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PPTC, In. Launches PrintViewPRO remote wide format printer management software

Professional Plotter Technology Corp, Now Offers Free Service for New Printers Purchased from Them

Professional Plotter Technology Corp, Inc. (PPTC) happily announced today that they will be offering PrintViewPRO, a free service for new clients that purchase wide format printers. “It will be absolutely free for all of our customers!” says Jason Ake, President.  PPTC believes they are the first one’s to provide this type of benefit to the wide format community.

PPTC is offering this service to help their consumers save money and energy, and it will also to prevent their customers from running out of ink, paper or other printer-related supplies. PrintviewPRO is able keep an eye on all make and models of wide format and office printers and copiers.

Jennifer Hass explained, “PrintViewPRO will allow us to monitor our customer’s whole fleet (if necessary) and it can also provide quick remote access to manage and resolve error messages.”  The software will prompt PPTC when ink levels fall below 20%, paper stock is below the set threshold and a printer throws an error code, allowing them to get the required supplies and/or schedule service calls before the customers even know there is a problem.

PrintviewPRO categorizes the print jobs based on ink coverage and gives simple rates for various print jobs, like monochrome and color line drawings, full-color photo and color rendering.  What does this mean for you?  Anyone can now have managed print, including photographers, graphic artists and designers.  Current and future Managed Print Service (MPS) customers will no longer have to worry about emailing monthly meter reads. PPTC will get the reads from your printer, and you can focus on more pressing matters.  PPTC will inform you when your device is almost running out of ink, or when another printhead is required or needs attention.

PPTC has the best support team in the industry!  They are passionate about print technology and they are always ready to assist their valued clients.  Clients need not worry about setup or installation, because the PPTC service department will install and set it up for you, for free.

PrintviewPRO is proudly presenting Value Print Pricing. It is the revolutionary way of structuring print contracts for wide format inkjet printers which do not quite fit the standard “click-count” model.





Contact: Laura Penney
Company: Professional Plotter Technology Corp
Address: 3913 Todd Ln Suite 512 Austin, TX 78744
Telephone Number: 512-382-5912 Web Site:

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New Canon ImagePROGRAF MFPs now available!


New Canon ImagePROGRAF IPF770 MPF L36 and Image PROGRAF IPF670 MFP L24 Printers

imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36

The Large Format Solutions Division is excited to announce the expansion of their award winning imagePROGRAF Large-Format Multifunction Printer line with the new iPF MFP L Scan-to-Copy/File series.  The two models that comprise the new L-Series are the 36-inch iPF770 MFP L36 and the 24-inch iPF670 MFP L24.  The new L-Series complements the current iPF MFP M40 imaging system line by providing a product that offers basic scan-to-copy capabilities at an affordable price.  Developed to be easy-to-use, the new L-Series Scan-to-Copy/File systems are expanding the market by putting Large Format multifunction capabilities within reach of small offices, low volume and entry level users.  Together, the two iPF MFP series give Canon an unrivaled breadth of large format scan-to-copy/file solutions.
The iPF MFP L-Series Scan-to-Copy/File systems have been designed for a new category of users.  This untapped market includes: those that may not have the expertise to use or need the sophisticated functions of the iPF MFP M40 systems, are currently outsourcing their scanning needs, do not think they have the budget for an MFP or do not have the room to install a large MFP system.   This opens up opportunities for a new customer base which includes: architects, engineers, subcontractors, and consulting firms whose volume might not justify the cost of current MFP systems;  Primary schools, secondary schools and colleges who can take advantage of  applications that range from curriculum based materials, classroom visual aids, fundraising and special events;  Small, professional businesses can benefit from the convenience of having an in-office device, available at anytime, is more economical than outsourcing and has simplicity of operation like that of copying machines.
Opening the market to new users also unlocks the possibilities for upgrade opportunities in the future.  The current iPF MFP M40 series has more functionality and is designed for a much wider range of applications.  Some of the differences between the iPF MFP M40 series and the iPF MFP L-Series include:

  • L-Series includes only printer and scanner (No PC or monitor)
  • L-Series scanners have a smaller range of document sizes & thicknesses
  • L-Series have no preview editing workflow
  • L-Series scanners have slower scan & copy speeds
  • L-Series have lower optical resolution
  • L-Series is available in 24”

These new additions to the MFP lineup are designed as an all in one integrated system, with the scanner connecting directly on the top of the printer.  The new scanners are lightweight, the L24 weighs 11.8 lbs and the L36 weighs in at 16.2 lbs making them easy to install and non-intimidating to the novice user.  The L-Series scanners utilize the same advanced SingleSensor Technology used in the current iPF MFP M40 systems which helps provide consistent color accuracy.  The simple and easy-to-use operation panel incorporated on the scanner offers user-friendly “Green Button” scanning and copying functionality.  The panel comes equipped with picture icons for easy identification of the scanner operations.

Scanner Specifications:

  • Embedded Scanner Controller
  • Color Mode: RGB (24-bit sRGB) and Grayscale (8-bit)
  • Scan Speed: up to 1 ips color, up to 3 ips Grayscale, (Draft Mode)
  • Scan Speed during COPY: up to 1 ips color, up to 3 ips Grayscale (Draft Mode)
  • 600 dpi optical resolution
  • Imaging scanning of 24” wide for the L24 and 36” wide for the L36
  • Max doc length: 50 inches
  • Document thickness: 0.07mm to 0.5mm to suit CAD applications
  • Input paper size:
    • Auto, ISO (A4, A3, A2, A1, A0),
    • ANSI (A, B, C, D, E)
    • ARCH (A, B, C, D, E, E1), Landscape/Portrait

Copy Functions:

  • Auto crop borders – removes 3mm border from scan
  • Number of copies – 1 to 9
  • Brightness- 0 to 3
  • Black point, White point – 0 to 3
  • Quality modes (scan dpi):
    • Draft (150 dpi), Standard (300 dpi), Best (600 dpi)
    • Note: Print dpi depends on paper type. DPI will NOT be listed to user
  • Scale 25, 35, 50, 71, 100, 141, 200, 282, 287, 400, 432

Scan to USB Functions:

  • Auto crop borders – removes 3mm border from scan
  • Brightness – 0 to 3
  • Black point, White point – 0 to 3
  • Quality modes (scan dpi):
    • Draft (150 dpi), Standard (300 dpi), Best (600 dpi)

Scan to Network (PC required – not included and not optional):

  • L Scan software allows documents to be scanned directly to a shared folder on a network

The printers included in this series are the imagePROGRAF iPF770 and iPF670 models that feature a 5-Color ink set which is ideal for technical applications, posters, and office signage.  This ink technology uses four highly colorfast dye inks for producing bold, expressive color, plus two channels of pigment matte black ink for printing precise lines, smooth curves, and small text on technical and office documents. Included is a reformulated magenta ink that helps produce a wider color gamut in the red and orange spectrums, compared to previous models. The printer’s sub-ink tank system allows for all of the available ink in a tank to be used before needing to replace it, helping eliminate any wasted ink. The empty tanks can also be replaced without stopping a print job.  A number of important built-in features help minimize ink consumption, media waste, and maintenance costs to help reduce total cost of operation. These features include Economy Print Mode for a low cost per print, auto-rotation, and nesting to minimize media waste.
Addressing the needs of a diverse range of users, Canon includes or makes available via download, software to help users create more productive and efficient workflows.  Direct Print & Share software is a cloud portal solution for file sharing and has a Shortcut Print feature that allows users to drag and drop files into hot folders on their desktop. Canon’s imagePROGRAF Print Utility mobile App helps facilitate wireless printing from an iPad® device.  PosterArtist Lite includes everything needed to create posters, signs and banners in just four easy steps. Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Office gives users the ability to print posters and presentations directly from Microsoft Excel®, PowerPoint® and Word®. With the Optimized Module for AutoCAD® users can print directly from compatible AutoCAD software products.  Accounting Manager allows users to track printing costs with a powerful set of job accounting functions and the Ink Purchase Notification feature in the status monitor allows your user to easily reorder ink from you.


Optional Software

PosterArtist at MSRP Pricing of $395 includes all the essential features customers need to easily create posters, signs and banners.  To make sharing simple, PosterArtist offers the ability to save posters including clipart and fonts. The files can be exported directly from PosterArtist to Canon’s imagePROGRAF Direct Print & Share cloud portal software for sharing between users



Item Number Description MSRP
9856B028AA imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36 $5,995
9854B014AA imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24 $4,095


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Copier sales position

We are looking for a new team member, please read the job posting and send over your contact information if you are interested. Send resumes to

Currently look for a copier sales rep.

You must have experience with Copier with MPS or CPC Sales of at least 3 years.


Innovative, growing, successful, Digital and IT equipment resell Company seeks a sales representative to promote their extensive line of products to all industries within the Austin, Texas territory (see Territory information in “Key Points” below). The company has an extensive line of products from HP, Canon, Epson, Xerox, Oki Data and all other major manufacturers. You will have a seasoned team, and a strong product development infrastructure with tons of leads and support.


Professional Plotter Technology Solutions Account Executives are business-to-business sales professionals responsible for selling a full line of office solutions including high speed digital copiers/printers, full color copiers/printers, Plotters, Dye Sublimation and Software; including but not limited to RIPS, Color Management Solutions and Managed Print Services.


Position Description/Responsibilities (Brief Overview)

  • Prospect and identify new account opportunities
  • Achieve targeted sales goals and objectives within the territory
  • Consult with clients regarding product benefits to their company, and ROI.
  • Develop ongoing pipeline of new business opportunities, provide sales status, territory forecasts
  • Daily use of CRM
  • Drive sales revenue and market share by managing a defined territory to achieve quota (Texas for current role)
  • Prospecting new clients through cold and warm lead generation. Presenting and selling digital office equipment and software solutions, including multi-functional products that copy, print and fax and scan and plot.
  • Work with clients to understand and identify their strategic vision, objectives and needs while aligning our products and services where business opportunities exist
  • Develop strong relationships with clients and deliver high levels of client care
  • Proposals, presentations, product demonstrations, coordinating the terms of the sale, and most client training
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Key Points

  • Must have MPS experience
  • Call Points: All Business
  • Territory: territory encompasses the states of Texas, Ok, LA and more
  • Compensation: $45K base + commission (uncapped), $160K total annual at plan, lots of incentives-promotions for the aggressive sales person
  • $300 a month Car Allowance Cell Phone
  • Full-time, W2 position, benefits and Profit Share with 401K



  • Entrepreneurial experience and goal-driven focus
  • MPS, FM, rental, and CPC experience a must.
  • CRM experience
  • High level of Excel or Spreadsheet skills- A must for This position and MPS deals
  • Strong client-facing skills and effective selling to an executive, owner, and / or decision maker with a consultative approach for Managed Print Services
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated fearless cold calling, prospecting, and closing of a sale
  • Ability to successfully work autonomously while demonstrating excellent time management skills
  • The ability to Cold Call to get clients
  • Someone that likes to Cold Call
  • Must be able to Cold Call
  • Did I mention Cold Call?
  • Have a fun attitude about winning and taking over market share in Austin


Qualifications to get a return call or email:

You will need to respond with reason why you are the perfect fit for this job also you must put in the subjet line of you response “Response for Copier sales position”


We will require the answer to this one question in your response:

What drives you, what is it that gives you that “fire in be belly” feeling and determination.




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Press Release- Seiko ColorPainter M-64s receives “Recommended Status” From FASTSIGNS

fastsigns of sanford seiko M64s testimonial



Seiko Instruments U.S.A., Inc. Receives FASTSIGNS Recommended Status for Seiko ColorPainter M-64s
FASTSIGNS Solvent Printer Evaluation Recommends ColorPainter M-64s to Franchisees
Escondido, Calif. – (June 25, 2015) Seiko Instruments U.S.A., Inc. announces its ColorPainter M-64s has
received a Recommended Status from FASTSIGNS technical services based on their printer evaluation
report released earlier this week. The ColorPainter M-64s is a powerful eco-solvent printer engineered to
deliver durable graphics with exceptional image quality at fast print speeds.
“Print quality on the ColorPainter M-64s is exceptional,” says the FASTSIGNS evaluation. “The ability to
get sellable signage at 356 square feet per hour is impressive. This includes solid colors and image
The ColorPainter M-64s printer delivers incredible speed for fast creation of sellable output; features
ultra-efficient operation for low running costs; and offers a smart, user-friendly interface that makes it
easy to operate and maintain. The M-64s features new 7-color eco-solvent inks that are low-odor and
provide a wide color gamut, vivid color saturation, and high-density output for dynamic digital print
quality. It includes a standard two-year warranty. All sales and service are provided by authorized
After comparing wide-format printers from several manufacturers, FASTSIGNS of Sanford decided to
purchase the ColorPainter M-64s. “We were impressed by its fast printing speed, high image quality and
other features that provide easy operation like the auto print adjustment,” explained Eli Vizcarrondo,
general manager of FASTSIGNS of Sanford. “The ColorPainter M-64s gives us a competitive advantage
and has increased our capability resulting in higher profits.”
The FASTSIGNS technical services team commented, “During our evaluation we printed on a wide variety
of media, from banners and adhesive vinyl to backlit and block out poly film. The printer performed well
during these tests and the results were consistently good.”
“The ColorPainter M-64s delivers unmatched productivity and quality,” says Fabrizio Soto, general
manager, Seiko Instruments U.S.A., Inc. “We have designed a special offer for franchisees provided by
Professional Plotter Technology Corp and other dealers we look forward to many years of success and partnership with FASTSIGNS.”
For more information on Seiko ColorPainter M-64s, visit or or
About Seiko Instruments U.S.A., Inc.
Seiko Instruments U.S.A., Inc. is the exclusive distributor throughout North and South America for Seiko I Infotech printing
technology products, including ColorPainter wide-format printers known for industry-leading print speeds and rich, saturated
color output. Customer service and support for ColorPainter printers is provided through an authorized network of
Seiko ColorPainter M-64s is a trademark of Seiko I Infotech Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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How to Choose the Correct Roll Laminator from Plotterpro



Wide format roll laminators come in all shapes and sizes, from varying widths, temperature settings, and application features.  Laminating serves endless benefits to preserving and enhancing media of all kinds.  Choosing the right wide format roll laminator for your projects is the first step in enjoying the benefits of laminating.

Thermal Hot Roll Laminating vs Pressure Sensitive Cold Roll Laminating

There are two types of application techniques for roll lamination, hot thermal laminating and pressure sensitive cold laminating.  Thermal lamination is the method of using heat to activate the glue on laminating roll films to seal and protect the material you are laminating.  Pressure sensitive laminating doesn’t use heat in order to laminate film but instead uses the pressure of rollers to seal the laminating film onto your media.  Laminating film used in pressure sensitive laminating is self-adhesive, similar to tape.

Thermal Roll Laminators Cold Pressure Sensitive Roll Laminators
Laminating Film to Use Often referred to as “standard laminating film” or “thermal laminating film”, use laminating roll film that requires melting in order to activate the adhesive Often referred to as “cold laminating roll film” or “pressure sensitive laminating roll film”, laminating film used in pressure sensitive laminating does not require heat because of its self adhesive characteristic, similar to tape
When to Use? Thermal laminating is best used when the material you are laminating will not be affected by the application of heat.  The laminator will melt the laminating film onto the material in order to seal and protect the media. Pressure sensitive laminating is best used when the material you are laminating is sensitive to the application of heat or high temperatures.  Cold laminators will press pressure sensitive laminating film onto the media using high pressure rollers.

Width Sizes

Wide format roll laminators generally come in width sizes from 15” to 65”.  Smaller sized roll laminators that can fit on a table are referred to as table top roll laminators.  Larger wide format laminators that are too large to be supported on a table often come with self supporting stands.

The width size of your laminator will be determined by the size of the media or paper you will be laminating.  It is generally recommended that you add 1 inch to 3 inches to your widest media you are going to laminate.

Examples of Finished Laminating Products

Laminating can offer numerous added benefits to many different kind of graphics and displays. Below are just some examples of graphics that laminating can enhance:

-Pop Up Displays
-Floor Graphics
-Window Graphics
-Presentation Boards
-Rigid Displays
-Flexible Displays
-Backlit Displays
-Vinyl Banners
-Outdoor Signage

Other Application Terms to Consider

Laminating – The application of laminating film to the face of a printed image in order to enhance color, contrast, and overall durability of the media
Mounting – The process of permanently or semi-permanently affixing a printed image onto a rigid substrate using a mounting adhesive laminating roll
Encapsulating – The sealing of a printed image, front and back, with a thermal laminating film. Also commonly referred to as thermal laminating. 

Film Core Sizes

Film core size is the size of laminating film cores a roll laminator can accept in its film supply shaft.  Wide format roll laminators use laminating roll film that generally come in either 1” cores, 2.25” cores, or 3” cores.  Film core size refers to diameter of the cardboard roll the film is wrapped around.  Roll laminators will specify compatible film cores in its specifications.  It is important to know and select the correct film core sizes for your laminator to ensure that the film you purchase will correctly load onto the roll laminator.

Film Thickness and Mounting Options

WIde format Roll laminators will specify the mil film thickness it can laminate.  Roll laminating film mil thickness ranges from 1 mil – 10 mil.  Certain roll laminators will have the option to laminate thicker material, such as foam boards, up to a certain thickness.  Roll laminators can laminate materials anywhere between 1/2” to 1” thick, depending the laminator specifications.

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Samsung ECO Driver Cuts Toner Use by up to 20%

The easy ECO Driver software, granted the 2012 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award from Buyers Laboratory (BLI), can save users up to 20% on toner. Users have the option of removing images, converting them from bitmap to sketch, removing emboldened text and a bevy of other features, all designed to reduce toner wasted on unnecessary prints.
Click here for more information about Samsung printing products

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MWAi’s Intelligent Workforce gives mobile workers powerful utility to review and interact with service call data through wireless devices

Dispatch, arrival and closing details are captured immediately with @mwaintel Click To Tweet – Powered By CoScheduleIntelligent Workforce™ (IWF) provides your mobile workforce with a powerful utility to review and interact with service call data through their wireless devices. Standardize workflows and provide productivity enhancing utilities to your field technicians while maximizing your investment in communication technologies.
Agnostic Platform
Agnostic Platform supports the use of BlackBerry smartphones, Windows Mobile devices, mobile laptops and most Internet-enabled cellular telephones. Feature-rich applications provide both connected and disconnected work modes to support your technicians in any situation.
Standardize Workflow
Standardize Workflow ensures that technicians are entering required data with configurable user controls. Dispatch, arrival and closing details are captured immediately into the Intelligent Service system for update to your ERP/CRM solution and display on the ISM service management desktop.
Productivity Enhancing Utilities
Productivity Enhancing Utilities allow technicians to maximize their productivity in the field. Locating other technicians for needed assistance or parts necessary to complete a service call is easily accomplished through the wireless device without need to contact a dispatcher or service manager.
Built-in GPS Tracking
Built-in GPS Tracking handles critical service calls with ease by locating the nearest technician in real-time, displays customer and technician locations in relation to open service calls and tracks historical activities.
Click here to learn more about mobile solutions from MWA Intelligence

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Dealer Panel Webinar discusses meters and supplies management, from Print Audit

Your meter readings are your business. Stop spending time and resources ensuring your data collection tool is up and running.
What: Webinar with dealer experts hosted by Print Audit
When: Tuesday August 12th at 11am EST

Learn about more reliable meter and supplies management options.
CLICK HERE to register for this webinar or to learn more

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Rediscovering Print: The Cloud and Beyond, Pharos User Conference

Registration is now open!
The @Pharos User Conference is more than just about presentations, training, and demosClick To Tweet – Powered By CoScheduleThe 2015 Pharos User Conference is more than just about presentations, training, and product demonstrations for higher education and libraries, but a community of explorers and story tellers. This conference is your access key to a network of the best and brightest working with Pharos technologies. Join your peers in sharing your stories and insights on how to succeed with Pharos, rediscover printing as you know it, and make print the way it should be.

Scottsdale, Arizona
FireSky Resort & Spa
February 10-12, 2015
What to Expect
2.5 days of educational sessions and opportunities to connect with Pharos staff, partners, customers, and industry experts.
A strong Partner focus with an exhibition area with dedicated times and increased partner involvement throughout the conference.
Break out session room tables for small group discussions during conference sessions when attendees want to talk among themselves about popular topics.
Plenty of microphones and large screens provided by video/audio professionals ensuring effective presentation and recording of content.
Technical training and hands-on experience with Developers from New Zealand and Pharos Technical Support Staff who will have a dedicated area for how-to demonstrations and one-on-one discussions about your environment.
Download the 2015 Pharos User Conference Attendee Package >>

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