5 Top Tips from the ERA/IRgA Convention

The 160 people attending the 2015 ERA/IRgA Convention over the weekend heard a lot of valuable tips for improving their businesses and increasing margins. Here are five of the best. more »

Apr 13, 2015 10:21 AM

IRgA Index for Q4 2014 Drops to 59 for AEC Biz

The reprographics market showed continued growth during the fourth quarter of 2014, but slower than during any earlier quarter. The IRgA Index stood at 59 for services to the traditional AEC market and 68 for services to the non-AEC market. more »

Mar 12, 2015 8:57 PM

Michael Cully Named 2015 George Bukovsky Award Winner

Michael Cully, president of AIR Graphics in Boston, has been awarded the 2015 George K. Bukovsky Award. The Bukovsky Award recognizes individuals who have made significant, long-term contributions to the reprographics industry. more »

Feb 24, 2015 2:56 PM

Plan Now for Atlanta in April!

Put April 9-11 on your calendar as the dates of the 2015 ERA/IRgA Convention in Atlanta. The event will be the largest gathering of reprographics professionals of the year. more »

Dec 9, 2014 9:41 AM 1 Comments

A Letter From the Repro Front Lines

Pam Turner, director of operations for Digital Now Reprographics, wrote a letter to IRgA that was so full of interesting observations about reprographics that we asked for her permission to reprint the letter here. more »

Feb 11, 2015 9:04 PM 1 Comments

The Community Equation: Involvement Equals Profits

Who has time to get involved these days? Running your shop and helping with homework is enough! But some repro shop owners have managed to find time, and it’s paying off. more »

Jan 29, 2015 10:42 PM

Reaction to By-the-Sheet Pricing Proposal: What Are We Waiting For?

The repro community has reacted to Paul Fridrich’s article about changing to a per-sheet pricing standard swiftly – almost everyone responding so far is in favor of the switch. more »

Nov 20, 2014 8:37 PM 2 Comments

New Repro Shop Owner: “My Wife Sees Me on Sunday!”

You think you’re busy? Don’t complain about it to Don Razinsky, owner of GraphX Digital Services in Shreveport, Louisiana, who belongs to 14 community organizations and is a police officer. But he says all the involvement pays off. more »

Dec 3, 2014 3:54 PM

Interview: KIP's Tim Horn Says Color Will Be Focus

Tim Horn, KIP vice president of sales and IRgA board member, says the reprographics industry is migrating towards color and that his company is focusing on technologies to serve that market. more »

Jan 12, 2015 4:48 PM

More Value, Less Rejection: A Printing Sales Expert Says Value is in the Customer's Eyes

Sure, rejection happens to printing salespeople every day. But Dave Fellman, a printing sales consultant, writes that getting beyond that requires knowing what the customer values. more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:57 PM 3 Comments

2015 Bukovsky Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are now being accepted for the George Bukovsky Award, IRgA's highest honor. more »

Dec 31, 2014 6:46 AM 2 Comments

Section 179 Extended: What Does This Mean for Reprographics Firms?

Congress voted this week to extend the Section 179 tax deductions for 2014. This means businesses can expense equipment purchases up to $500,000 during calendar year 2014. What does this mean for reprographics shops? Six things: more »

Dec 18, 2014 7:39 PM

Six New Books to Buy Your Architect/Designer Friends for the Holidays

Everyone loves to read a great book over the holidays, especially people who care about their minds as much as your architect/designer friends! Here are six books that were published this year that might interest them: more »

Dec 18, 2014 6:34 PM

Q3 IRgA Index Stands at 64, Shows Slowing Growth

The reprographics market showed continued growth during the third quarter of 2014, but at a slower pace than earlier this year. The IRgA Index stood at 64 for services to the traditional AEC market and 70 for services to the non-AEC market. more »

Dec 4, 2014 2:29 PM

Rebel Makes Good: Now Kim Long Helms One of Canada’s Biggest Firms

Kim Long now is the president Reprodux, a successful multi-location Canadian reprographics firm. Thirty-two years ago her path to success was not clear. more »

Nov 6, 2014 8:31 PM 1 Comments

Two-Way Street: Work Program for Students with Disabilities Helps Repro Firm, Too

When the Ivymount School called Ken Karbeling about its work program for young adults with autism, he was all for it, but was unsure if the program would work in his shop. more »

Oct 16, 2014 9:30 AM 1 Comments

Vendor Registration for 2015 ERA/IRgA Convention Opens

Vendors interested in exhibiting at the 2015 ERA/IRgA Convention in Atlanta in April can now reserve their space. more »

Dec 2, 2014 10:55 AM

Interview: NRI's Doug Magid Says Innovation is Key to Repro Success

In this Q&A, NRI President Doug Magid discusses the firm's innovations, such as a business to outfit construction trailers, and its expansion far beyond its New York roots. more »

Nov 14, 2014 12:47 PM

Is Square Foot Pricing Killing Our Industry?

The IRgA needs your input! We have billed for prints on a square-foot basis for generations, but many now believe the time has come for a new pricing method. more »

Nov 6, 2014 2:53 PM 10 Comments

Paul Fridrich: New IRgA Prez is Master of the New Beginning

If Paul Fridrich had a slogan for his life, it would probably be “Start Over.” Fridrich has hit the “restart” button on his life and career at least five times in the last half century. more »

Oct 9, 2014 6:02 PM 8 Comments

Welcome to the “Creative Room” – Hobs Stays Relevant

What do you call an FM that includes a 3D printer and conventional printing equipment? Forget the boring “print room.” This new kind of FM, at least for clients of Hobs Reprographics in the UK, is a “creative room.” more »

Sep 25, 2014 12:25 PM

Printing by Evergreen: True to the Name

Carl Byrne was green before it was cool to be green. The owner of Printing by Evergreen, a reprographics shop outside Washington, D.C., remembers that his parents, who grew up during the Depression, hated throwing things away. more »

Oct 14, 2014 3:01 PM 1 Comments

Archives - Enjoy These Past Articles!

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

Jul 29, 2013 1:33 PM

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