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.

  • Lots of Stocks are 100% Post Consumer Recycled

  • Digital Colour Printing makes small quantities affordable

  • Our Offset Colour Printing is CleanPrintBC certified

  • We are BullFrog Powered – only Green Energy here!
  • Green Printing - Business Card $59.95 for 200 Cards
  • Green Printing - Flyers and Copies 39 Cents
  • Green Printing - 100 Rack Cards $29.95
  • Green Printing - Greeting Card Pricing
  • Green Printing - Brochures as low as 99 Cents
  • Green Printing - Custom Short Run Digital Labels from $1.99 a Sheet
  • Green Printing - Bookmarks & Tickets 100 for $29.95
  • Green Products - 24 Full Colour Post Cards for $19.99
  • Green Printing - Booklets & Calendars as low as $5.49 each

Our Green Initiatives

Premium quality printing with a conscience. Our Papers are Recycled and more:

Lots of Recycled Stocks to choose from:

  • Made from sustainably harvested wood
  • 100% Post Consumer Recycled
  • Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) – made without liquid or gaseous chlorine.
  • Manufactured with wind power and/or sustainable energy
  • Locally produced for a smaller carbon footprint
Green Paper for Green Print Products

Our Digital Colour Printing is on demand:

  • We have a high end digital printer that provides brilliant colour & quick turnaround – perfect for smaller jobs!

  • Digital printing is more eco-friendly because toner doesn’t emit any VOCs. Also, less paper waste than offset, because the set-up time is shorter.

Quality Digital Colour for all Green Print Products

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:

  • Recycling printing plates, pallets, ink cans, and all mixed and corrugated paper.
  • Using direct-to-plate polyester technology so that film, silver and many chemicals are eliminated from the production cycle.
  • Using vegetable-based linseed-oil ink.
Clean Print BC Certified - Eco Friendly Printing

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.

We Create:

  • Vinyl Stickers, Decals and Bumper Stickers
  • Car and Truck Graphics
  • Window Graphics and Displays
  • Weatherproof Exterior Signs and Interior Displays

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.

Durable Vinyl Signs to Last Longer for the Environment

Supplying Artwork

Please give these guidelines a quick review before sending us your files.

Upload your files and send them to us by clicking the button below. You should receive an email when we have downloaded them.

Q: If my artwork touches the edge, is that a problem?

A: No, but it needs BLEEDS unless you want a white border.

Printing to the edge requires a minimum 0.125” bleed of extra artwork past the edge to ensure accurate cutting (e.g. artwork for a 4” x 6” postcard should extend to 4.25” x 6.25”).

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: My artwork has a white border, is it enough?

A: That depends on what we’re printing. If your artwork takes up a full sheet (8.5″x11″, 11″x17″ etc.) then the minimum size for the white border is 0.25″ because the printer needs space to grip the sheet. If it’s something smaller and being cut, then it likely only needs 0.125″ of white border to ensure cutting accuracy. You can always double check the requirements with us!

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.
We require:

  • All fonts CONVERTED TO OUTLINES (curves).

  • Images are at least 300 dpi with no compression.

  • Colour images are in CMYK colour mode.

  • All black type & line work are 100% black.

NOTE* Pantone (spot) colours and RGB colour can be converted to CMYK at ITG with workable results, but the colours may shift.

Q: If my artwork touches the edge, is that a problem?

A: No, but it needs BLEEDS unless you want a white border.

Printing to the edge requires a minimum 0.125” bleed of extra artwork past the edge to ensure accurate cutting (e.g. artwork for a 4” x 6” postcard should extend to 4.25” x 6.25”).

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: My artwork has a white border, is it enough?

A: That depends on what we’re printing. If your artwork takes up a full sheet (8.5″x11″, 11″x17″ etc.) then the minimum size for the white border is 0.25″ because the printer needs space to grip the sheet. If it’s something smaller and being cut, then it likely only needs 0.125″ of white border to ensure cutting accuracy. You can always double check the requirements with us!

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.
We require:

  • All fonts CONVERTED TO OUTLINES (curves).

  • Images are at least 300 dpi with no compression.

  • Colour images are in CMYK colour mode.

  • All black type & line work are 100% black.

NOTE* Pantone (spot) colours and RGB colour can be converted to CMYK at ITG with workable results, but the colours may shift.

Instructions for Creating Bleeds for Digital Green Printing
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.