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Snap signs seven year W2P deal with EFI
AFTER a 10 month negotiation
process, Snap Franchising has
signed a seven year web-to-print
deal with EFI, which will see all
Snap franchises across Australia
using Digital StoreFront.
Stephen Edwards, chief
executive offcer Snap, says,
"This partnership with EFI is
a great partnership for Snap,
and we are confdent it will be
tremendously valuable to both
our clients and franchises. We're
committed to offering our clients
the best in class options out
there, and by teaming up with a
company such as EFI we are able
to do just that."
Filip Buyse, general manager
web-to-print, EFI says, "Snap is
a reputable and well established
business with an enviable
reputation among its customers.
We are pleased to be able to
partner with Snap and boost
the distribution of our award
winning Digital StoreFront
solutions, while also bringing
Australian businesses a market
Snap has 182 owner operated
centres across Australia, and
it also operates in China, New
Zealand and Ireland. It currently
services more than 500,000
businesses and retail customers,
and has a turnover of $135m per
Digital StoreFront features
include a DSF design studio,
which, according to EFI,
shortens the production cycle. It
is a visual product builder which
lets print buyers order, edit and
preview their job specifcations
on a single page.
According to EFI, with its
EFI Print Messenger, buyers
can submit print-ready PDFs
directly from their desktops
from anywhere worldwide
without any training. It has
an automated workfow which
creates an end to end content
and commerce workfow by
providing integration with EFI
Fiery servers and EFI Print
MARK Kennedy owner of Snap
St Georges Terrace in Perth has
invested in his second Snap
franchise, with the acquisition of
Kennedy is already the owner
of Snap, St Georges Terrace
Perth, which has four full time
and one part time staff.
He told Australian
Printer, “I’m confdent in
Snap Franchising's future and
Kalgoorlie's long term outlook.
I have faith in the existing
staff and I'm excited about new
opportunities that Snap are
rolling-out like eNewsletters and
The previous operator
Mike Clarke came from a
non-print background when he
took control of the Kalgoorlie
business which he ran 16 years.
Kennedy says, "Mike Clarke
wanted to retire and couldn't sell
the centre post-GFC. So I agreed
to take it on as the staff is pretty
competent and well trained in
product and service, which is
half the battle."
Kennedy adds that the
Kalgoorlie store has all the
traditional equipment you would
expect in a print centre, plus
wide format capabilities, while
the offset and large volume
jobs are done at Caxton. which
is Snap's hub in WA. He says,
"Amazingly the transport
company between the Perth hub
and Kalgoorlie delivers the next
day at 9am, which is quicker
than the Perth courier ser vice."
He concludes, "I hope to
achieve some synergies with
staff and growth in areas that
haven't been explored for quite
Kennedy buys second Snap in WA
HORTON MEDIA, one of
Australasia's largest independent
coldset web printers, has won
a $2.2m Defence newspaper
contract over Fairfax Regional
Media following a $250,000
investment in new machinery.
Horton Media will print, label
and package publications such
as the Army News, Navy News
and Air Force News for the next
three years. The newspapers are
published 23 times per year with
a combined run of 45,000 copies.
Horton was one of six businesses
to tender for the contract.
BLUE STAR has won a three
year contract to print forms and
publications for the Australian
Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and will
also provide mailhouse services.
The contract includes two one-
year options which may also
involve census work.
ADELAIDE screen printer
Graphpak Australia is expecting
a return to pro t within 12 months
of its $3m collapse. The company
led for administrations in 2012
owing $2.8m to almost 170
unsecured creditors, but was able
to continue trading after creditors
agreed to a Deed of Company
arrangement, which obliges
Graphpak to repay $400,000 in 18
WELL known paper pioneer Paul
Ryan has passed away aged 61,
following a long illness. Ryan
founded CPI Paper's Brisbane
o ce, where he remained until he
retired eight years ago.
APN News and Media chief
executive Brett Chenoweth
and chairman Peter Hunt have
resigned from the group.
Done deal: EFI's Filip Buyse (l) with Snap CEO Stephen Edwards
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