Fotoprint Ltd.
975 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4

P250 382 8218
F250 382 9952
TF1 888 382 8211
 

wide format roll based, flexible printing

First on Vancouver Island!

Striving to diversify our environmentally friendly product line, we're pleased to announce the installation of the Mimaki CJV300-160 wide format roll printer. This print technology helps reduce the environmental impact of printing, so everyone stays healthy.

Some benefits of this printing technology are:

  • Outdoor prints achieve display permanence up to 5 years and are scratch, smudge and water resistant.
  • Indoor prints achieve display permanence up to 10 years.
  • Odour free. Inks do not contain hazardous air pollutants resulting in a better print shop environment.
  • Extremely fast turnaround times.
  • Exceptional fade resistance.
  • No minimum order.
  • 6 colour printing provides colour depth and accurate skin tones.

photo/canvas prints - indoor/outdoor banners - posters - graphics - light boxes - point-of-purchase displays - trade show displays - decals - signs - stickers

Further study

What are the limitations of soft proofing?

A PDF proof, or soft proof, is a useful tool but needs to be used with CAUTION. Specific limitations are:

  • The colour of the printed piece will not match your screen/monitor. Even with the best calibration and monitor profiling, there is no reliable way to make an RGB monitor match a CMYK print. A hardcopy proof is the only option for making sure that the end result will be what you are expecting.
  • It's human nature to skim over an item on the screen, where mistakes tend to jump out more on a printed page.
  • Sizing, folding, pagination, and orientation are very hard to judge on a screen.
  • Low resolution images won't be noticeable on the screen, but will stand out like a sore thumb on the hardcopy.
  • Graphic designers utilizing transparencies, overprints, duotones, and other techniques need to see a hardcopy to determine how these will print.

For all orders at Fotoprint, we generate a hardcopy proof at the same time as the online version. Every proof except wide-format will be accurate to the finished print (wide format is a reasonable match, a stock-match colour-accurate proof can be obtained for an additional fee)