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What will 2020 hold for reprographics firms? The predictions from observers of the industries APDSP member firms serve vary from field to field. Here are predictions for the AEC market and the advertising/signage market, both important to most APDSP Read more

The sign business is a growing segment for many reprographics shops, and APDSP member Sharpe Co. recently made a big leap forward in that area by acquiring a local sign business. The company they acquired, SignWorks, expands the permanent signage ser Read more

Reprographics firm owners wondering about how they’ll transition their businesses to the next stage received a ton of solid advice during the 2019 APDSP Convention in Dallas, October 25-26. Read more


The APDSP webinar on Tuesday about 3D scanning was loaded with great information provided by the four expert panelists. Below are five key take-aways. If you want much more detail, log into the APDSP Member Center and watch the recording of the webin Read more

APDSP Managing Director Ed Avis visited the annual conference of motio, the German reprographics association, May 10-11 in Bad Neuenahr, a small town in western Germany, south of Cologne. Below are three ideas and three products he picked up at the c Read more


Since today’s reprographics industry was built on the foundation laid by diazo printing, it is appropriate that sniffing ammonia is one of Larry Kosta’s first recollections of his parents’ blueprint business, Advance Blueprint in San Diego. Read more

Reprographics has never been a glamorous career, but for most of its history, it provided a decent living and prospects for the future. But then the recession hammered the industry a decade ago and the picture changed. One casualty was loyalty – many Read more

It's been a given for generations that reprographics follows construction. But is the connection still there, or has digital printing and other technologies erased it? Read more



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Predicting the future of the reprographics industry is like predicting the future of the restaurant industry – some national trends affect everybody, but most of the business is very local and depends on how that particular shop approaches the market Read more

APDSP member BluEdge is innovating again. The New York-based company has created a new division for sign and graphics installation. In this Q&A, BluEdge President Doug Magid explains the new company. Read more

When Matt Elliott joined his family’s reprographics firm in Pittsford, NY, in 2002, he knew it was the right place for him to be. He had helped out at the company since he was 10, so the environment was familiar to him. But more important, he felt he Read more

Many reprographics shops have found large-format digital color printing profitable. New APDSP member Tri-State Signs and Reprographics has taken that technology a big step further: The company is a growing player in the sign business in Pittsburgh. Read more

The world of Berlin copy shops is something very special. The rapper Roman Geike (whose stage name is “Romano”) emerged from this environment. Two years ago he created his first songs, and now the singer has released a new album called “Copyshop.” Read more

Relationships are key to any successful business, and the group of APDSP members from the U.S. and Canada who visited Germany the week of April 9 established many new relationships. Read more

It seems strange in this day of airplanes and fast cars, but the expansion of a rail line prompted APDSP member Reprographic Arts to move to a new location. The company, located in Michigan City, Indiana, had to find new digs when the South Shore Rai Read more

Many people feel reprographics is a slowing industry. Gary Crisp is not one of those people. Crisp, president of APDSP member firm Crisp Imaging in Costa Mesa, California, is bullish on his business’ future. He sees growth not only in new market area Read more

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