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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

Why PDF files are preferred for printing

Whether you’re an architect or graphic designer, one of the most rewarding aspects of any visual-based career is pressing ‘print’ after a project. At the same time, printers sometimes seem as if they have a mind of their own. Despite the odd problems with PDFs there are several key reasons why industry professionals choose PDF files for printing: #1. Automatic Embedding Fonts and images are supposed to be automatically embedded into PDF files once converted. But a font can only be embedded if it’s vendor or owner enabled this option in font settings. The fonts that are not embedded and are unconventional...

November 16th, 2021

HP and TR Trades Advantage

TR Trades creates service difference! Case study by HP on TR Trades and HP PageWide XL 8000 printer. Read full article here: Download and View Excerpt: "TR Trades is a family-owned Vancouver reprographics specialist, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. It has secured its long-term future by creating a service point of difference, based on quality, cost, and turnaround times. The most recent transition to dominate this model is by investing in four HP PageWide XL 8000 Printers. Challenge Continued investment in the future. There are very few businesses where you have to rip out perfectly serviceable equipment every five years and then replace it...

October 29th, 2021

How to Print the Perfect Gray with Your Digital Printer

After weeks of designing, engineering, or modelling, you’ve finally sent your files to print. Now, there’s just one issue you hadn’t anticipated: the colour gray doesn’t look gray when it’s printed.  Why is Gray Difficult to Print? Unfortunately, gray is a challenging colour to print perfectly. On a screen, it’s made up of a solid colour, but in printing that colour is created by a series of dots that our eyes blend together. Digital printing uses larger dots, which are more noticeable when the dots are only using black ink. For optimal results, we recommend a gray that is made from a...

September 29th, 2021

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

1744 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC
604.736.4571
digital@trtrades.com

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