Ideas for meaningful gifts for this holiday season

December 7, 2016 by  

It’s that time of year again where we all celebrate the winter holidays with family and friends. It’s also a very stressful time for many people who have a laundry list of things to do. If you missed out on the Black Friday sales for buying gifts – don’t worry. Here’s your chance to go the next level and show your friends, family, and even clients how much care about them this holiday season.

Do you have a lot of photos? If so, why don’t you make a custom photobook? By taking the time to gather images and put together in a book, you can create the most memorable gift for anyone. Whether it’s for your spouse or family members, you can touch their hearts by showing you care and how much they are an important part of your life (given that you have pictures of or with them).

Christmas cards (not exactly a gift but still important) are a great way to spread the love and cheer this holiday season. Put a picture of you and Santa from the mall or have a group shot of your staff. Get creative with your photo and have fun with it! Despite how everything is going digital on computers, a tangible card mailed in an envelope shows more effort and quality than a cheap “e-card” that you found online.

Customized Greeting Card, Holiday, Christmas

For all the art and photography people, try considering a custom poster or go all fancy with a canvas print. They’ll have no choice but to put it up on their wall! The possibilities are endless on what you can print!

Instead of buying something off the store shelf, try to think outside the box when coming up with gifts. Get on a more personal level and leave a bigger impact to the people in your life with one-of-a-kind prints.




Holiday Cards and Calendar Promotion

November 27, 2014 by  


Screen shot 2014-11-26 at 5.04.19 PMThe holidays are just right around the corner and Universal Printing can help you prepare for it!

We know how nice it is to send and receive greeting cards during the holidays and we’ve partnered with The Card Gallery to make things easy for you.

Just visit their website and enter our Dealer’s Password: UNIPB, to receive our discounted price on a variety of holiday card designs!

Choose a design and personalize your cards with a message inside. Choose a font, font colour, and foil and place your order! They will be delivered to our shop for pick up or we can arrange for local delivery!*

Another great gift idea are calendars. They are particularly great for clients and people who have offices! Universal Printing offers custom calendars and you can even personalize every day of the year with your own text and pictures! Just head over to our online shop, click the ‘customize it’ button and use the online editor to design your calendars.

If you need help we have in-house designers ready to assist you to achieve the look you want! Custom calendars are printed in-house.*

*Please note that turn-around time for both greeting cards and calendars are approximately 5 days.

Exciting New Equipment

November 27, 2014 by  


Shawn recently gave a talk at BNI Grand Fortune City’s Networking Lunch introducing a new exciting piece of equipment, here at Universal Printing. The Xerox® Versant™ 2100 Press is going to revolutionize printing for our clients, particularly because we are the ONLY vendor in North Shore Vancouver area that has leased this equipment.

This press offers higher versatility and performance. This means clients will benefit with the following:

  • Higher quality. This baby uses Ultra HD Resolution, delivering extremely fine details.
  • Faster printing. Up to 100ppm (page per minute) efficiency and with many automated features means a faster turn-around time.
  • Heavier card stocks with a variety of finishing options means your designers will create stand-out material.

This machine can handle all your graphics –from business cards to brochures! Better options for less price.


We are The Champions!

November 27, 2014 by  

Canopy Photo 3A highly professional, eye-catching service we offer at Universal Printing is our large format printing for any event that you might have coming up or simply to display inside your own company!

Large format printing is anything bigger than 11”x17” (or tabloid-sized). Examples include billboards, signs, posters, retail displays, and large canvas printing. Universal Printing utilizes state-of-art large format printers with highly trained staff to ensure high-quality and fast turnaround, even on the largest of jobs!

One of Universal Printing’s dedicated clients is Champions Martial Arts and Kickboxing Academy. Champions had a booth at The COHO Festival held on September 7th this year at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. The event ran from 11am-6pm, which provided a perfect opportunity to put out promotional materials for patrons –and the tent made them easily found and ready for the rain (which luckily didn’t come)!

We delivered Champions a full package service that included: a tent, banners, ballot boxes, brochures, and business cards. With consistent branding and lovely saturations of red, blue, and yellow alongside black, their tent was definitely eye catching. Just look at the photos!

A tent is a great promotional tool for businesses that get out into the community. Not only will they protect you and the public from the sun and rain, they also look professional and are eye-catching enough to bring people to you from afar. A strong visual presence is what gives you the advantage over your competition. Call us today to prepare for the upcoming festival season!

Universal’s Newest Team Member

November 27, 2014 by  

We are pleased to introduce our newest teammate, Maggie Valdez who has joined us as our new graphic designer! Working alongside Milan, Maggie’s job will range from helping clients whose files aren’t just ‘quite right’, to those who don’t know where to begin. From brochures to banners and all marketing material in between, our design studio can handle your needs.

Maggie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communication Design and comes from a creative family. Her grandfather is a street photographer and they share a love for film photography and painting. Maggie originates from Mexico City and brings a passion for bold colour and a dedication to making clients happy.

Maggie will listen to your ideas, organize the design elements to best reflect your style, and optimized the file ready for print!


Maxim Bakery Signage

August 3, 2010 by  

We recently delivered and installed vinyl wallpapers for Maxim Bakery located in Metrotown Mall across from T&T. As you can see from the ‘before’ photos, Maxim’s walls were bare and lacked visual interest. The bakery is particularly popular with families for snacks and special events, and images of happy families and gatherings reflect their market perfectly. And look, even Universal Printing’s owner, Shawn Houssein, was on site to help the installation ensuring everything went perfectly! We love how much better the walls look in the ‘after’ photos, don’t you? Leave us your comments below.

Digital Printing | Universal-Printing | Xerox-8000

May 28, 2010 by  

We would like to introduce our new printer: the Xerox 8000. With this machine we can print any quantity for our customers. Some customers start out only needing small quantities. As their businesses grow they will need to order larger quantities. The Xerox 8000 can take care of that while maintaining high quality and fast turn around time at reasonable prices!

Key Features:

  • Print-on-demand and Web-to-print
  • Unified offset and digital printing
  • Book printing
  • Personalized marketing
  • Cross media and 1-to-1 publishing
  • Transactional promotional communications