Sunday, October 2, 2011

Prints Charles Reprographics in Northern California and ProRepro, a company that operates in several market areas in California

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed that someone had newly joined the “IRGA Group” on LinkedIn, and, having recently returned from a visit to London, I was immediately amused by the name of this new group member’s company name – “Prints Charles Reprographics.” (Partially because we toured Windsor Castle, part-time residence of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. Fantastic tour, by the way.)

What an interesting name for a reprographics company; even my wife smiled when I told her the name:

"Prints" Charles Reprographics

1643 South Main Street

Milpitas, CA 95035

On their web-site, it says - on their electronic print order form - that Prints Charles Reprographics is a division of CTI/ValueLine.

Quite frankly, I’d never before heard of either company, either Prints Charles Repro or CTI/ValueLine.

So, I then looked up that company – CTI/ValueLine - and, after arriving at that company’s web-site, I read this:

Welcome to California Technical Image -

Quality Repro & Supplies for Architects and Engineers

We are proud to announce that as of January 2011, ProRepro will be handling all of your reprographics needs, large or small, with the same level of service, pricing, and commitment to quality that you have come to expect from CTI Repro.

ProRepro, winner of the prestigious 2010 "Green Reprographer of the Year Award" and recognized as one of the top 10 "Fastest Growing Private Companies" by the Orange County Business Journal, has the latest state of the art equipment and is a leader in new technology and software including 3-D modeling and Autocad updates and training.

C.T.I. has been serving the supply needs of Architects, Engineers, and Contractors since 1985 and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. We understand you have a choice and we appreciate you choosing us.


That then led me to visit ProRepro’s web-site, which is at:

And, while there, I read this:

Did ya hear?! We've moved!

As of March 28, 2011 ProRepro can call 17731 Cowan in Irvine, CA home. Please stop by our new 60,000 sq/ft production faciltiy to say hello! We still have a lot of work to do and will host an Open House celebration this summer. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you get an invitation.

Wow, a 60,000 sq ft production center! Back in 2007, when I was a part of National Graphic Imaging (NGI), I’m positive that the combined floor-space of our 8 production centers (and our HQ offices) did not add up to 60,000 sq. ft. Irvine, CA is not exactly a low-rent district, so it “sounds like” things must be going well for ProRepro in Orange County, CA.

I looked further, and found that ProRepro operates in several metro areas in California; here are the locations listed on ProRepro’s web-site:

Irvine (Corporate Headquarters)
17731 Cowan
Irvine, CA 92614

Los Angeles
202 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

San Diego
1440 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

1808 Tribute Road, Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95815

Professional Reprographics - About Us

ProRepro is Orange County's fastest growing document production and 3D modeling company. We specialize in the building and design industry with a strong commitment to innovative reprogrpahic technologies. Enhancing our client's ability to effectively communicate their ideas is our passion.

Even after reading up on CTI/ValueLine and ProRepro, I’m still unclear as to who owns Prints Charles Repro. Perhaps it is still a division of CTI/ValueLine? Perhaps CTI/Value line sold its reprographics services business to ProRepro, but maintained ownership of Prints Charles Repro? Sounds like that’s the case.


  1. Hi, my name is Shelby Marshall - I work for Lynn Imaging out of Lexington. I had the pleasure of visiting the Prints Charles reprographics store near San Francisco a few years ago. They purchased eDistribution planroom software from us. The team there is so kind, and completely committed to customer service and improving business processes in the area. When I last spoke to Richard Lanes a few months ago, he told me that he had purchased the Prints Charles division back in March (2011). Thanks! Shelby

  2. Hey, Shelby, thank you very much for letting us know that Richard Lanes purchased Prints Charles Reprographics.