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  • FAQs

  • What is reprographics?
    The reprographic industry is comprised of entrepreneurial businesses that serve primarily the large- and wide-format reproduction needs of the architectural, engineering, manufacturing, retail and advertising industries. As part of the reprographic industry, we are currently expanding our services to other markets.

    Large-format reproductions are produced using a variety of technologies. For each job, the application of the final product and the quantity needed help determine which technologies are used. Examples of typical reproduction methods include: electrostatic (xerographic), photographic, laser and ink jet.

    Reproductions can be made from the same size or smaller/larger hard copy originals. Prints can also be computer generated from CADD (computer aided design and drafting) files or from a growing variety of desktop publishing and design software packages.

    In addition to addressing the large-format reproduction needs of their customers, reprographers frequently sell reprographic equipment and consumable supplies. Other business services such as mounting and lamination, quick copying, microfilming, scanning and facility management are also provided.

    Typical items produced by reprographers include architectural/engineering blueprints and renderings, indoor and outdoor signage, maps, billboards, backlit displays, trade show graphics, legal and medical exhibits, etc.

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    What services do you offer?
    Please see our
    Services Directory

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    Which plotter driver should I use when making a .plt file?
    The most universal driver to use with our variety of major-brand software is the HP Designjet 755cm C3198A.

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    What are DPIís hours of operation?
    We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and we are open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you have special time requirements, please give us a call.

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    Do you offer printing on recycled paper?
    Yes, we offer recycled printing, in white, on both large and small format print jobs. This service costs only a penny and a half per square foot! In addition, the current level of recycling technology results in prints whose quality is indistinguishable from those printed on our standard bright white paper stock.

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    Can you print my markups in color?
    We can print in color up to 42Ē wide. Highlighter and pen markups may also qualify for our Fast Track Color pricing.

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    What types of media do you print on?
    • Large Format B/W
      • White bond 20#
      • White recycled bond 20#
      • Colored bond 20# (yellow, pink, green, blue)
      • Vellum 20#
      • Premium bond 24#
      • Laser mylar
      • Photo mylar

    • Large Format Color
      • White bond (24#, 28#, 36#)
      • High gloss
      • Satin gloss
      • Clear film

    • Grand Format Color
      • Scrim Vinyl
      • Premium Blockout Vinyl
      • Photo-realistic Gloss
      • Clear Vu (one way see-through for doors and windows)
      • Adhesive Vinyl

    • Small Format
      • White 20#
      • White recycled 20#
      • Colored stock 20# (wide variety of colors)
      • Cardstock 67# (wide variety of colors)


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    Do you still make blueprints?
    Not anymore. Blueprints are being phased out as they are no longer economical. Blueprinting paper is difficult to find, and there are fewer paper options. However, we can make black and white prints from existing blueprints.

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    What is your delivery area?
    Our main delivery area is the Highway 101 corridor between Petaluma and Windsor. We also cover portions of Healdsburg and Sebastopol. If you are outside of these areas, we offer overnight or ground shipping services.

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    What if my question is not listed here?
    We are more than happy to answer any other questions you may have. Please call us at
    (707)-546-0401, or email us at
    plot@dpicopy.com.

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