Samco Printers


Practical Print Solutions That Will Meet Your Tight Deadlines

Let us partner with you to produce your conference and convention materials and deliver them directly to your convention location. Our experienced, professional and friendly one-stop printing service will take the stress out of ordering your print materials. Contact us today and let one of our experienced staff make your busy day a lot easier.


We Make Conference Printing Easy

Samco Printers Ltd. can provide many professional print production options including a variety of book sizes, binding methods, tabs, paper types, and ink options, to name a few. Samco is ready to help you find the best and most affordable solutions, customized to your conference/convention requirements and promote your products and services.

photo of books showing different binding and 3-ring binder


Convention Products to Meet Your Every Need!

We are truly a one-stop print shop. We can meet all your conference and convention needs. Here are a few of the most requested conference products we can produce:

  • Advance and Final Programs
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Session Handouts
  • Exhibitor Prospectuses
  • Name Tags/Badges
  • Business Cards/Postcards
  • Conference Journal and Notebooks
  • Presentation Folders
  • Room Signs and Posters
  • Membership Directories
  • Pull-up Banners and Stands
  • Pop up Portable Display Booth
  • Hanging Banners
  • Backlit Displays
  • Counter Graphics
  • Table Skirts
  • Posters
  • Murals
  • Signs
  • Standees and cut-outs
  • Step and Repeat Backdrop
  • Notepads
  • Pens
  • Mugs
  • USB Drives
  • Caps
  • Canvas Bags
  • Mouse Pads
  • Umbrellas
  • T-Shirts
  • Lanyards
  • Magnets


What are the Benefits of Choosing Samco Printers for your Conference/Convention Marketing Essentials?

There are lots of printers out there, but here is why you should choose us:

More Than 30 Years’ Experience Providing Conference/Convention Materials Printing Service.
Samco Printers is well-known and respected for reliable, professional and creative print products and solutions. Our full service graphics and design department, offset/digital production department, large format print department, complete bindery and finishing services and our professional packaging/shipping facilities are all staffed with experienced, skilled operators and technicians. Our design and graphics staff alone have 80 years of cumulative experience.

Quantities Tailored to Your Needs
Our offset and digital presses and finishing equipment are all in-house, which means we can pick the best production method to cost effectively produce the quantity you actually need (whether long or short run).

We’ll Ship Directly to Your Conference/Convention Location or Advance Holding Area
We are conveniently located just three blocks from Canada Place, Vancouver World Trade Centre and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Our experienced shippers will professionally package, label and deliver your printing – you can be assured everything will arrive where and when you need it to.

Corporate Identity and Brand Consistency
We know how important it is to present a professional image and to maintain your brand integrity. All our equipment is carefully managed using a state-of-the-art colour management system and custom created colour profiles to ensure that your corporate colours and logos are printed accurately.

Design and Layout Services
Because of their thorough knowledge of presses and production methods, our design team are experts at producing exciting and impressive designs while keeping production costs as low as possible. We eliminate the need to hire an expensive designer and then juggle information back and forth between the designer and printer.

Your Choice of Binding & Tab Options
Binding and tabs can make a big difference in the functionality of your training materials. Samco offers a full selection of binding and tabbing options:

Binding Options:

Perfect Binding

Pefect Binding

Visual Appearance: Perfect binding is the method of binding used for softcover books the world over. Whether it is a novel or college textbook they both use this form of binding. This binding option allows for printed text along the book spine which makes it perfect for important conference manuals or guides.

Why use it: This solution provides a professional aesthetic look at very affordable price points. The option of printing text on the book’s spine makes it far easier to find the publication on a bookshelf, which encourages attendees to keep the publication when they return home.

When to use it: This type of binding is best suited to conference reference manuals, event proceedings, educational publications and textbooks. Perfect binding is a good option for books with many pages.

Common Perfect bound finished sizes:

  • 8 3/8” x 10 3/4”
  • 5 3/8” x 8 5/16”
  • 7” x 10”
  • 6” x 9”
  • 4” x 9”


plastic coil (spiral)

Plastic Coil

Visual Appearance: Plastic coil binding is reminiscent of the metal notebook spiral binding used fifty years ago but the coil is plastic instead of metal. Almost everyone has encountered and likely owns a number of plastic coil notebooks, making them a seamless addition to your printed conference material portfolio.

Why use it: This method is ideal for most conference or convention usage. It allows attendees to open the document to lie flat or fold it in half quickly for on-the-fly note taking. Plastic coils are available in a range of colours that will complement the visual branding of your material. Plastic coil binding is useful for publications which require page tabs and dividers.

When to use it: There are a variety of uses which are a perfect fit, such as note taking during presentations or seminars, or if the publication is required to lie flat. Additionally attendees will appreciate being provided with this type of binding if the venue has a theatre style seating configuration or pull-up half desks which most can remember from their college years. Over the last several years we’ve also printed numerous conference learning journals using plastic coil binding. This hybrid type of publication offers the best of both worlds; combining the conference program and lined pages intended for note-taking in one easy-to-use journal.




Visual Appearance: Wire-o binding is the familiar binding seen on many day-timers and journals. Similar to plastic coil binding, wire-o binding is sometimes seen as more elegant method. It is slightly more expensive, but adds a visual appeal.

Why use it: This method is ideal for most conference or convention usage. It allows attendees to open the document to lie flat or fold it in half quickly for on-the-fly note taking. Wire-o binding is also useful for publications which require page tabs and dividers.

When to use it: Wherever it is necessary for the publication to open and lie flat. Perfect for conference learning journals which combine the conference program with pages designed for note taking.


Saddle stitch


Visual Appearance: Saddle stitch is the binding method used on most magazines. It is the familiar method where the document is fastened together with two staples in the spine and folded in half.

Why use it: : This is a very cost-effective method of binding documents with a page count of less than ninety pages (depending on the thickness of the paper used). The appearance is very professional and the binding unobtrusive.

When to use it:This is a good option for programs, schedules, catalogues, product brochures and more. This method is not suitable for tabs or dividers, but reversed out tab blocks that bleed off the fore-edge of the document can provide a visual separation of sections and function in a manner similar to standard tabs, particularly if the blocks are printed in different colours for different sections. (see the section below on bleed tabs). Because of the narrow spine and position of the staples, there cannot be any writing on the spine of saddle stitched books.


3-ring binder

3-Ring Binder

Visual Appearance: Everyone is familiar with the ubiquitous 3-ring binder. Usually designed with clear sleeves on the front cover and spine, these binders can be highly attractive when used with well-designed inserts that slip into these sleeves.

Why use it: The use of printed inserts to customize the look of the binders is very cost-effective and is the perfect means to reflect your branding through the use of your logo, corporate colours and product images. This is an ideal binding method when your document requires dividers and tabs.

When to use it: 3-ring binders are perfect for documents with very large number of pages. They are also invaluable for collecting data by having pages to be written on, removed and returned. If you have a large inventory of already printed materials that you would like to combine with event-specific documentation, this can easily be done by drilling holes in the existing materials. 3-ring binders also allow the insertion of last minute or unanticipated supplemental materials.


Tab Options:

index tabs

Index tabs

Clear, mylar-reinforced tab extensions look crisp and professional. The body of the sheet is printed in black only, on one or two sides. Tab printing is available in black on one or two sides. Custom Tab Colours are also available.
Available with the following binding options: Perfect Binding, Plastic Coil, 3-Ring Binders


bleed tabs

Bleed tabs

Reversed printing (white on black or solid colour) is shown directly on the pages of your book. Users can quickly navigate between sections as they flip through the pages. Reversed printing on right edge helps organize sections. Typeset tabs can be created by for you by Samco.
Available for other binding types – please contact Samco for more details


colour divider sheets

Colour dividers

Colour text or cover stock can be used between sections. Dividers can be blank or printed on both sides of the sheet.



Choose Samco as Your One Stop Print Shop!

Let us manage your conference printing from design to printed product. We can also host your content online. Whether your needs are large or small, we can do it all! Contact one of our experienced account managers today and relax. Your conference printing is in good hands.