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Two Growing Minuteman Press Franchises Expand Digital Print Capabilities with Help from Konica Minolta

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

SELDEN, N.Y. & DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Two Minuteman Press franchises have recently expanded their print capabilities thanks to equipment upgrades made possible by Konica Minolta. In Selden, NY, Bill Passeggio has utilized Konica Minolta’s digital print technologies to increase speed and turnaround times for his customers. Meanwhile, in Delray Beach, FL, Minuteman Press franchise owner Matthew Perry relies on the latest Konica Minolta solutions to help meet his center’s high demand for fast and efficient print runs. 

Need for Print Speed in Selden

The Minuteman Press franchise in Selden, NY, is a full-service digital print, design and marketing center helmed by Bill Passeggio. It has five employees – including a full-time pressman and graphic designer – and has been around for 13 years. It churns through at least one million sheets of paper per year. But to stay competitive, it needed faster digital machines – in black and white as well as color – with high-quality printing and problem-free bindery functions such as booklet finishing, including tight fold, saddle stitching and trimming.

It contacted four vendors, including Konica Minolta, and chose Konica Minolta, according to Passeggio, “because of its relationship with Minuteman Press International, its pricing, quality output and dependable service.” Passeggio’s clients include large institutions such as Suffolk County Community College and Stony Brook University, who use Minuteman Press of Selden for high-volume jobs such as course outlines and PowerPoint presentations.

Over the past eight years, Passeggio has used various Konica Minolta bizhub models, including (most recently) the C7000, C8000 and C1085 digital presses. “We were able to become extremely competitive in the marketplace due to our ability to rapidly turn around jobs with a quality product at reasonable prices,” Passeggio said. “At the end of the day,” he concluded, “Konica Minolta has proven itself to be the most honorable and reliable company of its kind that I have ever dealt with during my printing career.”

“We work hard to support all of our franchise owners including negotiating some of the best possible lease rates on digital printing systems from manufacturers like Konica Minolta,” says Brian Sisti, Minuteman Press International Area Manager for Long Island. He adds, “Our mass purchasing power and long term relationships allow us to make sure our owners get the best deals that they could not get on their own.”

 

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