Designers' Corner

What can a Vancouver branding agency do for you?

  In this week’s blog post we’ll be discussing what a Vancouver branding agency can do for your business and how best to work together to get the best results for your company and for the finished product. In this short guide, we’ll be taking a step by step look at everything you need to know from the start to the finish. Project planning The very first stage of your brand identity development should be to make a well-considered plan. This [...]

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Tips for a Stunning Resume

Resume building can be daunting, but what seems to go unrecognized is that it can also be very amusing. If you think about it in terms of job hunting, you’ll be bored. If you think about it in terms of a creative exercise, however, the possibilities are endless. Designing a resume is an awesome way to explore and showcase your creative leanings. (If design isn’t your thing, we can help with that too!)FONTSChoose your font early on—before you’ve made 18 [...]

Our Favourite Prints from 2016

2016 has been a big year for us: we perfected our printing techniques, we celebrated our first year in business, and we made some great friends and partners. Just for fun (and to show off our clients’ sweet designs!) we’re going to do a little recap of our favourite printing and design jobs this year!WORD VANCOUVERWord is Vancouver’s best and biggest festival celebrating reading and writing. Held throughout the city during the last week of September, Word promotes authors with free exhibits, [...]

Book Design in Self-Publishing

In an increasingly competitive publishing landscape, it’s more frequent to see authors going down the self-publishing route. Here at PRINTitGO we’ve seen it dozens of times, and we love it!When you’re self-publishing, without the aid of a publisher, you’re entirely in charge of your book’s fate. So the importance of design and marketing becomes that much more crucial. We’ve designed and printed banners, business cards, bus ads, book covers, you name it. As your printer (and occasional designer!) we want to [...]

Meet Our All Star Team: Indie, the Digital Printing expert

Meet Indie; Our HP Indigo 5500 Digital Press Enter the world of quality, versatility and robustness with PRINTitGO’s HP Indigo 5500 Digital Press. Our Digital Press is highly productive and capable of doing any printing that you can think of. The HP Indigo is the current leader in print quality and colour. Using specialized ElectroInks, we print at the digital printing price, but with the quality of the offset presses. The HP Indigo offers the biggest media (paper) range including thick substrates. [...]

Let’s Get Started with your Custom Quote

Getting Started With Your Custom QuoteIn four easy steps 1. Request a custom quote Please send your request with the following details (and a low-resolution design file for reference if possible) to info@printitgo.com or by including these details in our custom quote request form:Single-sided or Double-sided printing: Colours (How many colours involved?): Dimensions: Stock: Desired Finishing: Quantity (Number of designs/names, Quantity for each): 2. Create your design file If you (or your designer) are unsure about where to begin with the design, we would be glad to provide [...]

7 Things To Check Before Printing Your File

Printing, not as easy as “Ctrl+P” There are a lot of things that can go wrong when you send your file to print. If you want the process to be smooth, hassle-free and produce the best results, make sure you ask yourself these 7 important questions before sending your file to print: 1. Has the proper bleed been included? Bleed is the artwork that is beyond the boundaries of your actual document after it is sliced and printed. Because the slicing of [...]

File Preparation for Commerical Printing

When it comes to commercial printing, it’s not as easy as “Ctrl+P”. To avoid delays in your products, see the handy tips below. Printing File Formats We Like Are Saved As…. Acrobat (pdf) when saving to pdf, it’s suggested to still create outlines for all your fonts before saving or exporting. Please ensure all of your settings are correct for print-ready files including image mode and resolution, and bleeds are visible in the pdf file with crops indicating the final trim size.Photoshop [...]

Paper Coating Options

Paper Coating Options Available At PRINTitGO Paper Coatings – UV, Aqueous and Varnish Coatings Used in Commercial Printing Whether it’s applied by a printer or a finisher, the right protective coating or laminate can keep your printing project looking professional.Even though protection may be necessary on a marketing piece it is often overlooked. While a great deal of thought may have gone into a project for the printing press, much less attention has been paid to preserving the artwork after it leaves [...]

UV Coating: High Gloss Coating

Your printed marketing materials may be your only opportunity to get your customer’s attention in today’s increasingly competitive markets. Why not make them really shine, and catch their attention? You may want to check out the advantages of using UV coating.What is UV Coating?UV coating, or ultraviolet coating, is a very glossy, shiny coating applied to the printed paper surface and cured on a special machine using ultraviolet light. These special UV coatings harden, or cure when they receive [...]