printing with vivid

What do you print on?
We print on a heavyweight matte paper; matte or satin premium photopaper; a range of fine-art papers; canvas, and some specialty papers. Most of our material comes in rolls and therefore pieces will have a slight curl when printed.

What sizes do you print at?
We have some standard sizes we print most pieces at, which are listed on our current price guide. We certainly print custom sizes starting from 12 inches wide.

What resolution do you print at?
At 100% size, your file should be at least 180dpi. Canvas is a bit forgiving where 130/150dpi is acceptable.

What does print-ready mean for academic prints?
Print-ready means your file is at the correct size and resolution of the intended output. When you have more than one image, they are layed out together in one file. Otherwise, we can set up the file(s) for you. Academic projects are required to be print-ready.

How do I provide a file or image?
Upload your digital images to our site; or bring in images on a memory key(USB flashdrive), memory card, or disk.

How do I upload an image?
Go to the File Upload page, click on Choose File, fill in the form (check it over once more), and click Upload File. Remember to wait for the confirmation page to appear.

How long should I allow for prints?
Allow 2-3 days for most prints. Academic posters generally are a day. Allow more time for added finishing such as laminating, mounting, proofing and any estimating. Canvases stretched are about 8-10 week days.

Can you print my wedding invitations/business cards/brochures?
We are a wide-format printer only, which means larger prints and smaller runs. So, no. We print at sizes from 12 inches. See our pricing page for our standard sizes for prints.

Do you have substrates that are specific to students?
We have a heavyweight matte bond and a satin paper available just for academic projects. Both print very well, with the satin a little fancier and recommended if you have photos in the piece. more


What other finishing is available?
We offer lamination, mounting to fomecor, plaquemounting and framing.

What choice of framing do you offer?
Please visit our showroom on Whyte for any custom framing and to view our selection of frame profiles and finishing.

If you have questions you couldn’t find answers to on our site, just send us a quick email. We always appreciate feedback on our site as we continue to update our information.