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    Canon Launches colorWAVE T-Series and plotWAVE T-Series

    Canon U.S.A. has announced the next generation of its PlotWave large-format printers for technical document printing and its ColorWave models, which also handle light graphic applications. Read more

    Jun 18, 2024

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    Arizona 2300 Series Improved with FLXflow Technology

    Canon has announced the upcoming availability* of the Arizona 2300 series with FLXflow technology, which brings new productivity features to the flatbed printer series. Previously known as FLOW technology, the new FLXflow series offers not only the o Read more

    Apr 24, 2024

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    Canon Adds Image Access Scanners to imagePROGRAF

    Canon has added two large format scanners from Image Access to its imagePROGRAF printer portfolio, the WideTEK® 36CL CIS scanner and the WideTEK® 48 CCD scanner. Read more

    Apr 17, 2024

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    Printerpoint Now Supports Waste Containers (aka Maintenance Cartridges)

    Printerpoint now has a feature that monitors the waste containers on your clients' printers and notifies you when they are nearing capacity. Read more

    Mar 29, 2024

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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

    10:30 AM

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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

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  • 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

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    IRgA Trip Strengthens German Ties

    As the world gets smaller, connecting with people in other parts of the world who share your business interests becomes more important. That was the idea behind the IRgA’s week-long visit to Germany, May 28 to June 3. Read more

    Jun 6, 2024

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    3D Reality Capture: Same Clients, Extra Revenue for Rocky Mountain Blueprint

    Cory Mallo is the production manager at Rocky Mountain Blueprint, which has locations in Boulder, Denver and Greenwood Village, Colorado. At IRgA, we are always encouraging reprographics shops to consider new services to offer to their existing clien Read more

    May 22, 2024

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    Three Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Reprographics

    Artificial intelligence is in the news constantly these days, and it seemingly will touch every aspect of life. That includes reprographics. A webinar on the uses of AI in reprographics on April 25 touched on three categories of applications: design, Read more

    May 22, 2024

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    Does Anyone Care About “Green” Repro? Depends Where You Live

    In IRgA panel discussion in April about the concept of green reprographics led to an interesting conclusion: While sustainability issues are in headlines everywhere, how much that affects demand for green services depends somewhat on where Read more

    May 9, 2024

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    5 Take-Aways on Color Graphics from IRgA Workshop

    Succeeding with color graphics means a lot more than having the right equipment and skills – an additional key component is the ability to guide clients through complex color graphics projects. That was the overall lesson of the color graphics portio Read more

    May 9, 2024

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    5 Take-Aways from the IRgA Workshop on Scanning/EDM

    A dozen IRgA members met in Newport Beach, California on April 11-12 to learn about two key markets: Scanning/Document Management and Color Graphics. Read more

    Apr 25, 2024

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    IRgA Workshop: Day 1 Photo Gallery

    The 2024 IRgA Workshop kicked off on Thursday in Newport Beach, California. IRgA Managing Director Ed Avis spent the week preceding visiting with some members in California, including Dave Morgan of Intellaprint Systems, Gene Klein of BarkerBlue, and Read more

    Apr 12, 2024

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    The Keith Cox Chronicles: Part 4 of 4

    This is the fourth and final installment of the Keith Cox Chronicles. When we left off in the previous segment, Keith had just left his position at Plan Express Read more

    Mar 28, 2024

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    Meet Tyler Langdon, New IRgA Board Member

    Sometimes salespeople are compared to hunters or fisherman. If they’re successful, they bring home the goods. Well, Tyler Langdon, a newly elected IRgA board member, is an actual fisherman and a hunter -- and a salesperson for IRgA member firm Easter Read more

    Mar 14, 2024

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    Catching Up with Tom Taubenheim, New IRgA Board Member

    Tom Taubenheim, co-owner of A/E Graphics in Wisconsin, was elected to the IRgA board earlier this month. In this Q&A, he brings us up to date on his business and his thoughts about the reprographics industry. Read more

    Mar 14, 2024

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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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    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

    6:21 PM

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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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    Dave Fellman Pens Novel

    Dave Fellman, a long-time friend of IRgA who contributed scores of articles to IRgA Today, has written a novel! No, it's not about a reprographics shop owner who saves the world -- darn! -- but knowing how well Dave writes, I'm sure it's worth readin Read more

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    ARC First Quarter: Very Decent

    ARC's results during the first quarter of 2024 were "very decent," according to industry veteran observer Joel Salus. Salus prepared the two charts below. The first spreadsheet shows ARC's Revenues for Years 2019 through 2023 and for Q1 2024. Read more

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    Emily Castle Receives 2024 Mike Duff Award

    Emily Castle, President of Franklin Imaging, was named the recipient of the 2024 Mike Duff Award for distinguished service to RMX Network and in the reprographic industry. The Mike Duff Award was established by the RMX Network Board of Directors to h Read more

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    PGSF Allies with the Graphic Communications Education Association

    The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), has announced that it will be supporting the Graphic Communications Education Association (GCEA) establishing a formal alliance to help promote the furtherance of knowledge in the Graphic Communi Read more

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    RMX Network Announces Spring Conference

    RMX Network announces their Spring Conference in Boston, MA from April 24-26. Promising an immersive experience packed with the latest trends and best practices, the event is set to be a cornerstone for print professionals. Read more

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    IRgA Workshop: Day 1 Photo Gallery

    The 2024 IRgA Workshop kicked off on Thursday in Newport Beach, California. IRgA Managing Director Ed Avis spent the week preceding visiting with some members in California, including Dave Morgan of Intellaprint Systems, Gene Klein of BarkerBlue, and Read more

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    IRgA Group Headed to Print Event in Germany

    Thousands of print professionals are headed to Dusseldorf, Germany in May for DRUPA, a giant print trade show that only happens every four years. The IRgA will be represented there by Steve Wakefield of Springfield Reprographics in Illinois; Bart and Read more

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