Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reprographics 101 Surveys - PLEASE PARTICIPATE!!!

Reprographics 101 is now in the process of conducting two different Surveys.

A.  Survey about Wide-Format A/E/C Plan Printing Equipment:
This Survey is open to participation by all Reprographers, whether they are located in the U.S. or outside of the U.S.

This Survey relates to wide-format printing equipment, specifically limited to wide-format equipment designed to print A/E/C plans.  (Note:  the equipment may also be capable of printing display graphics.)

Click on this link to participate in the A/E/C Plan Printing Equipment Survey:

B.  Survey about A/E/C Plan Printing Business:
This survey is only for reprographers located in the U.S.  If you have locations in and outside the U.S., please do participate in the survey.  If your only locations are outside of the U.S., please do not participate in the survey.  Thank you.

Click on this link to participate in the A/E/C Plan Printing Business Survey:

AEC OnLine Store – sells iPlanTables

This company has an interesting business model.  I recall reading on the APDSP web-site that one reprographer, in an effort to branch out beyond reprographics services, added a line of construction-site safety equipment, this to tap into the reprographer’s already well-established relationships with firms in the construction community.  The AEC Online Store does not appear to be in the reprographics business, but it does offer an extensive line of stuff for construction firms, even Kevin Rowe’s iPlanTables stuff is offered on their web-site.  The company also offers software for A/E/C document management, a product called FASTTAC.

About AEC | Online Store
The AEC Online Store was founded in 2007 to provide small and medium sized firms the ability to make convenient purchases for safety equipment and corporate apparel at a very reasonable price.  Most firms unless they are of a significant size have very limited leverage to negotiate lower prices for the products they use most of the time.  Our goal is to provide good value and excellent customer service all of the time. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide graphic design and extremely high quality embroidering and silk screening for all your branded needs.

One of the features that distinguishes us from the competition is our ability to create a custom departments that organize the products that you use most of the time.  See "Company Stores" in the navigation bar on the top of this page.  Once your products are created it is very simple for you or your staff to make repeat purchases that support the branding of your organization.  Convenience alone will save you significant time and money.  There is no fuss or extra work for either of us and we will always guarantee the products that we sell.

Finally, the management of the AEC Online Store has extensive experience having worked for large general contractors and architectural firms over almost four decades.  These are seasoned professionals who understand your needs.

We hope you enjoy shopping in the AEC Online Store.
AEC Online Store
101 Brilliant Avenue, Suite 200
Pittsburgh PA 15215

iPlanTables - Touchscreen enabled workcenter for true collaboration
Ever tried to find space to roll out a hard copy of a blueprint on your desk? It’s damn near impossible. And then to talk through the design with others, you have to either call them into your office to all stands around together and look at the document, or attempt sending a smaller, grainy version through email. It’s just not efficient.

The iplan Table is just a perfect solution for sharing, viewing and sharing wide-format documents. Gone are those days of scrolling, panning and zooming on old fashioned traditional computer monitors. The iplan Table is interactive with a 55” touch screen monitor with numerous files and features such as webcam, BIM files and 3D graphics.

iPlan Tables offers a professionalized approach to estimating, viewing, archiving and collaborating critical project information.

FASTTAC is a software system and service which shares, organizes, stores and archives building information. The information consists of all published drawings, documents and models, supervisory notes, comments and annotations, subject matter expert instructions, comments and advice, and labors' observations and reports. This information is gathered, updated and appended from early design, through construction, while commissioning and during facility operations. FASTTAC's advantage is its simple user interface…as simple as using an ATM.  FASTTAC is the only collaboration software that works on both a PC and iPad.  To learn more about how to implement FASTTAC to improve productivity, reduce your printing costs and manage risk please click on the link below:
Visit to learn more.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

C2 Imaging opens 8th location in Southern California

C2 Imaging, based in Costa Mesa, CA, recently opened its 8th location, this one in Inglewood, CA.  Inglewood, CA is in the Los Angeles Metro Area.

C2 Imaging, led by Julie and Gary Crisp, operates locations in these areas of Southern California:

-Los Angeles Metro Area
-Orange County
-San Diego

Read more about C2 at this link:

Are you in the display graphics printing and finishing business? - LargeFormatReview reports on The Print Show

Reprographers, if you offer display graphics printing and finishing services, I think you will find this show-report interesting.

The Print Show 2016 (took place Oct 11-13th in the U.K.)

Link to Large Format Review’s Editor’s review of the show:

Monday, October 17, 2016

In May 2016, ARC Document Solutions added John George Freeland to its Board of Directors

Mr. Freeland also serves as member of the Board of Directors of WNS Holdings, and, when he was appointed to that position, the Chairman of WNS said this about Mr. Freeland, “We are excited to have John join the WNS Board of Directors,” said Adrian T. Dillon, Chairman of the Board. “John brings to WNS a wealth of experience in the solutions and services business, and we look forward to benefitting from his unique perspective and valuable insights.”

Given that ARC Document Solutions is definitely in the business of providing solutions and services, looks to me like Mr. Freeland was good choice for ARC's Board, especially considering Mr. Freeland's background/experience.

According to his profile on LinkedIn, Mr. Freeland’s current and past endeavors include the following:

JF Fitness of Virginia – he is the founder of this business, which was founded in August 2014.  I was unable to find any detailed information on JF Fitness of Virginia.  The previous CFO of the company, Kim Destro (who, after one year, left JF Fitness of Virginia in July 2015, reported (on LinkedIn) that, at JF Fitness of Virginia, she did the following:
- Conduct due diligence work on fitness facilities purchased throughout Virginia
- Work with sellers, brokers, bankers, attorneys to ensure smooth closing, transition of property and business
- Maintain all company bank accounts, financial records, vendor relationships and business systems
- Manage human resources, including payroll, and procurement.

So, perhaps JF Fitness of Virginia was (or is) pursuing a roll-up of independent fitness businesses in Virginia?

SymphonyIRI Group – he was the Executive Vice Chairman of the company from June 2012 through December 2012 and, prior to that, was the CEO of the company from October 2007 through May 2012.
This company rebranded itself at “just” IRI in April 2013.  Here’s a bit of history “about” IRI:
IRI was formed as Information Resources, Inc. ("IRI") in Chicago in 1979 with the introduction of the BehaviorScan service, a testing service that quantifies the ROI of a new TV advertising program. IRI became a public company in 1983. By 1993 Fortune Magazine had named IRI a "company to watch" for expanding into two of its biggest markets: analyzing nationwide scanner data on consumer products and producing computer software. At that time slightly more than half IRI's revenues came from Infoscan, its marketing data service. Shortly thereafter in 1995, IRI rolled out its ScanKey panel service, in which consumers nationwide could scan the barcode of their CPG product purchases at home to enable purchase tracking by various household demographics.  In late 2003, IRI was acquired by Symphony Technology Group, run by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani. The new leadership led to a focus on IRI's predictive analytic applications. In April 2013, SymphonyIRI Group, Inc. announced that it is rebranding as IRI.  IRI’s web-site is located at  The company, reportedly, has around 3,600 employees. – Mr. Freeland was the President, Worldwide Operations, of from October 2005 through September 2007. 
AccentureMr. Freeland joined Accenture (one of the world’s largest and most prestigious management consulting practices) in 1979, and, from 1995 through September 2005, he was a Managing Partner of various groups at Accenture.

Other Board of Director Positions - - -

WNS Holdingshe is a member of the Board of Directors of this company, which, apparently, is dually based in Mumbia and NYC.  (See Press Release related to that):

NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 2, 2014-- WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced the appointment of John Freeland to the company’s Board of Directors effective September 1, 2014. John brings over 35 years of experience to WNS, most recently as President and CEO of Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a leading global provider of information, insights and decision solutions. In his previous roles, John was President - Worldwide Operations for and a Managing Partner at Accenture in the areas of global Insurance and global Customer Relationship Management. During his 26-year career at Accenture, John was also appointed a member of Accenture’s executive committee. John has a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from Columbia University.
“We are excited to have John join the WNS Board of Directors,” said Adrian T. Dillon, Chairman of the Board. “John brings to WNS a wealth of experience in the solutions and services business, and we look forward to benefitting from his unique perspective and valuable insights.”
With this addition, the WNS Board of Directors will consist of nine members, including eight non- executive directors.
About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics and Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer care, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of June 30, 2014, WNS had 27,760 professionals across 34 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit