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Grimco Named RMX Network Vendor of the Year ST. LOUIS, MO— Grimco, Inc. was awarded Vendor of the year for their outstanding contributions to the Partners at the fall RMX Network conference held in Orlando, Florida. The goal of RMX Network - Vendor of the Year Award is to acknowledge the best in vendor innovation and excellence. Over 100 RMX Network Partners voted on the award.  Grimco has continued an aggressive process of introducing new resources, opening exciting new and creative channels for our business professionals.   About Grimco Grimco was founded in 1875 and is a wholesale supplier of sign products, wide format printers and printing ...
Tree Towns Imaging & Color Graphics Named RMX Network Partner of the Year ST. LOUIS, MO—Tree Towns Imaging & Color Graphics, Elmhurst, Illinois, was named the RMX Network Partner of the Year at the RMX Network conference held in Orlando, Florida. Over 100 RMX Network Partners voted on the award.  RMX Partners are considered the industry’s most progressive and successful wide-format print service providers. Each year, the Partner of the Year award is presented to a leading RMX Network Partner company that actively participates with and contributes to RMX Network and their Partner companies; demonstrates technical and process innovation/adaptation, ...

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2021 RMX Traditional Wallpaper, Window, and Floor Graphic Installation Training Making Connections and Building Skillsets   Eighteen professionals from Eight different RMX Partners took part in RMX’s Installation Training for Traditional Wallpaper, Window, and Floor Graphics this past weekend.  For three days RMX Network Partner, Chuck Wingard and his outstanding team at Tree Towns Imaging & Color Graphics, hosted Training Partners KL Conner of Conner Wallcovering, Inc. and Josh Marquardt of Art City Graphics at the first-ever RMX Network Installation workshop.  The workshop was supported by Canon (CSA), Grimco, and IT Supplies. As installation ...
GRAPHICS|PRO Feature article on RMX Partner Dataflow: Acrylic: The Unsung Hero of Covid-19 Read it here: https://graphics-pro.com/feature/acrylic-the-unsung-hero-of-covid-19/
(Richardson, Texas) – Thomas Printworks has moved its Orlando production center to a 16,000 square-foot facility located just minutes from Orlando International Airport. Within the new facility, the company is expanding its capabilities by adding new equipment to support its local, regional and national clients. The new equipment includes: EFI Vutek D5r – This new printer line was chosen for its performance capabilities to meet growing demand for high-end signage, décor, outdoor graphics and various other applications.  Its efficiency and quality are top of the line. Océ Colorado 1650 – 64” roll-to-roll printer is excellent for both indoor and outdoor display ...
Check out the latest article in Wide-Format Impressions Top 100 Ranking and for the second year in a row, three RMX Network Partner companies are in the top 100. Thomas Printworks maintained their standing in the top fifteen companies with a ranking of 14. Cushing Co placed 83rd in the ranking and Alabama Graphics came in at 82.  Each of these companies are compared to others in the U.S. and Canada, ranked by their annual sales volume in wide format printing.  The sister publication Printing Impressions ranked all printing companies with their Top 400 last December, as we reported last year. Again, they provided the most comprehensive list of the leading ...
Thomas Printworks Strengthens presence in Austin, Texas (Richardson, Texas) – Thomas Printworks is pleased to announce the merger of Austin-based Dynamic Reprographics’ customer base into its Austin location effective February 1, 2020.  Established in 1975 by Lisa Tipps as a blueprinter, Dynamic Reprographics has grown to a full-service document management company trusted by Central Texas’ leading AEC firms.  Dynamic Reprographics project-delivery services includes fine art printing, presentation materials, marketing design and production needs.  Thomas Printworks will consolidate Dynamic’s location and people into its current downtown facility by mid-February. ...
THOMAS Printworks Expands production facility and streamlines processes in Houston, TX (Richardson, Texas) – Thomas Printworks has expanded its North Houston production facility to streamline processes and provide the highest level of customer service.  By combining more services into its 110,000 square-foot facility on West Rd., the company can: Strategically place all digital print capabilities to fine tune its core areas of business Offer effective direct mail services with an onsite United States Post office Expand marketing supply chain management services that handles national rollouts to hundreds of stores utilizing its large production and ...
Check out this article that details privacy issues in 2020 and how some companies are using "better" privacy policies as a differentiator to their competitors. According to this article:  In 2020, we will see companies lean into privacy as a competitive differentiator. This "competing" around privacy will cause major brands to make bold claims on their privacy offering.  In 2019, Facebook released its  Privacy-Focused Vision , which many found disingenuous and downright laughable. However, in 2020, we can expect more brands to follow suit. The article goes on to state that no company wants to be seen as being against privacy for their customers, so some ...
Check out this article that names the Top 400 companies in the printing industry where the largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada go to live. Ranked by annual sales volume, this list is a small scale version of the industry in general. The RMX Network is proud to report these Partner companies made the list for 2019:  Thomas Printworks was ranked #78 with annual sales of $66.5 million. Previous rank was #77​​. Cushing Co was ranked #349 with annual sales of $8.04 million. Previous rank was #366.​​ Alabama Graphics was ranked at #366 with annual sales of $7.37 million. Previous rank was #385.  Congratulations to all three c ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HONBLUE Named RMX Network Partner of the Year And Grimco Named RMX Network Vendor of the Year ST. LOUIS, MO—HONBLUE, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii was named the RMX Network Partner of the Year and Grimco, Inc. was named Vendor of the Year at the RMX Network conference held in Dallas, Texas. Each award was voted on by over 100 RMX Network Partners who are considered the industry’s largest and most progressive wide format print service providers. Each company faced significant competition in both the Vendor and Partner award sectors. The recipients are selected via an RMX Network Partner vote. Each year, the Partner of the Year award ...
Precision Images Senior Account Executive Erica Bitterman-Ryon has been named the Regional President of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the first woman to hold the title.  The organization is a national association of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are subject matter experts in design and construction. And, their mission is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance. Bitterman-Ryon has been part of CSI for more than two decades. She says, "CSI allowed and encouraged me to grow professionally ...
Check out this article in Big Picture Magazine that showcases the work Cushing Co. is doing to promote the company and build meaningful relationships with indoor decor prospects. You'll find their write up under the subhead of "Connect, Connect, Connect" where they describe their quarterly "Creative Coffee" meet-ups with designers from their local International Interior Design Association (IIDA). It was a win-win solution for everyone where the coffee shop won with customers, the IIDA won with chapter participation and Cushing realized new business.  How can you do the same thing in your market?
Check out this article that goes into great detail regarding agency content marketing and what advice content agencies are following, what they are not following and what they are advising their clients. Based on a report from the Content Marketing Institute, here's a peek into the minds of content marketers and what they're thinking about this year: Goals of Content Marketing: Build brand awareness Build credibility and trust Educate the audience Secondary goals: generate leads and build loyalty with existing clients Concerns: Changes to algorithms within search engines and on social media Content marketing as a revenue center is up ...
Do yourself a favor and read this article about marketing. A fairly long article, but they do you the favor of summarizing the quick takeaways at the beginning: At a fundamental level, marketing is the process of understanding your customers, and building and maintaining relationships with them. Marketing is the key to an organization’s success, regardless of its size. There are several types and sub-types of marketing, digital and offline. You should determine and pursue the ones that work best for you. Marketing and Sales teams need to have a unified approach. Automation helps them work towards the same goals. The author of this article ...
Take a look at this absolutely wonderful article from the professionals at Precision Images. It's an outstanding read that tells the story of Phil Guzie, owner of Precision Images, where he came from and how he took his small business into the next generation of wide format printing. You'll probably see yourself in Phil's journey, but we think it's an excellent example of entrepreneurship, a willingness to move with the times and his absolute belief in the value of teamwork.
Check out this article that gives you four reasons to decrease your email frequency. Most subscribers to emails are much more sophisticated these days and expect--quite possibly--demand personalized brand experiences. That's the reason why marketers need to tailor their frequency based on individual engagement and preferences. Most marketers know the value of not over emailing, but many still continue to over-email, resulting in subscriber dissatisfaction.  This alone is a good reason to think twice before sending out those emails--less really can be more!
Check out this article that details all the news from Keypoint Intelligence in their new podcast "The Key Point". It looks like the podcast will present insights based on their industry research that's focused on imaging, printing and customer communications. The podcast is available to both suppliers and service providers. Another resource for you to use in your business!