My re-entry into the world of print has required finding good printers. This week I found two.
As much as I am firmly against casual mis-use of the letter K, Kwik Kopy, in its new location at the corner of Queen and Euston Streets in Charlottetown, is very handy, and thus was my default choice. They’ve been running some colour copying on coated card stock — business cards and posters — and the results have been excellent. Not only are the copies good, but I’ve been able to email PDF files to them, and their staff, including Shawn MacKenzie, the owner, have been good about getting back to me. I’ll use them again.
I also needed some larger versions of the poster produced, and for that I turned to Atlantic Digital Imaging at the corner of University and Kent. They work in large-format printing exclusively, and they do good work. They ran a proof copy of a 22 x 34 poster for me this morning, and the results were better than I expected. It’s not cheap (one copy of the poster is $49), but for small quantities it’s the only thing going. As with Kwik Kopy, they have no trouble accepting files by email, and have been very responsive.
Having good printers is like having a good ISP in the digital work. Fortunately, I have both now.