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Rapids Reproductions helps make Iowa State University’s ground breaking Solar Car a reality with 3D printing


Rapids Reproductions printed 3d parts used to make all of the interior and exterior door handles functional and the battery ventilation parts used in the front of the battery pack to help facilitate air flow.

A team of dedicated students at Iowa State University is changing the world by developing the world’s most advanced, fully sustainable electric vehicle. The first project of its kind for PrISUm, Penumbra will feature innovative technologies never before seen in a solar electric vehicle.

After completing its state-wide tour, Penumbra will fly to Darwin, Australia to compete in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

For one week, 15 students from Iowa State University will race Penumbra across the continent of Australia with the goal of winning the prestigious World Solar Challenge. During this competition, members will sleep in the middle of the Outback as they race across an entire continent on just the energy of the sun.

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Hear what some of our customers have to say.

  • Dan and Matt,

    I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for your amazing work on the bee exhibit! Our staff (and already many visitors) are SO impressed with how this turned out. Matt, thank you for fixing the background to make it meet nicely along the edges – I struggled hard with that and you made it look perfect, with no mirror effect. Dan, the install looks fantastic too.

    Thanks again for your work on this – it makes our jobs so much easier to have a great vendor like Rapids on our side.


    Lindsey Flannery
    Marketing and Development Manager
    Indian Creek Nature Center

  • As a graphic designer, I’ve really appreciated the high quality of what Technigraphics/Rapids Reproductions has done for me over the past 30 years. I especially like taking my projects just across town to be printed. Consulting with Jill in person is a pleasure! I can see my options with my own eyes. On the other hand, navigating online websites, formats, styles, software compatibility, colors —  all too often frustrating as well as time-consuming.  I may order handmade beads from an online store in Latvia, but I will continue to give my printing business to Technigraphics.


    Lori Popp 

  • “Our organization has worked with Rapids Reproductions for many years, and we will continue to ask for their assistance. Their staff could not be more efficient. Their work is beautifully done. I would recommend their services to anyone, without reservation.”

    Barbara Vinograde

    Free Medical Clinic, Iowa City



  • I am a pretty particular person about who I allow to do my graphic printing and reproductions. Usually if someone messes up one time, that’s too many times for me. I try to work with people who take what I give them and my ideas and make me go “Wow!” when i come in to proof or pick up my projects. All I can say about Technigraphics is that they take all my worries out of getting the job done. They not only get it done expeditiously but the quality of workmanship is beyond most of the places I have worked with in the Iowa City area. I recommend them to anyone who contacts me and needs to get any kind of printing or promotional materials done.

    Tony Brown
    Musicians, Songwriter, Artist, Music Producer
    Tony Brown Music
    Honor w/No Fat Publishing
    Living Nation

  • “Rapids Reproductions has helped the Paramount Theatre with many projects this year from the mounted posters we display in our lobby to fliers that we hand out to our patrons. From start to finish, they always addressed any question or concern. They’re quick and the customer service is always 100%.”


    Crystal McDaniels

  • The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of their services. I always get a response back from them in a timely manner. We are pleased with the documents that they produce and the timely matter that they are sent out.


    Kelly Theisen

  • Ron,


    I received the 3D prints this morning. Thank you for having them dropped off and for getting them done so quickly. I really appreciate it. They work great!


    Rachel Manson

    Mechanical Engineer

    Crystal Group

  • My first contact with Rapids Reproductions was about in 2012 when I was driving around looking for a company to print me a poster for an upcoming art show. They helped me pick out one of my paintings, select a size that would be seen from the street, and put it on a foam board. The show was a huge success, which has developed into several shows every year.

    Nick Hoover, my printer, has developed a remarkable partnership with my work. After a short time he was reproducing my prints as good if not better than the originals. I sometimes cannot tell them apart. Keep up the good work.


    Tom Hempel

    Watercolor Artist

  • “I simply wouldn’t trust my designs with any other business.  Rapids Reproductions produces high-quality products every time from publications and brochures to banners and artwork.  Their customer service is first rate.”



    Michelle Stump
    Carl A. Nelson & Company
    Marketing Director

  • Jerry/Matt,

    I picked up my prints yesterday and wanted to let you know that they turned out very well. I was very pleased with the results, and am happy to have a local source for having my art printing done.

    Thanks for your help!


  • Jill, we are very satisfied here at Build to Suit with Rapids Reproductions!  You guys are fast and very friendly to work with!!  We appreciate that!  It doesn’t matter if I send something to the Iowa City office or Cedar Rapids office, you and Grady are very helpful and always let me know when my prints are ready!!


    Harriet Duwa