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Maintaining a small business or trying to start one can be a serious challenge, considering that you have a limited budget and you may compete with many others in the same market. Due to this constant struggle to remain active, lower your costs and subsequently raise your profits, it is quite possible to try and remove some of your expenses. Many might believe that this is the right choice in orde...
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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...
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Considering this is a blog post, it is almost certain that you are reading this on a screen, but you probably did not realize that there is arguably a better and more effective way to comprehend all the information that will you are going to read in this post. Printing out and reading the article the old fashioned way, actually has a ton of benefits that most people do not realize and have simply ...

INTRODUCING OUR BOOKLETMAKER The Morgana BM 350   Take your marketing and training materials to a whole new level with the new features our booklet maker provides. Check out our video to see it in action!   [embed]https://youtu.be/imFwxaHOBNs[/embed]  NEW FEATURES INCLUDE:  Larger Capacity: Can now create booklets up to 140 pages (35 bo...
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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...
Paper weight is a description of the weight and thickness of paper used by printers to help differentiate between the different types.

Paper weight can be a confusing concept for some people to grasp. 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 th...