Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announces a new level of partnership with the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) as a Platinum Level Supplier within the NAPL Elite Supplier Partnership Program. As part of this enhanced partnership, Konica Minolta will sponsor the 2011 Owners Conference hosted by the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP) and NAPL in Chicago, September 8-10, immediately prior to GRAPH EXPO 2011.
The 2011 Owners Conference is the only industry-wide event dedicated exclusively to small and mid-size commercial and quick printing businesses. This event will give attendees a unique opportunity to learn more about Konica Minolta’s industry leading technology and speak with key Konica Minolta representatives that support the NAPL community. As a primary element of the Platinum Level partnership, Konica Minolta will also sponsor the development of the NAPL Digital Services Study. This comprehensive analysis will uncover the status of digital services (variable-content digital printing, one-to-one marketing, web-to-print, wide format) and address areas including: staffing for digital; biggest benefits and disappointments of digital; and how digital services affect revenue, client retention, workflow, job turn times, pricing and profitability.
“Thanks to Konica Minolta’s generous support, we are able to provide vital research and data regarding the digital services sector of the industry,” said NAPL President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D. “It’s partnerships with highly regarded leading companies like Konica Minolta that allow us to continue delivering the highest quality products, services and information to today’s business leaders.”
"NAPL’s outstanding and relevant informational content, training curriculum and consulting services continue to enhance operational and profitability performance within their member community and by taking our partnership to the next level, we support the continued advancement of these goals,” said Fred Winckler, Director, Corporate Accounts - Franchise Print Segment, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “We look forward to the Owners Conference as another means for reaching out to our valuable customers as we demonstrate how they can count on Konica Minolta to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.”