Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sawgrass and Seiko EPSON Announcement--GO NeoTack Offers More Value

Sawgrass issued the following press release on January 18, 2013 regarding a licensing agreement between Seiko EPSON and Sawgrass. This press release was very interesting in that  Seiko EPSON made no comments in the release, but seemed to let their booth at ISS do the talking. 

Dye sublimation ink solutions provider Sawgrass Technologies, Inc., Charleston, S.C., and print technology company Seiko Epson Corporation of Japan announce that they have entered into a long term license agreement under which Epson, as an authorized Sawgrass licensee, will sell inks for sublimation imaging. The agreement is aimed at Epson printers and their patented piezo electric printheads to be used in the dye sublimation market.
Seiko Epson has extensively evaluated the Sawgrass global patent portfolio and signed a license agreement which allows them to legally enter the dye sublimation ink business with printers having a carriage width greater than 42 inches.
“We are very pleased to have a world class company like Seiko Epson enter into a license agreement,” says Nathan Hale, CEO of Sawgrass Technologies. “It is a validation of our hard work over the past 25 years and the innovation that is reflected in our growing intellectual property portfolio of more than 161 patents.”

During the ISS show there was much speculation about what this announcement really meant. From a Graphics One perspective the launch of our GO NeoTack patented ink offers capabilities that neither Sawgrass or EPSON offer, and our customers agree. Our NeoTack Dye Sub Ink offers tack with virtually unlimited colors, and at our standard GO value pricing. For added information about our NeoTack ink please click: GO NeoTack


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