Intelligent job site technology, and what role reprographics shops can play in it, will be the focus of the 2017 APDSP Convention in New Orleans on October 11-12. The event will be held concurrently with SGIA, more

Mar 16, 2017 8:56 PM

Are you looking for a fun way to get more customers? You might want to follow the example of Cushing in Chicago, which routinely runs clever promotions to grab the attention of current and potential clients. more

Mar 16, 2017 8:12 PM

Many APDSP members probably have used Poly-Pak Industries products before, even if you didn’t realize it. Poly-Pak’s Regal Envelope division makes, among other things, blueprint bags, those plastic tube-like sleeves that protect your prints when they more

Feb 28, 2017 8:54 PM

The APDSP Index was essentially flat for AEC business in the fourth quarter of 2016, but it dropped significantly for non-AEC business. The index was 62 for AEC business, compared to 63 in the third quarter; and 54 for non-AEC business more

Feb 16, 2017 7:54 PM

Don Razinsky spent 33 years working for Ridgways, and retired from ARC in 2011. But within a couple of years he wanted to get back into the business, and has since launched two new reprographics firms. His latest, ACE Digital in Shreveport, LA, opene more

Feb 2, 2017 8:51 PM 1 Comments

I presented a seminar at a conference last weekend. Immediately afterward, I had a table set up alongside the stage to sell books. I processed a few sales with cash and credit cards and finally there was only one person standing in front of me, with more

Jan 19, 2017 9:06 PM

Many libraries are like vaults of history, packed with old books, maps, works of art, and other historic documents. That’s great for preservation of these important items, but like with any other kind of vault, a limited number of people can physica more

Jan 19, 2017 8:14 AM

Are you getting "nickeled and dimed" by clients clawing for discounts? Try some of these tips to bring in a few more dollars in 2017, and make some clients happier at the same time. more

Jan 5, 2017 8:59 PM

We printing company owners often seem to have a dichotomy when it comes to pricing philosophy. We complain and gnash our teeth, griping about the customer who will drive ten miles to save a dollar. “Don’t they understand?!,” we rail. more

Dec 8, 2016 8:07 PM

The APDSP Index (formerly the IRgA Index), showing slowing growth, was down during the third quarter of 2016 -- it was 63 for AEC business, compared to 71 in the second quarter; and 69 for non-AEC business, compared to 73 during the first quarter. more

Dec 22, 2016 9:05 PM

In the sales community, we talk about hunters and farmers. Hunters find new customers. Farmers maintain and service existing customers. It’s generally assumed that one salesperson can’t be great at both things. more

Dec 22, 2016 8:40 PM 1 Comments

When people picture the interior of The Drafting Clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, they probably envision rows of green eye-shaded men hunched over drafting tables. Of course, that image is completely outdated – the company’s catalog doesn’t contain a more

Dec 8, 2016 7:26 PM

SJ Digital Services in Greensboro, North Carolina, which joined APDSP just a couple of months ago, has grown its business from a bedroom to a 2,700-square-foot office by focusing on top quality service and one-call resolution of issues. more

Nov 23, 2016 2:03 PM

Joel Salus, a long-time reprographics company owner and consultant and proprietor of the Reprographics 101 blog, recently surveyed the industry about their plans for buying new large-format imaging equipment. Below is his analysis of the survey resul more

Nov 23, 2016 2:48 PM 1 Comments

Name changes are common in the reprographics industry, since the technology and market positioning of many firms is always shifting. But few companies go through as rigorous a process as NRI did over the past couple of years. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:52 PM

Are things going well in your shop? Then you better start thinking about the next big thing you're going to do, because your downward curve is just ahead, according to expert Marcus Timson. more

Nov 8, 2016 10:00 AM

Memjet inkjet heads are found in Canon ColorWave 810/910 printers and Xerox IJP 2000 printers, but a new Memjet-driven printer may be on the horizon. Peter Barton, formerly sales director (until 2015) for RTI in Europe, is working on importing the Me more

Oct 27, 2016 9:09 AM 1 Comments

Association of Printing and Data Solutions Professionals – what a mouthful that is! It’s been almost two months since we officially changed the name of the organization, and I thought it would be interesting to give you a report from the front lines. more

Oct 27, 2016 3:45 PM

Digital reprographics issues was the focus of the 2016 German reprographics conference in Gelsenkirchen on October 7-8. Motio, the German reprographics association, organized a two-day event that encouraged members to consider the impact of digital r more

Oct 13, 2016 9:26 PM

The APDSP Index (formerly the IRgA Index), showing continuing strength, was virtually flat during the second quarter of 2016 -- it was 71 for AEC business, compared to 72 in the first quarter; and 73 for non-AEC business, compared to 70 during the fi more

Sep 29, 2016 10:02 PM

IRgA member Printastic wants to ease other members’ entry into large-format vinyl printing with a new wholesale service that’s launching September 1. The service, called Printtrader.com, will offer prices to IRgA members that are substantially lower more

Aug 18, 2016 9:43 AM

Mark Beilman is retiring at the end of this year as executive director of the Reprographic Services Association (RSA) after a 14-year stint there. He replied to a series of questions from IRgA below. more

Aug 18, 2016 11:11 AM

When employees of SE Blueprint watch a blockbuster movie, sometimes they get to see their own handiwork amidst the action. The company has created graphics for movies filmed in Cleveland for the past seven years. more

Jun 16, 2016 9:19 AM

IRgA member Brand Decor has found a new market by focusing on permanent AEC graphics, including for a supermarket built inside a historic Cleveland building. more

Jul 7, 2016 11:20 AM

By a vote of 86 percent in favor to 14 percent opposed, IRgA members voted to change the name of the organization to the Association of Printing and Data Solutions Professionals via a proxy vote that was counted July 14. more

Jul 21, 2016 8:45 PM

Kevin Howes, who is taking over as executive director of the Reprographic Services Association, has experience working for a family business, reprographics shops, OEMs, and other players in the reprographics arena. more

Aug 4, 2016 10:14 PM

This is the third in a series of articles about equipment from the end-user's perspective. In this interview, Steven Strooh, president of Beeline and Blue in Des Moines, Iowa, discusses his Océ ColorWave 900 and 910 single-pass inkjet printers. more

Aug 4, 2016 9:54 PM

Reprographic Technologies Inc., better known in the industry as RTI, shut its doors in June after about 25 years in business. What happened? more

Jul 21, 2016 9:03 PM

Memjet and Hewlett-Packard reached a settlement in their 11-month-old patent disagreement on June 30. The settlement alleviates the concern that either HP’s PageWide technology or Memjet’s single-pass inkjet head technology would be changed or remov more

Jul 7, 2016 9:49 AM

IRgA is being reborn. Since the fall of 2015 the board of directors and a member committee have been developing a new direction and focus for the organization. more

Jun 23, 2016 12:33 PM

A letter writer from Egypt is wondering what to do with his diazo coating machine. Any ideas? more

Jun 17, 2016 8:58 AM

Your salespeople might complain about micromanagement, but sales expert Dave Fellman believes that daily, detailed attention to sales staff pays off. more

Jun 7, 2016 3:06 PM

When artists, art collectors, and art museums in Dallas need their prized collections reproduced, they don’t seek out a frame shop or quick printer. They go to MS Dallas, a reprographics firm more

May 12, 2016 8:22 PM 2 Comments

Mid-Carolina Reprographics in Charlotte, North Carolina is five years old this year, and owner Benita Ayers wants to make sure the thriving company continues growing if she suddenly can’t run it anymore. So she developed a formal succession plan that more

Apr 28, 2016 9:12 PM

The future of successful reprographics firms, in many cases at least, involves working closely with design and construction businesses that are increasingly high-tech. A three-day event called Intelligent Jobsite University aims to help repro firms more

May 26, 2016 10:04 PM 1 Comments

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