Wednesday, October 26, 2016

John Kamp is National Business Development Specialist at The Millennium Group

I must have missed a previous LinkedIn update on John Kamp, a long-time veteran of the reprographics and graphic imaging field (not to mention one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.) Today, I did receive a LinkedIn update and noticed that John joined The Millennium Group in May 2016.

You would be very hard pressed to find anyone with the extensive background and experience John Kamp has.  His previous positions include the following:

--General Manager of Kinko’s / Absolute Imaging (LA area).  Many years ago, Kinko’s had a wide-format reprographics division in the LA area; it was known as Absolute Imaging.

--Special Accounts Manager at Canon USA

--Marketing Manager / Area Sales Manager at OCE USA

--President of ReproMAX (prior to Rick Bosworth taking over that position)

--ARC Document Solutions – his positions with ARC included Regional President, CEO of the PEiR Group and CEO of Sub-Hub.

John worked for ARC until January 2008.  I don’t believe he was employed in the reprographics / graphic imaging industry from Jan 2008 through May 2016, so his joining The Millennium Group in May 2016 ends an 8 year absence from that industry.

The Millennium Group Appoints John Kamp as its new National Business Development Specialist
Published 05/26/2016

The Millennium Group announces the appointment of John Kamp as its new National Business Development Specialist in our California office. With his vast experience, John brings an extensive international business background spanning over 25 years in various industries including mail distribution, managed print services, reprographics, centralized and decentralized scanning and printing, software technology, digital document management, education and training, manufacturing, medical, financial, insurance, transportation and product launch.

John is a consummate strategic thinker developing effective action plans to incorporate at various size organizational levels from Board of Directors, "C Suite," middle management, group and team leaders as well as motivating individuals to achieve beyond expectations. As an accomplished international public speaker, experienced facilitator, he has led multiple training and educational seminars in managed print services, facilities management, business processes, business development, change management, communication, and sharing of best business practices.

About the Millennium Group:
“We Are Your On-Site Outsourcing Trusted Advisors
The Millennium Group (TMG), Where Service Matters is a widely recognized provider of on-site Mail, Print, and Office Services Outsourcing to business enterprises across the U.S. and Canada.
We Are Big Enough to Serve, But Small Enough to Care
We want you to reach optimal success; our experts create customized solutions that help you – drive greater cost efficiencies, optimize resources, and improve productivity while optimizing service delivery in Mail, Shipping, Receiving, Warehousing, Centralized and Distributed Print, Records and Document Scanning, Reception, and related Administrative support.
Today, we support over 120 contracted facilities management clients in over 300 facilities across North America. In addition, we have over 75 staffed facilities, and 200,000 square feet of digital print, mailing materials fulfillment, and records storage processing space in New Jersey.”

Timothy Kerner is President of The Millenium Group
Now serving 25 years, Tim leads a Global facilities management service organization focusing on Integrated Facilities Management. Through national growth and expansion, Tim leads a firm operating in 40 states as well as 5 Canadian markets and South America. With over 1,500 associates, TMG is the leading independent provider of Integrated Facilities Management with a focus on the "Document Life Cycle". Tim has also led successful corporate acquisitions along with new service launches that have led to revenue expansion and greater market exposure. Recently, Tim has engineered the development of both a Records Management and Document Destruction business to meet the demand of full service document handling.

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: