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RGS, a reprographics firm in Las Vegas, acquired two HP PageWide printers last fall. In this interview, CEO Billy Hamilton discusses the firm's experience with the PageWides so far. more »

May 12, 2016 8:14 PM

The IRgA Index jumped 16 points during the first quarter of 2016 for traditional AEC business. The Index stood at 72 for services to AEC businesses, compared to 56 in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Index slipped slightly for services to non-AEC busi more »

Apr 28, 2016 9:54 PM

At one point or another, every reprographer has a piece of used equipment that is taking up space. Tom McNew and Harry McPartland are go-to guys for buying that equipment. McNew owns Digital ES and McPartland owns Wide-Format Engines LLC, two of the more »

Apr 14, 2016 10:10 PM 1 Comments

When Xerox learned that the Department of Defense wanted to use its IJP 2000 printer but needed some special modifications, Xerox called IRgA member Carl Byrne, a former Xerox tech who now runs Evergreen Technologies in Baltimore. more »

Apr 14, 2016 10:03 PM

Are you looking for a way to increase your construction document management knowledge and add a fancy credential to your resume? Some IRgA members have done both by pursuing the Construction Documents Technology certification more »

Mar 29, 2016 3:44 PM

When Charlie and Dorothy Hackworth started their first reprographics-related business, Engineering Media, in 1974, diazo was king and digital imaging did not exist. Today their current company, Hackworth – Graphics-Printing-Technology in Chesapeake, more »

Mar 15, 2016 4:38 PM 1 Comments

The struggle between HP and Memjet over patents for large-format, single-pass inkjet printing has been going on since Memjet filed a patent infringement suit in August. But what does all this mean for repro? more »

Feb 18, 2016 10:43 PM 1 Comments

Many IRgA members remember Marbaugh Reprographics, a venerable Indiana-based reprographics shop and dealer. Today the company has a new name -- Integrity One Technologies -- and a new focus on scanning. more »

Mar 16, 2016 10:16 AM 1 Comments

All over the world the print industry is asking why Memjet struck against Hewlett-Packard in Germany. We posed that question to a renowned attorney with experience in patent issues. more »

Mar 29, 2016 8:47 AM

Dirck Holscher remembers arriving in Budapest in 1990 just as the Russian army was leaving the city. He was in town to investigate opening a copy shop. more »

Jan 21, 2016 8:27 PM

The IRgA Index stood at 56 for services to AEC businesses, compared to 57 in the third quarter of 2015 and 59 in the fourth quarter of 2014. And it stood at 72 for services to non-AEC markets, the same as its position in the third quarter or 2015. more »

Mar 3, 2016 8:18 PM

Many reprographics shops are looking for new services to offer their existing customers. Sharpe Images, an IRgA member in North Carolina, found a good one: Offering safety equipment and services. more »

Feb 16, 2016 6:07 PM

Last Friday a German judge threw out an injunction against Hewlett-Packard selling its PageWide wide-format printer in Germany that had been in place for the past two and a half months. more »

Feb 4, 2016 10:23 PM

David Hinckle was working for the State of Virginia right out of college in 1988 when an acquaintance told him he was having trouble finding a blueprinter to reproduce some drawings. They decided to fill that void by starting their own blueprint shop more »

Feb 4, 2016 10:02 PM

The long-awaited HP PageWide wide-format printers began shipping this fall, which is a good reason to review all of the single-pass wide-format color printers available and see what has changed with them since HP announced its entry. more »

Dec 17, 2015 9:06 PM 1 Comments

Printers that can rapidly and affordably print in color and monochrome is a major development, but how the industry can best take advantage is not clear. more »

Dec 17, 2015 8:46 PM 1 Comments

Tom Taubenheim was a college student in Milwaukee in 1990 when he wandered into A/E Graphics in suburban Brookfield looking for a job. He didn’t have any blueprinting experience, but he needed a job and wasn’t having much luck elsewhere. more »

Jan 21, 2016 8:51 PM 4 Comments

Elmer Rhodes has long known that a cold water stream runs deep under his reprographics shop, CrossRhodes Reprographics, in St. Louis. But last month the heavy rains in Missouri and Illinois forced that little stream to seek more room more »

Jan 7, 2016 9:20 PM 1 Comments

Another year has gone by, and the reprographics industry has continued its transformation. Top stories during 2015 included the launch of two single-pass color printers, a new strategy for IRgA, and ABC Imaging's plan to build a nationwide network. more »

Jan 7, 2016 8:55 PM

Michael Shaw has been deeply involved with the reprographics business for three decades, but his interests range much deeper than printing. more »

Nov 5, 2015 9:42 AM

Keeping total equipment costs under control is vital to running a profitable operation. Paying too much for equipment and service can put you at a serious competitive disadvantage. Here are some ideas on how to save serious money on your next machine more »

Dec 3, 2015 5:24 PM 1 Comments

Joe Williamson doesn’t chase print jobs for his firm, Franklin Imaging in Columbus, Ohio. Single-order jobs just don’t interest him. What he seeks are long-term streams of income. more »

Oct 22, 2015 10:55 PM

Highlights of a new strategy adopted in September include efforts to market member services to AEC firms; all paid membership; a renewed committee structure; and a new value proposition for the organization. A new name may even emerge. more »

Nov 19, 2015 7:59 PM

If you have self-service workstations in your shop, you’ll recognize the situation Elke Mann saw in her reprographics shops in Berlin. Customers crowded around insufficient counters, hovered over each other’s projects, and grew tired waiting. more »

Nov 19, 2015 9:04 PM

A new location for a Memphis IRgA member provided a great burst of momentum. more »

Oct 8, 2015 9:59 AM

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

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