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Take Your Business To The Next Level

We do the heavy lifting

Take Your Business To The Next Level

Expand Your Capabilities

You built your business through integrity and relationships but keeping up with technology can be overwhelming and costly. We invested in the resources and technology you need to serve your customer, so you don’t have to. Work with Premier to grow a modern business with smarter technology, smaller overhead, and bigger credibility.

  • Remain competitive

  • Grow your customer base

  • Develop existing customers

  • Reduce your overhead

  • Sell guaranteed services

  • Improve quality and delivery time

Exceed Client Expectations

They say ‘nobody’s perfect’ – but on-time delivery perfection is exactly what we’re chasing so that you can meet, or exceed, your client’s expectations! We’re proud to share a live on-time delivery rate below for all jobs in our facility over the last 90 days. Besides those delivered on the promised date, we count any project delivered early (and there are plenty of them) as on-time too! Superior delivery of quality product at a fair price garners true customer satisfaction!

Our on-time delivery rate over the last 90 days is:

98.88 %

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Bringing Your Project to Life

Marketing and promotion is a fast-paced world. We understand the need to meet goals and deadlines without compromising the integrity of your brand or design. You will enjoy working with your personal print assistant who will oversee your project each step of the way to ensure its success. Upload your design and benefit from our:

  • Best practices experience

  • Print project management

  • Attention to detail

  • Consistent quality

  • Perfect colour reproduction

  • Dependable on-time delivery

Stun your audience...

with reticulation printing. An on press tactile effect used to enhance your printed pieces to separate you from the crowd.

Reticulation effect varnish is a specially formulated UV curable lithographic over-print varnish, used in conjunction with a compatible gloss UV coating on press.

The end result is a raised, textured finish that creates dimensionality and texture to your image or message. This tangible depth enhances the sensory experience and can even impress a sense of movement for the viewer.

Engage and stimulate your customer by way of sight and touch with the use of reticulation on your next print project.

Accreditation and Associations

LED-UV Inks logo

LED-UV Inks

G7 Master Printer logo

G7® Master Printer

Lean Manufacturer logo

Lean Manufacturer

Canada Post/USPS logo

Canada Post / USPS

CFA logo

CFA National Sponsor

On-time delivery of consistent quality at competitive prices.

  1. Connect with our business representatives to establish a printing solution.
  2. Upload your printing jobs and we’ll do the heavy lifting.
  3. Enjoy extra time to invest in growing your customer relationships.
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PROMOTIONAL GOODS

Did you know we sell promotional goods? Everything from hats and cups to pens and ponies. Well, maybe not ponies, but we do have an extensive network of suppliers for all your promotional requirements. Supply your logo or tagline, pick your products and you're off to the races. Promotional items are a great way to keep your brand fresh in the mind of customers.

We specialize in creating the best products for your brand. From corporate events to club functions, fundraisers to grand openings, conferences to sports tournaments, employee recognition to educational functions, we've got you covered.

Browse through our catalogs or check out our showrooms for quick inspiration. Have a specific product in mind? Take advantage of our in-depth search tool. Want to save a little money? Comb through our latest specials!

Whether your event is large or small, we have the perfect product for you. Look around and enjoy! If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, contact us today and we'll be happy to help you.

Print Resources

Having the right resources makes the printing process that much easier. Here's some helpful information to get you going:

Production Related Documents

Company Policies, Etc.

Premier.ca Logo

Consistently transforming your ideas into engaging printed products is a complicated process. We reliably simplify your sourcing and printing experience so that your designs and communications impress.

premier.ca Brand Refresh

For sixty years, Premier Printing has been a printing service vendor for thousands of customers and countless impressions. From humble beginnings in a garage on the east side of Winnipeg to two bright and clean buildings totaling approximately 90, 000 square feet, we continue to chart a course to more comprehensively meet the needs of our primarily business-to-business relationships.

LOGO

For decades our logo has maintained various implementations of the double-P – representing the Ps in Premier Printing, and graphically representing unwinding rolls of printing substrate. Our new logo continues to carry the motion of most printing processes, notably paper and fabric. At the same time, we have modernized the look and feel, removed the need for a circular bug and have added an angular element in a nod to the most recent branding of our Valley dye-sublimation and sewing facility.

WORDMARK

Today, we are thrilled to update the branding of our company to better represent our current and future services. While our legal name remains Premier Printing Ltd., by name we are most readily recognized as simply ‘Premier’. Because we offer more than print services (though this is still what we’re most busy with), ‘Printing’ has been removed from our brand wordmark. Further, in light of plans to significantly increase our online, e-commerce capabilities, we have simply made our primary website our new wordmark: premier.ca.

COLOURS

 
 

Perhaps the most recognizable part of our branding for many years has been the ‘Premier’ orange and yellow. It represents legacy and recognition that we can’t throw away! And, so, although we have made some slight colour modifications, we will continue to proudly fly these company colours.

VALLEY

Valley Apparel and Display Logo

Twelve years ago this month, Premier Printing purchased in whole the design, dye-sublimation and sewing operations of Valley Fashions Inc. For twelve years it has continued to operate and sell under the ‘Valley’ brand, most recently as Valley – Apparel & Display. Moving forward, however, the use of the Valley brand will officially be deprecated and our dye-sublimation operation at 560 Marjorie Street will continue great work under the premier.ca brand. Still the same excellent staff, products and services as before, but now flying the same colours as the head office and paper facility at 1 Beghin Avenue.

TAGLINE

Simply – Occam’s razor? K.I.S.S.? We are constantly finding the most efficient, least complicated way to deliver your products and our services. We reliably simplify to ensure your ‘simply.’

Making – Factories? Yes. Automation? Yes. But craftsmanship still matters! We creatively and productively use current equipment and technology!

Great – Making sure this is how your experience working with us should always be... after all, it’s in our name.

Impressions – Image. Reputation. Integrity. Yours and ours. We deliver timely and quality impressions all round so that you and yours can impress.

DID YOU KNOW WE ALSO…

Icon bar of Premier.ca's services

Finally, this rebranding attempts to rectify an all too common remark we receive while servicing existing accounts or prospecting for new ones: ‘I didn’t know you also…

  • provided promotional product sales and service; or
  • designed and manufactured fully-customized apparel; or
  • could print and mail my catalogue; or
  • can store and fulfill my collateral from your warehouse, or
  • etc.

Yes, we can. Paper, Promo, Apparel, Display, Fulfillment are well within our wheelhouse. Talk to us today to relieve or improve on some of your sourcing and supply chain challenges!

Dye Sub Artwork Preparation and Guidelines

To ensure the highest quality output please keep the following guidelines in mind when submitting your artwork.

Vector-based graphics

Scaled to any size without the loss of quality, this artwork is typically created with illustration software (such as Adobe Illustrator), and is the preferred format for logos because of its crisp lines and scalability.

Vector-based files should be supplied in one of the following formats (if applicable):

  1. Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  2. Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
  3. Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)

In general, submitting vector based artwork allows us to achieve the best results.

Raster-based graphics

Typically, these images are generated via camera or created with photo-editing software (such as Adobe Photoshop). Raster-based artwork cannot be increased in size without losing quality.

Please provide images separately instead of embedding them.

Native files are preferred (for example, layered Photoshop files – .psd or .tif) rather than flattened files such as .jpeg.

At print size, images must have a minimum resolution of 100 dpi.

Remember to use RGB

Please provide artwork in RGB mode. At Premier we use a process called late binding which give us a wider gamut (more colours) to work with and better control. The result is louder, more vibrant and lively colours.

Colour Matching

If your artwork requires matching, please provide specific Pantone numbers for us to match.

Although we cannot guarantee exact matching with our dye-sublimation process we will work with our clients to find the closest achievable colour.

Text

In order to avoid potential font issues please convert all fonts to outlines.

What type of artwork is acceptable?

Vector Artwork In general, vector-based artwork allows us to achieve the best results, as the artwork can be scaled to any size without any loss of quality. Examples of common vector artwork file types include Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Encapsulated Postscript (.eps) and Portable Document Format (.pdf). When providing artwork it would be best to send those file types first if possible.

Non-Vector (Raster) Artwork If vector artwork is not available or for some reason inapplicable (ie. for photograph-based, raster imagery, etc.), we require images to have a minimum resolution of 100dpi at print size for best results. We would also prefer to work with native files (for example, layered Photoshop files) rather than flattened or compressed files such as jpeg.

Templates

If you would like to use one of our templates to prepare your artwork, just give us a call at 1.877.942.0595

Supplied artwork that does not meet our quality requirements may incur additional production time and cost. If you have any questions or concerns about do not hesitate to contact us.

Apparel Sizing

We want to ensure your garment is a perfect fit. To see how we size our apparel download our sizing guide document.

download our sizing guide.

Prepress

The first step before the first step.

Our prepress department ensures everything is perfect before the presses warm up. The prepress team works in a modern and technologically current environment so that every file— from nearly every document layout application— is, as much as possible, rendered colour-accurate and typographically correct. It's the first step before the first step.

  • In house design

  • Color analysis and correction

Prepress work on a computer
Prepress colour swatches fanned out

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Pressroom

Built on tradition, growing with technology. Digital, Offset, and Computer to Plate.

The pressroom has been the core of Premier’s operation since 1962. We operate a state-of-the-art pressroom that uses offset, digital offset, and computer to plate (CTP) technology that allows for endless options. Our LED-UV printing technology eliminates the need for coatings and varnishes and produces a higher quality and more durable print. It all adds up to faster turnaround, and more money left in your pocket. We've built our quality on tradition, and we're growing it with technology.

  • Digital offset: Textured effects, raised print, transparent ink, white ink, light black ink, photo ink

  • Offset print

  • Computer to plate (CTP)

  • UV Inks and LED-UV Drying

Pressroom man reviewing printed work.
Pressroom picture of ink on large machine
Pressroom computer screens/machines

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Wide Format

Hard to ignore. Banners, Signage, Point of Purchase and more.

Premier offers large format printing as well. We can print on all kinds of substrates including card stock, foamcore, vinyl and coroplast, just to name a few. We can even do white under printing! Premier's wide format printing is perfect for your banners, signage, Point of Purchase (POP) materials; anything that needs noticed in a big way.

  • Rigid materials up to 1.75" thick and 4' by 8' wide

  • Flexible roll-to-roll banners up to 84" wide

Wide format printer
Wide format printer
Wide format paper cutter

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Binding

Bound and determined. We have the right binding solution for your next project.

Premier's wide range of binding services recognizes that different projects need different binding. From magazines to brochures to books to manuals—if it needs to be bound, we're determined.

  • Saddle stitching

  • Perfect binding

  • Coil

  • Wire-O

  • Hand stitching

View of finished binded brochures
Person binding a brochure
Person binding a brochure

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Finishing

Just the right touch. Hole drilling, laminating, UV coating, and more.

Premier's finishing services provide you with that touch of flair and differentiation that help you get noticed. Whether it needs to be laminated or magnetized, scored or die-cut, our finishing gives just the right touches.

  • Hole drilling

  • Laminating

  • Magnetization

  • UV coating

  • Scoring

  • Die cutting

  • Shrink-wrapping

Multiple finished brochures
Finishing example print
Finishing example booklet

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Specialty

Make it really stand out. Embossing, foiling, custom requests, and more.

Want to make it really, really stand out? Add that extra finishing touch to help you rise (and shine) above the rest.

  • Embossing

  • Foiling

  • Die cutting

Speciality machinery
Speciality printing on a bag
Speciality embossing

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Mailing

Flexible and scalable services for regional, national and international campaigns. Labelling, poly bagging, envelope insertion and more.

Premier is a Canada Post “Smartmail Marketing™ partner” offering a full-range of mailing services to send your final product anywhere in the world. From printing to packaging to sealing, our mailing service keeps everything in-house, going from our house to your customers' easily and effectively.

Premier is a Smartmail Marketing™ partner
  • Polybagging & shrink wrapping

  • Labeling, barcoding, addressed & unaddressed mail

  • Envelope inserting

  • Tipping, folding, gluing, perforating, tabbing & inserting

  • Variable data printing

Premier delivery truck
Prepping material to be mailed
Large mail delivery of various prints

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Variable Data and Document Security

Make it personal, make it count. Personalization, numbering, barcoding, and more.

Our variable data services create personalized messages for direct marketing and customer relationship management, track important data through numbering and barcoding, and provide effective data tracking where metrics are crucial. (Stamps, admission tickets, postcards, brochures, direct response, etc.)

  • Serialization (Numbering, Barcoding)

  • Personalization (Versioning, Database Applications)

  • Admission Tracking

Variable printing of custom tickets with barcode
Variable barcodes
Variable picture of books

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Fabric Dye-Sublimation

Go beyond paper with tradeshow displays, branded apparel, promotional material, and more.

Our printing services extend to apparel, displays, and almost anything else that needs to be printed on fabric. Our fabric printing team can offer you in-house services: from concept and design to sewing, finishing, and shipping.

  • Display: banners, popups, table covers, hop-ups, overheads, tents, etc.

  • Apparel: shirts, jerseys, hoodies, outerwear, specialty products, etc.

Custom print on clothing
Custom print on clothing and fabric signs
Custom print on fabric table cloth

Do you have a project in mind?

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Warehousing & Fulfilment Products

Premier’s expansive warehouse is designed for inventory storage and order processing. Your business material is labeled and stored for maximum retrieval efficiency. Once an order for your product is placed online by a customer, the individual items that make up that order are picked off the shelves by warehouse staff and transported to an order packing station. After an order has been picked and packed, it is moved to a shipping station to prep it for delivery to the end customer.

Our team is ready to answer any of your questions and help you build a custom order fulfilment pipeline for your business.

Give us a call 204.663.9000

FSC Certification FSC Certification

FSC® Certification

FSC® Certification: Premier is an FSC®-Certified company. FSC® Chain-of-Custody certification is a voluntary certification system available to supply chain companies (like us) who want to demonstrate their commitment to responsible forest management by having their company’s planning, practices and products independently evaluated against FSC® Chain-of-Custody standards. FSC® Chain-of-Custody certification allows companies to label their FSC® products, which in turn enables consumers to identify and choose products that support responsible forest management. For our clients this means that they can confidently select and print on environmentally-sound paper substrates that are traced from origin to consumer.

LED-UV Inks LED-UV Inks

LED-UV Inks

LED-UV Inks: Premier is one of few printers in North America that uses LED-UV press technology. We were the first printer in North America to convert two long-perfector presses from conventional inks to LED-cured UV inks. For our clients this means we are able to more quickly bind press sheets and offer best-in-class print quality. We remain a leading member of the International LED-UV Association.

G7 Master Printer G7 Master Printer

G7® Master Printer

G7® Master Printer: The G7® standard yields a visual match between different imaging systems and promotes a visually identical image across a range of G7®-calibrated printing devices. For our clients this means that any of our proofing, conventional offset, LED-UV offset or digitally-printed products will be color-accurate, repeatable and consistent from job to job. This also means that we can take in work from other G7® facilities and match colour with ease.

LEAN Manufacturer LEAN Manufacturer

LEAN Manufacturer

LEAN Manufacturer: Premier is proud to be a LEAN manufacturing facility. We strive to continuously ‘grow people’ and ‘serve the customer.’ We actively seek out ways to eliminate the wastes of transportation, inventory, motion, unused human resources, waiting, over-processing, over-production and defects. For our clients this means we can provide consistent quality, exceptional value and responsive turn times on work supplied to us. We maintain an on-time delivery rate of over 97% on all work we receive! We encourage clients to visit our print operations to see LEAN in action for themselves!

Paper, Process and Plant Stewardship: Though we work hard as a LEAN organization to reduce paper waste, we can never eliminate it all! We gather all off-cuts, trimmings and other paper waste, compact it and send it out for recycling. By recycling hundreds of tons of paper each year, we prevent unnecessary waste in our land-fills and help sustain the industries that work to convert recycled paper into new sheets and other products. Paper is one of the most renewable resources on earth (www.twosidesna.org)! We also mitigate most paper waste through a tightly-tuned manufacturing workflow, digital print-on-demand print, chemical-free plate processing, low energy LED-UV, and VOC-free vegetable-based inks. Premier uses high-efficiency T8 lighting within the facility, and LED lighting for all external lamps.

USPS/Canada Post USPS/Canada Post

USPS / Canada Post

Access in-depth knowledge - Get seasoned advice - Use our technical expertise

Premier is a Canada Post Smartmail Marketing™ partner. It means you have access to the kind of expertise and experience that's usually reserved for larger businesses. If you're new to Smartmail MarketingTM or direct mail, you'll benefit from the experience and success we bring to the table. We take care of all the details for you – we can help design, we print following specifications, we sort and group your direct mail by postal route, and much more.

Canadian Franchise Association Canadian Franchise Association

CFA National Sponsor

Premier is proud to be a national sponsor of the Canadian Franchise Association.

CFA Purpose: We help everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business.

CFA Mission: To amplify the understanding and power of franchising in Canada by:

  • Advocating on issues that impact this dream
  • Connecting people with opportunity; and
  • Delivering learning opportunities that make franchising stronger.