Scotland’s first print and copier social enterprise partners with Epson based on its eco merits

Social Print & Copy (SP&C), Scotland’s first social enterprise within the print and copier sector, has announced its new partnership with printing manufacturer Epson, largely thanks to its strong alignment with their own goals around sustainability and CSR

As a community interest company, SP&C will donate their profits back to the charity sector through a community grants program due to be launched later this year.

SP&C will predominantly 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 their product offering towards large format print and projectors.

SP&C was founded on the principle of offering ethical print solutions to its customers that have better value, more flexible solutions, and avoid the burden of large settlement service agreements, pushy sales people or complex contracts. The enterprise was created by a group of leading charity partners and print Industry professionals.

Ian Gray, director of SP&C, 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 focused 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 focused 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.”

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