A visit to Club Ink teaches you more about sign production in the 21st century than you may have ever thought possible. Formerly an industry known for hand painted letters and screen printing, the pristine Club Ink at Main and Gerrard is a quiet, clean shop with digital equipment to fill your every sign requirement – and much, much more.
“We’re not about printing business cards and brochures”, explains the owner Warren Vesak. “But most people come here and find there are many services we offer that are new to them.”
The list includes large format posters (even as few a one copy if you want!), large format printing on canvas or vinyl fabric, large and small magnetic signs, long banners, labels of every size and shape, backlit signs, or as Warren describes, “for us, the sky is no longer even the limit!”
Warren’s grandfather started in the sign making world three generations ago. In the 1960’s, his father’s work included sandblasting out the subway signs for the new subway stations in Toronto. Today, however, Club Ink confines its work to the miracles of digital printing and its almost countless applications.
Club Ink customers include numerous agencies and marketing companies who know they can rely on Warren for fast turnaround and competitive trade pricing. Club Ink also does work for local and Toronto business owners looking for everything from outdoor and indoor store signs, magnetic truck and car signs, reflective decals that light up at night, promotional and branded stickers. Retail clients include those who wish to enlarge a favourite photo for mounting, or perhaps transfer onto canvas to make framed prints.
Club Ink’s digital press prints up to 5 feet wide. The cutting equipment can create any shape, resulting in custom letters and logos and various shapes for stickers or decals. The press prints on a range of materials, from paper and heavy card stock, to vinyl, canvas, magnetic board, etc.
Recently relocated to the Main and Gerrard store, Warren’s vision for Club Ink is “a cafe where customers walk in with their laptop to get something done, find out about the options that will work for them, then either wait or come back.”
“Our machines are here for you,” says Warren, “Now, what can we print for you today?”
Club Ink is located at 2195 Gerrard Street East,
just west of Main Street.