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HP Graphics Solutions – Live Webinar

Title: Repro Products HP Graphics Solutions Webinar
Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Repro Products HP Graphics Solutions Webinar

Repro Products and HP understand when it comes to the business of printing, the equipment and technology is just part of the story. That is why we provide industry-leading service and support that addresses multiple aspects of a company’s HP printing related operations. Whether printing is your business or you are using your wide format print devices for internal or marketing needs, we will help you improve the productivity of your printers and your people. Join our webinar and discover how to get the most from your HP wide format device by utilizing FREE resources available to you.

We will share tips and tricks and cover the resources available to you through the FREE HP Applications Center.

Register and attend and receive a complimentary HP Media Swatchbook, AND be entered to win a roll of HP specialty media, valued up to $200.

Repro Products’ 41 Years in Business

June 6th is a very special day for Repro Products – it marks the day our President, Bob Feldberg made his first sale. In the beginning, Repro Products, Inc. (RPI) sold drafting supplies. Later, we became a blue printer and began to sell wide format print equipment.

Recognizing the need to change with our customers and technology, through the years we added products and services to align with advancements that affected our design and construction clients:

  • Our experience as a blue printer provided us with a unique perspective on engineering, architectural and construction industries and facilitated our move from selling drafting angles and tables into selling and supporting Autodesk Software. We have now been an Autodesk reseller for over 25 years and are a Gold Partner and Autodesk Authorized Training Center.
  • Although we still do a lot printing for our clients, our print shop’s production services grew to incorporate digital services including managing plan rooms, metadata entry and data mapping.

In the last decade there was another shift — a larger demand for half-size prints. Although printed on 11×17” paper, a half-size print requires more expertise from a printer than producing a regular office document. Ten years ago, we expanded our decades-long affiliation with Xerox and became the designated metro Atlanta Xerox Agency providing multifunction and production devices that support not only our architectural and construction customers’ drawings but also the office staff and marketing teams (and production printers) of a wide variety of businesses throughout metro Atlanta.

One division of our business works diligently with our clients helping them make better BIM (Building Information Modeling) models. The other part still prints 2D plans. As the two worlds become closer and closer in technology, we changed from meeting in architects’ and engineers’ offices to engaging with our construction clients on their job sites. The experience of being in the field with our clients, working with them on projects they are trying to win and witnessing the end results of jobs they designed and built, we realized there were still some important solutions we needed to provide.

One large hole to fill was accurate building documentation. Our clients need it to bid a project, plan it effectively, ensure it is being built correctly and to provide a more complete deliverable to their clients. Everyone knows that as-built drawings are a myth. And even with BIM-enabled construction sites, the need to ensure what is being built as it is being built is important.

We knew that 3D laser scanning was the answer to getting this vital documentation. We provide 3D laser scanning services across the U.S. for business ranging from architectural firms to general contractors to manufacturing plants.

Just possessing accurate data is not enough, though. We knew we had to own the proper data capture and use workflow. Receiving data that is approachable and usable is vital to our clients’ success. For our Autodesk software users, we train on how to actually use the data in the software. Our non-design clients receive an accurate 3D image file that lets them move around, see and measure virtually but with real, accurate data.

We invite you to join our journey as we venture into the next 41 years, evolving our offerings to meet the next technological advancements.

Wide Format Economic Stimulus Package

Save 2 ways when you lease a new PageWide 4100, 4600, 5100, 6000, 8000 or DesignJet: T2600, XL3600
Please Fill Out the Form to Have a Wide Format Specialist Contact You:

1. Repro Products will make your first 3 payments when you lease a new HP wide format model listed above from us on a 63 month Fair Market Value Lease.* Total payments 60 months.

AND

2. NO COST wide format printing for 90 days, we will pay for your Service/Ink/Paper.

Yes, Repro Products will make your first THREE payments for you. We are not deferring the payments, you will make your first payment in month 4. The offer begins when your unit is installed.

*With qualified lease approval from Repro Products’ approved leasing source, offer valid until 6/30/2020.

Click here to view the entire promotional brochure.

5 Ways To Determine If You Need a New Wide Format Printer

Is Your Wide Format Printer Working For You Or Are You Working For It?

Technology is supposed to increase our productivity, but when we reach the point where our devices require as much attention and TLC as a newborn, it’s probably time to make a change (pun intended).  Below are some of the signs that you are working too hard for your wide format printer.

1. YOUR PRINTER REFUSES TO “TALK” TO YOUR NEW OPERATING SYSTEM

A new operating system comes out that promises to make life easier for everyone. But, the printer does not communicate effectively with the new system and the inevitable errors and crashes ensue. If you are updating the operating system in your office, you should consider updating your wide format printers to avoid productivity delays, computer crashes and frustrated (and unproductive) employees.

2. YOUR COMPANY HAS OUTGROWN YOUR PRINTER

Sure that wide format printer capable of lightning-fast 2 Ds a minute was great when your business didn’t need anything faster, but now that the number and size of jobs has grown, you need a device capable of keeping up with your team.  There are a variety of wide format printers in the market today capable of printing 4, 8, 14 or even 30 Ds a minute.  If your staff is waiting on your printer to print, you are wasting your most valuable resource – time.

3. YOUR WIDE FORMAT MACHINE IS “MATURE”

While maturity is an admirable quality in humans, it is a definite disadvantage in technology.  Chances are you are not driving a car that is 10 or more years old with over 300,000 miles on it (and if you are, you know you are driving on borrowed time).  There are many factors that determine the lifespan of your wide format printer including how many square feet it has printed during its lifetime and how well it has been maintained. Wide format printers are notoriously well-built to withstand heavy usage for years, but any device over eight years in age may have reached the end of useful life.   When the repair technician has his own coffee cup in your breakroom, you need to start thinking about new equipment.

4. IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND REPLACEMENT CONSUMABLES

Over time, it can become more difficult to find the ink and print heads required for your wide format printer.  When you get to the point where it feels as though you are on an eternal scavenger hunt to find the parts you need, it is time to look at new equipment.

5. YOUR STAFF IS SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON TASKS THE MACHINE COULD DO

The speed of your wide format printer (as covered above) is just one aspect of the overall time spent printing.  Many newer models have instant on printing which removes the tedium of waiting for the machine to warm up.  Others print mixed sets – mixed in both size and color and black and white – eliminating the need for hand collating.  Inks that can be changed on the fly without stopping your print job and choosing models which hold more rolls will also speed up the overall time getting those crucial prints out the door.

Interested in a new wide format printer?

These are just five common indications that you may need to look at replacing your wide format equipment.  Perhaps the most telling sign is if your printer has become the target of much discussion among your staff (and not in a good way).  If you hear coworkers plotting on the best way to kill the printer and make it look like an accident, then too much energy is being needlessly expended.  There are many options in both models of equipment and purchasing and leasing plans which can make getting a new piece of wide format equipment a painless process.

Contact Repro Products for a personal consultation to determine which printer will best meet your needs and budget. You can view all of our wide format printer options here. Be sure to request a quote if you are interested in learning more about a particular wide format printer.

 

Reduce Reworks & Costs with Color in Wide Format Printing

BIM is no longer just a cool buzz word to throw around at cocktail parties, it is a reality and it is here to stay.  According to McGraw Hill, 50% of owners are requiring BIM to be used on their projects.  The increase of BIM is directly tied to the increase of IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) contracts which means the burden for change orders and mistakes is spread around.

As the competition for jobs increases, it is incumbent on firms to stand out.  But how?  By investing in a color wide format printer, of course!  What, how can that be the answer?  I didn’t even buy into BIM being a cool buzz word at parties – no way spending money on color printing is the answer to winning work and being more profitable.  Or is it?  Keep reading, it will all come together . . .

Why is BIM Driving Color in Wide Format Printing?

Better collaboration and understanding of construction documents helps reduce rework (read that as COSTS) on jobs.  The Economist estimated that 10 – 30% of the costs of any given project can be attributed to mistakes, rework or errors.  Printing construction documents in color increases productivity, reduces delays and reduces litigation.  Europe has already embraced color printing with 50% of construction documents printed in color, compared to 10% in the U.S.

So how does this translate into winning more jobs and reducing expenses?  Color documents reduce search time by up to 80% and reduce errors by 80% while increasing retention by 78%.  If you can reduce the time on a job, reduce errors AND reduce the costs, your clients will take notice.

But doesn’t color cost a lot more than black and white?  Recent developments in wide format technology have brought down the price of color printing making it more affordable than ever while increasing the print speeds.  If you are unsure of the benefits of color printing, though, perhaps you would be prudent to send some documents to your local reprographer and allow them to print them for you in color.  Use them on your job site and see for yourself how big a difference they can make for you.

Interested in a color wide format printer?

Contact Repro Products for a personal consultation to determine which color wide format printer will best meet your needs and budget. You can view all of our wide format printer options here. Be sure to request a quote if you are interested in learning more about a particular color wide format printer.

Repro Products announces the latest models of HP PageWide XL printers and MFPs

The newest additions to the HP PageWide XL line of printers and MFPs have sharp, faster (up to 70% faster!) output, enabling technical production providers to grow AEC volume and expand business in color applications. These new products offer features that improve on-the-job productivity with faster, lower cost printing and end-to-end workflow solutions. To learn more about the entire HP PageWide product line from Repro Products, click here.

Is your wide format printer working for you or are you working for it?

Technology is supposed to increase our productivity, but when we reach the point where our devices require as much attention and TLC as a newborn, it’s probably time to make a change (pun intended). Below are some of the signs that you are working too hard for your wide format printer.

1. YOUR PRINTER REFUSES TO “TALK” TO YOUR NEW OPERATING SYSTEM

A new operating system comes out that promises to make life easier for everyone. But, the printer does not communicate effectively with the new system and the inevitable errors and crashes ensue. If you are updating the operating system in your office, you should consider updating your wide format printers to avoid productivity delays, computer crashes and frustrated (and unproductive) employees.

2. YOUR COMPANY HAS OUTGROWN YOUR PRINTER

Sure that wide format printer capable of lightning-fast 2 Ds a minute was great when your business didn’t need anything faster, but now that the number and size of jobs has grown, you need a device capable of keeping up with your team. There are a variety of wide format printers in the market today capable of printing 4, 8, 14 or even 30 Ds a minute. If your staff is waiting on your printer to print, you are wasting your most valuable resource – time.

New Color Printing Technologies Broaden the Opportunities for Print Shops

 

3. YOUR WIDE FORMAT MACHINE IS “MATURE”,

While maturity is an admirable quality in humans, it is a definite disadvantage in technology. Chances are you are not driving a car that is 10 or more years old with over 300,000 miles on it (and if you are, you know you are driving on borrowed time). There are many factors that determine the lifespan of your wide format printer including how many square feet it has printed during its lifetime and how well it has been maintained. Wide format printers are notoriously well-built to withstand heavy usage for years, but any device over eight years in age may have reached the end of useful life. When the repair technician has his own coffee cup in your breakroom, you need to start thinking about new equipment.

4. IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND REPLACEMENT CONSUMABLES

Over time, it can become more difficult to find the ink and print heads required for your wide format printer. When you get to the point where it feels as though you are on an eternal scavenger hunt to find the parts you need, it is time to look at new equipment.

5. YOUR STAFF IS SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON TASKS THE MACHINE COULD DO

The speed of your wide format printer (as covered above) is just one aspect of the overall time spent printing. Many newer models have instant on printing which removes the tedium of waiting for the machine to warm up. Others print mixed sets – mixed in both size and color and black and white – eliminating the need for hand collating. Inks that can be changed on the fly without stopping your print job and choosing models which hold more rolls will also speed up the overall time getting those crucial prints out the door.

These are just five common indications that you may need to look at replacing your wide format equipment. Perhaps the most telling sign is if your printer has become the target of much discussion among your staff (and not in a good way). If you hear coworkers plotting on the best way to kill the printer and make it look like an accident, then too much energy is being needlessly expended. There are many options in both models of equipment and purchasing and leasing plans which can make getting a new piece of wide format equipment a painless process.

Contact Repro Products for a personal consultation to determine which printer will best meet your needs and budget.