Konica Minolta, one of the leading manufacturers of digital production printers, has committed to a Gold Event sponsorship in The GAPP Awards. The GAPP Awards – presented by Sentient Publishing, publisher of The GAPP Magazine – will be the premier printing, packaging and signage competition for the South African industry. The GAPP Awards ceremony will be held in October 2016 and will recognise Excellence in Printing in all the various disciplines which make up the printing industry. A total of 30 categories will allow work from all sources of print to be compared against each other with the aim of finding the best of the best. According to Leon Minnie, product manager: production systems at Konica Minolta, the decision to participate in the competition was an easy one to make. He added, ‘There is a real need for a competition of this nature. Through competition printers can compare themselves to each other and an industry standard can be set which will encourage further improvement. We are very happy to be a sponsor of this event and competition and look forward to seeing the quality of work which the printers in South Africa can produce.’ Vikesh Roopchand, managing director of Sentient publishing said, ‘We are delighted that Konica Minolta has expressed its support for The GAPP Awards with a Platinum Level Sponsorship. It is fantastic to have one of the leading suppliers of digital printing systems and equipment commit to the competition even before it has been officially launched.’ Konica Minolta supplies the bizhub range of printers and production printing devices aimed at commercial shops and in-house production departments.
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