Use Our Artists Web Page to Promote Your Art and You!

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.

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Small format reproductions like note and greeting cards and different types of calendars.

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And from large format Giclee prints on watercolor paper, canvas and bond to our recently added acrylic, metal and textured substrate prints.

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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!

25 Products and Services Cap City Repro Provides That Might Surprise You

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

 At Cap City Repro, we provide ADA-compliant signs that have been produced specially for your company based on your design ideas and choices. Let us help you design ADA, braille, and tactile (raised image) signs, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that are necessitated by law to be placed in specific locations throughout your buildings.

At Cap City Repro, we provide ADA-compliant signs that have been produced specially for your company based on your design ideas and choices. Let us help you design ADA, braille, and tactile (raised image) signs, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that are necessitated by law to be placed in specific locations throughout your buildings.

2. Aluminum Signs

 Excellent for indoor and outdoor use, aluminum signs are durable, stylish and affordable. An aluminum sign is lightweight, making it easy to mount or hang. Aluminum is resistant to harsh weather (heat, humidity and snow) and naturally rust-proof, water-proof and chemically resistant.

Excellent for indoor and outdoor use, aluminum signs are durable, stylish and affordable. An aluminum sign is lightweight, making it easy to mount or hang. Aluminum is resistant to harsh weather (heat, humidity and snow) and naturally rust-proof, water-proof and chemically resistant.

3. Art Supplies

 We serve today's and tomorrow's needs for graphic arts, drafting and fine arts products. Cap City Repro is a retail distributor of Silver Lead and Alvin drafting supplies and drawing equipment, fine art materials, hobby and craft supplies, office and stationary products , and drawing room and studio furniture.

We serve today's and tomorrow's needs for graphic arts, drafting and fine arts products. Cap City Repro is a retail distributor of Silver Lead and Alvin drafting supplies and drawing equipment, fine art materials, hobby and craft supplies, office and stationary products , and drawing room and studio furniture.

4. Banner Stands

 Get your message out there with affordable, eye-catching banner stands from Cap City Repro! Whether for a critical trade show, a busy promotional event, or any other advertising venue, here's where you'll find the perfect banner stands that get your message seen and remembered! 

Get your message out there with affordable, eye-catching banner stands from Cap City Repro! Whether for a critical trade show, a busy promotional event, or any other advertising venue, here's where you'll find the perfect banner stands that get your message seen and remembered! 

5. Construction Site Signs

 Keep workers, passersby and traffic in and around your construction zone safe at all times. Create an accident-free work zone with construction site signs.

Keep workers, passersby and traffic in and around your construction zone safe at all times. Create an accident-free work zone with construction site signs.

6. Corporate Branding and Design Services

 Let Cap City Repro's Design Team work on promoting your brand image.

Let Cap City Repro's Design Team work on promoting your brand image.

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.
— Simon Mainwaring

7. Dry Erase Boards

 Our custom printed dry erase boards, magnetics and panels all have a very smooth, clean dry erase writing surface that won't ghost and erases great every time. We can print full color images or in black and white.

Our custom printed dry erase boards, magnetics and panels all have a very smooth, clean dry erase writing surface that won't ghost and erases great every time. We can print full color images or in black and white.

8. Flex Feather Flags

 Flex Flags feature a full fiber pole and wind-resistant flag offered in several shapes. For indoor or outdoor use, the flexible design allows the graphic to rotate in the wind. Flex Flags come in your choice of single or double-sided and is offered in four shapes - Feather, Straight, Teardrop and Edge. 

Flex Flags feature a full fiber pole and wind-resistant flag offered in several shapes. For indoor or outdoor use, the flexible design allows the graphic to rotate in the wind. Flex Flags come in your choice of single or double-sided and is offered in four shapes - Feather, Straight, Teardrop and Edge. 

9. Floor Graphics

 Cap City Repro offers top quality, durable and removable custom floor graphics for any type of flooring surface.

Cap City Repro offers top quality, durable and removable custom floor graphics for any type of flooring surface.

10. Labels, Decals and Point of Purchase Products

 Labels range from a simple lapel label to a 4-color process laminated label. We produce Decals for a variety of industries and multitudes of applications! With our selection of materials, print methods and adhesives, we can find a solution for your needs. Our products can be used for point of purchase applications, political campaigns, special events and a variety of other functions.

Labels range from a simple lapel label to a 4-color process laminated label. We produce Decals for a variety of industries and multitudes of applications! With our selection of materials, print methods and adhesives, we can find a solution for your needs. Our products can be used for point of purchase applications, political campaigns, special events and a variety of other functions.

11. Magnetic Signs

 Magnetic Signs are the perfect way to advertise your business and easily make a big impression. Our magnetic signs are printed with latex inks for outstanding quality and are easy to apply, remove, and reposition.

Magnetic Signs are the perfect way to advertise your business and easily make a big impression. Our magnetic signs are printed with latex inks for outstanding quality and are easy to apply, remove, and reposition.

12. Mesh Fence Banners

 Mesh Banners are digitally printed in full color. Mesh is an outdoor banner material that is used in high wind locations instead of wind slits. Great for fence applications!

Mesh Banners are digitally printed in full color. Mesh is an outdoor banner material that is used in high wind locations instead of wind slits. Great for fence applications!

13. Paper Supplies

 Cap City Repro is a Reprographic Services Association authorized paper supplier. We stock and supply a wide range of papers that are suitable for many commercial and consumer purposes. 

Cap City Repro is a Reprographic Services Association authorized paper supplier. We stock and supply a wide range of papers that are suitable for many commercial and consumer purposes. 

14. Canon and HP Wide Format Printers & Plotters

 We carry HP and Canon wide format printers and plotters for CAD and graphics. They are reliable, economic and easy to use. Many models are internet enabled, allowing you to send files to print from almost any device, desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

We carry HP and Canon wide format printers and plotters for CAD and graphics. They are reliable, economic and easy to use. Many models are internet enabled, allowing you to send files to print from almost any device, desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

15. Prints on Metal, Acrylic, Wood and Textured Media

 Immortalize your favorite photo or fine art piece on Acrylic, Wood, PVC, Aluminum or Stretched Canvas. 

Immortalize your favorite photo or fine art piece on Acrylic, Wood, PVC, Aluminum or Stretched Canvas. 

16. Step and Repeat Logo Banners

 Let Cap City Repro produce a step and repeat banner for your next big event. This high quality custom backdrop ensures perfect photos every time.

Let Cap City Repro produce a step and repeat banner for your next big event. This high quality custom backdrop ensures perfect photos every time.

17. Table Throws

 Cap City Repro offers Printed Trade Show and Event Table Throws and Table Covers that make a visual impact and compliment your Display Accessories.

Cap City Repro offers Printed Trade Show and Event Table Throws and Table Covers that make a visual impact and compliment your Display Accessories.

18. Trade-show Displays

 Cap City Repro offers one of the widest ranges of portable display products, fabric structures, modular exhibit solutions, display accessories and related graphics. From portable signs, popup displays, tension fabric displays to literature racks, lighting, display cases and more, Cap City Repro is a one-stop-shop for all types of exhibit and display solutions.

Cap City Repro offers one of the widest ranges of portable display products, fabric structures, modular exhibit solutions, display accessories and related graphics. From portable signs, popup displays, tension fabric displays to literature racks, lighting, display cases and more, Cap City Repro is a one-stop-shop for all types of exhibit and display solutions.

19. Vehicle Graphics

 Vehicle Graphics are a great way to advertise your business. It is like a moving billboard, and is very effective in capturing attention. 

Vehicle Graphics are a great way to advertise your business. It is like a moving billboard, and is very effective in capturing attention. 

20. Vinyl Window Lettering

 Enhance your windows and give them a premium look with custom die-cut Vinyl Window Lettering. Cap City Repro's Vinyl Window Lettering decals are custom cut  in any color or font. 

Enhance your windows and give them a premium look with custom die-cut Vinyl Window Lettering. Cap City Repro's Vinyl Window Lettering decals are custom cut  in any color or font. 

21. Custom Wallpaper

 Cap City Repro's custom wallpaper is printed on Low-Tac Fabric Wallpaper with UV cured inks that are solvent free, washable and will not fade. Ideal for indoor finished surfaces such as drywall, plaster or paneling. Also available contour cut to custom shapes up to 50" wide!

Cap City Repro's custom wallpaper is printed on Low-Tac Fabric Wallpaper with UV cured inks that are solvent free, washable and will not fade. Ideal for indoor finished surfaces such as drywall, plaster or paneling. Also available contour cut to custom shapes up to 50" wide!

22. Wayfinding Sign Systems

 From wall frames to self-standing pylon directories and everything in between, Cap City Repro offers the directional indoor signage your architectural projects need. Our large product line includes wall signs, projecting signs, directories, suspended signs, triangular signs, towers, pylons, desk signs, poster frames and much more.

From wall frames to self-standing pylon directories and everything in between, Cap City Repro offers the directional indoor signage your architectural projects need. Our large product line includes wall signs, projecting signs, directories, suspended signs, triangular signs, towers, pylons, desk signs, poster frames and much more.

23. Web Design and Development

 Cap City Repro's web development team can help you craft an elegant web design that fits your brand. We offer website solutions including domains, hosting and continued site maintance.

Cap City Repro's web development team can help you craft an elegant web design that fits your brand. We offer website solutions including domains, hosting and continued site maintance.

24. Window Graphics

 We offer custom printed perforated and dual-view window graphics for advertising on your storefront, car or truck. Sure to grab the attention of your customers! 

We offer custom printed perforated and dual-view window graphics for advertising on your storefront, car or truck. Sure to grab the attention of your customers! 

25. Yard Signs

 Our custom yard signs provide a cost effective way to get your message across. Each yard sign is composed of 4 mm corrugated plastic that is direct printed with the latest technology UV inks. Also available contour cut to custom shapes.  

Our custom yard signs provide a cost effective way to get your message across. Each yard sign is composed of 4 mm corrugated plastic that is direct printed with the latest technology UV inks. Also available contour cut to custom shapes.  

Just ask us and you will be surprised at what else Capital City Reprographics can do to support you!

A Brief History of Giclée Printing

What is a Giclée print and how can you use it?

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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!

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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!

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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.

3 Great Canvas Print Gift Ideas for Mother's Day!

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.

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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.

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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! 

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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! 

Construction Signs: Effective In Promoting Workplace Safety.

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.

Please contact us today and we'll start working on your order immediately!