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Check out this article from Barker Blue regarding museum graphics and how they can educate visitors. This article would be useful when approaching museums, galleries, libraries, colleges and universities as well as an exhibitions that might be in your are
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As reported last week, Joe Cushing, Executive Vice President of Cushing Co. will receive the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award on Wednesday, November 8. The award recognizes Joe's 20 plus years of supporting this independent research and treatment center for those with cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Here's the original press release if you need more information.  If you would like to donate to the City of Hope organization, go to this link to learn more and make your donation by clicking on the green donate button at the top of the pag
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Scantech Keeps On Giving

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Here's a feel good story for a Friday! Take a look at this article from Scantech Graphics & Display detailing a local project they participated in to make a little girl's bedroom very special. As a repeat donor to this special cause, Scantech made sure the artwork for this little girl's bedroom was professionally printed and mounted. Scroll through to the end of the article to see the rest of their wor
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Announcing Print United

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Earlier this month, SGIA and NAPCO Media announced that a partnership has developed to effectively provide industry events combined with trade information: Print United. The SGIA (Specialty Graphics Imaging Association) and NAPCO Media, a business-to-business media company will join forces to present the largest printing trade show in North America backed by the leading producer of multi-channel content for the print community. The result hopes to be a more cohesive presentation of "all things print" to both printers and vendors alike. Take a look at this article detailing the partnership in Printing Impression
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Cushing Co. announced today that Joe Cushing, Executive Vice President, will receive the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award at a gala dinner on Wednesday, November 8 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The award recognizes Joe's 20 plus years of supporting this independent research and treatment center for those with cancer, diabetes and other life threatening illnesses.Take a look at this press release for more information. And congratulations, Jo
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We know you're busy, but if you have the time, check out these articles on the most interesting employees in the ReproMAX Partner company network:  Jean Bisek from West Allis Blue brings new meaning to the words "getting the shot" while keeping it fit.  David Parkes  of Cushing Co.is the most well-traveled IT Director you'll find in the business. Michaela Mullin  of Beeline and Blue makes substrates, quality control and invoicing look easy.
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Lynn Imaging of Lexington, Kentucky was named Partner of the Year and HP was named Vendor of the Year at the ReproMAX Fall Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana October 11-13, 2017. Each award was voted on by over 150 ReproMAX Partner companies who are considered to be the industry’s largest and most progressive wide format print service providers. Each company faced significant competition in both the vendor and Partner award sectors. The recipient is chosen via a ReproMAX Partner company vote. Each year, the Partner of the Year award is presented to a leading ReproMAX Partner that actively participates with and contributes to ReproMAX, demonstrates ...
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According to the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the definition of digital print is as follows:  A general term for any print that incorporates digital technology into the creation of an image or its printing. Until the mid-1990s, most digital images that artists made on the computer were transferred photomechanically to traditional printing plates. Since then, some artists have taken up high-resolution digital printing processes on computer-controlled printers. ...thought you should kno
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Check out this column from Kate Dunn published in WhatTheyThink? You'll find some interesting information to help you develop a good sales management plan that will help you polish a high-performance sales team to deliver consistent results. Here's a summary of her 7-Step Sales Management Plan: Establish company objectives Define Sales Process/Required Skills Assess Talent/Training Needs Define Coverage/Rep Goals Align Compensation Coach Manage/Create Accountabili
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Take a look at this column  by Bill Farquharson in Printing Impressions that details what marketing has to offer sales. It's a lengthy column, but it might help you understand what your marketing person/department can do for you as a sales person and how to ask marketing for assistance in finding the right kinds of leads to make the right kinds of prospects that make long lasting clients. This author reminds us that marketing is a slow process and it takes time, but in the end it's well worth the investment of both time and mone
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When it comes to running the office at West Allis Blue, or taking a photo at a big-name band concert, Jean Bisek knows when to call the shot. Jean Bisek, Office/Purchasing Manager • West Allis Blue ReproMAX is always interested in Partner company employees who make a difference in their business. Each month we’ll take a snapshot of someone who brings special talents to their position and makes a difference in how their company operates. If you have someone employed in your company who you think would be the most interesting employee of the month, let us know! So once again, as ReproMAX was searching for the out-of-the ordinary in our Partner ...
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Check out this glossary of 40 printing terms that you might find handy. And if not for you, perhaps your coworkers or your clients might find this useful and might go a long way to clear up any confusion. To some this is basic information, but it's always good to have a reference when you need on
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This article from Printing Impressions will give you an outstanding roundup of the wide variety of new products to be highlighted at the PRINT17 show in Chicago next week. From the Canon Colorado to Komori and Ricoh to Xerox they have it all! And if you're looking for new technology, this is the place to be to find it. ReproMAX should have a round up of all the details from some Partner companies planning to attend, so stay tune
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Check out this article, based on an assessment of 5,800 people who classify themselves as sales people. Wow. Not what you'd think. Tops on the list of sales motivators are:  Family--finding work and home balance Impact--doing what's important Learning--trying new things and growing Problem-Solving--finding solutions and making a crisis better Friendship--developing close relationships at work So where did money come in as a motivator? It was ranked 22nd out of 23 possible motivators.  Read the rest of the article to find out more about what motivates sales people. How about y
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Check out what Wirth Consulting has to say about the new imagePROGRAF TX series, designed to tackle your technical document printing projects. Said to be available in the fourth quarter of this year, there are four new devices in the series that features advances to the core technologies of the Canon imagePROGRAF five color devices. Among those advances are new pigment ink, print heads, and enhanced security capabilities plus a new 36 inch scanner for the MFP models. And if you're traveling to the PRINT17 show in Chicago, you'll be able to take a look at it first-han
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When a love for the performing arts... And a passion for travel... Merge to make an interesting Director of Information Technology David Parkes Director of Information Technology • Cushing Co. Here at ReproMAX, we are noticing a trend…technology seems to attract a fairly diverse group of people, and David Parkes is no exception to that rule. As the Director of Information Technology at Cushing Co. in Chicago, David has combined his skills in the performing arts and his need to travel the world to make a successful career in the IT industry. As David explains it “It’s the wonderful thing about being in technology, there’s always something ...
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Check out the exciting new graphics at the Milwaukee Bucks Arena where West Allis Blue created and printed outstanding graphics, signage and indoor decor. The team at West Allis completed several indoor graphics projects for the Preview Center to stimulate to season ticket sales and suite sales. Some of the design and installation included a 60-foot curved wall print, timeline wall graphics, a 3D model, subtle gloss CNC-cut Bucks antler wall graphics and more! Take a look at the brief video  embedded in this article and you'll see some gorgeous indoor wall graphics...only from the professionals at West Allis Blu
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Check out this article about the professionals at Cushing in Ink World Magazine . The article details Cushing's ascendance in the digital printing market and what they accomplish in their shop as a fourth generation family-owned business. A really positive image for how Cushing does business and why they have been in business since 192
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Check out this article in Print Week detailing the move of the Callprint London office to Tobacco Dock in downtown London. The article goes on to explain they officially opened yesterday and have been performing a "soft relocation" for the past month. The new offices will hold a 25-person staff that includes the London Callprint sales team, the Jupiter Visual Communications special projects division and its 2Creation design division. The location will also accommodate their newest equipment including an HP Latex 335 Print and Cut, an HP570 Latex and two HP PageWide
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The Daily Journal of Commerce in Portland, Oregon just announced their Reader Ranking Awards for 2017. Precision Images of Portland was ranked as the best printing service provider based on readership votes. Each year, DJC asks their readers to rank 40 favorite firms, products and more within the building industry. Voting by the readership occurred throughout the month of May with almost 2,000 responses. This year, Precision Images, a Partner 2 company in the ReproMAX Partner network was the recipient of this award in the best printing service provider category. According to Phil Guzie, President and CEO, “We’re very proud and wanted to pass the good ...
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