Social Print & Copy [SP&C], Scotland’s first social enterprise within the print and copier sector, has partnered with printing manufacturer Epson, largely thanks to its sustainability goals.
SP&C will donate profits back to the charity sector through a community grants program due to be launched later this year.
SP&C will stock and sell Epson printers due to their low-energy consumption, low waste and low costs to the customer. While their core market is print and copier solutions, SP&C will also look at widening its product offering towards large format print and projectors.
Social Print & Copy said it was founded on the principle of offering printing to its customers that have better value, more flexible solutions, and avoid large settlement service agreements, pushy salespeople or complex contracts. The enterprise was created by a group of charity partners and print industry people.
Ian Gray, Director of Social Print & Copy, said: “Our customers’ stories are consistent, they are bombarded with complex, multi-layered contracts that are hard to understand and often cost more than promised. SP&C seeks to change the way our sector meets its printer and copier needs with cheaper costs and simple contracts. Epson stood out to us as their proposition on printing solutions focussed more on customers reducing their CO2 emissions and waste rather than blindsiding them with broken promises, and they generally proved themselves a great fit to the ethical standards we’re bringing to Scotland.”
Richard Wells, head of business sales at Epson UK, said: “As Epson is solely focussed on the channel, we rely on our partners to deliver our messages and maintain the same values around sustainability as we do. With Social Print & Copy, we are proud to have such a high standard of ethics represent and sell our brand across Scotland, and we look forward to working with this exciting social enterprise.”