12 June 2013
PacBlue's new digs makes room for 'big' plans
VANCOUVER—PacBlue Printing's new facility shows the company is ramping up the push into large format and signage that it began six years ago.

The recent move enabled the company to reorganize its offices and consolidate operations into two locations. The new 26,000 sq. ft. headquarters, ten minutes from the city's downtown core, now houses the company's large and grand format division, as well as its administrative office.


PacBlue on move-in day. Left to right: Nicolas Slobinsky, director of sales and marketing; Carol Colley, owner; Jonathan Colley, owner, chief executive officer and president (Photo: Ron Sombilon)

"We now have all of the big graphic displays and all of the big machines under one roof," said Nico Slobinsky, the printer's marketing communications manager. An existing secondary facility closer to downtown will host the company's reprographics division and small-format colour/black-and-white copy centre. Slobinsky said the reorganization will improve efficiency and cut costs.

Along with the move, PacBlue purchased a second digital Oce Lightjet for high-quality large-format photographic printing. The machines give PacBlue capabilities for point of purchase, advertising graphics, trade show displays, backlit signage, large-format graphics, and portable graphic displays.

Launched almost 60 years ago, the family-owned outfit specializes in digital printing and has 80 employees. According to Slobinsky, the company isn't done adding to its large-format arsenal. "That's a growing area of our business so we made plans to invest in it," he said, explaining that PacBlue aims to combine traditional print signage offerings with digital signage capabilities including TV displays.
— Jef Catapang
Comments:
2. Glenda Cooper says:
15 June 2013 at 8:02 AM
Wishing you good luck in your new home. May you go from strength to strength.
1. Matt says:
14 June 2013 at 11:13 PM
Truly inspiring business practices by PacBlue! This is yet another plateau which etches these guys as industry leaders in both service and product offerings. I'm proud to be a long time customer and I'm really excited to see what they do next!
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