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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

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.

2018 Wall Calendars

The new 2018 wall calendars are here!

Get your new 2018 Repro Products wall calendar FREE with your next order!  Just let us know how many you need and we will send them with your next purchase.

Repro Products Supports The New South Foundation’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament

The New South Foundation's 5th Annual Golf Tournament | Repro Products

Repro Products was pleased to support The New South Foundation’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament on October 16th by sponsoring a table at one of the holes.  New South Construction holds this golf tournament every year to provide funding to  the New South Foundation which supports charities and community service projects and also offers a scholarship program.  Pictured are Sean Mooney and Zack Perkinson representing our wide format and Xerox office equipment sales departments.  In addition to serving tasty snacks, we ran a guessing game to determine who could come closest to guessing the final score of the October 22, 2017 rematch of the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.  Check back next week to see who won our game and a $100 Home Depot gift card.

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.

 

Are You Taking Advantage of Section 179 for 2017 Tax Year?

 

Section 179 Tax Deductions Have Been Extended for 2017

A major part of any business strategy is making the right investment choices to position your company for long term success; including choosing the right equipment to push your business in the right direction. However, one of the toughest obstacles facing businesses is finding the capital to pay for that investment.

Consult your tax and financial advisors to review and assess the factors that may apply to your business and tax situation. 

Business owners can take advantage of purchasing equipment and deduct the full purchase price of financed or leased equipment for the current tax year. The equipment must be within specific dollar limits.

What is the Section 179 Tax Deduction?

The Section 179 Tax Deduction of the IRS Tax Code allows a business to deduct, for the current tax year, the full purchase price of financed or leased equipment that qualifies for the deduction.

Major expenses typically are required to be depreciated over a term of years to account for what is known as the “useful life of the purchase” as dictated by the IRS. However, with the Section 179 tax deduction, business owners can elect to immediately expense the full purchase price of the equipment.

For example, if you purchase equipment for $50,000, you would typically write it off a little at a time through depreciation. Such as, $10,000 per year for say five years. However, most businesses would prefer to write off the entire equipment purchase price for the year they purchased it. This makes it more attractive to purchase more equipment when needed, instead of carrying over the purchase amount minus depreciation.

 

What Purchases qualify for Section 179 Deductions?

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the tax deductions this year, take a look at some of the purchases that would qualify for the Section 179 deductions:

Most tangible personal property for business use, such as:

 

When Can You Elect to Use the Section 179 Deduction?

You are eligible to take advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction for the tax year in which you placed the purchase(s) in service. For example, if you purchase a HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer and place the equipment into service by December 31, 2017, then you would be able to take advantage of the Section 179 deduction when you file your 2017 tax return.

To better understand Section 179 for 2017, visit Section179.org.

 

Need help selecting the right investment for your business?

Your Repro Products Business Development Manager can help you determine a technology investment strategy which will give your business a competitive advantage. Simply visit Repro Products, email sales@reproproducts.com or call 770.434.3050 to begin maximizing your write-offs today.


 

For More Information and Section 179 References:

See below for more helpful articles with expert information on Section 179, and be sure to speak with your financial and tax professional about what impacts these deductions can have on your business.

Is your file on Data Island?

One of the biggest “Grudge Fests” my engineering clients have is sharing their files and projects with internal colleagues.  Having worked with our clients and their Autodesk software for over 20 years, we have really gotten to know the internal ecosystem of your offices.

Many firms try to store their files on networks folders using Windows Explorer.  When you have to share your data with a group, there is no simple way of protecting your project files from being overwritten.

It is no surprise that even when this method of sharing data is policy, you will always find islands of the same data with different names, same versions with the same names, and files you just really need to work with stored on someone else’s data island.

Engineers spend a great deal of time trying to find the correct file.  Which one is the most up to date?  Also, when copying or renaming files, you find yourself needing to repair references.

If the data is on a shared network, it is much harder to find if you do not know the file name. We see hundreds of manually maintained spreadsheets where engineers try to find some way to be able to understand how to locate the data they are wanting.

Is it any wonder that you want to keep your own set of files locally on your own computer?

Project data management should make your job easier, not more frustrating. If you’re like most firms, Microsoft Windows Explorer and some mapped network drives are what you use to organize your Project data into manageable parts. You might have one drive for design data, another drive for administrative data, and additional drives for other content such as submittals, client files, and more. Although this type of setup is common, it can be problematic. Project data can easily be stored in the wrong subfolder or drive or even server. It can be too easy for project data to be accidentally misplaced–for example, by dragging and dropping a folder into another folder without even realizing it. Worse yet, what about problems due to improper file access controls?

What does maintaining the security of your design project data mean to you?

A typical civil project consists of many team members. Even though these members are all part of the same team, their need to access, edit, create, or delete project information is different. Drafters should be able to access, but not edit, a project’s design. Engineers should be able to access survey data, but only after the surveyor approves it. Administrators should not be able to delete the engineer’s correspondence. And no one should ever be able to alter the record drawings. If the wrong people had the wrong access rights to your project data, the results could be disastrous. Causing severe delays and costly errors for your project, your firm, and even your clients.

Autodesk Vault Professional can get your files off Data Island.  It works with AutoCAD and Civil 3D.  You do not have to worry about long file names, card indexing or complicated rules.  It is easy to use and genuinely gives you time back to actually do the parts of work that you enjoy.

Related: Tutorial Tuesday: Manage Your Documents with Autodesk Vault

Helping our clients implement Vault is one of our favorite things to do.  We have been doing it for a long time and get the most satisfaction keeping our engineers off the Island.

Interested in learning how we can help your team improve data management with Vault?

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 Celebrates 38 Years in Business

Repro Products, Inc. (RPI) started as a blueprint business in 1979. Thirty-eight years later, RPI is still a family-owned business that has grown to be a vibrant company with two metro Atlanta locations and three spin-off companies.

As Repro Products grew in size, it also evolved from a company which provided blueprints and drafting tools to a technologically-savvy enterprise which today offers top-notch reprographic and color printing services, state-of-the-art printers and copiers and the latest Autodesk design software. Although we are larger than we were in 1979, we continue to operate under the philosophy that our customers’ satisfaction is our top priority.

It is this principle which has enabled us to sustain for almost 40 years with many happy repeat customers.

Repro Products’ Launches Safety Products Store

Repro Products’ commitment to serving the AEC industry includes offering high visibility safety apparel through our Safety Products Store.  Our advantages include:

  • We have been providing print services since 1979, your satisfaction is our primary goal
  • We stock the most popular styles and sizes, but can special order any of the items on our website and have them to you in days (custom printing will take a few days more)
  • We get your order in your hands much faster than online providers – our lead time for custom imprinting is 3 – 5 days after receipt of approved artwork for in-stock orders

Visit Safety Products Store website: www.safetyproductstore.com

Repro Products Acquires 4ColorLaser

Repro Products, Inc. announced that it has acquired 4ColorLaser, a Xerox Authorized Dealer headquartered in Roswell, GA. The purchase will allow both companies to better serve the office equipment needs of businesses throughout metro Atlanta by combining the strength of two well-respected Xerox resellers and substantially expanding the bandwidth of both companies’ service departments. 4ColorLaser will now be identified as a Repro Products company and will continue to operate with the existing staff in its present location.

“This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to offer enhanced efficiency and customer service for companies seeking office equipment solutions throughout the Atlanta area,”  said  Bob Feldberg, President of Repro Products and 4ColorLaser.

Click here to view full press release.

Click here to view feature in the Cobb Business Journal.

The Color Spot, Inc. is the Official Printer of the Candler Park Music & Food Festival

Candler Park Music & Food Festival

Repro Products’ sister company, The Color Spot, Inc. is the Official Printer of the Candler Park Music & Food Festival being held June 2nd & 3rd at Candler Park.  The Candler Park Music & Food Festival proudly benefits City of Atlanta Parks and Candler Park neighborhood 501c(3) organizations.  For more information on The Color Spot and their offerings, click here.  For additional info on the Festival, click here.

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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3D Laser Scanning Market Expected to Make Huge Jump by the Year 2022

According to a recent market research study conducted by Market Reports Hub, the 3D Scanner market size is expected to grow, in terms of value, from $3.41 Billion in 2015 to $5.90 Billion by 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% between the same time period. 

View complete report on 3D Scanner Market here: http://www.marketreportshub.com/3d-scanner-industry-research-marketsandmarkets.html
 
The largest gain in popularity can be attributed to portable CMM-based 3D scanners because of the convenience and wealth of possibilities they afford for scanning tight spaces with a high rate of accuracy when applied to conventional and non-conventional scan jobs. Portable CMM-based scanners are categorized into handheld and articulated arm CMM. Expected to grow at the highest rate in the portable CMM category are the handheld 3D scanners. 

What is 3D Laser Scanning?

3D Laser Scanning is the process of collecting data points of physical objects using a line of laser light and transforming them into point clouds of data from the surface of said object. The scanner emits the laser light over its full field of view. When the laser light touches an object it then reflects back the light towards the scanner, sending the scanner x-y-z coordinates and information about every surrounding point allowing for a three-dimensional cloud of points to be gathered. 

This point cloud information can be saved and rendered in various design softwares, allowing for the creation of 2D CAD renderings, and the x-y-z coordinates allow for the creation of a 3D model. 3D scanners can improve the time of production operations, while reducing costs and redundancy of projects, allowing for less time needed for project timelines and meeting deadlines which results in a more efficient and cost-effective project for every stakeholder involved. 


Why Use 3D Laser Scanning?

There are a number of practical real-world applications for 3D Laser Scanning as it pertains to the AEC industry. 3D Laser Scanning services allow for improved Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions, such as procuring As-Built information for better communication, eliminating the need for manual field measurements, and shortening of project lifecycles. 


The cost of scanning services has decreased to now be competitive with manual measurement methods, thanks largely to the advancements in hardware and software solutions. Cost along with the increasing number of analytical options available thru 3D Laser Scanning is making it an increasingly attractive option to conduct detailed surveying of building structures. 

 

Interested in 3D Laser Scanning Services? Click here to learn more about the 3D Laser Scanning services we offer.


Tutorial Tuesday: What’s New in AutoCAD Architecture 2017

In this Tutorial Tuesday, we highlight the newest additions and updates to the 2017 version of AutoCAD® Architecture. This presentation is presented by our Lead AEC Applications Engineer, Dzan Ta. 

First, Dzan walks you through the new features and enhancements of the software with an in-depth presentation highlighting the most important features and how they will affect you – the end-user. Dzan then takes you on a step-by-by tutorial of how these new features look in the software, providing you with real world application of what to expect and how to apply it to your design projects. 

Click the video below to view:

 
Did you enjoy the presentation and software walkthrough? Want to download a PDF copy of the presentation for later use? Click here to download: What’s New in AutoCAD® Architecture 2017: Presentation

Related: Tutorial Tuesday: What’s New in AutoCAD 2017


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Training Program Options


Repro Products is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC). We offer a number of courses for every design discipline for the AEC industry. Please see below to select a training course that best matches your needs. 

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New Revit Architecture Training Classes Added!

It’s August, which means that summer is coming to an end. We all wish we had more days to enjoy the dog days of summer soaking up sun, laying out by the pool and drinking Arnold Palmers. But school’s almost in session and its time to register for your classes.

Autodesk Revit Architecture Classes Added for August

 

We have just added new Revit Architecture classes for the month of August. This should satisfy your thirst for knowledge as you head back into the offices for the 4th quarter push. 
 

For those with a strong handle on Revit Architecture software, but looking to improve their understanding, Click below for information.

Objective: This course is designed to allow students to continue utilizing Revit Architecture to increase their knowledge and productivity through additional collaborative tools, advanced development tools, and advanced construction documents tools.

 


For those of you looking for a more advanced course? Look no further than:

Objective: Broaden your knowledge of Revit in the areas of Conceptual Design and BIM Management by exploring exercises in mass studies, space planning, visualization, rendering and creating custom families. 
 



Training Program Options


Repro Products is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC). We offer a number of courses for every design discipline for the AEC industry. Please see below to select a training course that best matches your needs. 

Training Courses Offered

 


Custom/Project-Specific Training

We also offer personalized training courses held at our training center or your local office per request by calling (770) 434-3050 or Email Us.

Related: AU2016 is Approaching: Meet Our Speakers


 

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10 Reasons to Switch to Civil 3D


Are you still using Autodesk® Land Desktop? If you haven’t heard, the last version of the software – Land Desktop 2009 and Land Desktop Companion were phased out in Spring of 2009 and replaced with AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

Hey, we aren’t here to judge, but we would like to offer some advice. If having the outdated industry standard for civil design solutions is not reason enough to make the switch to AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, you’re in luck. Our very own Civil Infrastructure Applications Engineer, Dave Young provides 10 reasons why you should make the switch. Watch the video below and and
 

Now that you have been equipped with ten of the best reasons (in no particular order) to make the switch over to Civil 3D, you are one step closer to optimizing your BIM workflows. 
 
Learn more about Autodesk BIM solutions for infrastructure from the experts at Repro Products, Inc.
 

Related:  What’s New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017


 

Events & Training

 

Training

If you are interested in earning continuing education credits, we have Training Opportunities available for Infrastructure Design and other disciplines, including Manufacturing, Building/Architecture, and General Design. Training classes can be taken at our corporate headquarters or at your local office. 

For more information on the training courses we offer along with a schedule or to schedule your next training class, visit our Autodesk Training Center.


Classes


Don’t forget to sign up to catch Dave Young teaching in Las Vegas at Autodesk University this year when registration opens up on August 17th. This year, he will be teaching Georeferenced Point Clouds into Civil 3D Surfaces and assisting on A360 Infraworks Bridge Design with Revit and Structural Detailing along with our Lead AEC Applications Engineer, Dzan Ta.


Make sure you plan accordingly to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration until October 10th.


Related: AU2016 is Approaching: Meet Our Speakers



Get Social

Make sure to follow us on our social channels and keep up with the latest news in Civil Infrastructure design and Autodesk® products and suites. 
 

HP, Inc. Wins Coveted Red Dot Design Awards for Large Format Printers

HP, Inc. announced on July 12th, 2016  that it has been awarded two prestigious 2016 Red Dot Awards for their HP PageWide XL Printer and the HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer. With the help of the jury of experts, the internationally organised competition “Red Dot Award: Product Design” appraises the best products of the year. Manufacturers and designers from all over the world submit originals of their latest products in the hope of being awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”.

The HP PageWide XL Printer series took away the highest distinction, the Red Dot: Best of the Best Design Award, for its outstanding and ground-breaking design quality. The HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio is part of the large-format product line and

“This large-format printer convinces with a careful design. Elegant in appearance, its form is complemented by easy accessibility and perfectly thought out functionality. The HP PageWide XL delivers intuitive operation, quickly making its use self-evident and integration meaningful. This printer impresses with a technical and aesthetic quality that immediately casts a spell on users.”

– Statement by the Red Dot jury

The HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer was also awarded, receiving the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016.

“This space-saving multifunction printer enables large-format prints, scans and copies to be easily created on site in any place where they are required.”

– Statement by the Red Dot Jury

 

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Learn everything you need to consider before purchasing your next Large Format solution. Included in this guide are tips and tricks to help ensure you consider all of the crucial factors on your checklist before selecting your next wide format solution.

AU2016 is Approaching: Meet Our Speakers

Autodesk’s premier annual event – Autodesk University – is four months away, and Repro Products is excited to announce that we have two speakers representing us this year at the world’s largest gathering of Autodesk software users. Our two speakers, Lead AEC Application Engineer, Dzan Ta and Application Engineer, Dave Young will be hosting two classes during the three-day conference in Las Vegas, from November 15-17, 2016. 

This year’s theme is “Insight. Innovation. Inspiration” as thousands of CAD professionals converge on Las Vegas to share ideas, tips and tricks with their peers to help improve design processes, foster innovative solutions, and inspire the future of making things. 

Sessions

 
There will be over 650 sessions to attend at this year’s conference with a slew of great information and tips for the 2017 software releases, so make sure you plan accordingly to maximize your time and learning potential as registration will open in August. 


Interested in registering for a class led by one of our Autodesk Certified Trainers at #AU2016? See below for session information and registration details. 


Tuesday, November 15, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

A360 Infraworks Bridge Design with Revit and Structural Detailing

 

Wednesday, November 16, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Georeferenced Point Clouds into Civil 3D Surfaces


Related: What’s New in Revit 2017


 

Plan Accordingly

 
As stated before, Autodesk University sessions will not be open for registration until August 17th, but in the meantime you have plenty of time to plan out your schedule with the new AU schedule
 
Early bird registration is only $1,750 available until October 9th, after that the price jumps up to $2,175 which gives you plenty of time to convince your boss to help you pick up the tab. 


Attend Events Before AU

 
Interested in attending one of our company events led by our Autodesk Certified Trainers? We hold a number of webinars and seminars for CAD users and AEC professionals to help empower your data management and design processes: Click here for a list of events.
 
Want hands-on training at the Repro Products’ Authorized Training Center? We offer an extensive list of training courses on-site and are conveniently scheduled for you to maximize your time and gain the greatest return on your investment.


Related: What’s New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017


 

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Are you just as excited as us for #AU2016? Leave a comment and let us know what you are most excited about learning during #AU2016.

Tutorial Tuesday: Manage your documents with Autodesk Vault

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! This week we are presenting Autodesk Vault: Document Management for Everyone hosted by our Manufacturing Solutions Engineer, Dan Williams in conjunction with DLT Solutions.
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In this tutorial, Dan discusses Autodesk® Vault 2016 and all of the benefits it brings to allow you to effectively manage your data. View the 30-minute presentation and step-by-step walk-through to help empower your data management strategy.

Check out the video below:
 

Related: Tutorial Tuesday: What’s New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017


 

Attend a Webinar

 
Interested in learning how the newest features of Autodesk® Vault 2017 can further improve your data management strategies? Register to one of our following webinars below to see how Autodesk® Vault 2017 applies to your industry:

Civil:

 Manufacturing:


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What’s New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017

Welcome to today’s edition of Tutorial Tuesday. In this episode, our Applications Engineer, Dave Young gives us an in-depth look into the newest features and upgrades included in the latest offering of AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. 

Tutorial Tuesday: What's New in AutoCAD Civil 3D

This 42-minute video includes a presentation of all of the new features, and what they mean for you in real-life application. After the presentation, Dave gives you a guided tutorial of the offerings to show how they actually work in the program. 

Check out the video below: 


Related: What’s New in AutoCAD 2017


Want to become more powerful in your design elements? Register now for this intuitive 2-day hands-on workshop that will help you gain greater flexibility in the presentation of your design elements. 


To learn more or register, click the event flyer below:
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Enjoyed the tutorial? Never miss another by subscribing to the Repro Products’ YouTube Channel. We have a wealth of how-to, tutorial, and informative videos to help you complete your project on time. Click the Subscribe button below:
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Leave a comment for us in the comment section and tell us what you think or what you would like to see from us in the future. And remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to stay up to date on news, product offers, and industry information.

Tutorial Tuesday | What’s New in Revit 2017

Our Lead Applications Engineer, and Autodesk Expert Elite trainer, Dzan Ta showcases some of the new features of Autodesk Revit 2017

                                                                                                            

 

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Tutorial Tuesday | Revit 2017 – Reinforcement Connectors, Variable Rebar Distribution & Rebar Constraints

In today’s #TutorialTuesday, our very own Autodesk Expert Elite trainer and Lead AEC Application Engineer, Dza Ta showcases some of the new features of Revit 2017, such as Reinforcement Connectors, Variable Rebar 
For more informative, how-to videos and tutorials from our Autodesk Elite training professionals, visit us on YouTube.

Tutorial Tuesday| Revit Structure Loads and Load Combinations – A How To Guide


In today’s #TutorialTuesday, our very own Autodesk Expert Elite trainer and Lead AEC Application EnEngineer, Dza Ta gives us a “How To” tutorial of how to set up structure loads and load combinations in Autodesk Revit.

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Join Repro Products for our live webinar to learn how to use the new features in Revit 2017, including:

  • Depth Cueing
  • Autodesk Insight 360
  • Autodesk Raytracer
  • Formit 360 Converter
  • Text Editor Improvements
  • Hosted Railings
 

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Tutorial Tuesday: Laser Scanning Workflow in Architectural Renovation


In today’s Tutorial Tuesday, our Application Engineer, Zoltan Ferenczy walks us through utilizing FARO Focus3D X 330 HDR laser scanning technology in an Architectural Renovation. See the video tutorial below and tell us what you think.


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Register for our free live webinar discussing the benefits of 3D Laser Scanning in the BIM workflow
This webinar will cover:
Understanding of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery Processes

Overview of 3D Data Capture Process Using Laser Scanner 

Using 3D Data in the Design Process

 

3D Laser Scanning Services

Repro Products’ 3D laser scanning services enable clients to add, modify, validate and document their design process in context from existing environments. Click here to learn more about our Laser Scanning Services.

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2 ways to Improve your AEC workflows with Bluebeam Revu 2016

 
Bluebeam Revu 2016 was launched on February 23rd and comes with a slew of new features that will help transform the way the AEC Industry works. New features like the Batch Markup Summary, Tag and Drawing Logs, Revit Plugin Enhancements are just a few of the new features that makes Bluebeam Revu 2016 a more intuitive PDF creation and markup tool for today’s AEC professional. 

We have compiled a list of our top 2 ways you can improve your workflows with Bluebeam Revu 2016. In this list, we highlight how Blubeam Revu 2016’s new features and enhancements work with other complimentary products from HP and Autodesk to ensure that your project meets its deadline within budget. 


Generate Smarter PDFs

 

Revit Plugins

 
Revit Plugins have seen a major improvement in the 2016 version of Revu. With one simple click, you can generate smarter PDFs from Revit. Now you can export Revit Rooms to Spaces automatically, which creates a more intelligent 2D PDF allowing you to track the location of all your markups and makes area measure even easier to calculate. The plugin uses the current Room naming convention from Revit and applied them to the Space labels in Revu. With the improvements to 3D PDF creation, Linked Models handling, color and material properties transferal and more.

The new Revit plugin enhancements allows you to improve your workflow by seamlessly integrating all of your room information right into the PDF for improved collaboration with your project teams in real time, anytime.  

Collaborate and Deliver

 

HP DesignJet T830

 HP DesignJet T830 Large Format Multifunction Printer

Late last year, HP released the HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer reinventing how the AEC industry prints, scans and copies documents by designing a rugged new printer engineered to withstand touch environments. The DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer is the industry’s most affordable, compact and transportable integrated large-format Multifunction Printer. Combined with the leading developer of markup and collaboration solutions for the industry there is a tremendous amount of flexibility. 

 
Bluebeam Revu is compatible with all Windows tablets and is also offers Revu for iPad, allowing you to view, markup, edit and collaborate on-site. The HP DesignJet T830 allows you to print right from your tablet, so you can share feedback and deliver building and schedule changes on time.


Related: HP, Inc. Wins Coveted Red Dot Design Awards for Large Format Printers


 

Imagine the Possibilities!

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Try Bluebeam Revu 2016 free for 30-days

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Need a consultation on the many solutions and to help improve your AEC workflows?

 

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Contact a Repro Products representative today to find out what solutions best fit your needs for an improved workflow and increased productivity. 

Tutorial Tuesday | A360 Collab for Revit

In this installment of Tutorial Tuesday, Dzan Ta gives a detailed demonstration on how to use A360 Collaboration for Revit to empower your project team no matter where they’re located.

Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit®

Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® is a subscription service that works with Revit® software to connect project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud . Stay connected in real-time using the Communicator chat tool within models enabling the entire project team to work on shared building information models.

Press play below to view the demonstration video:

Tutorial Tuesday | A360 Collaboration for Revit

A Detailed Demo

Presented by Dzan Ta
Lead AEC Application Engineer, Repro Products, Inc.

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Tutorial Tuesday: How to Create a Project Dashboard

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In today’s Tutorial Tuesday, our very own Dzan Ta provides us with a step-by-step tutorial of how to use Autodesk Revit, Dynamo, and Microsoft Excel to create a digital project dashboard.

In this tutorial, our Lead AEC Applications Engineer, Dzan goes over how to create and use digital dashboards, and empowers you with the expertise to create your own to utilize within your workflows.
Original content was created by CAD Blog website and ArchSmarter. I created this video as a learning exercise for myself and to share their knowledge. Credit to be given to original authors. 

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Get the benefits of increased productivity, predictable budgeting, and simplified license management with Autodesk® Subscription. You get new upgrades and any incremental product enhancements of your Autodesk software, plus you get exclusive license terms available only to subscription members.

Contact us today and discover why Repro Products is the best choice to improve the success of your business. 
 

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Xerox Boosts MFP Productivity with ConnectKey Technology

 

Xerox ConnectKey technology revolutionizes your workflow capabilities with apps to ensure you get the job done. 

The way the world works has changed. Technological advances, such as: mobile-based applications, ‘the cloud’ and email have created a shift in demand for technology to improve workflows while limiting the need for paper.

However, paper has not yet died, in fact, an estimated 40 percent of business processes still require paper.

So this begs the question: How will we improve our workflows?

Well, your multi-function printer (MFP) is one way to bridge the gap between processes that involve a mix of print and digital documents. By investing in the right solutions that will streamline your business processes, you can limit the amount of time your workforce spends on menial tasks and thus increase the productivity of your team and your bottom-line.

To help tackle the task of improving workflows, Xerox announces the 2016 ConnectKey Technology enabled i-Series MFPs. The ConnectKey Technology ecosystem is a combination of hardware and a common set of software solutions and apps, developed by Xerox and its partners, to help simplify and improve the way our customers work.

Let’s take a closer look at the Xerox ConnectKey Technology and how it works:

 

Increase Productivity

The 2016 Xerox ConnectKey Technology enabled i-Series MFPs come loaded with a new service, the Xerox App Gallery. From this revolutionary portal, you can access additional apps for personal customization. Imagine setting up print and scan workflows that are connected directly to cloud hosting services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Office 365,  Microsoft OneDrive and Box, allowing you to print or scan documents that you’ve saved without having to connect to your computer. This is just one way that ConnectKey Technology increases your productivity.

Broaden Communication

Have you ever run into the occasional situation where documentation was in another language? Well, with the new Xerox Easy Translator Service you can translate any document easily from your ConnectKey MFP. Simply scan the document in the original language and select your output language, and the ConnectKey MFP will print the translated document at the device using machine translation. Even better, you can use this service with a picture from your smartphone or drag and drop from any document repository in our online portal at https://xeroxtranslates.com/.

Extend Mobile-Usability

Increase your productivity by extending your mobile capabilities with Xerox ConnectKey Technology. Regain wasted time and effort throughout your office with simpler processes and centralized print management. Add extra productivity with anything-to-anywhere mobile printing. And secure both your printers and printed documents.

Xerox has talked a lot about the ways you can make it easy for mobile workers to print from iOSAndroid and with the Xerox Mobile Print Solution, and the latest version of ConnectKey Technology makes it even easier. Embedded on the front screen of new i-Series MFPs are 2 apps that keep your mobile workforce productive:

@PrintByXerox App

Whether it’s from your laptop, your smartphone or your tablet, you can print to an MFP by sending your document via email to an @PrintByXerox email address.

QR Code

When you are using a Xerox app to print or scan from a device, connecting to the specific MFP you’d like to print to is now easier. Once the app is loaded on your smartphone or tablet, you can walk up to the ConnectKey enabled MFP and the device pairs with a simple scan of a QR code. This makes scanning, printing and sharing your documents to a multitude of repositories seamless.

View our full line of Multi-function Printers & Copiers

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Learn more about Xerox ConnectKey

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Xerox wins BLI Imaging Software Line of the Year Award 2016

BLI Imaging Software Line of the Year Award

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) announced Xerox Corporation as the winner of the “Document Imaging Software Line of the Year” award for 2016. 

Xerox WorkCentre 7970i

Award Winning Solutions

Three years in a row and counting Xerox Corporation has been crowned winner of the Document Imaging Software Line of the Year Award. Xerox three consecutive wins can be attributed to its exceptional portfolio of document imaging capabilities, including Xerox App Studio, Xerox DocuShare, Xerox Mobile Print Cloud and Mobile Print Solution, and Xerox FreeFlow Core.

Xerox Class-Leading Software Options

Xerox earned a multitude of points for its own class-leading software offerings:

“Xerox also benefitted from its excellent range of thirdparty partner solutions, including Nuance’s Equitrac print management offerings, NSi AutoStore and Nuance eCopy ShareScan capture/routing products, Print Audit’s accounting and fleet management tools, and a host of others.”

About BLI

For over 50 years,  Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. consumables. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI’s US and UK laboratories, BLI has been the leading source for specifications/pricing databases on MFPs, printers, scanners and wide format devices. With its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category twice a year to those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. Its “Outstanding Achievement” awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, energy efficiency or value. “Line of the Year” awards, presented once each year, recognize the vendors whose product lines are judged to be the best in their respective categories based on their cumulative test results.

HP PageWide XL Awarded 2016 iF Gold Award

iF Gold Award | Repro Products

HP, Inc. announced that it is the proud winner of the iF Gold Award for “Best of the Best” in product design.

The HP PageWide XL 8000 was one of just 75 Gold Award winners selected by an expert panel of 58 international judges out of a record-high field of 5,300 submissions this year. The iF Gold award typically receives 5,000 submissions annually, making this year more difficult than ever.

2016 marks the second consecutive year that HP, Inc. has won a prestigious iF Award for their wide format printing technology. In 2015, the HP Designjet T3500 won an iF Award for outstanding product design for marrying industrial design with product functionality in the first year a wide format HP printer was entered in the iF Design Awards.

The HP PageWide XL 8000 was a standout among the judges:

“The design language of the HP Page Wide XL8000 signals its function as a professional tool. Every element clearly visualizes its function, enabling the user to maximize efficiency. Unlike with similar products, key components like the toner cartridges are not hidden away, but designed as a key visual element, thus enabling the user quick access to this often-replaced component.” – The iF Jury

The HP PageWide XL printer portfolio delivers the fastest large-format monochrome and color printing at breakthrough speeds (up to 30 D/A1-size prints per minute), and 60% faster than the fastest LED printer. These features come standard in the HP PageWide XL 4000 and HP PageWide 5000 printers.

HP-PageWide-XL-Plotter

 

Autodesk Infraworks 360 Repackaged

 

Autodesk Infraworks 360
Original Image Courtesy of Autodesk

 

What’s New in Autodesk® Infraworks® 360

 

On February 8th, Autodesk announced significant changes to its preliminary civil engineering design software – Autodesk® Infraworks® 360.

Autodesk decided to repackage its Infraworks® 360 core product, integrating all of the vertical modules and while maintaining price. Until now, in order to access the road, drainage, and bridge design modules of the software they had to be purchased separately. Not only does this repackaging offer you access to all of the modules in the core product, but you get all of this value with no increase in price. 

These changes were brought about as Autodesk seeks to simplify the offering and enable customers to accelerate their move to BIM and continue to improve their project workflows. 

Why Infraworks® 360?

Infraworks ® 360 is Autodesk’s BIM-based infrastructure design tool specifically created for civil engineers. Infraworks ® 360 is designed to aggregate real-world data, including 2D CAD, 3D model, GIS and raster data and LiDar and Photogrammetry capture. By bringing all this data together, the software creates a 3D model for users to design within the context of reality.
 
Infraworks ® 360 has been a product favorite of Repro Products.  However, as sometimes happens when new technology is brought to the market, the offering still did not quite fit with our client’s needs vs. price. Now with the repackaged core product, customers can access all of the advanced features included in the vertical applications models.Save time and money using the data you have access to instead of purchasing or creating what you need.
 
If you are interested in pricing or learning more about the updated offering of Infraworks® 360, contact Repro Products.
 
Autodesk Infraworks 360 Webinar presented by Repro Products

 

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Register for our free webinar to learn how to Speed the Civil Infrastructure Design process utilizing the data you already have access to. 
 
Stay updated on the Civil engineering updates from Autodesk by subscribing to the Repro Products blog. And follow us on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for real-time updates and industry news. 
 
 

 

Top 5 Tips for Success at UCT 2016

UCT 2016
Repro Products is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta on February 3rd – 4th. UCT is the premier event in the United States focusing on the total underground pipeline infrastructure. For over 21 years, UCT has been the meeting place for business professionals involved in maintaining the underground utility pipe infrastructure.
Individuals representing water, sewer, gas, telecom and electric rely on UCT to learn about the latest techniques used in trenchless, open cut, new construction and pipe rehabilitation. Repro Products is proud to say that we have served this vibrant and innovative community since 1979 and we are eager to network with industry experts and discuss the implications of large format printing on the construction community.
UCT has so much to offer. In order to help you gain the most out of your time this year, we thought we would provide our top 5 tips for a successful #UCT2016:
  1. Register: UCT is fast approaching, but it is not too late to attend this premier industry trade show. Register Here to make sure you don’t miss out!
  2. Plan: Visit the Who’s Attending page to see who is attending and make a plan to visit booths, visit exhibits and take an opportunity to rub elbows with some industry movers and shakers.
  3. Practice: Practice your elevator pitch and have plenty of business cards on hand. With so many heavy-hitters in one room, you don’t want to miss out on any opportunities to build your business and your network.
  4. Learn: Featuring 90 Information-Packed Sessions, UCT is a great opportunity to collect continuing education units. This dynamic educational program will help you understand the new technologies and products displayed in the exhibit hall and stay on top of the latest safety, regulatory and operational issues that are impacting the way you do business. UCT’s primary program (Feb. 3-4) qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) granted by the University of Texas at Arlington.
  5. Earn: Make sure to visit Repro Products in booth #904 to learn more about all of the exciting new products and offerings that have come from the Wide Format Printing industry. We will also be offering special show pricing on the HP T3500. 

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Georgia World Congress Center on February 3rd & 4th!
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New Color Print Capacity with the HP XL 8000

The Repro Products’ Print Services department is enthusiastically awaiting the arrival of the new HP XL technology.  We will soon be installing a HP XL 8000 and are eager to have the capacity to print 30 – 24×36 color documents per minute.  Speed like this is unheard of with previous technology.

For several years, many of our customers have expressed a desire for color prints, but not at ‘ink jet’ pricing.  The HP XL will allow us to fill that void in our service offering.  We plan to have this printer fully operational in our Production Department by November.  The printer has the capability for heavier media, but our standard ‘go to’ media on this device will be 20 lb. bond, the same as normal construction documents.  We will also be able to offer a wide range of other media including indoor and outdoor substrates as well as specialty media, but extra time will need to be allowed for medias we do not stock.   

With the availability of economical color, that portion of our customer base who do their ‘take-offs’ without the use of software, will immediately realize the ease, additional accuracy, and time savings of utilizing color documents.  The reduction of necessary ‘change orders’ alone will justify the use of color in normal document production.  From economical color GIS mapping sets to color cover sheets for construction documents, we’re excited to have this service enhancement available for our customers.