New York, NY—Legion Paper, the largest supplier of fine art paper in North America, was named the exclusive North American distributor of Canson Infinity. Canon offers a premier family of fine art inkjet papers for digital printmakers and artists.The partnership agreement combines Legion’s logistics, distribution, marketing, sales and customer relation expertise with Canson Infinity’s quality, consistency and heritage in papermaking.Canson Infinity fine art inkjet papers blend the quality of centuries-old papermaking with state-of-the-art coating technologies. The company’s mission is to bring the beauty of fine art and traditional photography to the world of digital imaging.
“The addition of Canson Infinity to Legion’s portfolio is a natural fit,” said Joshua Levine, CEO of Legion Paper. “Legion represents and supplies the finest brands of art papers across 15 markets, and Canson Infinity is no exception. Canson Infinity papers strengthen our digital offerings, further positioning Legion as the leading source for fine art papers—both traditional and digital.”
Chris Crangle, general manager, Canson Infinity Worldwide, added, “We are absolutely thrilled to be working and partnering with the accomplished paper experts at Legion. Their single-minded attention to the fine art paper market reinforces Canson’s commitment to offering its current customers a first-class distribution and service network. And it will undoubtedly introduce our brand to many new and important customers.
“Our ability to support and serve this market will dramatically improve. In addition, with Legion’s deep relationships in the industry, we are now in place to grow and support this remarkable business.”
Legion will assume all sales, marketing, logistics, distribution, customer service as well as technical inquiries for the Canson Infinity brand in the United States and Canada. Legion operates sales and distribution facilities on each coast of the U.S., ensuring quick delivery and 12-hour customer service. For questions regarding the distribution change, call 646.449.6524 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since the company’s inception in 1994, it has played a pioneering role in the world of fine art paper. Legion has traveled the globe searching for the finest papers from the finest manufacturers. To date, it offers more than 3,000 papers from 16 countries.The company collaborates with some of the most legendary artists and renowned mills to provide papers their customers demand. “If we can’t find it, we will make it. Most importantly, we listen to the needs of our clients and constantly seek out new ways for them to enhance their work,” the company notes.
Canson Infinity papers are manufactured to meet today’s demanding print reproduction market. The unique character of Canson photographic paper has been used and adopted by the pioneers of photography since the 1850s. They include Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard, Gustave Le Gray and Henri Le Sec.
In 1865, Canson was granted an international patent for the improvement of albumen paper. This was the first commercially exploitable method of producing a photographic print on a paper base from a negative. Furthermore, the patent simplified the photo printing process, improved the quality of the print and made the process less expensive. The innovation was awarded at the International Photography Exhibition of 1892.
Moreover, Canson uses natural minerals and pure materials to produce high-permanence inkjet papers. Its inkjet fine art and photo papers, as well as canvas, are developed to offer printing performance, consistency and value. Canson Infinity papers and canvas provide a wide color gamut, deep blacks and also image sharpness.In addition, artists and photographers can choose between various materials, textures and media aesthetics to produce high-end archival prints.