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Repro’s Textured Wall Mural Technology Used For Cleveland International Film Festival

It’s a Wrap! Repros Sponsors the 2021 Cleveland International Film Festival with a Wall Mural Donation

It’s show time at CIFF and Repros’ rough wall graphic wrap is spreading the word to the surrounding neighborhood and passing traffic. Repros has been a major sponsor of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) for over a decade. Each year, their sponsorship includes installing a textured wall mural wrap on the CIFF headquarters on Market Street in downtown Cleveland. The brilliant graphics of this exterior wall mural installation mirrors the excitement going on inside the building, creating a billboard for the 2021 event.

Custom branded wall graphics and murals can enhance underused spaces including rough surface exterior building walls — even brick surfaces! Textured wall murals look great and promote your business at the same time.

According to a study conducted by the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OOHA), “For each dollar spent on out of home (OOH) advertising, an average of $5.97 is generated in product sales.” The OOH ROI and Optimization in the Media Mixing report analyzed 100 US media campaigns, 25 of which used OOH.

Debby Samples, CIFF Marketing & Media Director commented,
“The quality and creativity of work from the team at Repros have always been their strongest assets. We know when we provide artwork to be placed, it will be done so in a unique way that allows it to stand out in the environment.”

She added, “Most recently, the CIFF45 Streams campaign artwork placed on their building, provided us with more than 11,000 impressions across our social media platforms. Our audience was absolutely thrilled to see it.”

One product that Repros uses for textured wall murals is Arlon DPF 6700 Premium Cast Wall Wrap Film, a 2-mil cast highly conformable film with aggressive permanent adhesive. The film is specially formulated to conform to highly textured masonry surfaces such as brick, stucco, and concrete.

Repros also recommends DPF 8200 High Tack for textured wall applications. This product is the ultimate premium film for textured surfaces and installations on demanding surfaces. According to Arlon, “DPF 8200 durable film combined with a low shrink, high tack adhesive formula allows for greater dimensional stability – making it easier to apply.” This product produces brilliant graphics with reduced converting time and fast printing.

For more information on textured wall murals, go to www.EpicSignsCleveland.com or contact John Grigoli at (440) 799-8235 or email john@EpicSignsCleveland.com.

For information on the Cleveland International Film Festival schedule and ticketing, go to www.clevelandfilm.org. Tickets can be purchased from a film’s description page or from the Schedule page.

According to the Cleveland International Film Festival, they present the newest and best films from around the world, and they do everything in their power to make sure that their audience learns something along the way — about other cultures, about the topic at hand, about the experience from the filmmakers themselves.

  • For CIFF members, CIFF45 Streams tickets are on sale from 11:00 AM ET on Monday, March 22, 2021-11:00 PM ET on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Tickets are $8 per ticket for regular CIFF45 Streams films and shorts program. Tickets are $20 per ticket for Opening Night
  • For the general public, CIFF45 Streams tickets are sale from 11:00 AM ET on Friday, March 26, 2021- 11:00 PM ET on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Tickets are $10 per ticket for regular CIFF45 Streams films and shorts programs. Tickets are $25 per ticket for Opening Night.
By |2021-03-25T14:16:33-04:00March 25th, 2021|News, Repros Decal, Repros Grafix, Repros Inc.|Comments Off on Repro’s Textured Wall Mural Technology Used For Cleveland International Film Festival

Professional Installation Is Key To A Successful Vehicle Wrap

Think you can apply your own vehicle graphics? You may want to think again. High quality car wraps require experience, precision and an installation environment specifically designed for that purpose.

To get the process started, Repros uses the latest printing technology and high quality vehicle wrap materials to produce your fleet graphics. And, while design and printing are important factors of the vehicle wrap process, at the end of the day, the appearance and durability of your wrap will depend upon the precision of the application process. It is important to have a clean and climate-controlled space to apply vehicle wrap graphics.

A clean shop will help avoid debris contaminating a wrap and prevent larger particles from creating tears in the film. According to the installation experts at 3M, “The temperature of the environment should be between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for installation. When it’s too hot, vinyl wrap becomes sticky and stretchy. In the cold, a vinyl wrap becomes brittle and hard to stretch.” Repros’ vehicle wrap installation facility is spacious and well-lit, with A/C for summer installations. The building fits a 53’ semi-trailer through a 14’ door.

“Our centrally located installation center provides an industry-leading facility for high-quality installs,” explained Lou LaGuardia of Repros, Inc. “It also reduces the cost of smaller installs by allowing us to move from one job to another, wrapping multiple vehicles at one time.”

Our vehicle wrap install facility is conveniently located at 455 Ken Mar Industrial Parkway in Broadview Heights, Ohio, near the I77 interchange. Just leave your vehicle in front of our garage or in back of the building. Make sure you drop off your keys by the slot located near the door and our experienced wrap professionals take care of the rest.

Contact us to learn more about this cost-effective way to market your business or schedule a time to tour our vehicle wrap installation facility at www.ReprosInc.com or email Evan at evan.laguardia@ReprosInc.com or 330-225-9840.

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By |2021-02-17T14:49:36-05:00February 18th, 2021|Repros Decal, Repros Grafix, Repros Inc., Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing The Right Vehicle Color For Your Brand

Choose a vehicle color that makes your branded wrap pop!

The impact of Covid-19 has forced many of us to stay at home and rely on deliveries for meals, groceries and other products. We have seen a sharp increase in delivery vans and trucks on the road as a result. While there are so many ways that the pandemic has had a negative impact on businesses, a positive outcome is the opportunity to market your business while your fleet is out on the road. Businesses that wrap their vehicles with their logos are not only delivering their product, but they also have the opportunity to deliver their brand messaging at the same time.

According to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA):

“Vehicle wraps offer the lowest cost-per-impression of any form of advertising. Depending on city and population size, a single vehicle wrap can generate between 30,000 and 70,000 daily impressions.”

That’s a lot of potential new customers!

Concerned about cost? One way to make the process cost-effective is to purchase a vehicle that compliments your logo and branding. The base color of your vehicle becomes part of the design, minimizing the size of the wrap and therefore cutting down on the cost of the installation.

Timothy Moneypenny, founder and CEO of Diligent Electronic Security Systems, wanted his company vehicle to stand out and chose to buy a vehicle with a base color that allows his logo to pop. Moneypenny remarked,

It turned out even better than I expected. The pictures tell the story. Carlos and his team did a great job. I can’t wait until I purchase my next van!

Repros can produce fleet graphics for any size truck and any size fleet that is durable and affordable. Our experienced team of sales and installation experts can help you get your vehicle wrapped and back on the road with professional services that meet the needs of your business and your budget. We use quality 3M and Accucut products, with a 3M performance guarantee for long-term campaigns. Short-term transit vinyl, window perf and cut vinyl are also available.

A well maintained delivery vehicle with a professionally wrapped exterior sends the message that you care about quality. It also becomes a powerful marketing tool to build awareness for  your business in these troubled times and beyond.

For more information, visit our website at www.ReprosInc.com or contact us at info@ReprosInc.com or 800-666-3364.

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By |2021-02-17T13:51:13-05:00February 12th, 2021|Repros Decal, Repros Grafix, Repros Inc., Uncategorized|0 Comments

Use Rigid Signage with Fence Stakes for Increased Visibility and Durability

Are you looking to create brand awareness at your customer location, but need more than a simple yard sign for maximum exposure? Do makeshift banner solutions leave you with torn and sagging messaging? Simple yard signs may not provide enough visibility and old banner solutions don’t always stand up to the test of time and extreme weather conditions. In some applications, banners are being replaced by rigid signage with fence stakes as an effective and  durable alternative.

For years, many companies have purchased sign stakes at the hardware store and strung a banner between the posts. Over time, the wind will turn a banner into a sail and pull the stakes inward, causing the banner to sag. We have a solution using fluted plastic; borrowed from the construction of political signs.

Fluted plastic is rigid and holds its shape. It also comes in various thicknesses that helps the graphic to stay firm and readable over longer periods of time. And, you can laminate the print to make it glossy, scratch resistant, with added UV protection.

Typical applications for rigid signage include help wanted, sales, open house, and other event signs where you want to call specific attention to your business.

Get more information on rigid signage with fence stakes! Give us a call at 800-666-3364

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By |2021-01-29T11:22:42-05:00January 29th, 2021|Repros Inc., Repros Signs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cold Weather Frames

Winter weather has arrived! It’s time for cold weather frames.

Are you frustrated with basic yard sign frames that won’t go in the frozen ground for your winter open house? Does your “Home for Sale” signage bend and break in the cold weather months? Shure Signs, powered by Repros, has a variety of solutions that will save you time, money, and yes … frustration.

Heavy-duty step stakes are more durable than a basic stake. The addition of 1/4” gage galvanized wire base pierces the cold ground much easier and holds rigid while stepping your sign into the ground.

Fold over step frames are the deluxe solution for professional looking yard signage. These high-quality step frames are made with 3/8” round metal rod stands with a convenient handle that is powder coated black. This stake is so solid, it can pierce hard or frozen ground where other frames cannot.

Tent frames offer a professional look and the flexibility to display on a sidewalk, lawn, or any flat surface. Constructed from 3/8” round rod stock, it folds flat for easy transport and storage. The gloss laminated panel is positioned to swing freely and draw additional attention to your home.

High-quality yard signs are an extension of your brand statement to the community. Don’t let cold weather and hard ground prevent you from making a professional appearance. Shure Signs, powered by Repros, has been serving the residential real estate sign industry in Northeast Ohio for over 25 years. If your firm is looking reliable signage solutions, contact us to become involved in our stock sign program.

For more information, contact Evan LaGuardia at Evan.LaGuardia@ReprosInc.com or 330-225-9840.

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By |2021-01-13T16:23:55-05:00January 13th, 2021|Repros Signs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Find the Right Vehicle Wrap Installer

Do you have a fleet of vehicles that spend a lot of time on the road? Deliver your branding message when you deliver your product. According to the American Trucking Association, the average delivery truck makes 16 million visual impressions in a single year!  By applying your company identity and message to your fleet of vehicles, you are creating awareness every time your trucks hit the streets.  This adds up to a cost-effective way to advertise your business. But beware! Wrapping a vehicle is a process that requires precision and experience, and one mistake can ruin the entire installation. Repros has experienced installers, a designated space for vehicle wrap installation, and uses high quality products and installation equipment that will put you on the road to greater visibility and success.

ExperienceThe advantage of an experienced vehicle wrap installer significantly outweighs discounted prices offered by a less-experienced company. Our installers have extensive experience restyling a wide range of vehicles including, trucks, trailers, vans and autos.

EnvironmentThe facility where an installation takes place must be clean and climate-controlled. A clean shop will help avoid debris contaminating a wrap and prevent larger particles from creating tears in the film. According to the installation experts at 3M, the temperature of the environment should be between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for installation. When it’s too hot, vinyl wrap becomes sticky and stretchy. In the cold, vinyl wrap becomes brittle and hard to stretch. Repros’ vehicle wrap installation space is clean and well-lit, with A/C for summer installations. The facility fits a 53’ semi-trailer through a 14’ door. We are also able to work on multiple vehicles at the same time.

Equipment and materialsRepros produces vehicle wrap graphics for any size truck and any size fleet. Affordable and durable, we use quality Avery, Arlon and 3M products. Short-term transit vinyl, window perf and cut vinyl are also available.

More than a mobile billboard – When your vehicle is at your customer’s location delivering your products and services, it tells prospective customers that their neighbor trusts you.  And, when it’s back at your shop, it provides additional, large signage for vehicles passing by.

Let us turn your vehicle into a moving billboard with vehicle and fleet graphics from Repros Color. 

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By |2021-01-13T15:50:03-05:00January 13th, 2021|Repros Decal, Repros Grafix, Repros Inc., Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scanning, CAD Conversion, and Plan Room

Repros offers additional value-added services like Scanning, CAD Conversion and Blueprint Plan Room for AEC Document Management.

Is your company spending valuable resources on outdated document management systems? As your business grows, so do the stacks of boxes filled with blueprints, specs and plans. Over time, blueprint storage can expand to take up valuable office space and increase the risk of loss or damage of valuable information. Epic now provides scanning, CAD conversion and project management services to the AEC industry that will save time, space, and money.

Archival Scanning

Archival scanning of AEC documents will save storage space and salvage aging documents by converting them to digital files. Blueprint scanning can also help businesses of all sizes reduce overhead and streamline their processes. Document scanning provides a number of benefits to businesses, including managing records easily, making images centrally available and, eliminating need for file cabinets. We consult with companies to develop a plan to scan existing paper drawings with a naming convention for easy retrieval.

CAD Conversion

Repros also offers efficient processes for the CAD conversion of AEC documents. Convert architectural and engineering drawings and other documents that are to scale, dimensionally accurate, and layered to your specifications. We service CAD conversion for a wide variety of applications and can re-draft entire drawings or provide clean-base only drafting.

Blueprint Plan Room

Get a customized Plan Room for your business, fully managed with your branding. Track activity, view plan holders and send and manage bid invites via email and fax. Select recipients based on trade, group, location, and more. Epic powered by ReprosBlu offers real-time reporting with recipient activity and bid responses.

Have jobs to manage? Experience cloud power for your projects available anytime and anywhere with fast, scalable infrastructure. No job is too big or too small. Simply upload your documents.

Contact us at 800-666-3364 or email info@ReprosInc.com for more information!

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By |2021-01-04T16:44:20-05:00January 4th, 2021|Repros Blu, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Repros Offers Blueprint Services At All Three Locations

Repros still offer blueprinting the reprographic needs of the architecture, engineering and construction industry (AEC). Building on Repros’ extensive experience of over 30 years providing professional document reproduction, copying, scanning and printing to large format printing equipment sales and service.

AEC Printing

Need an affordable source for printing blueprints and spec books with fast and convenient delivery? Epic is now able to copy, scan and print blueprints and spec books in A,B,C,D, and E sizes with black  & white and color options. We also offer despeckling, deskewing, and cropping functionality. Our services include easy online file upload with the flexibility to manage documents from your office to our online portal at: neoplanroom.com. There is no charge for binding, file check, staples, or half size.

Architectual Printing

Blueprint Scanning

Blueprints and engineering drawings hold important, proprietary information; as well as notes and mark-ups used during production and building. Company libraries are typically rooms filled with flat file drawers or boxes of rolled drawings. In many instances, there is one person who can find all the documents. What happens when that key person leaves or retires? Best practices dictate that digitizing drawings will protect your investment, free up valuable office space and allow file sharing across the company network. We can consult with you to develop a plan to scan old drawings with a naming convention for easier retrieval.

Blueprint Printing

Blueprint Reprographic Equipment Sales and Service

Has your business grown to the point that you are considering investing in your own large format equipment? Our experienced sales team can find the large format printing and scanning solutions that are the right fit for your applications. Epic, powered by ReprosBlu, is an authorized dealer of Ricoh, Epson, and Canon. Our service technicians are OEM trained and certified; each with over 25 years of experience.

Wide Format Printing

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By |2021-01-04T16:26:42-05:00January 4th, 2021|Repros Blu, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Your ADA Signage Accessible? Why It Matters.

Making your building accessible to people with disabilities using ADA compliant signage is the right thing to do, and it’s the law.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities including their access to all places that are open to the public. A wide variety of ADA compliant signage is required to adhere to the ADA standards. Non-compliance to the rules set forth in the ADA can result in costly legal ramifications for the property or business owner. Epic Signs not only understands the federal laws, but also follows state and local codes that supplement the ADA and offers economical solutions to your ADA challenges.

ADA signage is required to present the same information to all people regardless of their physical abilities. ADA signs are specially designed to be posted in public buildings to accommodate individuals with disabilities so they can comfortably navigate what might otherwise be barriers to accessibility. There are several important questions to help you identify the signs your business will need to comply with
ADA signage regulations.

First, making your location accessible, you must consider ADA parking and egress signage.

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Also, designated safe location entrances and exits must have the appropriate ADA compliant signs in the case of an emergency. This will ensure the protection of individuals who may need special accommodations, such as people in wheelchairs or the sight impaired.

According to the laws that govern ADA compliance, signs that identify a room or public space, such as restrooms, have strict requirements for size, placement, color, finish, braille features, symbols, font, letter spacing, and capitalization.

We can custom design an ADA compliant signage checklist to ensure the compliance of your building. At the core of our offering is our standard substrates that integrate printing with tactile lettering and braille.

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In order to avoid costly mistakes for non-compliance and for more information, contact our ADA design professionals at Epic Signs & Graphics to discuss your ADA signage needs or to schedule a consultation.

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By |2020-12-17T12:25:40-05:00December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Antimicrobial Decals Add Safety To Your Space During COVID-19 Pandemic

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, surface cleaning of high-touch areas was not high on the list of concerns for most businesses. Today, it’s one of the foremost operational priorities. When you start analyzing the numerous surfaces that employees, customers and visitors touch each day, the task of keeping the workplace clean becomes overwhelming. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the impact contagious illnesses not only have on the spread of disease, but also the impact on the cost of doing business including costs associated with the number of employee sick days. Finding the appropriate graphics, signs, decals and stickers to convey safety messaging during COVID is a key component to keeping your business environment safe and your workforce healthy and productive, and will also provide visible reassurance to employees, customers and visitors.

Antimicrobial Laminates

There are a wide range of considerations when developing environmental safety measures in the workplace, such as identifying high-touch surfaces, the selection of proper cleaning agents, ensuring the use of masks in interior spaces, and complying with the recommended CDC guidelines. Another highly effective tool to add to your disease-control protocol is the use of antimicrobial COVID decals on high touch surfaces. It won’t eliminate the need for regular cleanings, but is proven to be effective in suppressing the growth of bacteria and fungi on the laminate surfaces.

Hospitals know this and have been using antimicrobial products for years. The medical community requires wall coverings, fabrics, and other surfaces to contain antimicrobial properties to reduce exposure to bacteria and fungi. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its updated (Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States) indicating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the US each year.

Posters, decals or window graphics

Repros has launched a new product line designed to apply special, antimicrobial layers to informative, COVID-19 decals to make common surfaces safer, reducing touch points to definable areas for easier, more frequent cleaning. Antimicrobial decals can be applied to push open doors, order counters, credit card machine areas, door handles, and many other common touch points.

Covid Decals R2

The (PermaGard Shield*) over-laminating film PGS128 is a high-performance pressure sensitive adhesive over laminating film engineered to inhibit growth of microbes and protect against abrasion, moisture and fading. PermaGard Shield consists of a 3.2 mil Matte clear vinyl film coated on one side with a clear pressure sensitive permanent adhesive and 1.2 mil clear PET liner.

Shield signage decals have been tested and is durable for 180 washes using window cleaner, disinfectant and bleach disinfectant. Antimicrobial decals have been tested against (CDC cleaning guidelines) and effectively reduced contaminants. The durability is 2 years outdoors. Remember to read directions on your cleaning agent to ensure that you are using the proper solution to kill viruses on these surfaces.

An antimicrobial solution, when combined with social distancing decals, mask order stickers and CDC educational prints are best practices for a safer environment. Click here for our COVID-19 order sheet or call today to discuss solutions using antimicrobial decals. Custom messaging and art is available.

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By |2020-12-17T12:13:55-05:00December 17th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments
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