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CAD Printing

Superior quality

Whether they’re for a bid or a building, your drawings need to be perfect. And our top-of-the-line printers achieve perfection with every page. Half size, full size, or any scale you need, our lines are always crisp and our shades are always smooth.

High capacity, fast turn around

With the capacity to render over 2000 Arch D size drawings per hour, TR Trades meets tight deadlines for breakfast.

Colour or black and white

A little colour or a lot, your drawings appear sharp and vibrant. We can also convert pages with unnecessary colour to black and white so that your set is exactly how you need it to be.

Media options

Standard bond: white, yellow, green, blue, pink
Copytuff: waterproof and tear-proof for the job site
Mylar: 4 mil translucent for overlays
Vellum: 20 lb translucent for overlays (thinner than mylar)
Presentation bond: 32 lb heavy bond for cover sheets or important drawing sets
Watercolour: 3 mm textured paper for artistic renderings

Binding options

– Paper edge
– Tape edge
– Plastic edge
– Chicago screw

Related services

Reliable in-house delivery team
Large format scanning and analogue reproduction
eProject online planroom

Large Format

Photographic quality

High quality is so passé; we’ve gone two steps further. Maybe three. Our equipment combined with our workflow and experience create the very best rendering of your very best images.

Unlimited applications

Posters, banners, outdoor and indoor signage, canvas, window decals. You name it, we do it. (Up to 60 inches wide, that is.)

Media options

– Thin and heavyweight bond
– Satin (photographic)
– Vinyl (matte and gloss)
– Adhesive vinyl (matte and gloss)
– Smooth blockout banner
– Shape cut window decal vinyl
– Backlit
– Watercolour
– Mylar
– Vellum
– Acetate

Finishing options

– Matte or gloss lamination
– Anti-graffiti lamination

Indoor mounting options

– Foamcore
– Gatorboard
– Enviromount
– Cardboard
– Sintra
– Acrylic transmount
– Plaques
– Canvas wraps

Outdoor mounting options

– Coroplast
– Crezone
– Sintra
– Sandwich boards
– Styrene

Related services

Graphic design
Laminating and mounting
Reliable in-house delivery team

Small Format

More than just brochures

Marketing messages come in many shapes and sizes, and we accommodate all of them. Booklets, portfolios, reports, cards… and of course, brochures. With our broad range of capabilities, we can do a lot for you.

Media options

– Standard bond: 28 lb – 100 lb, cover and text
– Heavy card stock
– Watercolour textured paper
– NCR paper

Binding options

– Twin wire, continuous coil, cerlox
– Saddlestitch, perfect bound
– Paper edge, tape edge
– Acco fastener, Chicago screw

Related services

Laminating and mounting
Graphic design
Reliable in-house delivery team

Fine Art Reproduction

From canvas to canvas… perfectly

With the largest glass flatbed scanner in Western Canada, we capture detail like never before. Multiple cameras and adjustable light sources pick up depth and brush strokes at the highest resolution, allowing artwork to be faithfully reproduced at the same size or larger.

Art takes many forms

And so do we. Watercolour, oil, acrylic, graphite, ink, pastel, charcoal, wood, textiles… we’re ready for anything.

Flat vs angle scanning

Typical flatbed scanning uses a single camera and light source to capture your original from a uniform perspective. Great for documents, but limiting for fine art. Our large flatbed scanner incorporates state-of-the-art Visual3D technology with dual adjustable light sources that illuminate the scanning area at different angles. This enables the four cameras to capture depth and texture, simulating a 3D effect that wasn’t possible before. Brush strokes, grain, and subtle tones come to life, allowing us to digitize surfaces such as painted canvas, wood, fabrics, and metals.

There’s nothing like an original painting

But our prints come close. Our wide format art printer uses eleven photographic archival inks, including three levels of black, allowing it to achieve an unprecedented colour gamut with rich, vibrant colours and smooth tonal transitions.

Fine art media options

– Matte enhanced bond
– Matte canvas
– Satin canvas
– Watercolour

Related services

Laminating and mounting
Reliable in-house delivery team

Scanning

Any size and quantity

Whether you need a scan of one high quality art piece or an entire box of old paperwork, let us turn it into pixels for you. And with our selection of large and small, flatbed and roll-fed scanners, we can handle nearly anything.

Fine art scanning

Our large flatbed scanner incorporates state-of-the-art Visual3D technology with dual adjustable light sources that illuminate the scanning area at different angles. This enables the four cameras to capture depth and texture, simulating a 3D effect that wasn’t possible before. Brush strokes, grain, and subtle tones come to life, allowing us to digitize surfaces such as painted canvas, wood, fabrics, and metals.

Common applications

– Blueprints
– Original paintings (oil, watercolour, etc)
– Photographs
– Mylar, sepia, overlays
– Topographic maps
– Mounted renderings
– Posters
– Hand-drawn sketches
– Receipts, specs and reports, legal documents

Finishing

Perfection to the last step

We have a full range of finishing options that allow you to completely customize your project, from booklets to banners.

Binding options

– Twin wire
– Continuous coil
– Cerlox
– Saddlestitch
– Perfect bound
– Paper edge
– Tape edge
– Acco fastener
– Chicago screw

Lamination options

– Matte lamination
– Gloss lamination
– Anti-graffiti lamination

Indoor mounting options

– Foamcore
– Gatorboard
– Enviromount
– Cardboard
– Sintra
– Acrylic transmount
– Plaques
– Canvas wraps

Outdoor mounting options

– Coroplast
– Crezone
– Sintra
– Sandwich boards
– Styrene

Related services

Reliable in-house delivery team

Digital Services

Digital restoration

Transform your dated or damaged photographs into clean, scratch-free, and nearly brand new images.

Common applications

– old family photographs
– damaged artwork
– adding or removing signatures or blemishes

Vectorization

Do you have an old blueprint that you need to bring into AutoCAD? Save countless hours of redrawing files with our vectorization service. We can create vector-based artwork from printed line drawings or rasterized digital images. It can be a complex process though, so some restrictions apply. Give us a call today to discuss solutions.

Graphic design

Our in-house graphics team turns ideas into finished products. From business cards to building signage, bring us your idea and let’s see what we can do together.

Installation

Get it up right

Why worry about transporting and installing your signage when we can do it for you? Our skilled installers have the experience that ensures your signs will be go up properly.

Common applications

– Shape cut window decals
– Free-standing development signage
– Wallpaper
– Floor graphics

Delivery

Speedy without speeding

With our dedicated in-house delivery team, we are able to get your projects delivered quickly and accurately. Split deliveries or direct, down the street or across the city, we’ll get them where they need to go.

Pick ups

If you’re on a tight deadline and need some originals scanned or reproduced right away, give us a call. We’ll come get them and drop them off later along with as many copies as you need.

Recycling

As a major producer of recyclables, TR Trades has partnered with multiple recycling depots in order to minimize potential waste contribution. We extend our recycling services to our loyal clients who may not have enough waste to justify recycling services on their own.
– Soft plastics, including plastic bags from your paper plotters
– Hard plastics, such as the circular ends of your plotter cores
– Cardboard tubes and cores
– Old drawings

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

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

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