product and consumable offerings, translating to greater efficiency and productivity.
- Access to proven, top-quality products in the form of competitively priced, custom bundled offers individually developed for each customer.
- Delivery of all Heidelberg Saphira consumables and Unisource brand products across the U.S., many with next day service.
“The relationship between equipment, consumables, and paper has a direct impact on all aspects of quality, performance, reliability, and consistency, not to mention the economics of the printing process and the final printed product,” said J.F. Colpron, Vice President, Prinect and Consumables Product Management. “Heidelberg’s Printers Advantage Program does just what the name says: provides printers with the resources they need to run their businesses more efficiently and profitably.”