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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

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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

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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

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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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    Contex Expands Product Offerings with SOL 3D Scanner

    Contex announces the expansion of its product offerings with the addition of the SOL 3D scanner from Scan Dimension. 3D enthusiasts regard SOL as a high-quality, yet easy-to-use scanner for creating 3D renderings of objects to share online, model, or Read more

    Apr 23, 2020

    8:50 PM

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    HP Offering PageWide XL Training Online

    Looking for a way to make your time at home more productive? Tune into one of the upcoming HP training courses on PageWide XL topics, or watch one of the previously recorded events. Here is a list of upcoming live events: Read more

    Apr 23, 2020

    8:22 PM

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    Mimaki USA Adds ColorPainter Series of Wide-format Printers

    Mimaki USA has announced the ColorPainter Series printers have been integrated into the company’s offerings. This follows the January 2020 announcement from Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (Japan) concluding an exclusive international sales agreement fo Read more

    Apr 9, 2020

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    Mimaki Offers New Large-Scale 3D Printer

    Mimaki USA has introduced the Mimaki 3DGD-1800 large-scale 3D printer for creating dimensional displays for a variety of applications. It joins the company’s 3DUJ-553 full-color and 3DFF-222 tabletop models for a full range of 3D print technologies a Read more

    Apr 9, 2020

    4:16 PM

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    New Release of Colortrac SmartWorks Pro Software With Support for Latest Canon and Océ Printers

    Paradigm Imaging Group has announced new updates to Colortrac Scanning Software. Colortrac is one of the world’s largest producers of large format scanning solutions and now has made it easier than ever to combine a Colortrac scanner with a wide for Read more

    Apr 7, 2020

    1:56 PM

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    FotoZoomer Announces Banner Tool 2.0

    FotoZoomer has made major updates to the FZ Banner Tool. This tool handles many new features to simplify the creation of on-demand print for banners, panoramic pictures and other large format print creations. This tool offers a 3-step create/print pr Read more

    Apr 7, 2020

    9:33 AM

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    National / AZON Introduces CZUR M3000 Book Scanner

    Introducing the CZUR M3000 Professional Book Scanner. The CZUR Scanner is designed for high quality and high-level applications. It is best suited for A3 + (meaning 11 x 17) documents including bound materials, historical documents, framed art and ot Read more

    Apr 6, 2020

    1:47 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

    11:00 AM

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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

    5:06 PM

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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

    5:03 PM

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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

    8:16 PM

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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

    2:35 PM

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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

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

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    ARC Gets NYSE Compliance

    ARC Document Solutions, Inc. has announced the receipt of notification from the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") stating that it has regained full compliance with the NYSE's minimum average share price listing requirement. The Company also announ Read more

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    ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in August; Contractor Optimism Builds

    Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator rebounded to 8.0 months in August, an increase of 0.2 months from July’s reading, according to an ABC member survey conducted Aug. 20-Sept. 1. The August backl Read more

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    Sources for Alvin Products

    After Alvin & Co. announced that it was closing, we received several emails from members asking about where they could find the supplies Alvin had offered. We have uncovered a few options. Read more


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    Canon Webinar Will Help You Expand Markets

    Learn how the imagePROGRAF line of large format printer, software and media can help expand your sales opportunities in today's ever changing business environment by attending this webinar on Thursday, September 17 at 10 a.m. Central. Read more

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    Nonresidential Construction Employment Continues to Recover in August, Says ABC

    Construction industry employment expanded by 16,000 jobs on net in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the last four months, the industry added 658,0 Read more

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    APDSP Virtual Roundtables Scheduled for September

    Sometimes you just need to talk! That's the idea behind the APDSP Virtual Roundtables. These are Zoom conversations among members on any topic you want to talk about. We set them up so that your direct competitors (geographically at least) are not in Read more

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    New England Reprographics for Sale

    New England Reprographics, a full-service reprographics firm on Cape Cod, is on the market. The owners, Bob and Dee Kesten, would like to retire after they break in the new owner. Read more

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