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    Canon imagePROGRAF TZ Webinar Posted

    Would you like to learn about the capabilities of the Canon imagePROGRAF TZ printer? This new high-volume inkjet printer is designed to fill a gap in the market between inkjet and LED printers. A webinar about the printer was held July 27, and you ca Read more

    Aug 7, 2023

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  • Video About KIP 700C Series Posted

    Did you miss the July 18 webinar about KIP's new 700C Series printers? No sweat - you can watch the video about the printer series here. Read more

    Jul 19, 2023

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    Contex Launches Artwork Scanner

    Contex has launched the Apeiron, a contact-less scanner for artwork, textiles, artifacts, delicate documents and more. The Apeiron utilizes six Quad CCDs and a patented lighting system that drive the scanning process with up to 1200 DPI optical resol Read more

    Jun 28, 2023

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    Interview: Colorado M Series Will Make an Impact

    The ISA International Sign Expo is currently underway in Las Vegas, and many new products are launching. One that is especially impactful, according to the folks at National/AZON, is the Canon Colorado M Series UVgel printer. In this interview, Azon Read more

    Apr 12, 2023

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  • Video: Es-Te Stacker Works with Epson Printers

    Do you have an Epson printer and want to conveniently stack prints? Check out how easily the Es-Te stacker does that automatically! Read more

    Apr 3, 2023

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    Vanguard Wins Five Pinnacle Product Awards

    Vanguard Digital Printing Systems is pleased to announce, for the seventh year in a row, they have been honored with the Printing United Alliance’s prestigious Pinnacle Product Award (formerly SGIA’s Product of the Year award) in multiple printer cat Read more

    Nov 22, 2022

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  • Image Access at PrintingUnited

    After a long break due to the global pandemic, Image Access is pleased to announce that we will exhibit at the 2022 Printing United Expo in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada from October 19-21, 2022. Read more

    Oct 13, 2022

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    Contex "Ask the Scanner Expert" Webinar Scheduled

    Contex has scheduled another "Ask the Scanner Expert" webinar for October 13. This promises to be a lively Q&A discussion with Contex experts about large format scanning projects. Read more

    Oct 10, 2022

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    Matterport Pro3 Camera Launched

    Matterport, Inc. has introduced the all-new Matterport Pro3 Camera along with major updates to its industry-leading digital twin cloud platform. The Pro3 is a breakthrough in 3D capture technology, ready to digitize every aspect of the physical world Read more

    Aug 31, 2022

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    Printerpoint Now Supports Kyocera

    Sepialine Inc. recently added Kyocera support to their cloud-based MPS solution, Printerpoint. Features such as meter collection, supply monitoring and service alerts are now available across Kyocera’s ECOSYS and TASKALFA printers. Read more

    Aug 3, 2022

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    Graphics Media Webinar Rescheduled for October 4

    There is a lot of graphics media in the world and countless applications. Do your salespeople and production people know everything they need to know about graphics media? If not, have them attend an APDSP webinar on October 4 at 10 a.m. Central Read more

    Jul 7, 2022

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  • Recording of Image Access Webinar Posted

    Check out the latest Image Access book scanning technology by watching this video about the Bookeye 5. The event was led by David Gerbholz and Jonathan Wenninger of Image Access. Read more

    May 20, 2022

    9:56 AM

  • Contex "Ask the Scanner Expert" Webinar Posted

    If you missed the webinar in March from Contex that answered attendees questions on large-format scanning, now you can watch the recording here. Read more

    May 12, 2022

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  • Contex Presenting at RSA Meeting

    Contex will be participating at the upcoming RSA Spring Meeting, to be held in Lexington, Kentucky, from April 20–22, 2022. The reprographic industry’s top decision-makers will gather for the three-day event, hosted by RSA, a nationwide network and b Read more

    Apr 14, 2022

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    Image Access To Show Bookeye Scanner at RSA Spring Conference

    Image Access LP is attending the RSA Spring Conference 2022. The Spring meeting will be held in Lexington, Kentucky from April 20th through April 22nd. We will present the new Bookeye 5 V2A Automatic Book Scanner during the vendor reception on the ev Read more

    Mar 30, 2022

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    Webinar to Focus on Growing Your LF Color Biz

    The first APDSP Members-only webinar of 2022 is titled How to Build Your Graphics Business and Compete with Sign Shops, and it will be held February 17 at 10 a.m. Central. The panelists will be Joanne Underwood and Shannon Delk from Monster Color (th Read more

    Feb 3, 2022

    2:53 PM

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    2022 HP Webinar Series for APDSP Members: Understanding the Advantages of HP Large Format Solutions

    Please join this webinar series hosted by the large format printing experts from HP. This webinar series is for print shop owners and managers to learn how they can boost productivity, reduce manual work, and create new business by expanding capabili Read more

    Feb 3, 2022

    10:50 AM

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    Image Access Reports Record-Breaking Year

    The last two years have been dominated by the global Corona crisis, an extremely challenging time for many companies. Despite supply chain issues and international logistical challenges brought on by the crisis in 2020, Image Access was able to excee Read more

    Jan 21, 2022

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    TD SYNNEX: When You Hear “Audit Trail,” You Might Have a New Client

    The challenge is as old as time: How to deliver the right data at the right time for use by the people needing that information. Today the term Digital Transformation has many meanings, and one of those definitions is how to convert paper documents t Read more

    Jan 20, 2022

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    Epson Introduces SureColor V7000 UV Flatbed

    The Epson SureColor V7000 UV flatbed printer offers a combination of image quality, productivity, and convenience. The ultra-productive SureColor V7000 is fast, flexible, and features vivid 10-color UltraChrome® UV inks including red, white, and varn Read more

    Jan 6, 2022

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    Five Key Comments from Last Week’s Panel Discussion on Equipment Sales/Service

    Last week IRgA members heard three experienced equipment sales/service pros talk about that business. The panelists were Tony Dargo from Eastern Engineering, Steve Coyle from Miller IDS and Andy Heling from Blue Print Service. Below are five key comm Read more

    Sep 27, 2023

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    Be Thrifty With Your Time

    I spent some time in Scotland recently. The printing industry there is alive and well – but facing all of the same challenges that it is in the US. I was told that competition is extreme, from a combination of local, offshore and online competitors. Read more

    Sep 14, 2023

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    Know Your Competition: Marco

    Marco is a copier/printer dealer and technology provider with 43 locations, most in the upper Midwest and a few in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The company was founded in 1973 as a typewriter and furniture retailer, but today offers everyth Read more

    Sep 14, 2023

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    Retirement Plans at Repro Firms: Worth the Cost

    About 15 years ago, the employees at Willamette Print & Blueprint in Oregon asked the owners for a retirement plan. They agreed and set up a 401K through their payroll service, ADP. Read more

    Aug 17, 2023

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    What Does ChatGPT Know About Reprographics? Actually a Lot!

    Veteran reprographics consultant Joel Salus sent us this interesting experiment with ChatGPT. I think you'll be impressed...and you might even find the section about diversifying your business somewhat helpful. Read more

    Aug 7, 2023

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    Real Trust is Earned When Things Go Wrong

    It's an unfortunate truth that mistakes are going to happen. It's been said that Murphy's Law runs wild in in our industry, and that every order you take is an accident looking for a place to happen. The vast majority of printers strive for quality, Read more

    Aug 7, 2023

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    Blue Digital: New IRgA Member Maximizes Resources

    Sometimes in business it’s smart to let other people do things for you rather than do them yourself. Wayne Barclay, owner of new IRgA member Blue Digital in Miami, knows that business adage well. He’s a master at outsourcing certain categories of wor Read more

    Jul 21, 2023

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    Excuses, Excuses…

    I had a really weird dream the other night. I was sitting with a group of printing salespeople, and they went around the room, introducing themselves. The first one said: “Hi, my name is Tom, and I’m an underachiever. It’s mostly because I don’t work Read more

    Jul 6, 2023

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    New Member BHFX Has a Solution for You

    BHFX Imaging does a lot of things well, but one market the company has totally dominated in recent years is scanning and document management for school districts. Their proprietary solution takes a school district’s mountain of old documents, marries Read more

    Jun 20, 2023

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    Interview: New Sales Leadership at KIP, New KIP 700 C Series Product Launch

    Justin Stowe has been promoted as the new Vice President of Sales at KIP. Stowe previously held the position of Southeastern Regional Sales Manager for KIP. He intends to drive new business opportunities starting with enhanced communications and visi Read more

    Jun 20, 2023

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    60 Years in Repro, Barely Slowing Down

    Bob Eisenberg began his career in reprographics before most IRgA members were born. Read more

    Jun 5, 2023

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    Fundamentals Beat Flash

    The guys I play basketball with call me “Old School.” I think that has more to do with my age than my playing style, but I consider it a compliment nonetheless. And the fact of the matter is that my game is a lot more fundamentals than flash. Read more

    May 25, 2023

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    5 Take-Aways from the Scanning/Archiving Panel Discussion

    During last week’s panel discussion about the scanning and archiving market for reprographics shops, our panelists offered a mountain of advice on succeeding in this market, ranging from what some of the best markets are to tips on marketing to them. Read more

    May 25, 2023

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    Nearly a Half Century of Repro: Dave Noll is Retiring

    Dave Noll was 17 years old in 1976 when a neighbor recommended that he apply for a job at Print-O-Stat in York, Pennsylvania. “I was walking down the street one day and he asked me if I found a job yet, and I said no. He says, ‘Stop in, fill an appli Read more

    May 11, 2023

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    Five Take Aways from Charlotte APDSP Workshop

    The APDSP workshop in Charlotte two weeks ago, led by web marketing expert Brandon Lilly, was packed full of guidance for maximizing the sales potential of a repro shop’s website. Lilly’s presentation was carefully arranged to present topics starting Read more

    May 11, 2023

    9:32 PM

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    Attitudes Are Contagious. Is Yours Worth Catching?

    One of my clients is a serious “motivational thoughts junkie.” He has a whole bookcase full of motivational books in his office, by authors ranging from Roy Rogers to Dale Carnegie. And they’re not just there for show; not only has he read them all, Read more

    Apr 27, 2023

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    Know Your Competition: DEX Imaging

    DEX Imaging is business equipment dealer with 50 locations, most of which are in the Southeast states, though it has a growing presence in Texas, two locations in Ohio, and one location in Utah. The company touts itself as the largest independent cop Read more

    Apr 27, 2023

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    Image Access: 10 Years in the U.S.

    APDSP Vendor Member Image Access is celebrating its 10th year as a U.S. company this year. The company has deeper roots in Germany, where Image Access GmbH was founded in 1993, but the 10-year anniversary of the founding of its U.S. division prompted Read more

    Mar 24, 2023

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    Kevin Howes: Multi-Faceted Repro Career Wraps Up

    Kevin Howes has announced his retirement from the RSA, and he's heading to the slopes! In this interview, he discusses the many career moves that brought him finally to the RSA. Comments from some people who know him well follow. Read more

    Mar 16, 2023

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    The Real Meaning of Tenacity

    I read an interesting quote recently, attributed to Louis Pasteur, the famous French chemist and microbiologist. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal,” he said. “My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” Pasteur conducted thousands o Read more

    Mar 15, 2023

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    Salus Analysis: Repro Revenue Not Tracking AEC Revenue

    When I was very young in the reprographics industry, my boss said, “when our A/E/C customers are busy, we are busy, and when they are not, we are not.” So, at an early age, I began doing research to find statistics and other information that might, t Read more

    Mar 2, 2023

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    Get to Know the Competition: Gordon Flesch

    Reprographics shops face competition from other shops, FedEx Office locations, big box office stores, and other businesses. But some of the most sophisticated competition comes from regional and national chains of office technology providers, such as Read more

    Feb 16, 2023

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    Flat is the Word, and That’s Not All Bad

    Bryan Jandorf, the owner of Dixie Blueprint in Boca Raton, Florida, says his firm’s reprographics printing has slowly crept up since the 2009-2010 recession, and today it’s even better than in 2008. HIs sales in that area were about flat in 2022, but Read more

    Jan 19, 2023

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    IQDD — An Acronymic Approach To Successful Selling

    We live in a world of acronyms. Some of them are used to identify people, places or things. Others are used as mnemonics; combinations of letters strung together to help us remember important things. That’s what I have for you today. IQDD — pronounce Read more

    Jan 19, 2023

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    BluEdge Adds Custom Creations Unit

    BluEdge has opened a Custom Creations Unit as part of its Experiential Graphics shop, located in the company’s Carlstadt, New Jersey location. The new department expands BluEdge’s technical design, fabrication, and custom painting solutions for “expe Read more

    Jan 5, 2023

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    Farmers and Mechanics

    What do farmers and mechanics have in common? The reason I’m asking is that I drove past the Farmers and Mechanics Bank last week. It struck me as a strange combination, but then I started thinking about the way the term “farmer” is used to describe Read more

    Dec 22, 2022

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    Rick Bosworth: 46 Years of Bringing Bright Repro Minds Together

    Rick Bosworth is retiring at year-end after a 46-year career in reprographics, including the past 19 years as president of RMX Network. He spoke with Ed Avis, managing director of APDSP, about his career. This interview has been edited for clarity. Read more

    Nov 22, 2022

    7:57 PM


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