Digital printers see benefits of Konica Minolta partnership with Pent Net

David Procter (pictured), general manager for production printing at Konica Minolta, said the partnership, announced earlier this month, will help printers save money and time.

“By adding Pent Net document streamlined web-to-print solutions to our product mix, Konica Minolta can now provide online job quotes, print-on-demand, re-orders, variable data or inventory management,” he said.

Adelaide Copy director Mark Frankcom is using the web-to-print ordering software in conjunction with his Bizhub Pro 6501 and a black-and-white copier.

He told ProPrint that Pent Net’s software has seamlessly slotted in into his workflow and he hardly notices it is there anymore.

“The product has been very effective, servicing one of our bigger customers, who use it to put through all their stationery and hundreds of variations of printed forms,” he said.

“Pent Net’s software has made our workload easier by allowing our clients to order and receive instant quotes in just a few clicks on the Adelaide Copy website.”

Pent Net manager Peter Ludwig said: “The Konica Minolta partnership came completely out of the blue,” he said.

“Konica Minolta was looking to sign a $600,000 deal with [Queensland-based] Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) but they did not have the software solution to meet the client’s needs.

“They scouted online for companies that could provide the software solutions that MSIT required and in the end deciding to take a chance on Pent Net. The gamble paid off with MSIT loving the solutions the partnership brought to the table.”

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