Great Deals On Used Paint Mixers and Used Paint Shakers!

Think Again… Now, you may think that this article is biased because we sell new mixers… However, if you are considering investing hundreds or even thousands of dollars in a used paint mixer, you owe it to yourself to invest a minute or two into reading this first. Used mixers are like used cars, the […]

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Upgrade your MatchRite, interest free for 24 months!

Get 0% Financing On Your MatchRite Purchase The MatchRite 0% financing offer is available for all stores that are purchasing a new MatchRite system or trading-in an old color matching system. The financing program is only valid on the following items: CPU upgrades, CAPSURE devices, and software purchases do not qualify for this program. However these […]

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What to Expect at a Trade Show

Attending a trade show can be a bit overwhelming. There are thousands of venders and each of them wants to grab your attention. As you make your way through the organized chaos, make sure you stop by the MatchRite Color Matching Systems and Fluid Management booth. Harper Inc. is the representative for both MatchRite and […]

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Capsure the Holidays

The Holiday Festivities are filled with family and friends. It is the time of year when people like to celebrate, eat, and to be crafty. The DIY projects have become more popular over the years, and people want to make their projects personal, but also original. For instance, you have a customer who wants to […]

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Paint lines changing, VOC’s are “OUT”. Automation is “IN”.

“The times they are a changing.”\r\n\r\nWith most paint companies looking hard at their colorant systems it may be time for you to do the same. Some paint manufacturers are moving their dealer base to fully automated solutions such as in the case of Benjamin Moore, Ace Hardware, California, Behr,  and Mythic.\r\n\r\nWhile others are now requiring […]

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Harper Inc. 2014 Trade Event Schedule

SPRING 2014 \r\nUnited Hardware Winter 2014\r\n1/10/2014 – 1/12/2014, Minneapolis, MN\r\n\r\nTrue Value Spring 2014 Market\r\n2/22/2014 – 2/24/2014, Atlanta, GA\r\n\r\nAce Hardware Spring 2014 Show\r\n2/24 /2014– 2/26/2014, Houston, TX\r\n\r\nOrgill Brothers 2014 Spring Market\r\n2/27/2014 – 3/1/2014, Orlando, FL\r\n\r\nDo It Best Spring 2014\r\n5/16/2014 – 5/19/2014, Indianapolis, IN\r\n\r\n \r\n FALL 2014 \r\nUnited Hardware Summer 2014\r\n6/13/2014 – 6/15/2014, Minneapolis, MN\r\n\r\nOrgill Brothers 2014 Fall […]

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Great deals on used MatchRite equipment!

\r\nThink again. \r\nThis post is an attempt at assisting independent paint and hardware store owners out there that may be considering purchasing a used spectro on eBay or used through any other online source. As a certified seller of X-Rite and MatchRite products, we often (too often) hear from people who have bought used MatchRite spectros and/or […]

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Test Your Manual Dispenser

Dispensers are precision equipment designed to dispense tiny amounts of concentrated colorant into your bases to create a nearly unlimited range of colors for your customers. Companies that make colorants work to ensure that their colorant strengths are the same from batch to batch. This ensures that you have a perfect reproduction of color regardless […]

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When Is It Wise to Use a SmartPhone for Color Matching?

\r\nBy Matthew Adby and Stefan Knechtle\r\n\r\nWith today’s smart phones, everyone has the ability to capture the colors of inspiration items wherever they find them — royal blue fabric on a sofa, luminous yellow of a flower petal, or even the rusty red on a manhole cover.\r\n\r\nBut interior designers and tech reviewers say that there is […]

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