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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

    1:16 PM

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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

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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

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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

    4:18 PM

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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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    Guidance for Shutting Down an HP Pagewide

    HP has provided a step-by-step guide to properly shutting down an HP Pagewide printer, in case the coronavirus crisis requires you to shut down operations. Read more

    Mar 26, 2020

    8:13 PM

  • Instructions for Shutting Down Your HP Latex Printer

    Is coronavirus forcing you to close your shop or reduce services? Make sure you shut down your equipment in a fashion that allows you to ramp up safely once the crisis has passed. HP has shared info on how to properly shut down your latex printer her Read more

    Mar 25, 2020

    9:47 AM

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    Online File Submission Offer from ReproConnect

    In order to support social distancing in print businesses during the coronavirus crisis, Joseph Szobody, president of ReproConnect, has made their FileRocket job submission system available for APDSP members for free for 90 days, no strings attached. Read more

    Mar 24, 2020

    12:00 PM

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    Patented Technology Drives Sales of ROWE Ultra-Wide Scanners

    “We're excited to introduce the German made ROWE 850i Series Ultra-Wide scanners with patented, innovative technology to North America. ROWE surpasses expectations for quality, performance and speed and we anticipate a great deal of growth in ROWE s Read more

    Feb 27, 2020

    1:03 PM

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    Contex Introduces Nextimage Remote App for Remote Control Scanning

    Contex has introduced Nextimage Remote, a free app to accompany the Nextimage scanning software. Nextimage Remote provides users with a quick and easy way to control basic scanning tasks from an iOS (Apple) or Android tablet. The tablet can be placed Read more

    Feb 27, 2020

    10:54 AM

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    New Release: Bookeye® 5 V3 Overhead Book Scanner

    Fully reengineered, the Bookeye 5 V3 is the smallest member of a new generation of eco-friendly, ergonomic and easy to operate book scanners. The Bookeye 5 V3 book scanner is a true scanner solution, not just a digicam mounted on an expensive frame. Read more

    Feb 20, 2020

    9:47 AM


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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

    3:06 PM

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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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    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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    Survey Results: Coronavirus Crimping Repro Biz, but Shops are Still Open

    Last week APDSP conducted a survey of reprographics shops to ask them how they are dealing with the coronavirus crisis. The effects of the crisis on sales are grim, as we expected, none of the respondents have closed their businesses yet, even tempor Read more

    Apr 9, 2020

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    How Are Repro Vendors Dealing with Coronavirus?

    Coronavirus has upended the world and put a big dent in revenue at most reprographics shops. How are suppliers to these shops faring? We asked them. Below is a “roundtable” discussion on the situation that we assembled from separate interviews and em Read more

    Apr 9, 2020

    2:00 PM

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    How the CARES Act Will Help Your Repro Shop Stay Open

    The federal government last week passed the CARES Act, a major piece of legislation designed to help businesses survive the coronavirus crisis. Here are the details of how the act can help you: Read more

    Mar 30, 2020

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    12 Key Points from Tuesday’s Coronavirus Panel Discussion

    On Tuesday, March 24, APDSP sponsored an online panel discussion about the coronavirus crisis. The event was moderated by Ed Avis, managing director of APDSP. Panelists were Kevin Howes, executive director of RSA; Rick Bosworth, president of RMX Netw Read more

    Mar 26, 2020

    8:17 PM

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    Coronavirus Webinar and Other Resources Posted

    The recording of the webinar about how coronavirus is affecting reprographics, which was held March 24, 2020, has been posted. This event was hosted by by Ed Avis, managing director of the Association of Printing and Data Solutions Professionals. Pan Read more

    Mar 24, 2020

    11:53 AM

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    Escape from Europe: The Adventure of APDSP Managing Director Ed Avis

    If it wasn’t for the coronavirus, right about now I’d be writing you a report from Motio Netwertztage, the German reprographics association’s convention in Gottingen. Instead I’m sitting in my boring little office in Chicago pondering my adventure of Read more

    Mar 16, 2020

    12:22 PM

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    Quota or Goal?

    Is there any difference between a sales quota and a sales goal? In terms of managing salespeople, I think there definitely is. It's one thing to point someone toward a goal and say "Here's what I'd like to see you accomplish." It's something complete Read more

    Feb 27, 2020

    1:15 PM

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    APDSP Members Merge: Thomas Acquires Dynamic

    Two APDSP members in Texas have joined forces. Thomas Printworks, which has locations throughout Texas and in other states, acquired Dynamic Reprographics of Austin effective February 1. Read more

    Feb 13, 2020

    3:30 PM

  • Archives - Enjoy These Past Articles!

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

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