Print Junction & Staples

Company: Print Junction
Supply Nation Certified supplier since 2010
Client: Staples
Supply Nation member since 2009
Contract: Print & graphic design services

“The benefits of working with a client like Staples have been many and varied. It has opened up consistent opportunities to gain work on a regular basis with a major corporate client, and given us exposure to a large client network base. This provided us with the potential to increase our sales volume and grow with a large corporate company.”
Leah Torzyn, Creative Director, Print Junction

Print Junction is a family owned and operated business with more than 40 years experience in the graphic design and print industry. Known for its quality, expertise and ‘hands on’ approach, the company prides itself on its ability to manage even the most complex of projects. Print Junction provides a complete range of services including graphic design, full colour offset and digital printing, binding and finishing. Its products include business stationery, brochures, posters, presentation folders, annual reports, magazines, newsletters and more. This multi-award winning business is the recipient of two Gold and two Bronze state PICAs and one national Bronze PICA (Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards). Most recently, it became a state finalist in the Indigenous Owned Business category of the Ethnic Business Awards.

The Client

Staples is one of the leading single-source suppliers of business essentials in Australasia, with more than 40 locations in Australia and New Zealand. Its products and services range from IT solutions to office products.

"One of the key elements of our Reconciliation Action Plan is our supplier diversity program. As a founding member of Supply Nation, we were introduced to Print Junction, a Supply Nation Certified Supplier. We worked together to set up a partnership agreement with the Torzyn family and their print business - Print Junction - to supply printed products to both Corporate Express and our customers.

Our initial audit of their systems, processes, quality controls and the overall way they conduct business was faultless. As the partnership has grown we are pleased to say that it is a pleasure to work with them on various projects. They always respond to queries in a timely and friendly manner and deliver on time as promised. Print Junction will continue to grow and be a valued member of our Supply Panel for many years to come."
Mark Davies, Merchandising Manager Print, Staples

The Opportunity

The team from Print Junction was introduced to executives from Staples at an Supply Nation Connect 2010 Business Opportunity Fair/Trade Show in Sydney in 2010. Impressed with their presentation, they requested a tour of Print Junction’s premises at Wingfield in Adelaide. After inspecting their machinery, capabilities and the quality of their work, Corporate Express determined that Print Junction met their supplier criteria and added the business to their print procurement panel. This allows them to quote for future projects.

The Outcome

The procurement contract with Stapless has provided Print Junction with the opportunity to secure work on a regular basis.

So far, this has included a wide range of printing projects, including business cards, letterheads and brochures. Working with Staples has exposed Print Junction to a large client network base, providing it with the potential to increase its sales volume and grow with a large national company.

The feedback on work to date has been very positive, with senior staff from Staples reporting that they enjoy working with people who ‘really care’ about what they do and are always there to assist. This approach to business can be attributed, in part, to the fact that Print Junction is a family concern with family members at each point of production - from quoting to order logging, artwork proofing, printing, binding and dispatch.

The company’s work with Staples has helped Print Junction to build its business, become more competitive and employ more Indigenous staff.

How Supply Nation was able to help

Supply Nation helped connect Print Junction to Staples through its Supply Nation Connect 2010 Business Opportunity Fair/Trade Show. These events provide excellent opportunities for Indigenous businesses to engage directly with Supply Nation members.