Snap Print & Design, one of the largest printing franchise groups in Australia, has signed an exclusive partnership deal with Konica Minolta to provide printing equipment and technology to its 147 stores across the country.
|(l-r) Ian Tagliabue of Snap with David Procter, sales director Konica Minolta Australia|
Ian Tagliabue, procurement manager, Snap Print & Design, told Wide Format Online the company was “moving more into wide format. Through this partnership, Snap Print & Design will be able to connect its franchisees with the right Konica Minolta equipment and technology. During the last year inline finishing capability made up the majority of printer sales to the network. With speed to market being a major focus with our franchisees, Konica Minolta has been able to develop packages to fit individual stores and their customers.”
Snap approached Konica Minolta with the intent of forging an agreement to provide its franchise businesses with enhanced printing technology and services.
“Snap Print & Design’s decision to partner with Konica Minolta is a testament to our technology, services and strengths, and we’re delighted to enter this platinum partnership,” said Sue Threlfo, general manager, production and industrial Print, Konica Minolta. “This partnership will ensure that Konica Minolta’s print and business services are highly accessible to Snap franchisees, with an emphasis on helping them enhance customer experiences, and growth.
“Knowing that Konica Minolta has been endorsed by Snap Print & Design’s head office offers franchisees significant peace of mind when it comes to finding and choosing digital print solutions and business support, and knowing that due diligence has been done, particularly in the current volatile franchise business market. It’s important Snap franchisees are aware of the opportunities and services available to them from Konica Minolta.”
The partnership will see Konica Minolta working directly with Snap Print & Design franchisees to provide printing technology, education, and support for business growth.
Boasting a 120 year history in the print and design industry and with 40 years in franchising, Snap Print & Design is 100% Australian owned and operated, over 140 centres across Australia and international franchises in Ireland and New Zealand.