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

Jamaica Blue Print in Queens has been using the KIP 870 since January, and clients are happy. Among the key benefits is that the machine can print a durable, water- and fade-resistant print that is ideal for rainy job sites. more

May 26, 2016 10:51 PM

RGS, a reprographics firm in Las Vegas, acquired two HP PageWide printers last fall. In this interview, CEO Billy Hamilton discusses the firm's experience with the PageWides so far. more

May 12, 2016 8:14 PM

Many reprographics shop owners have been wondering how to profit in the new digital era. Lynn Imaging in Lexington, Kentucky is not wondering – they are doing it already. The company, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, more

Mar 30, 2016 1:00 PM 2 Comments

When Stephanie Justice first heard about reprographics shops creating color prints about a decade ago, she didn’t understand the appeal. Justice, the director of operations for Bay Area Printing and Graphics Solutions in Pensacola, Florida, more

Mar 3, 2016 8:24 PM 2 Comments

The IRgA Index jumped 16 points during the first quarter of 2016 for traditional AEC business. The Index stood at 72 for services to AEC businesses, compared to 56 in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Index slipped slightly for services to non-AEC busi more

Apr 28, 2016 9:54 PM

At one point or another, every reprographer has a piece of used equipment that is taking up space. Tom McNew and Harry McPartland are go-to guys for buying that equipment. McNew owns Digital ES and McPartland owns Wide-Format Engines LLC, two of the more

Apr 14, 2016 10:10 PM 3 Comments

When Xerox learned that the Department of Defense wanted to use its IJP 2000 printer but needed some special modifications, Xerox called IRgA member Carl Byrne, a former Xerox tech who now runs Evergreen Technologies in Baltimore. more

Apr 14, 2016 10:03 PM

Are you looking for a way to increase your construction document management knowledge and add a fancy credential to your resume? Some IRgA members have done both by pursuing the Construction Documents Technology certification more

Mar 29, 2016 3:44 PM 1 Comments

When Charlie and Dorothy Hackworth started their first reprographics-related business, Engineering Media, in 1974, diazo was king and digital imaging did not exist. Today their current company, Hackworth – Graphics-Printing-Technology in Chesapeake, more

Mar 15, 2016 4:38 PM 1 Comments

The struggle between HP and Memjet over patents for large-format, single-pass inkjet printing has been going on since Memjet filed a patent infringement suit in August. But what does all this mean for repro? more

Feb 18, 2016 10:43 PM 1 Comments

Many IRgA members remember Marbaugh Reprographics, a venerable Indiana-based reprographics shop and dealer. Today the company has a new name -- Integrity One Technologies -- and a new focus on scanning. more

Mar 16, 2016 10:16 AM 1 Comments

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