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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

Two Slated for IRgA Board; Board to Grow

The IRgA Board has decided to increase the size of the board to six, and Elmer Rhodes and Clint Murchison have been slated to join the board. more »

Jul 17, 2014 (1 Comments)

Book Excerpt: Using Recycled Paper is a Competitive Advantage

This excerpt from the Green Reprographics Handbook shows that offering recycled-content paper in your shop can make your customers happy. more »

Jul 6, 2014

IRgA Releases First IRgA Index: Traditional Repro Stands at 77

The first edition of the IRgA Index, a new tool to measure the health of the reprographics industry, has been released. The results show solid confidence in both traditional and non-traditional reprographics businesses. more »

Jun 16, 2014

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

Is “Green” Fading? Three Repro Shops Say “No”

Going "green" was a big deal six or seven years ago, and many reprographics shops eagerly embraced environmental savvy. Then came the recession, which changed the equation for the AEC community. Did green repro survive? more »

Jun 3, 2014

Being Green: An Excerpt from the Green Reprographics Handbook - Start Small

This excerpt from The Green Reprographics Handbook helps reprographics shops become more green with some easy-to-implement steps. Future excerpts will dive more deeply into the topic. more »

Jun 2, 2014

Interview: ReproMAX President Rick Bosworth is Optimistic About the Future of Repro

ReproMAX President Rick Bosworth says reprographics firms that re-evaluate and reinvent their businesses, and share information with partners, are succeeding. more »

May 21, 2014

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 (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

Interview: RSA's Mark Beilman Discusses the Future of Repro

RSA Executive Director Mark Beilman is cautiously optimistic about the future of the reprographics industry, and predicts that reprographers will remain an identifiable group, even as many expand their services. more »

Apr 24, 2014

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

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

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)

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)

Archives - Enjoy These Past Articles!

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

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