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Phoenix adds Corel to range

Phoenix Distribution has been appointed a key local Corel distribution partner. The company has already made the full range of Corel products available to its resellers and retail partners, and will be looking to grow the footprint of the brand in South Africa and throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Corel revolutionised the graphic design industry when it introduced CorelDRAW in 1989. Today, the company has a comprehensive range of award-winning graphics and productivity software, as well as a broad portfolio of photo, video and DVD software.

“The Corel range is a solid addition to our comprehensive portfolio of multimedia products, and we are proud to have been added to the company’s network of partners. Corel has a community of more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries, many of those in Africa, and we will be utilising our knowledge of the market to widen Corel’s reach,” says Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Phoenix Distribution.

Its most famous product, CorelDraw, is a suite of graphic and website design software products, boasting a content-rich environment and professional graphic design, photo editing and website design capabilities. Comprehensive tools provide endless opportunities to deliver on any creative brief. Features in the newest version include an enhanced content organiser, new creative options for refining vector objects and improved master layers.

Other products include Digital Painting, a virtual art studio, Painter Essentials 4, creative home art software for photo-painting, drawing and painting, and CorelCAD, for 2D and 3D design. The Corel range also includes professional video-editing tools, MotionStudio 3D, offering 3D effects, 3D graphics, compositing and particle systems in one complete package, and many more.

Campbell-Young adds that the Corel range is a great addition to the best-of-breed solutions the company offers. “We pride ourselves on offering the best solutions to our customers, and our partnership with Corel will only enhance our existing offering. Corel products provide a variety of solutions making it simple for consumers and professionals get creative.”