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When you’re in the middle of a multi-million dollar project, the last thing you want to worry about is printing. So why not let us do what we do best, so that you can keep doing what you do best?

 

Last minute revisions to your proposal? No problem. Couriered to multiple locations all over the city? No problem. Whatever you need… no problem! Just give us a call or use our industry-leading DirectFTP system to place your order quickly.

Architectural Drawings

  • Crisp black and white, smooth sharp colour
  • All standard and oversized sizes
  • White and coloured bonds, 30% recycled
  • Vellum, mylar, acetate, copytuff
  • Coated and heavy bonds available
  • Same day turnaround!

Small Format Printing

  • Full colour or black and white
  • Media up to 19×13”
  • Specification booklets, site guidelines, brochures, safety signage, etc.
  • Large jobs with complex specifications
  • Binding: Cerlox, continuous coil, twin wire, acco fasteners, chicago screws, saddle-stitching, perfect binding

Large Format Photographic Quality Printing

  • Posters, banners, presentation boards
  • Satin, matte, bond papers
  • Canvas, watercolour, mylar, acetate, vellum, copytuff
  • Media up to 60” wide by any length

Indoor and Outdoor Mounting and Finishing

  • Large capacity: 30+ boards, same day turnaround
  • Satin or matte bond finishes
  • Matte or gloss lamination (up to 54”)
  • Variety of mounting substrates, including environmentally-friendly options

Colour Management

Working with colour can be complicated and confusing… but it doesn’t have to be! Visit our Colour Management page for the basics you need to know. Or, if you want to learn more, we also offer onsite colour seminars that go deeper into the concept and application of colour theory.

File Management with Image Planroom

Hosted by TR Trades, eProject allows you to easily manage all of your project files in one central location. Most FTP sites are not robust enough for large project files, which is why Vancouver’s architects and developers utilize our eProject software.

“I cannot say enough about TR Trades. Their entire team is efficient and professional. We often need a quick turnaround for both our large and small scale printing projects and we have never once been disappointed. TR Trades continually provides us with creative and affordable solutions that meet our brand standards each and every time. We also know that when a delivery is dropped off at our office from TR Trades, the quality is going to be exceptional. Without hesitation, I'd recommend TR Trades.”

Jim Perkins (FairTradeWorks)

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TR Trades is a Certified Pantone Reseller

We stock a variety of Pantone products, including calibration tools, with same day delivery available. All Pantone products may be purchased in-store or through our online store, the Shop!

Contact Carla Scott to inquire about our colour seminars.

The Shop

We speak your language—our sales and production staff know the industry from the ground up. Contact our sales department to discuss your specific project needs.

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TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

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

Mon to Thurs 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
After hours printing available!

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

McKenzie

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.

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