The service, a first for Canada, will allow 3D printers to be made accessible to everyone
VANCOUVER, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Tinkerine Studios Ltd. (TSXV:TTD and OTC Pink: TKSTF), Canada's leading manufacturer and distributor of 3D printers, today announced a partnership with PrinterWorks, one of Western Canada's largest independent Managed Print Services companies. Per the Dealer and Partnership agreement, PrinterWorks will use Tinkerine's newest DittoPro printers to provide "managed 3D printing services" to its stable of corporate and enterprise accounts in Canada.
The move further defines and reinforces Tinkerine's strong market position within the 3D printing services industry by offering Tinkerine Service Depots for its 3D printers nationwide. The company is also happy to announce that it will be now offering an industry first one-year warranty and extended warranty program to support this initiative. Consumers will now be able to go to PrinterWorks as a one-stop shop for all their 3D printing needs. Additionally, the company expects this partnership to enhance sales by making the product and filament more readily accessible to existing Tinkerine and PrinterWorks clients and new customers across Canada.
"Partnering with PrinterWorks allows us to continue to leverage the power of 3D print managed services as a significant part of future revenue. PrinterWorks has a tremendous track record in providing managed print services to some of Western Canada's biggest school districts, private and public health care, and services organizations, with best in class print managed solutions that both control and manage overall printing costs. For Tinkerine, there is a natural tie in to the school districts and other customers that PrinterWorks supports and services," commented Tinkerine CEO, Eugene Suyu. "We think there is a real opportunity in the market now to offer high performance, reliable and affordable hardware, dedicated service (training), and unparalleled technical support to 3DP customers" added Suyu.
"PrinterWorks has always been on the leading edge of providing innovative printer and copier solutions to our clients; we remain the leading independent provider of Managed Print Services to Enterprise level clients in Western Canada. The addition of 3D printing technologies to our mix is an exciting leap forward into the future of our industry! Our service, sales, and distribution infrastructures are ideally suited to compliment Tinkerine's presence in the growing 3D printing market. From "go-to-market" strategies, distribution models, vision, and corporate culture - the many synergies our organizations share make Tinkerine a natural partner for PrinterWorks," stated Stefano Walker, PrinterWorks VP Sales & Marketing.
This partnership is exciting for both parties as Tinkerine and PrinterWorks are dedicated in providing the best experience for all consumers.
Formed in 2000 as a laser printer repair and service company, PrinterWorks Imaging Solutions has quietly become Western Canada's leading independent provider of Managed Print Services. From consulting services, to procurement and installation, to total outsourced solutions, PrinterWorks is unique in its ability to support large and diverse fleets of printers, copiers, scanners, MFP's and fax machines. PrinterWorks holds sales and service authorizations from all major printer equipment manufacturers and has forged unique partnerships with the largest printer services organizations in Canada.
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Tinkerine develops, manufactures, distributes and sells 3D printers, software and materials for the consumer and education markets, the fastest growing segments of 3D printing. Current products include the recently released DittoPro, the award-winning Ditto+ and Litto 3D printers, all acclaimed for their high performance and affordability. Tinkerine's 3D printers work seamlessly with its integrated 3D software to make printing intuitive and accessible to anyone. With a major focus on education, Tinkerine continues to position itself as one of the emerging leaders in the 3D printer market both in North America and abroad. Tinkerine shares are listed on the TSX Venture under the symbol TTD and TKSTF on the OTC Pink.
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Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. Tinkerine is hereby providing cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements with respect to: the company expects this partnership to enhance sales by making the product and filament more accessible to existing Tinkerine and Printerworks clients and new customers across Canada; and to continue to leverage the power of 3D print managed services as a significant part of future revenue. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties which contribute to the possibility that the predicted outcomes may not occur or may be delayed. The risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results include, but are not limited to: limited operating history; the risks related to scaling up operations; competition risks; exposure to potential litigation; and other factors beyond the control of Tinkerine.
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