Contiweb appoints imPRESSions Worldwide to boost engagement in Canada and the western U.S.

Contiweb (Boxmeer, The Netherlands), a worldwide specialist in state-of-the-art, web-offset press solutions, has signed a sales agreement with imPRESSions Worldwide (Burlington, Washington) – a leading supplier of presses, enhancements and services to the newspaper, commercial and packaging market – to become its sales partner in Canada and the western United States. The agreement will see imPRESSsions Worldwide assume responsibility for the growing integration of Contiweb’s flagship Thallo hybrid web offset printer, along with Contiweb CD unwinder and CR rewinders. Targeting the digital and converting markets, the systems also provide workflow enhancements for Contiweb’s existing splicer and dryer customers. Designed on a modular inline platform, the Thallo is fully compatible with all flexo and rotogravure systems, providing customers with greater flexibility and seamless integration. Offset plates are produced in-house in a matter of minutes, enabling customers to realize greater production efficiencies while maintaining their competitive edge.

Dave Gilmore.

According to Dave Gilmore, VP of Sales for 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 U.S. In our opinion, the Thallo is the crown jewel of offset. It combines low-cost, high quality consistency – the ideal solution for our customers,” he added.

Chuck Irons.

Chuck Irons, VP for the Americas at Contiweb, added: “We’re delighted to join forces with imPRESSions Worldwide. The company has an extensive understanding of our products and target audience – many of whom 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.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.