Budget Printing 2016 Inc.

Call Us now! 780-451-4546

Toll Free: 1-800-565-9083

5537 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB T6H 2H3

Putting Experience to Work for You

Digital and offset printing, photocopying, design services and more at Budget Printing, Edmonton’s best full-service print shop for over three decades.

Our Print Process – DIY or Step-by-Step Design

Budget Printing accommodates all kinds of customers. From experienced designers to DIY self-starters, we provide the quality service and printing to make your design beautiful. We even have a full-service design team ready to help clients with no print design experience.

To learn more about the design and printing process, read about the following topics:

If you can’t find an answer to your question, don’t worry! Call Budget Printing today and we will be happy to help.

Design It

Do-It-Yourself-ers often enjoy developing their own print material, whether by investing in layout software or creating the designs by hand to speed up the layout process. Modern printing generally requires that a print job, at some point, gets turned into an electronic file, and technology eliminates the gap between your desk and our print shop.

The D.I.Y. method has two key benefits:

  • Save the cost of design time. By doing it yourself, you can cut down on—or eliminate—the labour fee associated with layout and graphics work. A one-time purchase of the right software, along with some time spent learning how to use it, can enable you to go to print with a production-ready file.
  • Get it right the first time. You know your business and industry best, so custom work (such as unique forms) will make the most sense to you when making design decisions.

Use a Computer
Design software has gone mainstream in recent years so that professional graphic design and layout is within reach of most computer users. Or, for certain types of print jobs, the ubiquitous Microsoft Office (and other standard word processing programs) can suffice.

The Paste-Up
At one time, this was the way EVERY print job was prepared in order to make printing plates! Nowadays, creative customers will often provide a paste-up of their design, for our Graphics Dept. to turn into digital files for proofing and printing. This can be a useful method when you have a general idea of what components should be part of the layout, but you need to experiment with how they are arranged.

Simply tape or glue copies of your images to an appropriate page size, to give an impression of how they are to be set up, then our graphics department will take it from there.

Just a Sketch

This is the simplest method for providing some guidance on what your print design should be like. Draw out what you need—such as a rough draft of your new form, or a general design for your new logo—and let our graphics department set up a digital proof for you to review.

Get It Designed

You can see it in your mind and now you need to have that vision turned into a finished piece. If you prefer not to design it yourself, there are many options for you.

Budget Printing Graphics Department
Our graphics department handles print jobs of every shape and size, every day. We provide guidance and creative services through every stage of your print job, from concept through development and on to production. Whatever print project you have in mind, we can assist you with, working with you to create a professionally designed package that you can be proud of.

Graphic Designer
There is a flourishing graphic design industry, from design-savvy freelance artists up to full-fledged design firms. A search in the Yellow Pages™ can get you started on choosing a company to bring your design needs to.

graphic department

Proofing & Approvals

We need your "OK"! A key part of our business is ensuring that we're printing exactly what you hope for. Our focus is on the production, making the finished piece meet our standards. We always do our best to catch possible artwork errors (such as the mighty typo), but ultimately it is up to the customer to point out mistakes or desired changes.

That's why we like to highlight the importance of your approval. Before we begin production, we look to you to sign off the final proof—or to confirm you trust that we will do our best with the job. You can find more details in our conditions of sale.

Proofing via Email
We can send you a PDF of your print job, for you to review on screen or by printing it out yourself. Reply by email with any changes, and/or approve the artwork.

Hard Copy Proof
We can send you a hard copy (printout) of your print job, for you to review. Return the hard copy approved and/or with changes to be made. Fax proofing is also available.

In Person
Contact us about when you can come by to review your print job for changes and/or approval. We will have a digital printout for you to check over for changes or approval.


We can bring it to you! One of our commitments to you, our customer, is to ensure you get your print job where you need it.

Edmonton and Area
Feel free to ask about delivery to your door. We will bring your completed print job right to your office, home or other drop-off point, as needed. We also offer in-city courier delivery, whether via DHL or another carrier of your choice.

We will ship via your preferred national courier. Just let us know when you place your order.


Budget Printing 2016 Inc.

5537 Gateway Blvd

Edmonton, AB T6H 2H3





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Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday: Closed

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