ZBE, Inc. and Imaging Solutions AG Announce Distribution Agreement

Santa Barbara, CA, USA – May 5, 2016

ZBE, Inc of Santa Barbara, CA USA and Imaging Solutions AG (ISAG) of Regensdorf, Switzerland announce an agreement for sales, distribution, and service of new and existing Chromira printers in the Europe, Asia and Africa markets. As a distributor of ZBE’s Chromira products in these markets, Imaging Solutions AG is now providing sales and service for new and existing Chromira printers. ZBE’s Chromira ProLab and Imaging Solution’s fastBook can be paired for production of popular silver-halide LayFlat photobooks and premium photographic book covers, thus expanding premium product options for photo labs and photo imagers. LayFlat is a style of bookbinding that allows for no visible central gutter allowing photographs to be viewed seamlessly across the pages. The Chromira ProLab produces premium silver halide photographic prints, automatically sorting, XY-cutting, and collating. Imaging Solution’s fastBook book binding machines produce premium book-on-demand products such as photobooks or large coffee table books. ZBE, Inc. is proud to offer unmatched quality, design, technical efficiency and minimal maintenance with it’s Chromira machines.

Engineers and technicians from Imaging Solutions have become certified Chromira Technicians after completing an intense Chromira training course at ZBE’s Manufacturing Center in Santa Barbara, CA, lead by ZBE’s Chromira Experts: Mark Hudson, Director of International Distribution, Thomas Coniglio, ZBE Service Manager, and Rich Fragosa, ZBE Field Technician. After the conclusion of the training, one of the attendees, Jason Ahn, a distributor for Imaging Solutions in the US reported to Imaging Solution’s CEO, Rainer Bauer: “The Chromira is one of the best printers I have ever worked with and ZBE’s support is great. You surely made an excellent decision. I am thrilled to support you with Chromira anyway I possibly can.

The Chromira 5x ProLab digital photo printer is available for demonstrations at the ZBE Manufacturing Center in Santa Barbara, CA and also at the Imaging Solution’s Demonstration Center in Regensdorf, Switzerland. Both the Chromira ProLab and ISAG’s new fastBlock systems will also be on display at the Drupa Show in Duesseldorf, Germany from May 31st until June 10, 2016 on the ISAG booth in hall 14, B15

About ZBE, Inc:

ZBE, Incorporated is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, and has been serving professional imaging needs since 1980, as a pioneer and manufacturer of award-winning commercial photo imaging technology.  ZBE’s hybrid LED imaging technology resulted in the state-of-the-art ProLab, as well as Chromira printers, which produce high resolution continuous digital photographic prints.  To satisfy demand for reliable and affordable, high-caliber imaging tools, Chromira is operating in over 50 countries around the world.  For further information about ZBE’s products, please visit: www.zbe.com

About Imaging Solutions AG: 

Imaging Solutions AG (ISAG) is a Swiss company based in Regensdorf near Zurich. ISAG was founded in 2003 and specializes in modular systems for the production of LayFlat photobooks and other premium on-demand imaging products.

Imaging Solutions’ automatic workflow systems allow the high-quality print finishing of books, calendars, postcards, and posters in edition 1 and short runs. ISAG also offers the ideal solution for the automatic mounting of printed canvases.

All over the world, leading professionals from the photo and printing industry appreciate ISAG as a competent partner and supplier of innovative print finishing and photobook technology. Please visit: www.imagingsolution.ch

Contact Information:

Mia Rodgers, Marketing Manager
ZBE Incorporated, 1035 Cindy Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013 USA
Phone: (805) 576-1600; fax: (805) 576-1601
Email: mia.rodgers@ZBE.com