Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PacBlue Reprographics is now ARC Document Solutions

On January 24th, I received an e-mail from someone at PacBlue (Vancouver, BC, Canada), and that e-mail said:

“PacBlue Reprographics is now ARC”


The Reprographic Divisions of PacBlue Printing have joined forces with ARC Document Solutions, the world's leader in Reprographics, Managed Print and Document Technology Solutions.

This exciting collaboration will enable us to continue to provide the excellent service, commitment and quality that you have come to expect from PacBlue, while adding the industry leading technology and global production that ARC offers.  ARC’s acquisition of PacBlue Printing provides you with document delivery to over 200 locations worldwide. 

ARC has Canadian facilities in Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Burnaby, Calgary, Ontario and Quebec.”

Previous PacBlue News, 10.31.14


THE PORTABLES EXHIBIT SYSTEMS LTD. DBA XIBITA, the national leader in custom and portable tradeshow exhibits and graphic environments, announces the acquisition of the specific assets of PacBlue Digital Imaging Inc.- large format division. This acquisition solidifies Xibita's position as the leading producer of large format graphics in Western Canada. The resulting increase in production capabilities will allow Xibita to continue growing its graphic product lines. Under the terms of the agreement between PacBlue and Xibita, Xibita acquired assets of PacBlue's large format print division and PacBlue's brand identity. Xibita will retain the employees of PacBlue's large format division. These employees possess local expertise that will be integrated into Xibita's national organization and will allow Xibita to increase its graphic product offering across Canada. "Xibita chose PacBlue due to its similar culture of innovation and expertise and looks forward to exceeding the expectations of its clients. We will be able to offer PacBlue's clients a host of POS and display products while at the same time more than doubling our capacity to address the needs of Xibita's clients. Xibita is now truly a one-stop-shop for all visual marketing needs." stated Hanif Muljiani, President, Xibita

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thomas Reprographics is NOW Thomas Printworks

Here’s their “name-change”-announcement-video on youtube:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Staples Enhances its Retail Signage Offering with HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press

Staples Print Solutions adds a very serious, expensive large-format color printing device

Press Release from Staples Print Solutions, Jan 16, 2015

Staples Print Solutions, the printing division of Staples Advantage, has added an HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press to its Cincinnati, Ohio facility, providing enterprise customers a larger variety of signage and banners, retail graphics and display applications. The press also enables Staples to bring its own retail signage production in house, reducing turnaround time and costs.

Read more:

Link to youtube video showing an HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press:

SGIA is conducting a survey

Read about it here:


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Large Format Review interviews Thomas Valjak of HP about HP PageWide wide-format technology

In this interview, Thomas Valjak talks about HP's plans for PageWide technology.
You can read the complete interview by clicking on the “read more” link immediately below, but, before you bother to do that, read my comment below.

Blog Publisher’s comment:

The entire interview, what Tom explained and shared, was basically a regurgitation of information already (i.e., previously) published by HP (and by others) about HP Page-Wide wide-format print technology.

The only word I want to mention, not that it is brand new, but all the same, it does point to something I’ve said before …. that it’s highly likely that, when HP releases the its new PageWide stuff, there will be more than one model.  Note the use of “the plural” in the following paragraph that appeared in the Interview:

“The wide format PageWide printers will be commercially available in Q3, 2015, but HP plans to showcase the technology at Sign and Digital UK in March this year – as well as at FESPA in Germany.  HP said that models will be priced competitively in comparison to other wide format production devices currently available on the market.”