person using large format flatbed scanner

Transformative Uses of Large Format Flatbed Scanning Across Industries

In the realm of digital imaging, the versatility and precision of large format flatbed scanners have revolutionized numerous industries and applications. These scanners offer a crucial solution for digitizing materials that cannot be processed through roll scanners, unlocking new possibilities and efficiencies across various sectors. Let's explore how different industries leverage large format flatbed scanning to achieve their goals: Architectural Clients: Architectural firms rely on large format flatbed scanning to incorporate physical building materials and finishing samples directly into their designs. By scanning materials such as wood samples, flooring, and finishing textures, architects can create digital libraries of textures and materials for...

February 29th, 2024
Epson Large Format Solvent Printer

Introducing Our New Epson Large Format Solvent Printer: A Game-Changer in Color Reproduction

We're thrilled to present our latest innovation at TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.: the Epson Large Format Solvent Printer. This printer isn't just impressive for its size, boasting a 64" capacity, but it's revolutionizing the industry with its 10-color ink configuration. This setup extends beyond the traditional CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key/Black) palette, incorporating additional colors like Lk (Light Black), Lc (Light Cyan), Lm (Light Magenta), and notably, Orange and Red. Orange and Red: Expanding the Color GamutThe inclusion of Orange and Red inks is a significant advancement in color technology. These colors expand the color gamut by approximately 20%, allowing for...

November 29th, 2023

Colour Space: Monitor Colour Display (RGB) versus Digital Printing (CMYK)

One of the most common questions when utilizing professional printing services is why don't the colors that are seen on a monitor match what is printed? If you design something on a computer and send it to print, it's important to know this difference to avoid potential frustration, especially when utilizing digital printing services. If you have ever designed a document containing fluorescent green or bright orange, and it has come back muddy colours from the printer, the RGB to CMYK conversion may be to blame.  Once you understand the RGB to CMYK conversion, you can hopefully avoid common pitfalls when...

May 29th, 2022

How Having More Hard Copy Drawings Can Minimize Project Cost Overruns

Whether you’re a project manager, architect, or contractor, hard copy prints are key to any successful building project. At the same time, forward-leaning teams and project accountants hoping to cut costs oftentimes view hard copy prints as an antiquated expense that can either be omitted or reduced to save money. Throughout the process, teams can become vulnerable to the challenges associated with digital files, or degraded drawing sets. In turn, large projects can run millions or even billions of dollars over-budget. Likewise, projects could be cancelled altogether if the team has incorrect information. Overall, the amount of money spent on...

March 02nd, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Lamination

Most people are familiar with lamination in a very general way, having perhaps laminated an identification card or some other important paper-based item at one time to prevent it from fraying, disintegrating, or being damaged from a liquid. Lamination, however, can be used in a variety of other applications for personal and professional uses that are helpful for preserving important documents, projects, and images. Besides preservation, lamination is useful for enhancing a project or document's appearance and even offers hygienic benefits. What is Lamination? Lamination is a way to add an extra layer or coating of material on top of a project...

January 13th, 2022

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

1744 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC

Mon to Thurs 7:30am to 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
After hours printing available!