Samco Printers


Large format printing: Big is beautiful!

High quality large format printing or wide format printing requires professional colour control and the use of high quality substrates. We don’t cut corners here in our print shop in Vancouver, so you can count on us for big, beautiful, high quality prints.

colour consistency

Your visual identity should remain consistent whether your materials are printed on an offset press, a digital press or wide format printers. We colour manage all our printing devices by writing our own colour profiles using the most up-to-date colour-measuring instruments. We want your large format materials, your signage and your promotional materials to enhance your branding through careful attention to consistent colour and high quality reproduction with our large format printing.

quality substrates

We stock a range of high quality flexible substrates such as photo base and bond papers, scrim vinyl, polypropylene, canvas, Tyvek, and backlit substrates with a white diffusion layer. Some of the rigid substrates we print on are artboard, corrugated plastic, foam board, polystyrene, aluminum composition board, magnetic sheeting and Sintra board. We can special order substrates tailored to your particular needs.

enlarging for large format printing

Depending on the size and resolution of your image, sometimes it may be necessary to enlarge the image digitally before printing to a large format printer. Normal enlargement will cause a loss of detail or sharpness and introduce artefacts. We employ state-of-the-art software technologies that use fractal-based algorithms that optimize clarity and detail of different image types. This software also works well for images captured on mobile devices. Now you can easily enlarge and create a high quality, large format print of a great shot you took on your phone or tablet.

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Large format printing - Kid original image


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Aside from posters, most large format printing requires some kind of finishing. We can laminate, mount, frame, insert grommets, attach hangers or easel backs, apply velcro or magnetic strips and more. Let us know what you need and we can usually find a way to make it happen.

environmentally friendly options

When you need to show that you care about the environment there are bio-degradable and recycled options for substrates and materials.

customer service and technical support

If you need help making a decision, getting pricing, setting up your file or you want us to design your large format print, give us a call at 604.683.6991 in Vancouver, B.C., toll free 1.888.55.SAMCO (72626) or click on Contact Us. We guarantee that you will get friendly, courteous and knowledgeable service.

integrated solutions

In addition to large format printing, we offer complete commercial print solutions, such as matching business stationery packages, presentation folders, trade show and marketing materials. We can even manage your direct mail campaign complete with variable printing and mailing. We excel at managing our customers’ accounts and ensuring that you get the most from your budget and your brand collateral.