May 26, 2004 -- After careful product evaluation, ICED has entered into a partnership with LSR Publishing Group to provide PrintShop 101 as a basic training tool for their entire family of franchises (Kwik Kopy Business Centers, The Ink Well, Franklin's Printing, Copy Club, Kwik Kopy Printing, Parcel Plus and American Wholesale Thermographers). In addition to offering the training program to all existing franchisees, ICED is making PrintShop 101 a part of the franchise package, according to Larry Perkins, Director of Training for ICED. Each new franchise owner will be required to complete the program before coming to the ICED training program.
"This is the perfect use for PrintShop 101", said Mal Greenberg of LSR. New business owners come to the initial franchise training program with an excellent foundation of knowledge so that they can return to their new store at a much higher level. For existing owners, it provides a baseline that needs to be achieved by each employee and each new hire. More than that, it allows all employees to improve their skills and knowledge so that they can be ready for future advancement.
There is little doubt that a trained staff is basic to business success. PrintShop 101 provides a broad scope of basic information covering most of the daily operations of both small and large print shops. It is cost effective, largely because it is delivered on CD-ROM and can be used for all personnel without the usual online charges for each person. Installed in either a desktop or laptop PC, it can be used by everyone without losing any production time. And for those printing centers with Hispanic personnel, it has a built-in version that presents the entire program in Spanish.
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