When choosing a print services provider for your school, college or university it can be hard to know which provider to use. You need reliability, longevity, value for money and support you can count on. 

Of course, you also need a partner that is on the approved suppliers list, or at the very least, an education print services provider that meets the criteria to feature on the approved suppliers list. 

The NEPA (National Education Printer Agreement 2) Framework is designed for education providers to easily connect with reliable print management and print service providers that offer value for money and the support and understanding that education providers need.

ASL- NEPA framework partner and managed print supplier 

ASL Group is one of the top 3 suppliers of managed print services in the UK. Alongside long standing relationships with all the leading print hardware manufacturers and outstanding customer service, one of the key reasons for ASL’s popularity is its role as a nominated reseller on the NEPA framework agreement. 

What is the NEPA framework agreement?

The NEPA framework is a nationally recognised framework established by education and engineering specialists to identify reliable, robust and responsible suppliers of services for the Higher Education Community. 

Partners are assessed on their offering to the education industry, their experience and their expertise. Only those deemed capable of delivering a robust, reliable and competitive service make the grade and are awarded NEPA partner status.

Services for the education system 

At ASL, we offer a wide range of print related services for schools, colleges and universities to help them manage their printing systems in a financially astute and environmental way. 

These services include: 

  • print equipment supply
  • print management services
  • help desk, 
  • hardware support
  • pull printing software and support
  • on-site staff
  • secure scanning services
  • bulk print overflow services
  • digital post room
  • cloud-based mobile printing
  • smart lockers
  • Electronic Document & Records Management System provision and management
  • online print payment and print apps management
  • scanning to invoice to accounts payable
  • Digitisation.

You can read more about how education providers can use the NEPA framework to save money in our blog ‘How leading schools are saving money with managed print services’.

Why choose ASL as your print service provider

ASL has established itself as a print services management name you can trust. 9 sites across the UK facilitate national coverage for our 7,500 + customers. And, with its expansive experience ASL gives its education customers more than just peace of mind with: 

  • Extensive understanding of the needs of schools, colleges and universities established through years of working with the education industry to deliver print-related services.
  •  Supply of leading print brands such as Kyocera, Canon and Epson and, as we work with each of these suppliers with customers from all industries, we are well placed to get competitive prices for your printing hardware. 
  • Commitment  to sustainability with measures that range from installing energy efficient lighting at our Cambridge head office to partnering with PrintReleaf to turn paper waste into new trees. By choosing ASL as your NEPA partner you’re demonstrating your own commitment to sustainability.

You can read more about the extensive measures we are taking to help protect our planet on our website

For more information on the benefits that NEPA members can expect to receive when choosing ASL for your print management services, visit our NEPA webpage.