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Printing and Mounting Options for Presentation Boards

One of the most important aspects of presentation boards is simply how they are presented. When your boards look good, it is easier to get your point across and more people will be impressed by what you have to say. Whether an architect wanting to showcase renderings, or businessman giving a presentation to potential investors, you want your boards looking as intended. In this article, we'll talk about printing and mounting options that will ensure the presentations on your boards look their best. Pick a company specializing in Presentation Boards! You may wonder what is the best printing company to use for...

August 25th, 2021

How to undertake your office’s Archive Scanning Project!

Every office has one. It might be hidden away in the basement or looming over in the corner, but it’s getting bigger and bigger every year… your project archives! This article will tell you how to undertake your office’s archive scanning and the easiest way to turn decades of scattered drawing sets into a thumb drive of clearly organized and searchable projects. Find a Qualified Reprographics Shop First, you need a company that’s taken on archive scanning projects before. After all, once you recycle the originals, there’s no redoing the job. Any reprographics shop can scan your hardcopy drawings to PDF, but...

June 18th, 2021

5 Tips to Design the Perfect Construction Site Sign

A construction site is a busy, noisy, and chaotic place. If you're trying to keep your workers focused on the task at hand, it's pivotal for them to see where they are supposed to be working and know their next steps. Construction signs play an essential role in keeping everyone informed about safety guidelines and procedures, as well as promoting company branding. The best signage can help construction workers avoid potentially fatal mistakes. Construction is the deadliest industry in Canada, contributing to the deaths of hundreds of people every year. To save precious lives and avoid potential liability, your signs must...

May 29th, 2021

How light affects your print job

You’ve sent your design files to your print shop and inspected a printed proof at their location and all the colours looked fine.  When you review the final prints in your office, you notice the colour isn’t what you expected.  This can be a common occurrence, and there are many factors that contribute to how we see colour. We all see colour a bit differently, but light is known to have the biggest impact on the colours we see. Light allows us to see colour, but because light is made up of nearly every visible colour, changing light sources affects the...

January 22nd, 2021

“For decades now, the ownership, management, and staff have been so good and are still in our neighbourhood. They all mean a lot to me and have always been a big help.” June Katz (June Katz Music + Design) “Always great quality and great service! You always go the extra mile to make it right or help out.” Kari Renaud (Lily Design) “I have had great service with you and your staff. It is fantastic to have personal attention from you and whenever there are miscommunications they are dealt with promptly. Your staff is always more than accommodating to our needs. The quality of the end...

November 24th, 2019

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!

“McKenzie is always eager to respond and help. Great customer service as always!”
Smart Design Group

McKenzie

Senior Account Manager

McKenzie joined the TR team with a solid foundation of experience in the print industry. His career began in production, where he developed his skills in maintenance, operations and finishing. Quickly recognized for his talent, initiative and charisma, McKenzie was promoted to Production Lead. At the helm of the production team, he proved a natural leader and infected the team with his positivity and work ethic.

After building his knowledge leading the production team, McKenzie progressed into the Sales department, honing his sales skills under the leadership of Carla Duncan and TR’s customer focused approach. His natural penchant for customer service and dedication to quality assurance proved an ideal fit for the TR sales team where McKenzie now functions as Account Manager.

Never one to rest on his laurels, McKenzie enhanced his knowledge with sales courses at BCIT and can regularly be seen applying his skills throughout the shop. Don’t be surprised to find him supporting the finishing department, assisting clients at the front desk, or onsite ensuring installations surpass customer expectations.

Also goes by: Mac

Interesting fact about McKenzie: he can be found on Wikipedia

Best described in three words as: loyal, funny, and stubborn

Cannot live without: his back massager

Quote to live by: “When you look at someone through rose-coloured glasses, all the red flags just look like flags” – Wanda the Owl

“Bruce has always provided excellent customer service.”
InterCAD Services Ltd.

Bruce

CAD & eProject Manager

When you meet Bruce you automatically know he is a seasoned professional in the reprographics industry. Starting out as a driver for Hughes Owens Printing in 1978, he eventually transitioned to Trimen Blueprinting where he acted as a reprographics technician for 13 years. With the onset of the digital era in 2000, TR Trades hired Bruce as CAD Manager. Since then he has been an invaluable asset to the company and anyone who has questions regarding CAD plotting. When Bruce is not overseeing others in the CAD department, he spends countless hours troubleshooting client issues, unearthing customer print errors, and providing eProject software support. He is regularly looked to for printing advice by both coworkers and clients.

Bruce is also well versed in troubleshooting onsite issues and participating in client presentations, having assisted Carla and TR sales staff in many client meetings. If you’re looking for a history lesson on the print industry or if you want to optimize your drawings for print, you’ll want to call on Bruce. Many may not know, but Bruce is a musician at heart! He originally studied engineering and math, eventually realizing it was not the career path he wished to pursue. Following this, Bruce went on to complete both a music program and a piano technician program through Douglas College. During his spare time, you’ll find him creating music or acting as a vocalist in several bands. When he is not playing the guitar and recording music, you can find Bruce tinkering around on one of his computers or watching hockey.

Also goes by: Stretch

Best described as: Humble

Favourite place in Vancouver: Minnekhada, Coquitlam

Guilty pleasure: Audio software

Favourite TV show: Hockey

Ideal meal: Mac & cheese (with ketchup)

Cannot live without: Music

Carla Duncan

President

Having worked in the family business since before she can remember, Carla has a natural talent for helping clients reach their printing goals. Always an advocate for education, Carla completed the Marketing Management course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and then obtained a degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University with a double major in Management Technology and Human Resources. And all of this is in addition to sales and marketing courses at BCIT!

Combining her extensive education with a lifetime of experience, Carla is a driving force behind the success of TR Trades. On a daily basis, she can be found anywhere in the shop, always striving to enhance client satisfaction. Her familiarity with our systems, equipment, and services make her uniquely capable of ensuring clients benefit from every possible way that TR Trades can help businesses grow.

Favourite place in Vancouver: None. She would rather be off the grid camping!

During her free time you can find her: riding her atv or dirtbike, camping in the wild, fishing off the West Coast, fishing in a river, or in her garden.

Ideal meal: steak and double stuffed potatoes

What gets her motivated in the morning: coffee and coming to work!

Contact Me

“If you’re looking for an alternative option to your current print supplier, please call my cell at 604.376.7803. I would love to speak with you about how we can help your business.

604.736.4571 x 121