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

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

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!