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February 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to 2019! We are excited to celebrate our 40th year in business this year. 

See what we’ve been up to lately in our February 2019 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products February  2019 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Celebrating 40 Years in Business
  • Document Management
  • HP DesignJet Promotion
  • Autodesk Savings
  • New Location for North Fulton Office
  • We Cover ALL Your Printing Needs
  • Safety Product Store President’s Day Savings
  • Enhance Your BIM Workflows
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Repro Products Community Outreach
  • Enter to win a $25 Amazon egift card

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

Repro Products Receives 2018 Consumer’s Choice Award

Repro Products, Inc. was recently presented with the 2018 Consumer’s Choice Award (CCA) for office copiers/independent dealers.  Recipients of the CCA represent “Best in Class Businesses” in the quality of their service, value, professionalism and integrity.

The Consumers’ Choice Award is unique in that winners are not chosen by a panel of judges but by consumers themselves. Surveys were conducted to in each industry sector to determine which companies were voted the best in their field.

For over 25 years the Consumers’ Choice Award has been considered a business seal of excellence. For recipients, the award not only constitutes the crowning achievement of their efforts, but also represents the knowledge that they have earned the trust and loyalty of consumers.

We are very honored to receive this award and will continue to provide top-notch service to our consumers. View our award here.

January 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to 2019! We are excited to celebrate our 40th year in business this year. 

See what we’ve been up to lately in our January 2019 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products January 2019 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Celebrating 40 Years in Business
  • Bold Benefits of Color in Print
  • HP DesignJet Promotion
  • Autodesk Savings
  • We Cover ALL Your Printing Needs
  • Safety Product Store Savings
  • Enhance Your BIM Workflows
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Repro Products Community Outreach
  • Enter to win a $25 Amazon egift card

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

The Bold Benefits of Color

Check out this Xerox blog below about the Bold Benefits of Color in Printing.

Benefits of Color in Printing

Color isn’t just for special occasions when you want to impress or add a little emphasis. Color makes an enormous impact in everyday use – from marketing and advertising materials to dazzling your boss with engaging presentations and getting that proposal approved. Here’s why you should use it more liberally in your everyday communications.

Capturing the imagination

Research proves the power of color in capturing the attention of an audience. Upon immediate exposure to materials that represent you or your brand, viewers may accept or reject based on the presence of color. In fact, color makes an impression that is 39% more memorable, sells 80% more and improves brand recognition by up to a whopping 80%*.

Challenge the color-is-costly mindset

The “color as too costly” mindset is as antiquated as the very first print technology. When it comes to performance, today’s color printing with printers like the Xerox® VersaLink® C405 built on ConnectKey® Technology  and are comparable to mono printing in speed, advanced functionality and user friendliness, not to mention in networking and manageability.

Xerox® ConnectKey® Technology makes using color and saving money compatible with simple controls that can restrict usage and regulate color printing.

woman running with colorful fabric on the beach

How to make a splash

Now that you know color is both engaging and affordable, you can focus on how to use it wisely. Implement the use of a style guide that establishes rules for what colors to apply to your materials, and understand the impact certain colors have on the psychology of your audience. Use color strategically, not just on a whim; highlight calls-to-action and response buttons, key information and phone numbers – all are proven to up a business’s response rate.

Captivate with Color

Captivate with Color: Letter size

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Captivate with Color: Tabloid size

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The power of color

If you’ve ever painted a room one color only to paint it over in another, you know that too much of a good thing always so good. Take the time to learn about the emotional messaging around color to make sure your brand colors and collateral reflect you or your business’s personality and place in the world.

For example, we all know red attracts attention. Did you also know it actually increases heart rate? You may love the color but if your yoga studio flyer features it you may be doing downward dog all by yourself.

 

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Color and design tips for maximum marketing impact

Understanding how color works on your audience is essential to controlling your message and content. Successful content marketing depends on knowing how colors work best together.

Color is only as effective as your printer

The whole reason you’re using color is to leave an impression with your audience and, in turn, to sell (studies say that color can actually help you sell 80 percent more*). Make sure all your creative work pays off by using a high-quality color printer to match the high-quality output you need.

Count on the Xerox® VersaLink® C405 Color Multifunction Printer for your color needs in today’s modern workspace:

  • Xerox® ConnectKey® Technology-enabled smart Workplace Assistant
  • Revolutionary productivity from the new benchmark in multifunction printers
  • The versatile workplace assistant for every office no matter the size

Contact us today on how color can help you and your business today.

Source: Link to the original Xerox blog

December 2018 Newsletter

The Repro Products Family of Businesses gives thanks to you!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our December 2018 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products December 2018 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Section 179 Savings
  • Xerox Data Security
  • HP DesignJet Promotion
  • Autodesk Savings
  • Go Digital
  • Safety Product Store Winter Apparel
  • Bluebeam Revu 2018
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Repro Products Community Outreach
  • Enter to win a $25 Amazon egift card

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

Achieve the Extraordinary with BIM Technology

Learn how BIM (building information modeling) workflows automate the ordinary and can help you unlock new levels of creativity and innovation. Check out your FREE personalized e-guides to understanding BIM technology for structural engineering and MEP Design and Detailing below.

BIM for Sturctural Engineering and Design

This guide to BIM technologies and workflows can help you use BIM to automate the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary in structural engineering and design. Please click the button below to read our ebook and learn more.

This ebook includes the following…

  • A step up: How BIM Capabilities Help Engineering Firms Win More Work
  • Anytime, anywhere: Connecting Structural Teams with BIM
  • Connecting Design to Fabrication
  • Iterating to Optimize Your Structural Design
  • Communicating Design Intent
  • Capturing Reality: Incorporating As-Built Data in Structural Models

BIM for MEP Design and Detailing

This is your guide to achieving the extraordinary with BIM technology for mechanical, electrical and plumbing design. Please click the button below to read our ebook and learn more.

This ebook includes the following…

  • From 2D to BIM: Making the Leap
  • Creating Cross-Team Connections with BIM
  • Connecting MEP Design to Fabrication
  • Iterating to Optimize Your MEP Design
  • Improved Understanding: Communicating Design Intent through BIM
  • Capturing Reality: Incorporating As-Built Data in 3D Models

Want to Learn More about BIM Technology ?

If you are interested in learning more about BIM, please click here.

November 2018 Newsletter

The Repro Products Family of Businesses gives thanks to you!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our November 2018 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products November 2018 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Section 179 Savings
  • Xerox Rebate Rewards
  • HP DesignJet Promotion
  • Drone to Desgin Live Event
  • Go Digital
  • Safety Product Store Winter Apparel
  • Bluebeam Revu 2018
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Repro Products Community Outreach
  • Enter to win a $25 Amazon egift card

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

BIM 360 Design & Autodesk Desktop Connector with Revit

BIM 360 Design & ADC Introduction Video

Check out our latest tutorial video by our lead AEC Application Engineer at Repro Products, Dzan Ta.  In this tutorial he will discuss BIM 360 Design and the Autodesk Desktop Connector.  This is an introduction to working with a Revit model to upload to BIM 360 Design along with how to use the Autodesk desktop connector.

Additional Autodesk Training?

If you are interested in more Autodesk Training, please click here.

 

 

October 2018 Newsletter

The Repro Products Family of Businesses is ready for Fall!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our October 2018 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products October 2018 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Xerox Workplace Assistant
  • HP DesignJet Promotion
  • Autodesk Trade-in and Save
  • Preserve Your Documents with Digital Scanning
  • Safety Product Store Winter Apparel
  • Bluebeam Revu 2018
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Repro Products Community Outreach

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

Work Smarter, Not Harder With A Xerox Workplace Assistant

3 Tips to a Smarter Workplace with Xerox VersaLink and Altalink print technology

The pressure to complete tasks quickly in the workplace by a certain deadline has only grown exponentially. Tight deadlines are the new normal. Thankfully the new Xerox workplace assistant is here to swoop in and save the day. These workplace assistants will cut wasteful steps and transform the way work gets done. The best part is that the machines are designed to be instantly familiar and to seamlessly integrate with your existing setup.

Check out the key benefits of these smart printers that will catapult you to a next-generation workplace that can be tailored to enhancing your business.

Improved Mobile Capabilities

  • The versatile 3-in-1 Xerox Mobile Link app allows you to capture, manage, and send your prints.
  • Powerful processes can be created and implemented right from your iOS or Android device – using one-touch workflows to easily scan, modify and share.
  • Xerox mobile apps allow you to  utilize both the physical and digital worlds. Step 1) Capture from the mobile camera or the smart printer.  2) Tweak, merge or secure the document. 3) Share instantly to single or multiple destinations – email, local folders, cloud repositories, workflow.

Recognizable Interface

  • Discover a familiar tablet-like interface across the entire family of VersaLink and AltaLink printers and multifunction printers .
  • The interface is optimized to make every interaction as simple and efficient as possible.
  • Experience a personalized interface with your very own favorites, layouts and apps to get more done.

Smart Devices for a Smarter Workplace

  • Easily start or continue any work process right from your app or MFP thanks to  Xerox ConnectKey technology.
  • The Xerox App Gallery allows you to add new capabilities as you go.
  • A customer favorite from an ever-growing selection of apps is the Xerox® Easy Translator Service app, which allows you to copy a document into 40+ languages!
  • One-tap access to Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and Office 365 will reduce the steps it takes to scan, retrieve and collaborate on materials in the cloud.

Interested in a Workplace Assistant for your Business?

If you need help figuring out what MFP would best suit your business functionality, then please contact us and we can help you choose the best option tailored to your specific office needs. We look forward to helping you choose a printer that will play a crucial role in enhancing the performance of your business.

Repro Products Sponsors Tee It Up for Make-A-Wish Georgia

Repro Products, Inc. was pleased to sponsor a charity golf outing in our community. 

Repro Products recently sponsored the 5th annual J. Christopher’s Charity Golf Outing on September 24th at the Indian Hills Country Club. The golf outing proceeds went towards Make-A-Wish Georgia.

Thanks to generous donors, Make-A-Wish Georgia has granted over 6,00 wishes in the local community and was able to grant 360 wishes in the fiscal year of 2017. 81 cents of every dollar spent goes towards wish granting. The average cost of a wish is currently $10,800. Nearly 75% of wishes involve travel, including 40% of wishes that are Disney related.

Repro Products is very passionate about our work within our community and was pleased to sponsor an outing that went towards such an incredible cause.

make-a-wish Georgia

What is Make-A-Wish Georgia?

Make-A-Wish Georgia is a non-profit organization that aims to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness.  For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles … wishes find a way to make the world better.

If you would like to get involved with Make-A-Wish Georgia, you can click here to learn more or click the button below to learn ways you can help support this great cause.

September 2018 Newsletter

The Repro Products Family of Businesses is ready for Fall!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our September 2018 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products September 2018 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Kicking off Football Season
  • Xerox Workplace Assistant
  • Introducing HP Print & Cut
  • “Switch up” to AutoCAD & Collections
  • We’re here for all of your printing needs
  • Safety Product Store Winter Apparel
  • Bluebeam Revu 2018
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Xerox visits Repro Products

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

Your Tools of the Trade-in Value!

 

Your tools of the trade have trade-in value.

During the HP DesignJet Cash In & Trade Up September 2018 promotion (September 1–September 30, 2018), you can get up to $2,500 cash back on qualifying HP DesignJet printers!

Just upgrade your eligible trade-in, large-format product and get cash back when you purchase or lease a qualifying new HP DesignJet Printer.

You will be required to return the formatter board, motherboard, or control panel from your old, eligible printer or copier. You do not need to return the entire trade-in product.

Claim submission process

To take advantage of this offer, please make your purchase or lease and submit during the dates indicated below.

  • Purchase or lease dates: September 1–September 30, 2018
  • Submit claim form and proof of purchase
    including serial number on new printer by: October 31, 2018
  • The formatter board, motherboard, or control
    panel from your old, eligible printer or copier
    must be shipped by: November 30, 2018

*Save even more: You can also save up to $460 more when you add a qualifying HP Care Pack to your purchase or lease of an eligible HP DesignJet printer.

Want to recycle your trade-in product?

You have the option of recycling your eligible trade-in, large-format printer through this program. When submitting your claim via the online claim form, simply select “Recycle my eligible trade-in printer” in the “Return Options” area. Your credit card will be billed $325 and shipping instructions will be emailed to you.

*To arrange your own recycling through HP, visit hp.com/recycling or discuss recycling options with your HP U.S. Authorized Reseller.

Interested in trading in your printer for cash back?

Click here to view a brochure or click the button below to request more information.

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.

 

Receive a FREE HP DesignJet Z9+ Printer

Trade in an eligible large-format product and purchase or lease one of the qualifying new HP PageWide XL bundle offers to receive a FREE HP DesignJet Z9+ Dual Role

44-inch PostScript Printer with Vertical Trimmer.

Upgrade your large-format solution.

Receive a free HP DesignJet printer!

During the HP PageWide XL design trade-in promotion (August 20-September 28, 2018), you can receive a FREE HP DesignJet Z9+ Dual Role 44-inch PostScript Printer with Vertical Trimmer when you purchase or lease a new HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer bundle or new HP PageWide XL 6000 Printer or MFP bundle!

Upgrade your eligible trade-in, large-format product and purchase or lease one of the qualifying new HP PageWide XL bundle offers below to qualify. You will be required to return the entire eligible trade-in printer and its accessories in order to receive the FREE HP DesignJet Z9+ Dual Role 44-inch PostScript Printer with Vertical Trimmer. (SKU: X9D24A#B1K)

To see if your current large-format printer qualifies, contact your HP U.S. Authorized TPS VAR Service Reseller for details and full terms and conditions.

*Act now: offer ends September 28, 2018!

Qualifying bundles

HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer HCS bundle

  • HP PageWide XL 8000 40-inch Printer with High-capacity
  • Stacker and PostScript®/PDF
  • HP PageWide XL Drawer
  • HP SmartStream Preflight Manager
  • HP SmartStream Print Controller

HP PageWide XL 6000 Printer HCS bundle

  • HP PageWide XL 6000 40-in Printer with High-capacity Stacker and PostScript®/PDF
  • HP PageWide XL Drawer
  • HP SmartStream Preflight Manager
  • HP SmartStream Print Controller

HP PageWide XL 6000 MFP HCS bundle

  • HP PageWide XL 6000 40-in Multifunction Printer with High-capacity Stacker and PostScript®/PDF
  • HP PageWide XL Drawer
  • HP SmartStream Preflight Manager
  • HP SmartStream Print Controller

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.

August 2018 Newsletter

The Repro Products Family of Businesses is ready to kick off the second quarter!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our August 2018 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products August 2018 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Back to School
  • Learn how to score 2 Braves Game Tickets
  • Xerox Workplace Assistant
  • HP DesignJet Trade-in Promotion
  • “Switch up” to AutoCAD & Collections
  • We’re here for all of your printing needs
  • Save 10% on Safety apparel during Safe & Sound Week
  • Bluebeam Revu 2018
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Feldberg Family Scholarship

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

Get Cash Back On Select HP DesignJet Printers!

 

Your tools of the trade have trade-in value.

During the HP DesignJet Cash In & Trade Up August 2018 promotion (August 1–August 31, 2018), you can get up to $3,000 cash back on qualifying HP DesignJet printers!

Just upgrade your eligible trade-in, large-format product and get cash back when you purchase or lease a qualifying new HP DesignJet Printer.

You will be required to return the formatter board, motherboard, or control panel from your old, eligible printer or copier. You do not need to return the entire trade-in product.

Claim submission process

To take advantage of this offer, please make your purchase or lease and submit during the dates indicated below.

  • Purchase or lease dates: August 1–August 31, 2018
  • Submit claim form and proof of purchase
    including serial number on new printer by: September 30, 2018
  • The formatter board, motherboard, or control
    panel from your old, eligible printer or copier
    must be shipped by: October 31, 2018

*Save even more: You can also save up to $500 more when you add a qualifying HP Care Pack to your purchase or lease of an eligible HP DesignJet printer.

Want to recycle your trade-in product?

You have the option of recycling your eligible trade-in, large-format printer through this program. When submitting your claim via the online claim form, simply select “Recycle my eligible trade-in printer” in the “Return Options” area. Your credit card will be billed $325 and shipping instructions will be emailed to you.

*To arrange your own recycling through HP, visit hp.com/recycling or discuss recycling options with your HP U.S. Authorized Reseller.

Interested in trading in your printer for cash back?

Click the button below to request more information about this offer or click here to view a brochure.

Enter Our Weekly Drawing To Win 4 Braves Tickets

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Interested in winning 4 tickets to a Braves Game?

Submit a copy of your office, production or wide format print equipment lease* to marketing@reproproducts.com and be entered in our weekly drawing for a Braves 4-pack of tickets for a game at SunTrust park.

If you own your equipment and are interested in a technology refresh, just email us and let us know what you currently own.  Check our website, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter accounts each Monday in July to see who has won the tickets for the previous week’s drawing.

*Valid for 4 Braves tickets for the 2018 regular season (value of $80 or more) for contracts expiring by December 31, 2019.  Expiring contract must be with a provider other than Repro Products, Inc. or 4ColorLaser.

Repro Products Completes 3D Laser Scanning Project at Water Treatment Facility

Interested in 3D Laser Scanning for your next renovation project? 

Check out our latest laser scanning project at a water treatment facility. The first picture was taken in a 3D laser scan from 2017.

Before

Repro Products scanned the existing conditions of a rotary screen system at a water treatment plant last year which enabled the engineers to fit this equipment in place this year with minor modifications.

After

Screen Rotary - 2018

The screen rotary is being replaced to accommodate the growing population of the area surrounding the plant. The machines have a fine screen inside that push the waste through them separating the water from the trash that makes is then pushed into the sewer plant. The water goes on to be further treated while the waste is disposed of in the dumpsters below.

3D Laser Scanning for your business

Repro Products’ 3D laser scanning services enable clients to add, modify, validate and document their design process in context from existing environments. This project allowed the plant to have a full scope of the existing conditions before renovations were made to the facility. If you are interested in 3D laser scanning services for your business then contact us or give us a call at 866-665-7604.

Repro Products, Inc. Celebrates 39 Years in Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brenda Hansen
Marketing Director
Repro Products, Inc.
Phone: 678-486-3169
FAX: 770-434-4218
Email: bhansen@reproproducts.com

Repro Products, Inc. CELEBRATING 39 YEARS IN BUSINESS

SMYRNA, GA, June 6, 2018 – Repro Products, Inc., metro Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox agency, is celebrating its 39th anniversary on June 6, 2018. Founded in 1979 by Robert (Bob) Feldberg, Repro Products, Inc. (RPI) has grown in both size and breadth of offerings through the years. Originally selling supplies for blueprinting, RPI has continuously embraced new technology to make its customers’ businesses run more smoothly. A leading provider of wide format technical and graphics equipment, printing and reprographic services, Autodesk software and training as well as Xerox office and production equipment and services, RPI also offers 3D laser scanning and drone aerial imaging services.

In addition to the growth of the Repro Products corporation, RPI has also developed and acquired additional companies including The Color Spot, Inc. (which split off as a separate company in 2008), 4ColorLaser (a Xerox reseller headquartered in Roswell, GA) and Safety Products Store (which offers customizable safety apparel and products). RPI was honored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in 2005 as the Small Business of the Year and has accumulated many accolades from the community for its philanthropic actions and contributions.

“I am proud of the legacy of the Repro Products Family of Businesses,” said Bob Feldberg, Repro Products’ President.  “The companies have made a positive difference for our customers, our community and our employees. We have many employees whose families have literally begun, grown and flourished during their 10, 20 or more years of employment in our family-owned and family-centric company.”

About Repro Products, Inc.

Repro Products, Inc. (RPI), headquartered in Smyrna, GA, has been a Xerox reseller since 1989.  In addition to providing Xerox office and production equipment and services, RPI has remained a trusted provider of design and software solutions, industry-leading imaging technology and world-renowned implementation and training services. To learn more about our document creation and imaging solutions, visit www.reproproducts.com or call us at 866-665-7604.

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HP Topped the List for Value of Color in Construction

HP topped the list for value of color in construction.

Construction Executive recognized the top 25 companies that make construction more productive and profitable. To view the article click here. More information on HP is on page 60. The technology solutions span every phase of the construction life cycle, from surveying, designing and bidding through estimating and project management. In addition, these companies make the tech that contractors depend on to manage their personnel, vendors, equipment, financials, payroll, document printing and more.

With an extensive portfolio, HP helps enable construction executives make printing in color much easier and cost effective. 

HP DesignJet Printers for Construction: T520, T720, T830, T2530, T3500

  • Great for onsite job trailers or small office workgroups
  • Robust, compact 24″ and 36″ options, WiFi enabled
  • Built-in scanner; scan and share documents wherever you are
  • Starting at $2,105

HP PageWide XL Printers for Construction

  • For high productivity needs with low cost per copy
  • Can print up to 30 D/A1 pages per minute
  • Excellent reliability and ease of use
  • Price upon request:  Click here to request a quote

When looking for ways to increase profitability and productivity, construction executives and project managers are more frequently identifying the “human error factor” as an opportunity to reduce costs, and are finding success after converting traditional black and white plans to color. Doing so increases contractors’ and subcontractors’ effective communication in the field. In fact, studies have shown that every $1 invested in color can yield $4 in cost savings for a given project1.

RETHINKING PRODUCTIVITY

Low productivity has been a constant drumbeat in the construction industry, raising costs and adding risk and waste across project lifecycles. Industry leaders are looking for ways to drive risk and waste out of their own project-delivery processes, and they see many opportunities for improvement across the range of engagements. Based on The Economist, “Rethinking productivity across the construction industry: The challenge of change,” (2015), a survey revealed that:

  • 74 percent of construction professionals surveyed indicate that lagging productivity is a major challenge;
  • 48 percent believe that their firms have failed to come up with a coherent strategy to address this problem; and
  • 32 percent cite poor communication and collaboration as one of the leading obstacles to partner-related productivity, underscoring the need for better partnership models among contractors, clients, and investors.

ERRORS AND WASTE ARE COMMON IN THE INDUSTRY

Waste Is Costly

According to the Lyra Research Inc. article “Color Construction Documents: A Simple Way to Reduce Costs,” general industry estimates that between 10 percent and 30 percent of all building project costs can be attributed to wasted activities, such as schedule overruns due to inaccurate coordination scheduling, wasted labor and management time, wasted materials and unnecessary litigation. Based on U.S. Department of Commerce building estimates for 2009, a 10 percent waste factor is equal to approximately $94 billion.”

 

Unforced Human Error Results in Consequences

  • Wasted material when building
  • Wasted operator time
  • Wasted time for manager to make corrections
  • Time delay of the project due to the error
  • Reprint of the plot with the corrections
  • Litigation with the project lead

Studies suggest that between 70 percent and 90 percent of projects exceed the original planned cost, and the overrun commonly reaches between 50 percent and 100 percent of the budget. Twenty-one percent of the time, poor exchange of information and communication causes errors at work.

AEC INDUSTRY TRENDS

Low-productivity Consequences

  • Project owner: A major concern is closing the project on time with no extra costs. Any delay in the project delivery is most likely to result in extra costs.
  • Architect: Focused on transmitting attractive ideas and appealing designs when planning and designing. Providing misleading information can delay the entire project execution.
  • General contractor: A primary task is monitoring and controlling the implementation of the project. Any error when transmitting information can result in litigation, as well as additional costs and delays with the project owner.
  • Subcontractor: The focus is on delivering on requests as quickly and accurately as possible, minimizing errors. Information errors can result in rework and time delays and penalties from the general contractor.

THE ADVANTAGES OF PRINTING IN COLOR

Color printing has become an important component in projects because it can decrease human error rates. It has been proven that color documents are more easily understood and the information is retained at higher rates versus monochrome documents.2 The use of color documents reduces errors and allows a team to easily understand the sections of a plan for which they are responsible. During the bidding phase, color documents make a more professional impression than monochrome documents. Throughout the project, the use of color in documents can help keep the project on time and on budget.

The HP Advantage for Construction Professionals

HP enables construction executives and project managers to add color printing into their workflow by offering devices that make color printing more productive and cost effective. Their portfolio ranges from compact HP DesignJet T-Series 24 & 36″ Wi-Fi enabled printers, designed for CAD and general-purpose applications, all the way up to the high-volume HP PageWide XL printers that can print 30 D-Size (24×36″) plans in one minute, with integrated scanning capabilities. With excellent reliability and ease of use, HP DesignJet and PageWide XL printers have helped many construction companies reduce jobsite errors by enabling quick print revisions, color drawings and onsite multi-function scanning capabilities. If you are interested in an HP printer to make your business more productive and profitable, you can  learn more here.

Join the Repro Products Family of Businesses at the 6th Annual Atlanta Moon Ride

The Color Spot (TCS), a sister company of Repro Products, is a proud sponsor of this year’s 6th Annual Atlanta Moon Ride. The event includes a 6 Mile Nighttime Bike Ride and proceeds of the ride are donated to Bert’s Big Adventure, which is a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses paid, five day trip to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. With our support and others, this event has been able to donate over $200,000 to Bert’s Big Adventure. 

We welcome you to join us at this incredible event that supports an awesome cause! The Moon Ride is open to anyone who wants to hit the streets, whether you’ve got a street bike, a mountain bike, a wheelchair or a good ole cruiser. Bring the family! This is a fun ride and is appropriate for any skill level so come ride with us! The event details along with a map of the ride is listed below.

Event Details

When: Friday June 8th 2017

  • Festival Pre-Party is from 7:00pm-11:00pm
  • The ride starts at 11:00pm

Where: Piedmont Park

2018-Moon-Ride-Route

Event Day Schedule

  • 7 pm – 11 pm:  The Pre-Party Begins / Registration and Check-In Opens
    Join us for some live music from Electric Avenue and live DJs, along with outdoor bar areas and food vendors! Guests 21 years and up can also enjoy premium selections of cocktails from Tito’s Vodka and brews from Red Hare Brewing Company. When you arrive, please park your bicycle in the designated bike parking area next to registration. 
    You’ll need to bring a lock!
  • 8-10:30 pm: Costume Contest.
    Dust off your best duds and sign up for the Costume Contest presented by Atlanta United. The Grand prize package includes (4) Atlanta United tickets to the July 15th match with a parking pass and (4) personalized 5-stripe jerseys for attendees along with a custom Atlanta United PS4 System. See more details about the Costume Contest eligibility and rules here.
  • 10:30 pm:  Guests are encouraged to begin gathering at the starting line!
    * Costume Contest Winners will be announced!
  • 11 pm: Atlanta Moon Ride Begins
    Participants will hit the streets for a fun ride alongside our Atlanta Police Department (APD) escorts and live, rolling music squads! *APD will keep the pace. Remember, this is a ride, not a race!

Berts Big Adventure

Support the Cause

If you are interested in registering for the Atlanta Moon Ride or donating to the cause you can do so by clicking corresponding button below. There are multiple ways to get involved with this great cause from participating in the ride to donating to the cause to volunteering at the event to sponsoring the ride to being a vendor at the race, the possibilities are endless. Show your support for this great cause and have a blast while doing it! We look forward to seeing you at the Atlanta Moon Ride!

Improve Productivity with Simplified Scanning

Scanning used to be a cumbersome process that involved numerous steps:

  • Locate and scan the paperwork
  • Create a new folder on your desktop
  • Name the folder
  • Move the scanned paperwork to the folder you created
  • Name the file

Thanks to Web Capture Service from Xerox, scanning functionality has improved to make the process easier for the many companies that have discovered the convenience and added security of digitized documents. Web Capture Service combines app and scanning technology, providing the same level of ease and convenience people experience with their smartphones. Documents can now be scanned into web applications, making the time it takes to enter business data into programs like QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps significantly shorter and easier.

Reduce the Number of Steps Required for Scanning Documents

Small and medium businesses, when surveyed, indicated that most capture applications are too expensive, complicated and tedious. Xerox Web Capture Service, however, allows users to insert the information on their document directly into almost any web application that requires a document to be attached, making the process quicker and easier.  To simplify things even more, Web Capture Service works with any scanning device (including non-Xerox) and operates as a cloud service right from your desktop.

Scanning | Xerox Web Capture

 

Cut Your Scanning Time in Half

Not only does Web Capture simplify the process of document management by automatically triggering scanning via an easy-to-use browser plug-in, it also makes it easier to scan multiple files thanks to the ‘follow-me’ scan repository. This process both eliminates steps and improves productivity by cutting the time it takes to go from scanning to working and also reduces the risk of errors. Removing numerous naming and storing steps creates a more efficient and reliable workflow. Multiply the number of eliminated steps by the number of employees you have and you will begin to see the cumulative benefits of Web Capture.

You can even scan a large volume of paperwork by enabling Web Capture on your Xerox ConnectKey® enabled MFP and scan directly to the Cloud. Once stored there, you simply drag and drop those docs into your business application. It really is that easy.

Boost Productivity with Xerox Web Capture

Want to learn more about Web Capture and how your company can begin using this productivity boosting feature? Fill out the form on our contact page or give us a call at 866-665-7604 to initiate your no-strings-attached business assessment today.

Repro Products Helps The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative Reach 1000 Graduates

Repro Products, Inc. is proud to be a continued supporter of the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative. 

Georgia has 35,000 certified homeless students in its public schools – 3,000 of whom are juniors and seniors, struggling each day to graduate from high school. There is very little support for these students, homeless through no fault of their own, to access and complete college….in steps the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative.

ODB provides a coaching solution and ongoing advocacy to help these students overcome personal and academic barriers. ODB conducts a 12-week after school program for high school and college students who are at risk for not completing their secondary and post-secondary education. Repro Products played an instrumental role in helping ODB reach a major milestone of 1,000 graduates through the initiative.

Repro Products is very passionate about our work with ODB and has sponsored several events over the years. Proceeds from the events  have directly benefited the high school and college students who are homeless, aging out of foster care, or experiencing extreme poverty in our local community.

The goal of the initiative is to create community partnerships and achieve collective impact for positive systemic change and measurable results on behalf of our nation’s most vulnerable students.Repro Products partners with ODBI

What is the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative?

The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides at-risk teens and young adults with programs proven to improve their education, success, ongoing advocacy, support to their guardians and caring adults, and service to the community in a spirit of offering hope and positive systemic change.

If you would like to get involved with the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative you can click here to learn more or click the button below to donate to this great cause.

Repro Products Sponsors the 2018 Orange Duffel Bag Dash

Repro Products, Inc. is proud to be a continued supporter of the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative. 

Repro Products recently sponsored the Orange Duffel Bag Dash 5K on April 28th 2018 at Garrard Landing Park. The goal of the initiative is to create community partnerships and achieve collective impact for positive systemic change and measurable results on behalf of our nation’s most vulnerable students.Orange Duffel Bag Dash 2018

For pictures of our involvement with the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative 5K 2018, click here to view photos.

What is the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative?

The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides at-risk teens and young adults with programs proven to improve their education, success, ongoing advocacy, support to their guardians and caring adults, and service to the community in a spirit of offering hope and positive systemic change.

If you would like to get involved with the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative you can click here to learn more or click the button below to donate to this great cause.

Improving Your Bottom Line With Smarter Document Management

Repro Products, Inc., Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox Agency, has some proven methods to help you cut business expenses through better document management. Many of these are quite simple and can be put into practice immediately, meaning you can start saving money right away.

Reduce Print Costs

With businesses spending approximately 3% on printing, this is the third largest business expense behind rent and payroll. If your company is like most companies, you underestimate how much you’re spending on printing by around 40%. There are some simple strategies, like printing on both sides of the paper whenever possible and restricting color printing, that are good places to begin saving money. Xerox printers let you set permissions and restrict color printing to specific documents, departments or employees.

Almost half of printed pages are discarded and another 20 percent are never picked up from the printer at all! Eliminate unneeded printing with Xerox printers that don’t print until the user validates the print job with a PIN code they enter at the printer. The page that was never printed is the biggest savings of all.

Although the above strategies will provide some savings, engaging Repro Products to outsource your print management is the most effective way to reduce your print costs. A managed print services (MPS) strategy can cut your costs by up to 30%. You will also get a single point of contact who can manage your vendors, handle supplies ordering and provide a detailed understanding of your print environment. We will also provide support and advise you on industry-standard best practices. Contact us to find out more about managed print services.

Assess Your Equipment Needs

When you want to cut costs, your hardware is another expense you need to examine. A print assessment by Repro Products can identify opportunities to save money while boosting efficiency. If your organization can’t immediately determine how many printers are in your office, where they’re located or who is printing on them, an assessment is the first step you need to take.

While it may seem counter-intuitive to spend money on new equipment in order to reduce costs, outdated office equipment can be an unnecessary drain on your budget. Dated equipment is inefficient and is likely the source of many costly repairs. A print assessment can also tell you the best placement of your devices for the teams they serve in order to achieve optimum utilization.

Go Digital

Digitizing documents and storing them in the cloud reduces expenses by decreasing printing and by improving productivity. Digitization can eliminate paper from how you invoice, report financials, manage legal and human resource forms and handle other time-consuming processes. It reduces your office space needs as well since you’ll have fewer physical records to store.

Xerox Web Capture Services automates and scans documents for immediate use without the additional steps of creating files, renaming documents and importing to an applications.  Now scanning is easier than ever, eliminating a difficult learning curve and making your transition to digital easier than you may imagine. It also works with any brand of scanner so you won’t need to invest in new ones. Xerox printers using ConnectKey Technology® let you scan and print documents directly to and from cloud storage apps like Microsoft 365 and Dropbox which is a huge time saver.

INTERESTED IN A NEW XEROX PRINTING DEVICE FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

Need help choosing a document management solution for your office?  Contact Repro Products, Inc., Atlanta’s Exclusive Xerox Agency, for a needs assessment by clicking here. We look forward to working with you and helping you improve your bottom line.

April 2018 Newsletter

The Repro Products Family of Businesses is ready to kick off the second quarter!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our April 2018 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products April 2018 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Usable Technology: It’s All in the Apps – Lunch & Learn at Maggiano’s at Cumberland Mall
  • HP PageWide XL Printers
  • Customer Testimonials
  • AutoCAD 2019
  • Bluebeam Revu 2018
  • Spring Sale for Banners: Graduations, Yard Sales, Weddings & More
  • Safety Products Store Spring Apparel
  • The Color Spot Announces CleanShield
  • Repro Product’s Charitable Giving & Sponsorships

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

March 2018 Newsletter

The Repro Products Family of Businesses started off the new year with a bang!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our March 2018 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products March 2018 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox agency
  • HP DesignJet Trade-in Offers
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Autodesk Trade-in offer
  • Safety Products Store Spring Apparel
  • The Color Spot Vehicle Wraps
  • Repro Product’s Charitable Giving

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

February 2018 Newsletter

The Repro Products Family of Businesses started off the new year with a bang!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our February 2018 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products February 2018 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Happy New Year
  • BLI “2018 Winter Picks”
  • Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox agency
  • HP DesignJet Trade-in Offers
  • Autodesk Trade-in offer
  • Safety Products Store Winter Apparel
  • Consumer’s Choice Award
  • Repro Product’s Community Involvement

For more information about Repro Products, you can contact us here.

Repro Products Receives 2017 Consumer’s Choice Award

Repro Products, Inc. was recently presented with the 2017 Consumer’s Choice Award (CCA) for office copiers/independent dealers.  Recipients of the CCA represent “Best in Class Businesses” in the quality of their service, value, professionalism and integrity.

The Consumers’ Choice Award is unique in that winners are not chosen by a panel of judges but by consumers themselves. Surveys were conducted to in each industry sector to determine which companies were voted the best in their field.

For over 25 years the Consumers’ Choice Award has been considered a business seal of excellence. For recipients, the award not only constitutes the crowning achievement of their efforts, but also represents the knowledge that they have earned the trust and loyalty of consumers.

We are very honored to receive this award and will continue to provide top-notch service to our consumers. View our award here.

Buyer’s Lab Inc. Awards 13 Xerox Print Devices as “Winter 2018 Picks”

If your company is like the majority of small and medium-sized businesses, increasing productivity, improving security and cutting costs are all priorities for you in 2018. One strategy you may not have considered to achieve these goals is to update your print devices. BLI (Buyer’s Lab Inc.), the source for unbiased test data on the global document imaging industry, recently chose 13 Xerox print devices as “Winter 2018 Picks.” These award-winning devices can assist your company with achieving your business objectives this year.

Included as top picks are models from the latest fleet of Xerox Versalink and Altalink devices that provide great options for workgroups of every size and functionality. The VersaLink and AltaLink products feature ConnectKey technology, with built-in capabilities that provide the potential to translate, share, and create electronic documents with just a few taps on the tablet-type screen. Here are the devices BLI recognized as the best printers of Winter 2018:

Copier MFP Winners

  • Xerox VersaLink B7025 – Outstanding 25-ppm Copier MFP
  • Xerox VersaLink B7035 – Outstanding 35-ppm Copier MFP
  • Xerox VersaLink C7020 – Outstanding 20-ppm Color Copier MFP
  • Xerox VersaLink C7025 – Outstanding 25-ppm Color Copier MFP
  • Xerox AltaLink C8045 – Outstanding 45-ppm Color Copier MFP
  • Xerox AltaLink C8055 – Outstanding 55-ppm Color Copier MFP
  • Xerox AltaLink C8070 – Outstanding 70-ppm Color Copier MFP

Printer/MFP Winners

  • Xerox VersaLink B600 Series – Outstanding Printer for Large Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink B605 Series – Outstanding Multifunction Printer for Large Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink C500 Series – Outstanding Color Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink C505 Series – Outstanding Color Multifunction Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink C600 Series – Outstanding Color Printer for Large Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink C7000 Series – Outstanding Tabloid Color Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups

Xerox was also named winner of BLI’s “2018 Monochrome Printer & MFP Line of the Year” award.

Interested in a new Xerox printing device for your business?

Need help choosing which of these award-winning devices is best for your office?  Contact Repro Products, Inc., Atlanta’s Exclusive Xerox Agency, for a needs assessment by clicking here. We look forward to working with you and helping you meet your business objectives in 2018.

Meet your 2018 Business Objectives with Xerox Print Devices

If your company is like the majority of small and medium-sized businesses, increasing productivity, improving security and cutting costs are all priorities for you in 2018. One strategy you may not have considered to achieve these goals is to update your print devices. BLI (Buyer’s Lab Inc.), the source for unbiased test data on the global document imaging industry, recently chose 13 Xerox print devices as “Winter 2018 Picks.” These award-winning devices can assist your company with achieving your business objectives this year.

Included as top picks are models from the latest fleet of Xerox Versalink and Altalink devices that provide great options for workgroups of every size and functionality. The VersaLink and AltaLink products feature ConnectKey technology, with built-in capabilities that provide the potential to translate, share, and create electronic documents with just a few taps on the tablet-type screen. Here are the devices BLI recognized as the best printers of Winter 2018:

Copier MFP Winners

  • Xerox VersaLink B7025 – Outstanding 25-ppm Copier MFP
  • Xerox VersaLink B7035 – Outstanding 35-ppm Copier MFP
  • Xerox VersaLink C7020 – Outstanding 20-ppm Color Copier MFP
  • Xerox VersaLink C7025 – Outstanding 25-ppm Color Copier MFP
  • Xerox AltaLink C8045 – Outstanding 45-ppm Color Copier MFP
  • Xerox AltaLink C8055 – Outstanding 55-ppm Color Copier MFP
  • Xerox AltaLink C8070 – Outstanding 70-ppm Color Copier MFP

Printer/MFP Winners

  • Xerox VersaLink B600 Series – Outstanding Printer for Large Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink B605 Series – Outstanding Multifunction Printer for Large Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink C500 Series – Outstanding Color Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink C505 Series – Outstanding Color Multifunction Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink C600 Series – Outstanding Color Printer for Large Workgroups
  • Xerox VersaLink C7000 Series – Outstanding Tabloid Color Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups

Xerox was also named winner of BLI’s “2018 Monochrome Printer & MFP Line of the Year” award.

Interested in a new Xerox printing device for your business?

Need help choosing which of these award-winning devices is best for your office?  Contact Repro Products, Inc., Atlanta’s Exclusive Xerox Agency, for a needs assessment by clicking here. We look forward to working with you and helping you meet your business objectives in 2018.

Repro Products Conducts Civil 3D Training in Saipan

This is a record even for us – Dave Young is over 7700 miles from Repro Products HQ teaching Civil 3D training for the Department of Public Works in Saipan!

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® helps civil infrastructure professionals improve project delivery, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to project changes, all within the familiar AutoCAD® environment.

If you are interested in learning more about AutoCAD Civil 3D then check out our Upcoming Events and Training Classes.

5 Reasons To Upgrade To A Multifunction Printer

Say goodbye to ancient, one-trick pony printers and say hello to the next generation of printers that encompass all of your office functionality in one device. The modern printer is a multifunctional tool that delivers a myriad of services to increase your office productivity. Today’s multifunction printer (MFP) is not limited to just printing, but instead it is capable of scanning, faxing, printing and more to consolidate your office workflows to just one machine.

The newest generation of MFPs even support apps that improve security, provide language translation and more to free your workers for other tasks. Learn how one piece of office equipment can support and help grow your business in an increasingly deadline-driven work environment.

Here are 5 reasons why a multifunction printer is vital for your business.

1. Increase Efficiency

Think of your printer as a member of your team. Your printer is a cog in the wheel of the workflow process that you need to run as smoothly as possible without any hiccups. Not only will an MFP print more quickly than your standard printer, but it will also allow you to perform multiple office functionalities with one machine, allowing you to save time and boost your company’s productivity.

2. Enhance The User Experience

People depend on printers at work every day, so all interactions with your printer should be as user-friendly as possible. This means that every feature of your printer should be intuitive so that it is easy and straightforward to use. This also means that if any issues arise with the printer, that the user can be easily guided as to how to fix the problem and continue with business as usual.

3. Save Time

An improved user experience ultimately saves you time and money by making each phase of the printing process as simple and painless as possible. According to Xerox, the average worker in the U.S. with a shared central printer spends three minutes waiting for a print job. This might not sound like much, but that adds up to 13 hours a year!

4. Customize Your Device

Easily personalize the interface for each MFP user. Each user has the ability to manage their print jobs and create a customized experience that works for them. Users can quickly access documents they need to print, scan or fax from cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive. They can even connect to your MFP from all devices with the latest mobile technologies.

5. Improve Customer Service

MFPs allow customers to be delivered forms, contracts, proposals etc. on the spot at the point of service or contact. For instance, a statement of work could be generated online, printed out during a meeting for a client’s signature and then scanned back into the system. This is the functionality of three devices being replaced by the use of one machine to expedite your workflow and ultimately improve your customer service.

MFP | Repro Products

Catapult your business into the digital age with the latest generation MFP. Not only will you be cutting costs, streamlining operations and increasing your office efficiency, but you will have the added bonus of creating more physical space in your office by shrinking the size of your print corner. One MFP will replace the need for three separate machines. The upgraded functionality of your printer will cause a ripple effect that ultimately results in better business and faster service for your customers.

Need to upgrade your printer? Let us help!

If your printer is slowing down the productivity of your office or you have simply outgrown the functionality of your current printer, then check out these MFP options. If you need help figuring out what MFP would best suit your business functionality, then please contact us and we can help you choose the best option tailored to your specific office needs. We look forward to helping you choose a printer that will play a crucial role in enhancing the performance of your business.

December 2017 Newsletter

Happy Holidays from the Repro Products Family of Businesses!

See what we’ve been up to lately in our December 2017 Newsletter: Click Here to Read The Spotlight

A brief overview of the Repro Products December 2017 Newsletter is listed below.

  • Season’s Grettings
  • Section 179 Equipment Qualifications
  • Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox agency
  • HP DesignJet Trade-in Offers
  • New Year, new Autodesk Training
  • BIM 360 Team Renewal Promotion
  • Safety Products Store Winter Apparel
  • 2018 Repro Products Wall Calendar
  • Repro Product’s Community Involvement

Using 3D Laser Scanning to Determine Floor Flatness/Floor Levelness

Repro Products’ laser scanning specialist, Rob O’Dell, with McCarthy Construction’s project manager, Shannon Lightfoot, at their Chattanooga jobsite.  The 3D laser scanning data was analyzed during the concrete pour to determine floor flatness/floor levelness.

Learn more about our 3D Laser Scanning services and projects.

Why we still offer In-Person Open Enrollment Training for Autodesk Products

Having been a Value Added Reseller of Autodesk software for over 20 years, we have experienced the transition of training techniques.  For the type of software we support, newer methods rarely provide clients a level of learning comparable to traditional training.

We still offer open enrollment In-Person training because we understand and value our client’s actual business.

In 1997, all of our open enrollment training classes were always full.  AutoCAD was just integrating with Windows and some of our larger architectural clients were still implementing internal company email.

Through the years, the software has changed.  We have more architectural clients on Revit than AutoCAD.  Our civil engineers and surveyors use AutoCAD Civil 3D.  However, we have a large client base of contractors who still use AutoCAD.

When clients were hiring new employees, they would send them to training.  When clients were making the transition from 2D to 3D, they had full implementation services that included classroom and project-based training.

When intranet bandwidth grew and travel budgets tightened, we saw the evolution of online training.  The next progression was the explosion of pre-recorded online videos.

Business Owners and Managers tend to take the path of least resistance.  This is especially true when it comes to making sure employees are (and stay) trained properly in a software system that accounts for 6-8 hours of use a day.

Investing in training for employees goes beyond work productivity and efficiency.  According to an ASTD study, companies that invest in comprehensive training show:

  • increased income of 218%, per employee than those with less comprehensive training
  • higher profit margins by 24% than companies who spend less on training

Students learn better and retain more when training is in an uninterrupted, scheduled environment.

Clients’ ROI of new software and versions are the poorest when end users are left to their own schedules to watch videos.

Students who attend a live presentation via the web are directly dependent on their own ability to not multi-task during training.  Those in the architectural, engineering and design fields are typically caught up in projects.  When not physically removed from the computer or environment of normal work, the chances of poor understanding and retention exponentially increase.

In-Person training allows the trainer to walk the room during exercises to see if commands being taught are being executed properly.  It also makes it easier for students to ask questions by being truly interactive.

Some clients do not have enough students for a dedicated class of their own.  Or if they do, they cannot afford for all of them to be taking training at the same time.

We still offer open enrollment In-Person training because we understand and value our clients’ actual business.  Training classes for our core products are offered at our training center in Smyrna, GA every 6-8 weeks.

Click here to learn about our in-person software training classes for Autodesk Software.

Repro Products, Inc. Offering Free Copiers for Non-Profits

SMYRNA, GA, August 7, 2017 – Repro Products, Inc., Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox agency, announced its newest community service program, Free Copiers for Non-Profits.  Since Repro Products was established in 1979, the company has made giving back to its Community a top priority.

The Free Copier program, will provide a Xerox color copier along with free delivery, installation and training to qualifying non-profits.  “We are proud to offer this program to non-profits in the Atlanta area,” said Bob Feldberg, Repro Products’ President.  “This will give organizations an opportunity to have quality Xerox equipment in their offices while saving money they can use to support their philanthropic efforts.”

To learn more about the program and access an application, interested non-profit organizations with 501(c) tax exemption status should visit www.reprogives.com.  Selected organizations will receive free use of a Xerox color copier, delivery, installation and training.

About Repro Products, Inc.

Repro Products, Inc., metro Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox Agency, was incorporated in 1979 and has been a Xerox reseller since 1989.  In addition to providing Xerox office and production equipment and services, Repro Products is a leading provider of wide format equipment, printing and reprographic services, Autodesk software and services and 3D laser scanning services.

Repro Products, Inc. Captures the Fox Theatre with 3D Laser Scanning

“Mapping” the Historic Fox Theatre in Billions of Data Points

SMYRNA, GA, October 7, 2016 – Imagine how much easier their task would have been if Atlanta Landmarks’ “Save The Fox” organization had the advantage of 3D laser scanning data which would have given them precise, as-built renderings of the theater exactly as it was when it first opened in 1929. Unfortunately, that project took place before the technology that documents space to within ±2mm existed. Forty-one years after that restoration project, the Fox Theatre’s personnel recently engaged Repro Products, Inc. (RPI) to utilize decidedly 21st century 3D scanning technology to document every part of the historic space from the basement to the rafters. The project was undertaken to accurately capture the facility with point cloud data which will be used for historical documentation and renovations, as well as maintenance and operations.

RPI, one of the pioneers in providing 3D laser scanning services to property owners, architects, General Contractors and property managers across the U.S., has scanned the facility creating billions of data points. Point cloud data from 3D laser scans is used to create 3D models which are useful for the past, present and future. Like many other historic landmarks around the world such as Mount Rushmore and the Tower of London, it was imperative to scan Atlanta’s beloved landmark, The Fox Theatre, to create documentation which will serve as a historic preservation tool.

This data will also enable the Fox managers to understand the entire space and represent with precision how each space interacts with the others, providing measurements which are useful for the day-to-day operations of the building. When the need arises to make any repairs, workers will be afforded accurate floorplans which will facilitate timely and cost- efficient decisions and the ability to restore the property to the condition it was in on the day it was scanned. The 3D model will also be crucial as any enhancements are made to the space, such as the upcoming incorporation of the former Churchill Grounds into the Fox facility. This will enable the historic space to honor its past while it stretches to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

 

About Repro Products, Inc.

Repro Products, Inc. (RPI), established in 1979, specializes in 3D laser scanning services, CAD software and imaging solutions.  As metro Atlanta’s Xerox Agency and a leading provider of wide format equipment, RPI is the preferred source for printers, copiers, scanners and production equipment. RPI’s 3D Imaging Division’s services include field laser scanning, point cloud processing and Autodesk® software implementation workflows. Certified scanning professionals from RPI have extensive experience in data collection and real world application of the data to create meaningful models.

 

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