IKON and The NAPL Network Announce Regional Workshops

Monday, May 04, 2009

MALVERN, PA and PARAMUS, NJ. -- IKON Office Solutions, a Ricoh company, and The NAPL Network will offer four, half-day, hands-on workshops focusing on how and why printers are differentiating themselves by transitioning from traditional print shops into marketing service providers. All programs are designed for printing executives and their management teams, and will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon at an IKON facility. Locations, cities and dates are as follows:

June 3, 2009: Boston, MA – One Federal Street, Boston MA

June 4, 2009: Alexandria, VA – 4900 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

August 5, 2009: Chicago, IL – 410 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL

August 6, 2009: Minneapolis, MN – 2740 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN

During the workshops, attendees will discuss current industry data, participate in a hands-on variable data demonstration with Objectif Lune using production equipment available from IKON, and evaluate a real-life case study that features the challenges and expectations of a commercial printer that successfully expanded its offerings while strengthening its customer base.

Joseph P. Truncale, President and CEO, NAPL, will deliver the keynote address regarding the state of the industry and the importance of cross-media campaigns. Howie Fenton, Senior Consultant, Production and Digital Technology, NAPL, will present a case study of a printer’s transformation in today’s environment. Lunch is included for those who would like to tour the IKON facility.

“The printing and graphic communications industry has evolved a great deal with new technology supporting creative new approaches to business development,” explains Spencer Adamson, Vice President, Product Solutions and Commercial Print, IKON Office Solutions. “This workshop will cover invaluable information on how traditional print shops can become a marketing services provider and create customized cross-media solutions for their customers.”

“If printers are serious about adding value for their customers and differentiating themselves, this workshop will provide the tools to get started. By joining with IKON to deliver these hands-on, interactive, case study and research-based programs, we are providing attendees with the game plan they need to succeed,” said NAPL President and CEO Joseph P. Truncale, CAE.

Register online at www.napl.org/IKON.reg or call the Information Hotline at 800-234-0040. Rates are as follows: $79 for the first attendee from a company; $69 for second or more attendee from the same company. Space is limited.