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Over the last 15 years as Capital City Reprographics has evolved from a blue printer serving the construction trades to a color small and wide format digital printer, the staff here has had the opportunity to work with all sorts of artists.
Our artists run the spectrum from those that think of themselves as amateurs to those who are working full time and consider themselves as professionals.
We've been able to help them scan their original works and reproduce them digitally in all sorts of sizes and on all types of media.
Small format reproductions like note and greeting cards and different types of calendars.
And from large format Giclee prints on watercolor paper, canvas and bond to our recently added acrylic, metal and textured substrate prints.
It's been fun to help our artists try new things and see them succeed in maximizing the value of their original works. To further support and showcase our artist’s clients, we thought we could help by creating an area of our web site just for them. That lead to the creation of the “our Artist” area of capcityrepro.com. We have web pages that showcase some of our artist's work, include a small biography as well as links to their own websites, galleries or events where their work can be found.
This is not something that we charge for. Cap City Repro’s staff does it because we enjoy seeing our artists and their work get as much exposure as possible.
So take a look! If you are one of our artists and were not aware that we offered this service, please let us know we will work with you to gather the content we need to showcase you on “Our Artists” page!
A businesses customers tend to view that business through the lens of the one service they use. Our blue print customers think of us for technical printing and not for fine art Giclée prints on canvas and water color paper. Conversely our Artist and other business customers probably don't realize we have been supporting Architects, Engineers and Contractors for over 75 years!
Here's a list of 25 products and services Cap City Repro provides that might surprise you:
1. ADA Compliant Signage
2. Aluminum Signs
3. Art Supplies
4. Banner Stands
5. Construction Site Signs
6. Corporate Branding and Design Services
7. Dry Erase Boards
8. Flex Feather Flags
9. Floor Graphics
10. Labels, Decals and Point of Purchase Products
11. Magnetic Signs
12. Mesh Fence Banners
13. Paper Supplies
14. Canon and HP Wide Format Printers & Plotters
15. Prints on Metal, Acrylic, Wood and Textured Media
16. Step and Repeat Logo Banners
17. Table Throws
18. Trade-show Displays
19. Vehicle Graphics
20. Vinyl Window Lettering
21. Custom Wallpaper
22. Wayfinding Sign Systems
23. Web Design and Development
24. Window Graphics
25. Yard Signs
Just ask us and you will be surprised at what else Capital City Reprographics can do to support you!
What is a Giclée print and how can you use it?
Giclée is a term on current common usage in the print industry to describe a high quality fine art reproduction of either a physical original or a computer generated work of art. It can be printed on a number of different media types like coated papers, water color papers with texture or even canvas. These prints can be mounted, stretched and framed. Some artist will sign and number their prints. Others will enhance their Giclée with paint or other media creating an original work based on the print.
Giclée printing is not reserved for just fine artists. In this age when it seems everyone has a high resolution camera in their pocket or purse, you can use this printing technique to produce your own works of art from your favorite images. You can crop, color correct or add a filter to that image and have it printed any size easily up to 5 feet wide!
History of the term Giclée
Jack Duganne, a print maker working on the west coast is credited with coming up with the term Giclée. He was said to have been looking for a way to describe high quality inkjet prints without the poor quality connotation that 4 color inkjet printing implied. He settled on the term Giclée. A simple translation means a splash or spurt of liquid. Thus, a term for high quality digital reproductions was born!
If you have any questions about turning your photo or artwork into Giclée prints on paper or canvas please contact us at (517) 482-5431 or email us by using the LEARN MORE link.
We all know that incredible feeling of elation we get when we give Mom the perfect gift. Capital City Reprographics offers the ultimate in the gift giving experience with our hand stretched Giclée prints on canvas. We can use your favorite digital picture, or our team of expert graphic artists are able to scan and reproduce her favorite conventional photos as well!
Here are three great canvas print gift ideas to wow Mom with on Mother's Day:
1. Single Canvas Print - The best means to create as well as transform a favorite photo into a striking piece of art for display is to make a canvas print from digital pictures. Display Mom's favorite photo on a stunning custom canvas print.
2. Multi Canvas Print - The key to selecting photos for a Multi Canvas gallery wall is to show consistency in theme. The collections will look cohesive, not cluttered. Try using photos where the backgrounds feature similar color palettes. Add depth to Mom's walls with a split-style gallery of memorial photo canvases.
3. Canvas Collage - Bring all of Mom's favorite photos together for a distinctive arrangement in a Canvas Collage. Try combining photos of loved ones celebrating birthdays, enjoying vacations or relishing occasions both big and small. Turn those precious memories into wall art Mom can enjoy from the comfort of her home everyday!
For museum-quality digital photo printing on canvas at great prices contact Capital City Reprographics. It is our passion to help bring your photos to life as canvas wall art. Let us help you make a gift for Mom that she will cherish for years to come!
As numbers regarding on-the-job accidents drop, construction site safety signs continue to be an effective way in promoting workplace safety.
Last month Crystal Chen of Capital News Source reported a decrease of workplace deaths in Michigan. "According to MIOSHA workplace deaths declined last year from 43 to 38 in the state... many in the construction industry." Safety standards have improved greatly over the years. Much of this improvement coming from greater regulation of construction sites, increased site inspections, increased use of personal protective equipment and not surprisingly, improved use of safety signs.
Construction companies are required to warn the workers and visitors about the threats in their work area. Proper signs in the construction site can help inform the workers of the dangers. One of the most basic tools of safety are construction hazard signs. Images of the hazard should be the part of construction signs as they can be helpful to the people who do not read well or do not speak english.
The best and most concise way of relaying information is through multi-message site safety signs at the point of entry to the site. Some construction companies also repeat the use of this sign around the perimeter of the site and within it. These play a vital role in reducing the number of injuries and fatalities from construction accidents.
Capital City Reprographics offers signs specifically designed to suit construction sites. We value the importance of workers' safety. This is why we are committed to designing construction signs in compliance with MIOSHA safety standards. We engage our clients to meet their expectations and provide suggestions for improvement.