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Cansel announces the launch of COBALT™ Graphics Distribution

Vancouver, BC, August 13, 2018 - Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries is excited to announce today the creation of COBALT Graphics Distribution, a new company focused on the graphics communications market.  COBALT will operate as a national distributor of wide format, flexographic and offset products to the print communications market in Canada.

With the launch of COBALT, the Cansel Geospatial division will continue to distribute wide format products to their Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) customers while the new, independently run COBALT will retain the employees, suppliers and relationships that are focused in the reprographics, wholesale distribution and printing markets.  The creation of the new company recognizes that customers in the printing industry have very different needs from Cansel’s historic customer base and allows flexibility and creativity to respond in a different way to this opportunity.  Armed with extensive experience and a passion for growth and innovation, the COBALT team will deliver the best equipment, supplies and service solutions possible to the Canadian printing market.


“I’m very happy to be able to announce today that we are bringing a whole new focus to the world of graphic communication with the launch of COBALT,” notes Stephen Fletcher, President, COBALT.   “For years Cansel has been growing our wide format equipment, service and support business focused on servicing our AEC customers.  After several key acquisitions, the time was right for us to develop a national organization focused on the world of visual and graphic print communication to service and support our rapidly growing non-traditional customer base.”

COBALT warehouses, service technicians and sales people will be located across the country.  A new e-commerce platform is being launched as well as centralized order processing to ensure the best possible customer experience.



COBALT Graphics Distribution offers world class products, professional services and best in class technical support to the wide format, offset and flexographic printing markets. Uniquely positioned to help print service providers take the leap into new technology, materials and different sectors, COBALT stands to diversify and grow their customers business through innovation and proactive partnerships.

About Cansel

For over 50 years Cansel has helped organizations in the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, manufacturing, printing, utilities, forestry, and government sectors to measure, analyze, design, and build more efficiently and profitably. Cansel's national team of professionals combines software, hardware and services to provide tailored solutions to improve client's workflow, from field to finish.


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