Our Green Products
We’re all about saving the planet here at Imagine That Graphics. That’s why we offer our environmentally-friendly printing services at the same price as regular printing. We use 100% post-consumer recycled paper that’s chlorine-free and sustainably harvested. Plus, all our printing is done using Green-e certified sustainable energy. So, why not do your part for the environment and try out our eco-friendly printing today?
So choose GREEN – choose ITG.
Our Green Initiatives
Premium quality printing with a conscience. Our Papers are Recycled and more:
Lots of Recycled Stocks to choose from:
Our Digital Colour Printing is on demand:
Our Offset Colour Printing is CleanPrintBC certified:
CleanPrint BC is a non-profit print-industry partnership with the mandate to support improved environmental management practices in BC’s flexography, screen & offset printing operations.
These practices include:
Vinyl Signs & Decals
Stop traffic with top quality vinyl signs. The stability, durability and versatility of vinyl makes it ideal for promotions and sign applications.
Imagine That Graphics can print vinyl signs, letters, logos or other graphics and apply them to metal, plywood, plastic, aluminum or any other substrate that works for your project.
Work with our talented designers to create a unique image for your project or campaign! If you already have files, you can upload your own artwork just as easily. For more information, connect with one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives today for more information on pricing and delivery.
Q: Does my artwork have 0.125” bleeds?
A: Printing requires a 0.125” bleed around the outside of your artwork to ensure accurate cutting (e.g. artwork for a 4” x 6” postcard should extend to 4.25” x 6.25”). If your image has a white border on all four sides, bleeds are not required. If your image is not white on all four sides, or you do not want the edges to have a white border when printed, you MUST include bleeds in print-ready files.
Q: Do I need to use CMYK colour mode for digital process printing?
A: Yes. If your files are submitted using any other colour standard, such as RGB or Pantone, they will be converted to CMYK during preflighting. Conversion from one colour standard to another may cause colour to shift.
Q: Does ITG accept any file format?
A: No. We accept print-ready files in any of the following formats: eps, pdf, tiff. We can also print raster images (png & jpgs) independent of the application program used to create such designs if they are submitted in high-quality, CMYK, uncompressed 300 dpi resolution, 8 bit files. There is no guarantee that files created in MS-Word or MS-Publisher will produce high-quality images & text.
Q: How should my PDFs be prepared?
A: There are many ways to prepare PDFs depending on the software you are using. Please read your software manual to determine the best way to do that.
NOTE* Pantone (spot) colours and RGB colour can be converted to CMYK at ITG with workable results, but the colours may shift.
Q: Can you help me prepare my files?
A: ITG can help you to prepare your files quickly and help you to reduce costs.
If you do not know about creating press files, this is the route we suggest.
Q: Why is resolution important?
A: Resolution, also known as DPI (Dots Per Inch), is the number of dots that file horizontally & vertically into a one-inch space. The more dots per inch, the more detail and the sharper the resulting image. For an image to print well it must be at least 300 dots per inch (DPI) at the final output size. If your file is not 300 DPI, you can not just increase the DPI from a low resolution to a higher one by increasing the DPI in your imaging program.
Q: What resolution is needed for my job?
A: For most printing jobs, 300 dots per inch (DPI) is the minimum resolution to guarantee a good printing result. Bitmapped images of type or other line art should be at least 800 DPI.
Q: What if my file is missing fonts?
A: If we do not have your font, your job will not look the same as when you made it in the software. To resolve this, we require that you save your PDF with the fonts CONVERTED TO OUTLINES (curves), or the LAYERS FLATTENED (if saving in Photoshop). Also providing a low resolution JPEG of your file
is the best way to be sure your job looks the same as created.
Q: Does my artwork have borders?
A: If your artwork contains borders, make sure all borders are 1/4 (0.25) of an inch wide on each side of your artwork. Also you need to add a 1/8 (0.125) of an inch bleed on each side of your artwork. This approach will ensure proper cutting and help the finished product maintain a symmetrical appearance. If your border is not at least 1/4 (0.25) of an inch wide on each side, you risk creating a border that looks uneven.