Fremont, Calif. -- Electronics for Imaging and Foshan Oceano Ceramics recently announced an expansion in their partnership. EFI supplies its Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration printers and Cretacolor inks to Oceano, and has agreed to take delivery of an additional nine printers this summer. The printers, which are to be installed in Oceano’s plants in Guangxi and Jiangxi, China, will be used to produce floor tiles and porcelain tiles and will give the company unprecedented opportunities to address important décor trends.

With the agreement, Oceano will expand the range and scope of digital EFI technologies it uses to drive greater versatility and creativity in its production lines. Unlike other digital tile printer manufacturers, EFI has a more-complete offering for ceramic tile producers with printers, inks and EFI Fiery proServer digital front end and color management technologies.

“EFI has been a valued and trusted supplier of advanced digital technologies that help us be more innovative and flexible in meeting customer demand for new designs,” said Shaoji Pang, vice president of Oceano. “This new expansion of our longstanding partnership with EFI will help us continue to expand while staying on the leading edge of design.”

José Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager of EFI Industrial Printing, added, “EFI is very excited to collaborate with Oceano on future projects that will help Oceano further expand its market presence, while also giving the company the ability to streamline its processes for designing and producing new tile designs. Our EFI Cretaprint ecosystem of tile decoration technologies gives industry innovators like Oceano the ability to rapidly adopt popular new tile sizes and patterns.”

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