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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

    9:49 AM

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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

    1:29 PM

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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

    1:25 PM

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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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    Agfa to increase inkjet ink production capacity

    In order to cope with growing volume demands, Agfa will significantly invest in the expansion of its inkjet ink production capacity. A new manufacturing plant will focus on water-based inkjet inks. Read more

    Jul 16, 2020

    5:16 PM

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    EasyCut Studio Announces Release of its Multi-Language Vinyl Cutting Software

    Easy Vinyl Cutting software now offers multi-language support for English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. Read more

    Jun 30, 2020

    5:00 PM


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    EFI Fiery Takes the Lead to Prepare Customers for Faster Recovery

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and its channel partners have responded quickly to these unprecedented times with extensive education programs leveraging Fiery® on-demand learning curriculum, Fiery Professional Certification, and virtual technology for Read more

    Jun 18, 2020

    5:20 PM

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    National / AZON Launches HP Latex Ink Line

    National / AZON has launched AZONColor alternative inks for HP latex printers. The cartridges are easy to use - just insert the cartridge after the original OEM ink runs out. No need to flush or purge the ink lines, and no need to re-profile. The ink Read more

    Jun 8, 2020

    3:15 PM

  • Check Out Es-Te's New Video

    Folding large prints is an alternative to rolling them, and it's the solution most companies in Europe use. The leading print folder company in the world is Es-Te, based in Berlin. To learn a little about Es-Te's production methods, check out their n Read more

    May 20, 2020

    10:56 AM

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    HP Offers Three Webinars

    HP has been holding a series of webinars on various topics related to reprographics. The next one is May 12, and will feature security issues, a repro market update, and how to use SmartTracker. Details about that webinar and two others are below: Read more

    May 11, 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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    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

    12:37 PM

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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

    5:22 PM

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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

    4:53 PM


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    Meet More Frequently With Your Salespeople!

    My last article for this newsletter was about “all hands” team meetings. Today, I want to talk about sales meetings. Because I think most “sales managers” meet far too infrequently with their salespeople. Read more

    Jun 30, 2020

    4:41 PM

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    APDSP Creates Sign Template Library

    Signage related to the COVID crisis and the post-COVID recovery can be an important market for a reprographics shop. With that in mind, APDSP has created a set of 27 sign templates related to COVID and the recovery that APDSP members can use for free Read more

    Jun 18, 2020

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    Springfield Reprographics: Centennial of Success

    A century is a long time for a company to stay in business. That’s especially true for a reprographics firm, since the industry has fundamentally changed several times over the decades. Read more

    Jun 18, 2020

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    First Covid, Now Protests

    Just when we were getting to the end of one crisis, another emerged. The protests related to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis flared up across the country just as businesses started to emerge from the Covid crisis. Read more

    Jun 4, 2020

    3:05 PM

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    Survey: Reprographics Slowly Coming Back to Life

    Like the rest of the business world, the reprographics industry is slowing emerging from the COVID darkness of the past two and a half months. A survey this week showed that 73 percent of reprographics shops are open at their normal hours, and the re Read more

    Jun 4, 2020

    2:05 PM

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    Alphabet Soup of Printing Association Mergers Explained

    You probably read the recent news that SGIA and PIA merged. This was just the latest in a long string of mergers among print-related associations. You may find it hard to keep all of these industry changes straight. Fortunately, Mark Hahn, senior man Read more

    May 21, 2020

    8:53 PM

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    Meet Regularly To Turn Your Staff Into A Team

    How long has it been since you had an “all hands” company meeting? I think this is something you should do every month. But it can’t be a time-waster. This is something that needs to be planned to get maximum results. Read more

    May 21, 2020

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    Marketing during Covid? Tips from a Small Biz Expert

    APDSP member Daphne Best, owner of MS Dallas, needed a marketing piece to keep her firm in front of her customers' eyes recently, and she turned to Maureen Walker. Walker has been in the advertising and marketing business for 25 years, and is current Read more

    May 5, 2020

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    APDSP Survey: Repro Firms Holding On, But Confidence Slipping

    The reprographics industry is weathering the Covid crisis, but a survey last week shows that confidence is slipping a little. The survey, which was answered by 24 companies, was a follow-up to a survey sent about three weeks ago. Read more

    Apr 23, 2020

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    COVID Conversation: Key Points from APDSP Roundtable

    On Tuesday, APDSP sponsored a roundtable conversation about the Covid situation and how it affects reprographics. The panelists – Jen Fuller, owner of DRsi in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and Chad Sealey, director of sales and marketing for Shar Read more

    Apr 23, 2020

    8:12 PM

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    Germany Reopening: Interview with Repro Leader Achim Carius

    There's good news today coming from Germany: The country seems to have gotten control of coronavirus, and some small retail businesses are being allowed to reopen today. APDSP shares a close relationship with motio, the German reprographics associati Read more

    Apr 20, 2020

    10:44 AM


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    Austrian Repro Firm Owner: We Will Master This Crisis

    Below is a letter we received from Andreas Haltmeyer, president of Haltmeyer B2B, the largest reprographics firm in Austria. He describes how coronavirus has affected his business. Read more

    Apr 20, 2020

    11:10 AM

  • Archives - Enjoy These Past Articles!

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

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