Services we offer

Our state of the art facilities and equipment provides exceptional quality you can trust and the fastest turnaround in the industry. At the UPC, we have the capabilities to produce a wide assortment for products ranging from a simplistic corporate business card to comprehensive media kits to building drapped wall murals and signage.

Design Services
We do creative ...
Got an idea for a new product? Introducing a new service for your business? Let our creative design team carry your ideas into reality. Our talented design team can take your ideas and shape them to best suit your needs. Whether it is designing business cards or developing a corporate identity, we do it all. Let us be your resource for creative design solutions to make your business and products standout in the marketplace.


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pre-press
Assisting designers to press ...
We have extensive technical knowlege that complements designers allowing you focus on your business. Our pre-press department understands the requirements of preparing files for press in a deadline intensive fashion. Our department offers a full range of services utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to make the production process easier for you and your business. Some services include File transfers & Coversion, Typesetting, Scanning, Proofing, Layout & Design etc.


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Offset-printing
Fresh off the press...
Offset printing is a widely used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a film of water, keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.

At the UPC, we have a wide array of state-of-the-art presses that have the capability to produce consistent high quality products. These agile presses can produce anything from business cards to booklets. The flexibility of our presses allows us to respond to the unique needs of each project. As well, our experienced management and press operators will assist you in getting the most out of your print projects.


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Digital-printing
Quickness in the short ...
Digital printing is the reproduction of digital images on physical surface, such as common or photographic paper, film, cloth, plastic, etc. It can be differentiated from litho printing in many ways, some of which are; Every impression made onto the paper can be different, as opposed to making several hundred or thousand impressions of the same thing from one set of plates, as in traditional methods. The Ink or Toner does not absorb into the paper, as does conventional Ink, but forms a layer on the surface. It generally requires less waste in terms of chemicals used and paper wasted in set up.

At the UPC, we have recognized that the digital printing market has constantly grown over the past several years and we have purchased new equipment to meet this demand. Our HP indigo and Docu-Colour 8000 provide high quality print with fast turnaround. Personalization of jobs has never been easier allowing for more focused and customized marketing campaigns.


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Variable Data printing
Customization in print ...
Variable Data Printing or VDP (also known as Variable Information Printing, or VIP) is a form of on-demand printing in which elements such as text, graphics and images may be changed from one printed piece to the next without stopping or slowing down the press, using information from a database or external file. For example, a set of personalized letters, each with the same basic layout, can be printed with a different name and address on each letter. Variable data printing is mainly used for direct marketing, customer relationship management and advertising

Our digital presses coupled with XM Pie™ software can create powerfull one-to-one marketing campaigns that can speak to your customers on a direct level. Create static documents that utilize a "one size fits all" structure or a personalized approach which uses a static marketing message with different customer names and addresses. To really catch the attention of your customers, employ a fully customized marketing message which employs content that is highly relevant and custom tailored to a specific individual. The composition of the document can be completely varied - the images, text and layout can be tuned to your customer's preferences.


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Large-format printing
Go big or go home ..
When you need to make a big impact large format printing is the answer. THE UPC can take any of your BIG ideas and make them a reality.

Generate buzz printing posters for customized promotions , backdrops , banners or presentation support. We can produce oversized images on a wide variety of materials including presentation grade paper , photo matte paper , floor graphics , adhesive back vinyl , canvas or backlit/duratrans.

We have a wide range of finishing options depending on your needs. Large format prints can be mounted on a variety of substrates from lightweight card or foamcore through heavy-duty gatorboard all in a variety of colours. Lamination is available in a number of weights and your posters can be UV protected to minimize fading.Plaque mounting is also available in a varitey of thickness,Add a touch of flare add a matte or change the edge color to match.


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Embossing and Foil Stamping
Add an elegant flare...
Embossing is the process of creating a three-dimensional image or design in paper and other ductile materials. It is typically accomplished with a combination of heat and pressure on the paper. This is achieved by using a metal die (female) usually made of brass and a counter die (male) that fit together and actually squeeze the fibers of the substrate. This pressure and a combination of heat actually "irons" while raising the level of the image higher than the substrate to make it smooth. In printing this is accomplished on a letterpress. The most common machines are the Kluge Letterpress and the Heidelberg Letterpress. The term "debossing" enables one to distinguish an image lowered into the surface of a material, in distinction to an image raised out of the surface of a material. Both are "embossing" per se.

We at the UPC can take your average letterhead or business card and take it up a notch. Make your products stand out from the rest with a little flare of gold or add a depth of dimension by embossing. Create an elegant invitation for your next shareholders meeting or a postcard with a raised company logo to really make your company gain the attention and exposure it deserves.


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Bindery and fulfillment
Beyond Printing ...
Our bindery services department handles everything from basic cutting, folding and laminating to more elaborate mail preparation and booklet-making services. Our full range of bindery services allows every job we produce to go out the door ready for distribution.

With our comprehensive understanding of various finishing machines -- folding, cutting, binding, laminating, booklet making, etc we can guarantee the your product will be packed and ready for you just the way you want it so that you can focus on getting your products to the customer fast.


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Mailing Services
Quick mail ...
Need to send a thousand postcards to your database by tomorrow evening? Or perhaps you would like to insert a personalized flyer into the 100,000 pricing guides you are sending out next week? The UPC provides mailing services that get the finished project on its way to your targeted audience. Our automated inserting equipment can insert multiple documents into a single envelope making even complex jobs quick and easy to manage.



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