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Letter from Ukraine: IRgA Member on the Barricades

Ukrainian IRgA member Vladimir Prikhodko went to the barricades to support the revolution in his country, and now has seen business at his reprographics shop come to a halt. more »

Apr 15, 2014

Family Business: Good Leaders Set the Table for Success

Standing ovations are rare in business. So it shouldn’t be surprising that I remember the standing ovation my sales staff gave me once – not for meeting a goal or because I gave them all a raise, but because I finally fired one of their colleagues. more »

Mar 27, 2014

Flatbed Scanning: Opening Art, Book, Fragile Scan Market

Flatbed scanners are designed for bulky or fragile objects, and some reprographics firms are tapping new markets with them. more »

Mar 14, 2014

3D Printing for Repro? Observations from New York 3D PrintShow

Repro firms could succeed with 3D printing, but the business model will have to include more than just making "prints," believes Joel Salus, who answers questions about what he saw at the New York PrintShow. more »

Feb 24, 2014

Family Business: Strategic Planning is Your Roadmap to Success

When my brothers, brother-in-law and I, along with three other key managers, created the first strategic plan at A&E, it was a true breakthrough moment for our company because it provided a roadmap that previously did not exist. more »

Feb 12, 2014 (2 Comments)

Family Business: Clarity Pays Off

Do you know where your business is headed? In the rush of just getting work in and out the door, you probably don’t stop to think often about the future. You might even think that “clarity” and “alignment” are just buzzwords for big company people. more »

Jan 16, 2014 (1 Comments)

Wilbur, Christy, Roperti Named 2014 Bukovsky Winners

Bob Roperti, Gary Wilbur, and Bob Christy have been awarded the 2014 George K. Bukovsky Award from IRgA. The Bukovsky Award recognizes individuals who have made significant, long-term contributions to the reprographics industry. more »

Feb 21, 2014

C2 Reprographics: Independent and Involved

While you’re settling into your couch with a beer to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, one of your reprographics colleagues will be in the midst of his biggest community relations event of the year. more »

Jan 30, 2014 (1 Comments)

Large-Format Drum Maker Shutting Down Line

Third party drum maker Hitec-Imaging is halting production of OPC photoconductor drums that replaced Xerox 6204, 6279, and 510 drums, and is now asking customers for blanket orders. more »

Jan 16, 2014

Five Tips to Improve Collections in 2014

Most reprographics shops offer generous terms to their customers, and that’s just part of doing business. But time is money – every day you trim off your collectibles means more profit in the bottom line. Here are five ways to get your cash faster. more »

Jan 3, 2014

“All PDFs Created Equal” Effort Moving Ahead

The “All PDFs Created Equal” campaign, an effort to create standardized PDFs so that they can be used instead of paper documents in construction projects, is moving ahead, according to an individual who is involved with the effort. more »

Dec 19, 2013 (2 Comments)

Memjet: What Does it Mean for Reprographics?

Three well-known manufacturers now have Memjet-powered large-format inkjet devices on the market. How do they differ, and what does Memjet mean for the industry? more »

Nov 7, 2013 (3 Comments)

Family Business: Building Trust

The foundation of all successful relationships is trust. Because of this, I strongly believe that trust is the most basic element of success in family business. No amount of money or breakthrough strategy can overcome an absence of trust. more »

Dec 19, 2013

The Ammonia Chronicles: Hello, Xerography!

This is the first in a regular series of articles about the history of reprographics curated by Cathie Cushing Duff, president of Cushing Co. in Chicago. In this article, Cathie recalls the impact the first Xerox copier had on her family's business. more »

Dec 5, 2013 (11 Comments)

3D Printing: Big Business or Big Hype?

3D printing gets lots of attention these days, and for good reason: It may be a huge market. But is it the right market for a reprographics shop? more »

Oct 24, 2013 (3 Comments)

Archives - Enjoy These Past Articles!

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

Jul 29, 2013

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    Commercial Capital March Madness 2014 Promotion

    Commercial Capital Company is running a March Madness promotion! For every approved application a vendor submits to Commercial Capital Company they will receive a $100 VISA Gift Card (there is no limit). The promotion runs through April 15th, 2014.

  • KIP at DRUPA 2012

    Learn about KIP's extensive line of reprographics equipment, as exhibited at at the DRUPA 2012 trade show.

  • WideTEK 36C from Image Access

    Learn about the WideTEK 36C color scanner from Image Access, the fastest scanner in its class, 6.4 inches per second at 200 dpi.

  • Bookeye 4 V1A Book Scanner

    Scanning books, such as for cultural preservation, can be an important new market for a reprographics shop.