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

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

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!