Thursday, July 23, 2015


Canon Solutions America has produced a video featuring several employees from one of our Houston, Texas locations. The video focuses on the usage and production capabilities of Canon and Océ equipment. (Video was published 24 April 2015).

Link to the video:

Blog Publisher’s Comment:

Nice video!

During the video, the speaker mentions that Thomas Printworks (formerly Thomas Reprographics) has 563 employees (I guess this was as of April 2015, when the video was produced).  For those of us old-timers who like to estimate the overall sales volumes of reprographics enterprises, my guesstimate is that Thomas Printworks’ annual sales volume is in the range of $60 - $75 million…. a nice chunk of change.)

“….This homegrown printer (err, reprographer), turned international EMPIRE, exemplifies the power of an entrepreneurial spirit”

“ABC Imaging is proud to be featured in the June 2015 edition of Business in Focus! Business in Focus is a monthly magazine that provides readers a comprehensive view of various North American businesses.”

Read the article here.

Blog Publisher’s Comment:

This article kinda reads like an advertisement!

PageWide XL Printer Series coming this fall to Steven Enterprises, available in special limited distribution!

From Steven Enterprises’ web-site, letting its customers know what’s coming…

“Based on proven HP PageWide Technology—currently powering HP Inkjet Web Presses producing 4 billion impressions annually—HP PageWide XL printers offer breakthrough printing speeds in monochrome and color. Now you can deliver mixed sets in 50% of the time. Produce combined monochrome and color sets on a single machine and reduce manual steps associated with separating files and collating the output. Print GIS map and point-of-sale (POS) poster applications at breakthrough speeds, and set a new technical document quality standard. HP 841 PageWide XL Printheads are designed to produce durable and high-quality output with dark blacks and vivid colors. Accurate and reliable dot placement results in crisp lines, fine detail, and smooth grayscales. HP PageWide XL printers do not apply heat to the paper as part of the printing process, enabling very high levels of length accuracy (±0.1%).”

“The PageWide printers and MFPs will impress you with their unparalleled speed in wide-format color production. Steven Enterprises is one of only 50 dealers selected nationwide to roll out the new HP PageWide series, so Contact Us to find out how you can secure a printer ahead of your competitors!”

Call or Order Online!
Steven Enterprises, Inc.
17952 Sky Park Circle Ste. E
Irvine, CA 92614

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, Division of Engineering & Construction (DECA) Signs Agreement with Lynn Imaging to Provide Construction Information Management Software

 Lynn Imaging’s online planroom brings free file downloads to contractors on State of Kentucky projects, and DECA signs on to use eCommunication construction software to manage the documentation and workflow of construction projects

Frankfort, Kentucky (PRWEB) July 11, 2015

Lynn Imaging has entered into an agreement with DECA to provide construction information management software services to manage each project from its inception through closeout. Lynn Imaging will administer an online digital planroom for the bid phase, and will implement eCommunication software for the project and closeout phases of each project.

Starting July 1, 2015, contractors will be able to download plans on any DECA project (in the bid phase) at no charge. Jennifer Linton, Assistant Director of DECA, said, “the Division of Engineering and Contract Administration is pleased to have Lynn Imaging under a new contract for their document distribution for construction projects. One of the best things we will now be able to offer our customers are free digital downloads on all projects. We feel this will be a huge advantage to the bidding community.” This free distribution of information will level the playing field for subcontractors who wish to place a bid on state work. Also, information will now be readily available and easy to access.

In conjunction with this contract, Lynn Imaging is offering full color, wide-format printer rentals for a reduced rate of $74.99 per month, and .40 per SF printed in their office. The monthly fee covers the full color, wide-format printer installed at their office, any service and maintenance of the printer as well as the ink and paper used in the printing of bid documents. This helps speed the delivery of information to contractors who prefer to work with hard copies.

eCommunication revolutionizes the documentation and workflow of construction projects. We “are looking forward to this exciting change in the way we do business,” says Linton. Lynn Imaging’s eCommunication software will provide faster and easier access to timely information. This software will increase project communication, track the workflow and approval of project documents and build an electronic document closeout for project archives – this also aids in managing each facility over its lifetime. Ultimately, it will both speed up project timelines and lower the cost of construction by taking the paper process to a digital process.

For more information, contact Lynn Imaging at 859.255.1021 or email info(at)lynnimaging(dot)com. DECA projects can be accessed at

About Lynn Imaging: Lynn Imaging is a construction information management company that currently offers bid management, online project management and document management services for the commercial construction industry. Its eCommunication product is a software as a service product and is utilized as a per-project tool relevant to all commercial construction projects. The cloud service eliminates a large IT investment into software, backup servers, and maintenance. For more information, visit

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AECBytes reviews ARC Document Solutions’ Skysite technology

Blog Publisher’s Comment:
The well-regarded, well-known author/publisher, Dr. Lachmi Khemlani, did an extensive write-up/review of Skysite; see below for the full article:
Article Summary
"This review looks at capabilities of SKYSITE, a cloud-based drawing management and distribution application specifically for the construction industry that was recently launched by the leading reprographics company, ARC Document Solutions. It also explores the larger question of whether a solution like SKYSITE, which is entirely focused on the document management piece of project management, even stands a chance of being successfully adopted by construction firms, given the plethora of established and more comprehensive project management and collaboration solutions in the AEC industry."
Full-Article Link