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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

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 9 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

Triangle Gets Into Signage: 6 Questions

IRgA member firm Triangle Reproductions in Houston expanded its services with signage and outdoor graphics this summer. President Bob Christy answered six questions about the move: more »

Sep 25, 2014 8:03 PM 1 Comments

Does Repro Stand a Chance With 3D?

3D printing has generated an enormous amount of interest among IRgA members as a potential new revenue source. But is the 3D printing industry is moving so rapidly and in so many directions that reprographics risks being left out of the gold rush? more »

Aug 14, 2014 10:37 PM 1 Comments

Cross Rhodes Reprographics: Making Money the New Way

Traditional printing has not been a key factor in Elmer Rhodes' path to reprographics success. He's high tech all the way. more »

Sep 9, 2014 11:55 AM 4 Comments

Hub City Blueprint: Thriving in the Post-Recession Era

When the Great Recession hammered the construction business a few years ago, many reprographics firms felt the pain. Hub City Blueprint avoided that fate; they were prepared. more »

Aug 28, 2014 7:06 PM 1 Comments

Q2 IRgA Index Shows Slowing Growth

The IRgA Index for the second quarter of this year stands at 71 for traditional AEC work and 82 for non-AEC work. This shows growth, but is below the numbers posted in the first quarter. more »

Aug 28, 2014 8:32 PM

Major New Player in Reprographics in Europe

Paragon Group Ltd., a large print provider in the UK and Europe, has become the controllling shareholder of Service Point Solutions, making Paragon a major player in reprographics. Read interviews with two Paragon leaders. more »

Jul 24, 2014 9:57 AM

Being Green: Start a Recycling Program

This excerpt from The Green Reprographics Handbook explores the possibilities of starting a recycling program that can be expanded to client locations. more »

Aug 14, 2014 10:26 PM

Family Business: Culture Breeds Success

Have you ever wondered why some businesses seem to perform at a level that is several notches above their competitors, and yet they seem to run on autopilot? Culture is key. more »

Jul 23, 2014 9:41 PM

New Life for Paper?

Paper printing is the bread and butter of the repro industry, and its demise has long been predicted. But some signs show new life. Who's right? more »

Jul 6, 2014 10:33 AM 3 Comments

Color CAD: Is the Tipping Point Near?

Color CAD printing has been slowly growing, but several recent developments have accelerated its adoption. What does this mean for the reprographics industry? more »

Jun 19, 2014 2:37 PM 3 Comments

HP Announces Single-Pass, Wide-Format Inkjet Directed at Repro Market

HP wowed a roomful of journalists and analysts on June 10 with a dramatic presentation about a new single-pass, wide-format inkjet printer that may propel the color CAD market. more »

Jun 11, 2014 11:58 AM 4 Comments

Germans Find New Interest in U.S. Repro Market

German companies have long played a role in the U.S. reprographics industry, stretching back to Ozalid, but a new generation of German manufacturers has recently entered the U.S. market. more »

May 23, 2014 6:21 AM

Looking to Acquire? 7 Questions to Ask Your Potential Targets

Are you looking to buy another repro firm? There are a lot of advantages to an acquisition – it can increase your marketshare, make better use of your existing equipment, open new technological fields, or increase your buying power. more »

May 1, 2014 10:26 PM 1 Comments

Interested in Selling? Follow These Steps to Get Ready

Mergers and sales of reprographics firms peaked several years ago, but there are still many owners interested in selling. However, the game has changed! Now most reprogaphics shops do much more than large-format engineering printing. more »

Mar 13, 2014 9:24 AM

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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