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3 printing emergencies and how we responded

By |July 23rd, 2019|

This blog might sound like bragging. We are. It’s also a white paper with 3 case studies identifying how the Copycat team responds to last minute, very important printing emergencies.

Case Study #1

A paralegal with a firm 6 hours away contacted us asking if we could print and mount seven 3’x5’ prints for a courtroom exhibit. The client’s files […]

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But seriously, why should you undervalue your time?

By |April 9th, 2019|

A recent newspaper headline read “Calculate ink costs before buying a printer.”
That’s the worst advice ever! Okay, we’re being dramatic; it’s not the worst advice ever but to a professional printer who has reasonable disdain for DIY printing jobs, it’s not great advice. We believe there are many other factors that should be calculated along […]

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The QBQ

By |February 12th, 2019|

A couple of months ago, a new restaurateur client approached us about having menus printed. Music to our ears! An unsolicited new client appears out of the blue and wants to do business with us! They sent us files, selected paper and were ready to sign the approval line on their proof when Cindy asked […]

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Learning Something New

By |May 31st, 2018|

AfterX number of years (X = 3plus decades) in the printing industry, you might start to think/feel that there’s not much new stuff left to learn about sales and marketing for your business. After all, you’ve attended gobs of sales seminars, reprographic industry association meetings, spent hours reading trade publications, had in-depth discussions with clients, […]

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How to herd kittens. Or run a small company. Is there a difference?

By |April 20th, 2017|

Okay, I’m kidding. There’s a big difference between herding kittens and running a small company. For starters, kittens can be cajoled with treats and kitty toys, so it’s pretty easy to grab their attention and subsequently herd them with relative ease.

The concept of running a small business, on the other hand, is very likely a […]

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Soft Tissue vs. Hard Tissue

By |November 10th, 2016|

Why is it that folks spend so much time bragging about the kind of equipment they’ve got? From the customer’s perspective, that’s a giant ‘who cares?’

Rarely, if ever, does someone come up to us and say, “Wow, you’ve got an Acme Diesel High Speed Digital Production Unit (made up name for illustration purposes)… I’ll bet […]

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Face to face versus hiding behind the screen

By |September 28th, 2016|

Try face to face shopping to get the best design

In the world of retail, shopping (and shipping) has never been easier. It’s so easy in fact that, as an example, you never have to step foot in a supermarket to buy and receive groceries. That’s great, but what if you receive the wrong grocery order? […]

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How Much Are Your Copies?

By |July 22nd, 2016|

When a simple answer isn’t sufficient.

Almost daily, a telephone caller will inquire, “How much are your copies?” This is one of the most difficult questions we receive and there’s no easy answer.

Why? Because everything we print is effectively a custom project.

We ask lots of questions to peel back the layers in order to provide accurate […]

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Printing In Color: When 50 Shades of Gray Won’t Do

By |July 22nd, 2016|

Very little in life is black & white or even shades of grey.
We see and do everything in full color.

In the design world – specifically architectural & engineering design – architects, engineers, landscape designers, interior designers and other disciplines design in color. Color is significant in their respective worlds. And yet, a large portion of […]

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