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This month we have a unique new addition to our Replica team. Replica owner, Ryan Stevens, recently adopted a new family member who has become our new C.C.O. (Chief Cuddle Officer)! Soni has jumped right into her role here at Replica and has quickly become everyone's favorite coworker. Ryan adopted Soni from Baja Animal Sanctuary, an incredible non-profit organization we have worked with on numero...
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It’s no secret that many of us have become quite attached, and some even borderline addicted to our mobile devices and electronics. According to a recent study, on average, adults spend about 11 hours a day staring at some screen, whether that be a computer, phone, tablet, TV, or another type of electronic device. [1] For office workers, some of that is unavoidable, but extra recreational screen t...
Longer 5 Reasons to Love Print

In this current digital age, printed materials might sound as outdated as a rotary phone, but here at Replica, we know that couldn’t be more false. There’s no doubt that digital marketing is effective, and it’s also easy to measure and analyze. Despite those attractive aspects, the sheer volume of competition you’re up against every second of every day is extraordinary, and engagement is tough to ...
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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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So, you've finally finished that report or book but can't say "hurrah!" yet because you're worried about the binding services? Well, while there are things to worry about, like how to hold together the pages, how to cover the book and how to decorate and label the cover, thanks to modern machines, you don't have to worry so much. Bookbinding is no longer the lengthy and complicated process it...
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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...
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...