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This month's employee spotlight, Stephanie, comes all the way from Gilbert, South Carolina! Stephanie is our newest sassy, southern addition to our production team. As a part of our production team, Stephanie completes the finishing work for all print projects, such as binding, cutting, and drilling.  When she's not in the production room with us, she enjoys spending time with her wife & dog, ...
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Have you ever noticed the labels with the little trees and acronyms on the wood or paper products you buy? Probably not, unless you are looking for them.  These labels are helpful for environmentally conscious consumers to understand where their products are coming from. That can take some research on their part, but we are here to help.  On most forest products, like lumber or paper, there ...
steps towards sustainability.

A common myth about the printing industry is that it is not sustainable. We’re here to bust that myth. According to Two Sides North America, in the United States, 39% of the fiber used to make paper comes from recycled materials. The other 61% comes from sustainably managed forests, which are held to strict standards by certifying agencies such as the Forrest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustaina...
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Here at Replica, we believe our most valuable assets are not the machines we use for printing, but rather our hard-working employees who operate them. After all, without our awesome team, our printers are just expensive hunks of plastic! Everyone here on Team Replica helps to ensure your print projects are the best quality and they go above and beyond to exceed expectations. To show our appreciati...
training materials, quick reference job aids, synthetic paper stock

It looks like paper, and it feels like paper, but in fact, it is not paper.  Synthetic paper is a material usually produced from resin and in some cases plastics. Although it has a similar look and feel, synthetic paper has several distinct advantages over traditional paper stocks.  Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider using synthetic paper for your next print project: 1. No Need to...
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One of the most common problems we encounter as a printer is customers submitting low-quality files and images that we cannot print. By understanding the basics of print resolution, you can avoid unnecessary headaches and ensure your job is done on time and looks great. In this blog post, we are going to walk you through the basics of print resolution and address the most common mistakes peo...
A local printer offers convenience, quality, and customization. An online printer could never.

Local Printer vs. Online When comparing apples to apples, the quality, service, and know-how of the local printer win every time, but comparing an online printer to a local commercial print shop is more like comparing apples to oranges. The two could not be more different. When using an online printer, you sacrifice consistent quality and customizability for price. However, when using a local...
Direct Mail Featured photo

What is Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)?       Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) is an affordable targeted advertising technique that lets you map your marketing mail audience by age, income, or household size. This service, through USPS, allows companies to easily and inexpensively send a marketing message to entire neighborhoods or geographic areas. Studies have shown that 76% of consumers trust dire...
With augmented reality and print the possibilities are nearly endless.

Augmented reality is a developing new technology, and with a wide range of uses, AR is looking to become the next biggest thing. Already, AR is in the hands of consumers. Games like PokemonGo and AR Stack have brought augmented reality into the mainstream, and companies like IKEA have taken advantage of the technology to allow customers to virtually test their furniture before they make a purch...
Design software can be confusing. Do not let all the numbers and colors throw you off.

Choosing a color scheme for any logo, flyer, poster, pamphlet or brochure can be difficult, especially if you have no experience in graphic design. However, if you have the right knowledge and know how to use the tools available to you, finding the perfect eye-catching color palette will become much easier. In this post, we will introduce the basics of color theory and share our best tips for c...