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    Image Access and Commercial Capital Partner on Lease Plan

    Scanner maker Image Access has partnered with Commercial Capital to create a program that makes it easier for reprographics firms to get a WideTEK 36ART scanner. more

    Apr 10, 2018

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    ARC Mobile Facilities Dashboards Voted Best Software By Facility Executives

    ARC Document Solutions (NYSE: ARC) has been voted the best provider in the Facility Software/Reporting Tools category of the Facility Executive Magazine 2018 Readers’ Choice Award Program for its mobile facilities dashboards. more

    Mar 29, 2018

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    Xanita Board Launches in the USA

    Xanita, the makers of the industries leading sustainable fiberboard, today announced the launch of Xanita board in the USA and Canada. Xanita board is being brought to market through a partnership with Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. more

    Mar 21, 2018

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    Recording of Scanner Markets Webinar Posted

    Would you like to earn more money with wide-format scanning? Then you'll definitely want to watch the recording of the March 13 APDSP webinar about wide-format scanning markets. The webinar, which was led by Steve Andrikut of Image Access and Christi more

    Mar 13, 2018

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  • EFI Launches New VUTEk HS Presses for High-Volume Signage and Graphics Applications

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) announced the addition of the EFI VUTEk® HS125 F4 and HS100 F4 inkjet presses for “Fast Graphics” out-of-home applications to its industry leading lineup of hybrid flatbed/roll superwide-format products. more

    Feb 8, 2018

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    Paradigm Display Solutions Offers the New Lido Retractable Stand

    Paradigm Display Solutions announces the new Lido Retractable Banner Stand. The Lido retractable banner stand offers appealing style at an affordable price. Its adjustable telescopic support pole offers banner height flexibility and its uniquely desi more

    Feb 1, 2018

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    National/AZON Launches Zero Turn Scanning Productivity Center

    The Zero Turn Scanning Productivity Center is a single footprint holding table for “to-be-scanned documents,” a receiving table for “scanned documents” and a at panel display with keyboard/mouse tray. The document handling system utilizes vertical s more

    Feb 1, 2018

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  • HP Launches the World’s Most Secure Large Format Printers for GIS mapping

    HP Inc. has introduced HP DesignJet T1700 printers, next-generation 44-inch solutions for CAD and geographic information system (GIS) workgroups to produce highly accurate documents and maps with powerful processing and a new level of security. more

    Jan 30, 2018

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    National/AZON to Distribute iECHO Cutters in U.S.

    iECHO Science, the leading manufacturer of digital cutting technology in China, is excited to announce that a Distribution Agreement has been established with National / AZON based in Troy, MI. iECHO Science is pleased to enlist National /AZON’s prov more

    Jan 29, 2018

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    Image Access Launches Fastest CIS Scanner

    The WideTEK® 48CL-600 is the newest member of the CL series of wide format scanners designed by Image Access to offer industrial quality scanning at an amazingly low price. The WideTEK 48CL is the perfect solution for production quality scanning with more

    Jan 18, 2018

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    APDSP Members Hit Frankfurt

    The APDSP members' 2018 trip to the German reprographics association convention (motio) kicked off Thursday with a tour of Frankfurt, including stops at two reprographics/printing companies and dinner in the famous Sachsenhausen section of the city. more

    Apr 12, 2018

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    Get Out of Town: Lots of Repro-Related Events Coming Up

    Looking for a legitimate excuse to get out of your shop for a few days this year? You might consider one of the many imaging-related trade shows and conferences lined up for 2018. Of course you’re already planning to attend APDSP’s own conference Oct more

    Mar 29, 2018

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    30 Minutes a Month for Better Print Sales

    The prevailing wisdom in American “big” business is that too many companies hold too many meetings without getting too much of anything done. That viewpoint has been shared by a wide range of prominent business figures, from Tom Peters and Steven Cov more

    Mar 29, 2018

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    5 Tips for Increasing Your Scanning Productivity

    The webinar this week about scanning markets got a lot of APDSP members thinking about making more money from scanning. But another side of that situation is that making your scanning department more efficient also more

    Mar 15, 2018

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    Cough, Cough, Cough….Three Easy Tips for Better Sales Calls

    You probably encounter this situation every day: You reach a new prospect on the phone, he dodges your questions, then hangs up as quickly as he can. Or a call comes into your shop, the caller nervously asks your prices, and then says “Maybe I’ll ca more

    Mar 13, 2018

    4:57 PM


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    Avoiding Paper Jams: 6 Tips

    There aren’t many things in this world as frustrating as a paper jam. They come in all sorts of varieties, from the accordion-like jam up at the paper feed to the impossible-to-find shred of adhesive-backed media gumming up the printer deep inside. more

    Mar 1, 2018

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    Rare Opportunity: Travel with APDSP to Germany

    Get ready for the business trip of a lifetime. All APDSP members are invited to join managing director Ed Avis on a trip to the 2018 convention of the German reprographics association, motio, April 13-14 in Mainz. The trip will includ more

    Feb 16, 2018

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    Case Study: Vortex 'Changes the Game' for Canadian Printer

    Like most wide-format printers, Eastward Sales in New Brunswick, Canada, has seen large-format paper AEC printing work shrink over the past decade. “We’ve definitely seen a decline over past few years,” says Adam Garnett, the company’s manager. “More more

    Feb 16, 2018

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    Kyle Batsford: From Surfer Boy to Repro Company Leader

    Kyle Batsford remembers the summer of 1994 well. He had just graduated from high school, and like many southern California teens, hanging out at the beach was a priority. “I was spending most of the summer surfing and generally screwing more

    Feb 16, 2018

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    Repro Shops Feeling Good: Survey Shows 74% Predict a Better Year

    Reprographics shop owners are feeling good about business prospects in 2018, according to a survey conducted last week. “The year is off to a fast start,” one respondent to the survey said. more

    Jan 18, 2018

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    Pivot Point: Springfield Repro Grows by Acquisition

    Growth in the reprographics business can be tough to find these days. Steve Wakefield, owner of APDSP member Springfield Reprographics in Springfield, Illinois, is expanding his business the way big Wall Street firms sometimes do: by acquiring relate more

    Jan 4, 2018

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    Are You The Right Kind Of Persistent? Successful Print Salespeople Aren't Nags

    Persistence is generally considered to be a positive attribute for a printing salesperson. I’ve heard many “success stories” which reinforce that belief. Unfortunately, I have also seen lots of salespeople talk themselves out of a sale through blind more

    Jan 4, 2018

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    Scanning Innovator: Global Scanning Offers Portable Scanners, App that Turns a Phone into a Scanner, More

    Global Scanning, the company formed by the union of Contex and Colortrac, recently joined APDSP as a vendor member at the Gold level. In this Q&A, Steve Blanken, general manager of the Americas, discusses the company’s market and products, including more

    Jan 30, 2018

    10:03 AM

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    Heavy Lifting: Sharpe Co. Met the Challenge of Moving Giant Presses

    APDSP member Sharpe Co. has enjoyed solid growth over the past few years, in addition to acquiring two other companies and starting a new division. But all that new business came with a cost: Their headquarters location in Winston-Salem, North Caroli more

    Dec 21, 2017

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    Hate Meetings? Too bad. Your Sales Staff Needs Them.

    My starting point for today is that most salespeople aren’t being managed nearly enough, and the solution to that problem probably involves an increase in the number of meetings you have with your salespeople. I strongly recommend that you hold daily more

    Feb 1, 2018

    6:19 PM

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    Enjoy these past articles about reprographics and the IRgA! more

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Repro Events

  • Webinar: Valuing and Selling Your Shop

    This webinar will feature a panel discussion of reprographics shop owners who recently sold their shops or acquired shops. The panelists who sold their shops will explain what they did to prepare their businesses for sale, how they found buyers, and more

    May 15, 2018

  • Webinar: Wide-Format Color Printer Update

    Listen to a panel of your peers describe their experience using the latest wide-format color printers from KIP, HP, and Canon/Oce. This discussion will provide attendees with a "from the trenches" view of these printers. more

    Jul 10, 2018

  • Webinar: Tapping the Fine Art Market

    Scanning and printing fine art is a special market that select APDSP members have developed. They will share their experiences with this market and offer tips for success in this webinar. more

    Sep 11, 2018

  • Webinar: Section 179 and Other Leasing Issues

    Leasing equipment is an important business line for many APDSP members, but are you taking full advantage of the opportunities in this market? Leasing specialist and APDSP board member Camille Vieux of Commercial Capital will help members understand more

    Nov 13, 2018

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Industry News

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    Obituary: Glenn Wells, Quad-City Reprographics

    Glenn Wells, retired owner of Quad-City Reprographics in Rock Island, Illinois, passed away on April 18 at the age of 85. Before starting Quad-City Reprographics, Wells was a long-time employee of TriCity Blueprint in Moline, Illinois. more

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    Mike Carter Recipient of 2018 Mike Duff Award

    Mike Carter, president of Lynn Imaging was named the recipient of the 2018 Mike Duff Award for distinguished service to ReproMAX and in the reprographics industry. The Mike Duff Award was established by the ReproMAX Board of Directors to honor a high more

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    ReproMAX Spring 2018 Conference Held at Thomas Printworks

    ReproMAX held their Spring Conference in Dallas, Texas starting on April 11. Hosted by ReproMAX Partner company Thomas Printworks, the conference featured a line-up of ReproMAX’s own business speakers including a number of experienced ReproMAX Partne more

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    Construction Material Price Expansion Continues in March, ABC Says

    Prices for inputs to construction materials expanded 0.8 percent in March and are 5.8 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data releas more

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    APDSP Index Recovers Slightly in 4Q 2017

    The reprographics industry, as measured by the APDSP Index, recovered a little lost ground during the fourth quarter of 2017, but not much. In the third quarter of 2017 the Index had fallen to 42 for AEC business, its lowest point ever. In the fourth more

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    ARC Initiates Women’s Network

    In alignment with the annual celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), ARC Document Solutions (NYSE: ARC) is announcing the launch of its ARC Women’s Network, a program designed to foster professional growth and leadership for women working thr more

  • ISA Economic Report Shows Growth in 2018

    The sign, graphics and visual communications industry is poised for continued above-average growth in 2018, according to the ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report. more

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