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...

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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In our last article, we spoke about oversize printing for trade shows and conventions. If you've ever been to a trade show, convention or any event with a lot of signage, you've probably come across a foam core mounted sign of some kind. Foam core is lightweight, and easily cut material used for the mounting of photographic prints. It is made up of three layers. The inner layer is made of polyst...

Last week, we posted an article about oversize printing and drawings for architects and engineers. Today, we're going to talk about Oversize Printing of Posters and Banners for Marketing and Trade Shows. Below is an image of one of our favorite specialty oversize print jobs. It was printed for Scripps Ranch High School to put up in one of their locker rooms. This banner is a great example of how ...
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We recently wrote an article about Oversize Scanning that explained how it's done and why it's important. This time, we want to walk you through the opposite process of oversize printing. Here at Replica Printing, We also specialize in oversize drawings and reprographics. Whether it's Color Renderings, Color Line Drawings or  Black & White prints on mylar, we can do it all. This particular s...
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Many of our customers are unaware that we offer a service for Oversize Scanning. Living in a digital era, it is very important to have digital copies of any and all physical documents and images, including the larger ones. You may need to scan your oversize documents and images for a digital backup, to email the file to somebody or simply for organizational purposes. This article is going to illu...
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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...