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    Stratasys Introduces Carbon Fiber Material for F123 Series 3D Printers

    Stratasys Ltd. has introduced a new ABS-based carbon fiber material for its award-winning line of F123 Series™ 3D printers, the first composite material for the platform. Carbon fiber materials have proven extremely popular on Stratasys’ industrial-s Read more

    Feb 18, 2021

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    Webinar on Zero Turn Productivity Center with IQ Quattro X

    Contex and National / AZON will premiere the Zero Turn Productivity Center with the Contex IQ Quattro X large format scanner in an upcoming webinar to be held February 24th at 11 AM Eastern. Designed by National / AZON exclusively for Contex scanners Read more

    Feb 18, 2021

    6:07 PM

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    Looking for a Better Color Printer? Vortex 4200-42 May Be the Answer

    Are you looking for a new, better, large-format color printer? APDSP Vendor Member The Drafting Clinic has an offer you should check out: The Vortex 4200-42 single-pass printer at a special price! Read more

    Feb 18, 2021

    11:48 AM

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    EFI Introduces VUTEk Q3r and Q5r

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is setting new levels of production and efficiency for customers at the higher-volume end of the superwide-format signage and display graphics market. The new EFI™ VUTEk® Q series product line delivers superior quality a Read more

    Feb 4, 2021

    11:24 AM

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    Bookeye Scanners Deployed to Ottoman Archives

    The Ottoman Archives in Istanbul are a collection of historical sources related to the Ottoman Empire and among the largest archives in the world. A major installation of Image Access Bookeye Scanners is being used to digitize this vast collection. Read more

    Jan 20, 2021

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    EFI Upgrades PrintSmith Vision MIS Software

    The new, version 5 release of EFI™ PrintSmith™ Vision MIS software – part of the EFI Quick Print Suite of business and production management tools – delivers optimized performance and enhanced flexibility for small commercial and quick print business Read more

    Dec 17, 2020

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    New WideTEK® CCD Scanner Generation Chassis D is Launched

    A complete redesign of the electronics and improved hardware adds new functionality and enhances the already acclaimed camera technology. Shipping now at the same low prices. Read more

    Dec 2, 2020

    9:27 AM

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    Azon Matrix MONSTERJET Prints Directly to Large Objects

    The new Matrix Monsterjet from Azonprinter handles direct-to-shape product printing and interior decoration on objects up to 92 cm tall. It prints directly on fridge, oven, trash cans, flower vases, and onto a wide variety of highly demanding indust Read more

    Nov 19, 2020

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    Easy Cut Studio 5 Expands List of Cutters Supported

    EasyCut Studio has announced its updated version of Easy Cut Studio. The newly released version 5.007 extends the capabilities of Easy Cut Studio by offering the support for KASA, UKCutter SMURF, VEVOR, Marsh Stencil Express, SSK Designtech 60, Helo Read more

    Nov 12, 2020

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    High-volume EFI POWER and COLORS Printers Create Profit Opportunities

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc.’s two new printers for the high-end, high productivity soft signage market help display graphics producers reach new heights in productivity and extend their capabilities. The EFI™ COLORS 340 printer announced today prin Read more

    Oct 22, 2020

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    Contex Introduces IQ Quattro X CIS Scanner Series

    Contex has introduced the IQ Quattro X, the 5th-generation Contex CIS scanner series. The IQ Quattro X is an essential scanner for reprographic shops, the AEC community, and businesses that require scanning accuracy with technical drawings and other Read more

    Oct 22, 2020

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    EFI Launches EFI IQ Suite of Cloud Applications

    EFI™ IQ™, a new suite of free and paid cloud applications for digital print professionals from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., makes cut-sheet operations using EFI Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) smarter. To access IQ’s free applications, businesses Read more

    Oct 8, 2020

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    Agfa to Extend High-end Jeti Tauro with Upgradable Model

    Agfa has added a new model to its Jeti Tauro large-format inkjet printer family. The Jeti Tauro H3300 S LED offers an attractive growth path for sign & display printing companies. Read more

    Oct 8, 2020

    7:13 PM

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    Epson Joins the Argos OnBoard Family

    Sepialine recently introduced Argos OnBoard for Epson, which adds tracking and authentication features to Epson’s line of WorkForce Pro and WorkForce Enterprise MFDs. Read more

    Sep 10, 2020

    2:35 PM

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    Paradigm Imaging Group introduces the NEW SID ECOTECH TAURUS 180ES 70"

    Paradigm Imaging Group has introduced the NEW ECOTECH Taurus 180ES 70" printer with TWO Printheads to their current line of ECOtech Eco-solvent models, the ECOtech Taurus 70” 180E and the ECOtech Taurus 126” 320E. The ECOtech Taurus 180ES features 2 Read more

    Sep 10, 2020

    10:36 AM

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    Case Study: Jamaica Blueprint upgrades UV print system and capitalizes on new revenue streams

    Located in Jamaica, which is in the borough of Queens, one of 5 that make up NYC., Jamaica Blueprint and Central Blueprint are 50+ year-old family businesses owned and operated by Corky, Michael and Peter Shaw. We interviewed Michael about his collec Read more

    Sep 9, 2020

    10:32 AM

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    HP Expands DesignJet Portfolio with 3 New Printers

    HP Inc. has announced the release of a new HP DesignJet portfolio aimed to simplify the printing needs of construction ecosystem professionals (architects, engineers, constructors and subcontractors), while delivering high-quality and fast print-outs Read more

    Sep 9, 2020

    10:14 AM

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    Image Access Expands e-Learning

    Due to a number of factors including cost, travel and time restrictions, service training onsite at Image Access headquarters in Europe or in the U.S. is less frequently requested by customers. But the need for technical training on our products rema Read more

    Sep 8, 2020

    9:49 AM

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    AEC and Digital Built Groups Align

    The Digital Built Environment Institute (DBEI) and AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST) announced that they have joined forces to expand their AEC high-technology shows in North America and across the globe. Read more

    Aug 18, 2020

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    Investing in Art Starts with a Scan

    Contex is pleased to announce a new case study about ART2art, a Las Vegas–based gallery that gives art connoisseurs unprecedented access to prized art (at a fraction of the cost), while giving renowned artists a larger audience to sell their work to. Read more

    Jul 30, 2020

    2:58 PM


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    Meet the New Owner of New England Reprographics

    Neal Larsson, the new owner of New England Reprographics, lacks something most repro firm owners have: experience in reprographics. But he brings something equally important: experience in sales and marketing. Read more

    Feb 3, 2021

    6:17 PM


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    Scott Shuppert: 40 Years in the Biz, and Now He Has a Deal for You

    Nearly four decades ago, Scott Shuppert, fresh out of college, got a job selling Autocad systems for a reseller in Springfield, Missouri. That eventually led to him opening his own business, which led to countless interesting CAD-related projects in Read more

    Feb 3, 2021

    2:38 PM

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    Pitching vs Storytelling

    I think it’s fair to say that most salespeople use a presentation style as opposed to a consultative style. What’s the difference? In a presentation style, the seller tells the buyer all about products or services or capabilities. In a consultative s Read more

    Jan 21, 2021

    12:52 PM

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    Meet New APDSP Board Member Joseph Szobody: Optimistic About Repro

    In the early 2000s, Joseph Szobody was a student at Wheaton College in suburban Chicago when he started a business out of his dorm room creating custom websites for small businesses. Read more

    Jan 21, 2021

    12:41 PM

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    How Has Repro Coped with COVID? Services for Home Workers, Staff Cuts

    COVID’s not over of course, and the disease’s long tail will almost certainly affect all of 2021. But it’s not too early to look at how the reprographics industry has dealt with COVID. Read more

    Jan 7, 2021

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    Jakub Jirsak

    Brutal 2020 is History…But What Does 2021 Hold?

    Gary Hoskings, owner of Rapid Reproductions in Terre Haute, Indiana, reports that the fourth quarter of 2020 was very strong, which was a relief after seeing business drop about 15 percent overall for the year. But does that mean 2021 is going to sta Read more

    Jan 7, 2021

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    Franz Reprographics: Growing Through Acquisition the Right Way

    When Bruce Franz gives tours of Franz Reprographics’ main location in Minneapolis, he tells guests that he and his wife, Patty Franz, bought the business in 1999. Then he tells them that there is exactly one piece of equipment from that time still in Read more

    Dec 17, 2020

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    What Has Changed. What Hasn’t.

    The Covid-19 crisis has affected everyone. Business and personal. I think we all know that things are going to be different moving forward. But let’s consider exactly how things will be different. What has changed and what hasn’t? Read more

    Dec 2, 2020

    4:46 PM

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    Alvin & Co. Back in Business

    Alvin & Co., the 70-year-old drafting equipment company that closed in September, will soon be back in business. The name and intellectual property of the company were purchased at auction in October by Ascendent, a company that specializes in acquir Read more

    Dec 1, 2020

    3:28 PM


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    Memphis Repro Project Eases Online Access to Plans

    Chris McNally, owner of Memphis Reprographics, says his firm has accessed countless online planroom systems on behalf of clients, including popular systems such as ProCore, BidClerk, Smart Bid and Egnyte. He says they seem to have one common characte Read more

    Nov 18, 2020

    4:27 PM

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    New Fellman Book Covers The Rules Of Engagement

    What does “engagement” mean to you? Obviously, the word has different meanings in different applications. For example, you can engage a clutch, engage in horseplay, or be engaged to be married. In your business, though, “engagement” is an important c Read more

    Nov 5, 2020

    11:30 AM

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    Cyber Copy: Jump in LA Rents Requires Creative Solution

    Eleven years ago Paul Fridrich opened a new location for his reprographics company, CyberCopy, in Culver City, California, which abuts Los Angeles. It was an ideal location for a repro firm – near the Santa Monica Freeway, downtown Los Angeles, and t Read more

    Oct 22, 2020

    7:48 PM

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    Can You Guess The Year These Ads Appeared?

    Can you guess the year these ads appeared in the International Blue Printer, IRgA's old magazine? The first three respondents with the correct year will get $25 off their 2021 membership renewal fee! Email your guess to Read more

    Oct 8, 2020

    7:09 PM


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    Repro Back-End Software: More Satisfied Users Than Before

    Reprographics companies have specific needs in their back-end software. Some use a variety of software packages to keep things running, while others use one or two packages that do everything. Regardless of the set-up, most shop owners are reasonably Read more

    Oct 8, 2020

    4:26 PM

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    Artur Szczybylo

    A New Acronym For Sales Success

    I was reminded the other day about an article I wrote nearly 20 years ago. It was titled “IQDD—An Acronymic Approach to Printing Sales.” That column introduced an acronym that stands for Identification, Qualification, Discussion & Decision. Read more

    Sep 24, 2020

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    On the Digital Edge: Meet New APDSP Board Member John Lipari

    In 2001, a handful of John Lipari’s college buddies decided they didn’t like the cold weather of the Northeast and moved south to cities like Charlotte and Orlando. Lipari, who was already working for his father’s reprographics firm, Plan & Print Sy Read more

    Sep 9, 2020

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    A Sales Rep’s “Rep” Is Important

    I spent some Zoom-time with a group of high-school friends/teammates last night. These guys all still live around our home town, so they see each other frequently, even with COVID-19 going on. The last time I saw any of them was 5-6 years ago. In my Read more

    Aug 26, 2020

    2:24 PM

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    Strategy Specialist: Meet New APDSP Board Member Jen Fuller

    When a Harvard Business School graduate who has traveled the world and worked for major corporations wants to go into business for herself, what industry does she choose? Reprographics, of course! Read more

    Aug 26, 2020

    2:05 PM

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    New Leaders at APDSP

    The leadership of APDSP has two new faces: John Lipari and Jen Fuller were elected to the Board of Directors on August 5. And the presidency of the association has changed: Andy Heling has succeeded Kyle Batsford, who served two years as president. Read more

    Aug 13, 2020

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    Are We There Yet? Advice on Surviving This Era

    Are we there yet? Most of us can identify with this question, especially those of us that have taken long road trips with our parents or kids. My three sisters and I asked this question all the time. At one point, my dad, completely sick of it, Read more

    Aug 12, 2020

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    Sales Meetings Can Improve Sales Performance

    My last few articles for this newsletter have been about staff meetings, first about “all hands” meetings and then about sales meetings. Over the last few months, I have written that I think you should be having daily, weekly and monthly meetings wit Read more

    Jul 16, 2020

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    Silver Linings: Repro Folk Find Some Positives Amidst COVID

    COVID has stuck a knife into the heart of business around the world, and the reprographics has not been spared. But smart business people have been able to tease out some positive aspects of the tragedy. In an APDSP webinar on July 16, three panelist Read more

    Jul 30, 2020

    2:35 PM

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    Jen Fuller, John Lipari Slated for Open APDSP Board Seats

    Two reprographics professionals – one with decades of experience in the field and one new to the field – have been slated to fill two upcoming vacancies on the APDSP Board of Directors. The nominees are John Lipari, co-owner of Plan & Print Systems i Read more

    Jul 16, 2020

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  • Archives - Enjoy These Past Articles!

    Enjoy these past articles about reprographics and the IRgA! Read more

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