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Merchants find creative ways to serve customers

John Pack is taking precautions for his Ripon Print Studio customers and employees.

"We've made a couple of changes to make things safer out here," he said via social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay at home order to help prevent the virus from further spreading.

Pack, who opened the business at 201 S. Stockton Ave. about two years ago, handles most any type of jobs that are out there, from print & copy and grand format printing and finishing, to signage, screen or embroidered apparel and promotions.

One of his recent jobs was making 25,000 rebranding egg carton labels -- the client, Pleasant Valley Farms, actually requested 90,000 such labels, he said -- to retailers during the current high demand for the dairy product.

Another client, Sunbelt Rentals in Stockton and Ceres, ordered banners on the change of business hours since the coronavirus outbreak. Pack said Sunbelt Rentals corporate offices have since taken an interest on the Ripon Print Studio-designed banners.

Helping out those in Ripon are his priority. Keeping everyone safe is even higher on that list.

The front door of Ripon Print Studio is closed in an effort to keep both public and employees safe from exposure to the virus. Rather, those needing Pack's printing services can call the business and handle the transaction online or by phone. 

Once the job is completed, customers will be provided an access code to a metal box outside the front door of the printing studio to pick up their item. "They've already paid for it," said Pack, who employs about a half dozen at his local business.

More information on Ripon Print Studio is available at 209.924.9700 or online at