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In elementary school we are taught that Red, Yellow, and Blue are the primary colors, so then why do printers use CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black)? And why do TV’s and monitors use Red, Green, and Blue? The answer is actually pretty straight forward and easily explained with a few pictures. Additive vs. Subractive The first thing to understand about colors is the difference between bein...

At Replica Printing we provide our customers the opportunity for all components of finishing services, which includes lamination, binding, folding, and mounting. Picture this, you’ve just finished planning your print job. You know what you need printed and how much of it you need printed. You place your order with your local print company when you realize that you don’t want your finished produ...
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A couple weeks ago, we wrote an article about digital printing, what it is, and the benefits of it. One of the products that we are able to print here at Replica Printing is the production of short run publications. Simply put, a short run publication is a magazine that can be printed in quantities as low as just a single print. Digitally, we can print a publication up to 64 pages, front and back...
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If you are a print customer, you have probably heard the terms "Points" or "Pounds" in reference to the thickness of the paper types you have to choose from. For example, a 16 point gloss cover stock, or 20 pound bond. What exactly does this mean, though? How is this measured? Before we start, this post will only be discussing the measurements of paper thickness, we will get into the types of pa...

You may have heard the term "digital printing" while researching companies for printing. Many people, however, aren't quite sure what digital printing means. We will break it down for you so that you have a better understanding about the benefits that digital print offers as well as the differences between digital print and offset print (also referred to as analog or lithographic print). To get ...
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A lot of times you will see "Next Day" and "Same Day" printing advertised at various print shops or especially online print companies. However, most of the time this doesn't necessarily mean you will have your final printed product(s) in hand the next day. Here at Replica Printing, it does mean exactly that. You will have the final product(s) in your hand the next day or the same day if that is ...

You may have heard that printing is "bad for the environment" and that it "kills trees" or that printing "isn't green". All of the above are common misconceptions about print and this article will take you through why that is and what the contrary is. The first common misconception about print is that "printing paper kills trees". The primary raw material for paper is trees, which are a renewab...
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Most of us have business cards. We hand them to people and have them handed to us all the time. We use them to market ourselves and to offer people an easy way to know how to contact us at any time. They are vital in the process of creating your personal brand. One thing you may not have put much thought into is how that card was made. What is the process involved in the production of a set of bu...

Let's be realistic, not all of us are graphic designers. There are many great blog posts online about preparing your digital file for print, but after reading those, you might be asking:  What if I'm not a graphic designer? What if I don't know anything about this software? This can be very overwhelming and complicated when it really doesn't need to be. We, at Replica Printing, are here to help m...
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So your company identity is branded using the color blue. Blue is very important to you, as it should be. So imagine the frustration when you have your marketing materials delivered, only to find out that your blues are now purple! You may be seeing something like this, for example: This is what we like to refer to as having The Printing Blues. The good news is, Replica Printing Services is h...