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    RMX Network Unveils RMX LEARN Training Platform

    In a strategic move to address the critical talent and skills gap in the printing sector, RMX Network proudly announces the launch of RMX LEARN. This cutting-edge, on-demand training platform is set to elevate RMX Partners efforts to build a strong w Read more

    Feb 23, 2024

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    KIP “Slow Scan” Helps Users Manage Fragile Documents

    Scanning archived documents is a major business for many reprographics firms. The documents in those archives come in a giant range, from perfectly clean to fragile and dirty. Speed is usually a great advantage when someone is faced with a pile of pr Read more

    Feb 21, 2024

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    Printerpoint Connect Gives Dealers Secure, Remote Way to Resolve Service Issues

    Printerpoint, a leader in cloud-based printer management software, recently launched its latest feature Printerpoint Connect. This allows remote connections to the web pages of printers at customer sites for the purposes of configuration, maintenance Read more

    Oct 31, 2023

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    HP Announces New 36-Inch DesignJet Portfolio

    HP has announced a new 36-inch DesignJet portfolio that simplifies the printing needs of AEC professionals who need superior printing experiences that adapt to new workflows and processes. More than ever, our customers need easy-to-use tools that hel Read more

    Oct 11, 2023

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    Canon imagePROGRAF TZ Webinar Posted

    Would you like to learn about the capabilities of the Canon imagePROGRAF TZ printer? This new high-volume inkjet printer is designed to fill a gap in the market between inkjet and LED printers. A webinar about the printer was held July 27, and you ca Read more

    Aug 7, 2023

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  • Video About KIP 700C Series Posted

    Did you miss the July 18 webinar about KIP's new 700C Series printers? No sweat - you can watch the video about the printer series here. Read more

    Jul 19, 2023

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    Contex Launches Artwork Scanner

    Contex has launched the Apeiron, a contact-less scanner for artwork, textiles, artifacts, delicate documents and more. The Apeiron utilizes six Quad CCDs and a patented lighting system that drive the scanning process with up to 1200 DPI optical resol Read more

    Jun 28, 2023

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    Interview: Colorado M Series Will Make an Impact

    The ISA International Sign Expo is currently underway in Las Vegas, and many new products are launching. One that is especially impactful, according to the folks at National/AZON, is the Canon Colorado M Series UVgel printer. In this interview, Azon Read more

    Apr 12, 2023

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  • Video: Es-Te Stacker Works with Epson Printers

    Do you have an Epson printer and want to conveniently stack prints? Check out how easily the Es-Te stacker does that automatically! Read more

    Apr 3, 2023

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    Vanguard Wins Five Pinnacle Product Awards

    Vanguard Digital Printing Systems is pleased to announce, for the seventh year in a row, they have been honored with the Printing United Alliance’s prestigious Pinnacle Product Award (formerly SGIA’s Product of the Year award) in multiple printer cat Read more

    Nov 22, 2022

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  • Image Access at PrintingUnited

    After a long break due to the global pandemic, Image Access is pleased to announce that we will exhibit at the 2022 Printing United Expo in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada from October 19-21, 2022. Read more

    Oct 13, 2022

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    Contex "Ask the Scanner Expert" Webinar Scheduled

    Contex has scheduled another "Ask the Scanner Expert" webinar for October 13. This promises to be a lively Q&A discussion with Contex experts about large format scanning projects. Read more

    Oct 10, 2022

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    Matterport Pro3 Camera Launched

    Matterport, Inc. has introduced the all-new Matterport Pro3 Camera along with major updates to its industry-leading digital twin cloud platform. The Pro3 is a breakthrough in 3D capture technology, ready to digitize every aspect of the physical world Read more

    Aug 31, 2022

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    Printerpoint Now Supports Kyocera

    Sepialine Inc. recently added Kyocera support to their cloud-based MPS solution, Printerpoint. Features such as meter collection, supply monitoring and service alerts are now available across Kyocera’s ECOSYS and TASKALFA printers. Read more

    Aug 3, 2022

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    Graphics Media Webinar Rescheduled for October 4

    There is a lot of graphics media in the world and countless applications. Do your salespeople and production people know everything they need to know about graphics media? If not, have them attend an APDSP webinar on October 4 at 10 a.m. Central Read more

    Jul 7, 2022

    10:12 PM

  • Recording of Image Access Webinar Posted

    Check out the latest Image Access book scanning technology by watching this video about the Bookeye 5. The event was led by David Gerbholz and Jonathan Wenninger of Image Access. Read more

    May 20, 2022

    9:56 AM

  • Contex "Ask the Scanner Expert" Webinar Posted

    If you missed the webinar in March from Contex that answered attendees questions on large-format scanning, now you can watch the recording here. Read more

    May 12, 2022

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  • Contex Presenting at RSA Meeting

    Contex will be participating at the upcoming RSA Spring Meeting, to be held in Lexington, Kentucky, from April 20–22, 2022. The reprographic industry’s top decision-makers will gather for the three-day event, hosted by RSA, a nationwide network and b Read more

    Apr 14, 2022

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    Image Access To Show Bookeye Scanner at RSA Spring Conference

    Image Access LP is attending the RSA Spring Conference 2022. The Spring meeting will be held in Lexington, Kentucky from April 20th through April 22nd. We will present the new Bookeye 5 V2A Automatic Book Scanner during the vendor reception on the ev Read more

    Mar 30, 2022

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    Webinar to Focus on Growing Your LF Color Biz

    The first APDSP Members-only webinar of 2022 is titled How to Build Your Graphics Business and Compete with Sign Shops, and it will be held February 17 at 10 a.m. Central. The panelists will be Joanne Underwood and Shannon Delk from Monster Color (th Read more

    Feb 3, 2022

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    New IRgA Member Has “Set His Anchor” in Reprographics

    Before Samuel Wright got into the reprographics business, he was, in his words, “a young naïve kid who did whatever it took to make a dollar.” Read more

    Feb 20, 2024

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    The Keith Cox Chronicles: Part 3 of 4

    This is the third of four installments of the Keith Cox Chronicles. In this installment, Keith moves on to Autodesk, Océ and Plan Express. Read more

    Feb 14, 2024

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    Q&A: Eastern Engineering Acquires Phipps Reprographics

    Eastern Engineering is growing its footprint across the Midwest. In December the company acquired Phipps Reprographics. In this interview, Eastern Engineering CEO Mark Langdon discusses the acquisition. Read more

    Jan 3, 2024

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    Q&A With Stephanie Shark: New RSA Leader One Year In

    Stephanie Shark became the executive director of the Reprographic Services Association one year ago. In this interview with IRgA Managing Director Ed Avis, Shark offers her views on the association and the reprographics industry. Read more

    Dec 20, 2023

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    HRD Reprodienst: Leading Edge German Repro Firm Faces the Future

    Reprographics firms in Germany have a lot in common with reprographics firms in America. For example, the companies that invest in equipment and move quickly to adopt new technologies usually win the market. That’s the case with HRD Reprodienst. Read more

    Nov 20, 2023

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    Image Access Taps Special Workforce

    I visited the headquarters of scanner maker Image Access in Wuppertal, Germany, after the German reprographics association’s annual meeting in late October. The company is an innovator in many ways – smart engineering, wise market development, effect Read more

    Nov 18, 2023

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    German Reprographics Organization Says Farewell to Long-Time Leader Achim Carius

    When Achim Carius began as the executive secretary of the German reprographics association in 1990, East and West Germany had just reunited. One of his first activities was to take a copy of the 1939 member directory and drive through the former East Read more

    Nov 9, 2023

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    PrintingUnited: Good Buzz, Interesting Exhibits

    PrintingUnited is a giant show packed with everything related to print, including an awful lot of things that probably don’t interest most reprographics shop owners. Nevertheless, there were enough large-format print-related exhibitors to make the ev Read more

    Oct 23, 2023

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    A Matter Of Responsibility

    I was mean to a salesperson this morning. I’m sure that’s what she thought anyway. For sure, the conversation didn’t go as she planned. Read more

    Oct 23, 2023

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    Survey: Scanning, Archiving Up; Other Digital Services Flat

    Some clients of Precision Images in Portland, Oregon are ramping up their large-format scanning requirements, a welcome development for the IRgA member. Read more

    Oct 12, 2023

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    Interview with Mike Hobgood: Communication is Key Benefit of RMX Network

    Mike Hobgood became president of RMX Network in 2021. The organization consists of Partners in 120 Markets spread across the United States and Canada. In this interview, Hobgood discussed his background, the strengths of RMX Network, and how the indu Read more

    Sep 27, 2023

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    Five Key Comments from Last Week’s Panel Discussion on Equipment Sales/Service

    Last week IRgA members heard three experienced equipment sales/service pros talk about that business. The panelists were Tony Dargo from Eastern Engineering, Steve Coyle from Miller IDS and Andy Heling from Blue Print Service. Below are five key comm Read more

    Sep 27, 2023

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    Be Thrifty With Your Time

    I spent some time in Scotland recently. The printing industry there is alive and well – but facing all of the same challenges that it is in the US. I was told that competition is extreme, from a combination of local, offshore and online competitors. Read more

    Sep 14, 2023

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    Know Your Competition: Marco

    Marco is a copier/printer dealer and technology provider with 43 locations, most in the upper Midwest and a few in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The company was founded in 1973 as a typewriter and furniture retailer, but today offers everyth Read more

    Sep 14, 2023

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    Retirement Plans at Repro Firms: Worth the Cost

    About 15 years ago, the employees at Willamette Print & Blueprint in Oregon asked the owners for a retirement plan. They agreed and set up a 401K through their payroll service, ADP. Read more

    Aug 17, 2023

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    What Does ChatGPT Know About Reprographics? Actually a Lot!

    Veteran reprographics consultant Joel Salus sent us this interesting experiment with ChatGPT. I think you'll be impressed...and you might even find the section about diversifying your business somewhat helpful. Read more

    Aug 7, 2023

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    Real Trust is Earned When Things Go Wrong

    It's an unfortunate truth that mistakes are going to happen. It's been said that Murphy's Law runs wild in in our industry, and that every order you take is an accident looking for a place to happen. The vast majority of printers strive for quality, Read more

    Aug 7, 2023

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    Blue Digital: New IRgA Member Maximizes Resources

    Sometimes in business it’s smart to let other people do things for you rather than do them yourself. Wayne Barclay, owner of new IRgA member Blue Digital in Miami, knows that business adage well. He’s a master at outsourcing certain categories of wor Read more

    Jul 21, 2023

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    Excuses, Excuses…

    I had a really weird dream the other night. I was sitting with a group of printing salespeople, and they went around the room, introducing themselves. The first one said: “Hi, my name is Tom, and I’m an underachiever. It’s mostly because I don’t work Read more

    Jul 6, 2023

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    New Member BHFX Has a Solution for You

    BHFX Imaging does a lot of things well, but one market the company has totally dominated in recent years is scanning and document management for school districts. Their proprietary solution takes a school district’s mountain of old documents, marries Read more

    Jun 20, 2023

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    Interview: New Sales Leadership at KIP, New KIP 700 C Series Product Launch

    Justin Stowe has been promoted as the new Vice President of Sales at KIP. Stowe previously held the position of Southeastern Regional Sales Manager for KIP. He intends to drive new business opportunities starting with enhanced communications and visi Read more

    Jun 20, 2023

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    60 Years in Repro, Barely Slowing Down

    Bob Eisenberg began his career in reprographics before most IRgA members were born. Read more

    Jun 5, 2023

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    Fundamentals Beat Flash

    The guys I play basketball with call me “Old School.” I think that has more to do with my age than my playing style, but I consider it a compliment nonetheless. And the fact of the matter is that my game is a lot more fundamentals than flash. Read more

    May 25, 2023

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    5 Take-Aways from the Scanning/Archiving Panel Discussion

    During last week’s panel discussion about the scanning and archiving market for reprographics shops, our panelists offered a mountain of advice on succeeding in this market, ranging from what some of the best markets are to tips on marketing to them. Read more

    May 25, 2023

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    Nearly a Half Century of Repro: Dave Noll is Retiring

    Dave Noll was 17 years old in 1976 when a neighbor recommended that he apply for a job at Print-O-Stat in York, Pennsylvania. “I was walking down the street one day and he asked me if I found a job yet, and I said no. He says, ‘Stop in, fill an appli Read more

    May 11, 2023

    9:21 PM

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