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Roots of REAL Green Construction Material

Along with other markets, Chicago is home to one of the emerging green collar industries in construction materials. I think that you will enjoy this interview!

Feeling the Thaw

Although spring is quite a way out, this week marks what feels like the beginning of the thaw in Chicago.

The giant snow walls left by the blizzard of Groundhog Day are shrinking and turning a dull grey.  Pavement is clear on streets that were caked with buried cars last week,…

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Large Format Imaging – NOW

Let’s say for the sake of discussion that “large format” images are larger than 12 inches by 18 inches – bigger than the average high speed copier can print. And further, to clarify, all of the technology available for reproduction of documents smaller than 12 x 18 is interesting, but…

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Large Format Imaging – THEN

A hundred years ago when someone needed a BIG copy of something, it was usually a plan for an engineering or architectural design.  These were drafted on large sheets of transparent material (linen, vellum, etc.) so that they could be copied onto a sensitized paper.  The translucent original was placed…

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