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  • ONYX Software Certified for HP Latex R Series Printers

    Onyx Graphics, Inc. announced that its ONYX software was recently certified for the HP Latex R Series printer line, the first hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer for rigid and flexible printing in one device using white latex ink. HP chose award-winn more

    Jun 21, 2018

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    ONYX 18 software now shipping

    Onyx Graphics, Inc., has announced global availability of ONYX 18, the newest version release of the company’s award-winning wide- and grand-format software that includes new color technologies for color accuracy, consistency, and conformance to stan more

    Jun 21, 2018

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  • Contex HD Ultra X 6000 Scanner

    Contex’s Widest and Most Productive Scanner, HD Ultra X 6000, Launched

    Contex has introduced the HD Ultra X 6000, the widest, fastest and most productive 60-inch CCD scanner available in the market. more

    Jun 6, 2018

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  • New EFI DFE for Ricoh Pro C9200/C9210 Digital Color Presses

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), is announcing a new EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) designed to drive the new RICOH Pro C9200/C9210 Graphic Arts Edition series of high end digital color production presses. Based on the latest Fiery F more

    May 24, 2018

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  • Mimaki Opens Tech Center Near Milwaukee

    Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced the opening of its new Midwest Region Technology Center in Franklin, Wisconsin near Milwaukee. more

    May 10, 2018

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    New Xerox Press Creates Metallics, Iridescent Effects

    The company that invented the copier, laser printing and print-on-demand is announcing another first in the world of print – a high speed, six station color press that combines four-color printing with up to two specialty dry inks in one printing pas more

    May 9, 2018

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  • Case Study: Contex HD Ultra Is Vital Technology for Graphic Imaging Services

    Nestled on Rainbow Boulevard in Las Vegas, Graphic Imaging Services’ clientele represents a wide spectrum of businesses and consumers who trust it to digitally capture their valuable assets. From blueprints and maps to canvas art and oil paintings, t more

    May 8, 2018

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    Es-Te Folding Systems Launches Totally Redesigned Folder

    Es-Te Folding Systems has launched its totally redesigned print folder, the estefold 3011. The folder is designed to be more robust but also 25 percent less expensive than existing models. It was 12 years in development, and will bring top folding pe more

    Apr 26, 2018

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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

    10:48 AM

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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 Zero Turn Scanning Productivity Center

    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

    9:38 AM

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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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    Paradigm Imaging announces the new ROWE Scan 850i 55" and 60" Wide Format Scanners

    Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large format scanners, printers, multifunction systems, sign and integrated software solutions, announces that it has added the new ROWE Scan 850i scanner model to its scanner product line. more

    Dec 19, 2017

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    New EFI Fiery DFE Brings New Capabilities to Konica Minolta bizhub C759/C659 MFPs

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), and Konica Minolta® Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced a new digital front end (DFE) for Konica Minolta’s new bizhub® C659 and C759 multifunction printers (MFPs) for office workgroups and light prod more

    Dec 19, 2017

    9:29 AM


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    APDSP Convention 2018: Get Ready to Profit!

    Social media for reprographics shops and new marketing ideas will be the focus points of the 2018 APDSP Convention in Las Vegas, October 19-20. more

    May 10, 2018

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    Want to Expand? Suburban Philly Repro/Sign Business for Sale

    Brad Schwartz launched Reprographic Specialists in suburban Philadelphia when Ronald Reagan was president and the Bangles’ “Walk Like an Egyptian” was the number one pop song. Now he’d like to do a little more walking himself – for example, on a golf more

    Jun 21, 2018

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    Thinking of Selling? Read These 6 Tips

    Three APDSP members with personal experience in selling and buying reprographics shops shared many of their experiences during an APDSP webinar on May 8. Below are six key tips the speakers made: more

    Jun 7, 2018

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    When Should You Fire A Salesperson?

    I’ve written extensively about hiring salespeople over the years. Today, I want to deal with a sort-of-related topic: the question of when to fire a salesperson. more

    Jun 7, 2018

    5:32 PM

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    Conflicting Signals: Are Your Salespeople Task Rabbits?

    I’ve spent quite a few days in the field with clients’ salespeople over the last few months, providing sales training and sales management support. A typical day in the field involves at least a couple of solid sales calls, but I’ve also gone along w more

    May 10, 2018

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    What's Your Sales Pitch's Tipping Point?

    A lot of printing sales situations are decided by inertia. In other words, you start talking to a prospect and they seem to like you well enough, but they’re not unhappy with their current supplier, so the easiest thing to do is to keep buying from t more

    Apr 26, 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

    7:00 AM

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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

    5:32 PM

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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

    10:48 PM

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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

    2:04 PM

  • Archives - Enjoy These Past Articles!

    Enjoy these past articles about reprographics and the IRgA! more

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Repro Events

  • 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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    ABC’s Construction Confidence Index Surges in Q1

    Despite ongoing concerns regarding labor force availability and rising interest rates, and emerging concerns regarding tariffs and construction materials prices, construction contractors emerged from the first quarter of 2018 with tremendous confiden more

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    Obituary: Todd Sparks, Brother of Riley's Owner Wade Sparks

    APDSP is sad to learn of the passing of Todd Sparks, brother of Wade Sparks, owner of Rileys, a reprographics firm based in Calgary, AB that has 20 locations in Canada and the United States. more

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    AIA Billings Index at 52 in April

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is reporting today that architecture firm billings rose for the seventh consecutive month, with the pace of growth in April increasing modestly from March. more

  • Paper Maker Opens Wide-Format Center

    Lindenmeyr Munroe, the leading independent paper, packaging and wide format solutions provider in the United States, opens the doors to the first of four Wide Format Customer Experience Centers. Located in Trenton, New Jersey, the 5,000-square-foot f more

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    For Sale: Successful Repro Firm in Arroyo Grande, CA

    Looking for a new opportunity in a great location? Blueprint Express, a 32-year-old reprographics firm in Arroyo Grande, California, is on the market. Owner Shirley Shaw contacted APDSP about her situation, and wrote: more

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    Recording of Valuing and Selling Your Shop Webinar Posted

    The recording of the webinar titled "Valuing and Selling Your Reprographics Shop," which occurred May 15, 2018, has been posted on the APDSP Member Center. The recording includes the slides, and is packed with anecdotes and tips from Bob Roperti (Jif more

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    ARC Net Sales Drop 1 Percent in Q1

    Net sales for ARC in the first quarter of 2018 dropped about 1 percent from that period last year, and EBITDA dropped by about $2.6 million more

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