Marketing During & After COVID-19

Marketing During and After COVID-19. Business as usual won’t be the same for a while, that’s for sure. We will all need to adapt to the new realities and continuation of social and physical distancing. You will need to prepare your business for the road ahead and our team can help. We offer a wide variety of services here at Westmount Signs & Printing, such as graphic design, web design, signage and printing.  Here is how we can help:

Marketing During and After COVID-19 - Morty's Pub Curbside

Morty’s Pub Curbside

Curbside Pick-Up Signs

Curbside signs are useful as they provide your customers with instructions when they arrive to pick up their order. Typically these signs are placed in front of a parking space and have a specific number which will coincide with the order number. Customers can drive up and pop the trunk, where you then place the order inside, and off they go.

You can order temporary coroplast signs to attach on an existing fence or post. Aluminum signs or a-frames are also an option depending on the layout of your parking lot and how long you want the signs to last for. Check out what Morty’s Pub is offering for their Takeout Curbside Pickup.

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Window Graphics

Posters & Window Graphics

Don’t underestimate the power of window graphics. Utilize this space for your business with posters or vinyl to let your customers know you are open or operating under reduced capacity. These graphics can also promote your business to new clients too!  Learn More

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Temporary Banners & Lawn Signs

Use Banners or Lawn Signs to let your customers know that your business is open. They are a great cost-effective way to promote what you have to offer! You can also include delivery app info and your phone number.


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Safety Shields

Custom Safety Shields

Safety shields are a great way to provide a clear barrier between your employees and customers. This critical accessory can be customized in a variety of ways to fit your needs and counter space. This will be a common item every business will need when they re-open soon. Demand will be high and material will be in short supply so Contact Us immediately for more information.

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Safety Seal Stickers

You can use sleek branded logo stickers as tamper-proof safety seals when offering take-out or delivery. These low cost options will give your customers peace of mind and encourage them to come back for more! Contact Us now and lets get started on your stickers.

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Short-Run Printing

Don’t forget about your printed materials to promote your re-opened business! Sending out “we’re open” postcards to your surrounding local community is a great way to get the word out. Include a coupon to encourage them to act and support your business.


For more information or to chat about your options regarding Marketing During and After COVID-19, give us a call. We are here to help. We look good, when you look good!

Brochure Printing in Kitchener Waterloo

If you are looking for brochure printing in Kitchener Waterloo, look no further than Westmount Signs & Printing. There are many different types of brochures, each having a unique purpose. Let’s discuss what a brochure is, why you should use them, and outline some common fold styles available.



Contact us at Westmount Signs & Printing and let our team help you decide which style would best meet your particular needs.

What Are Brochures And Why Do I Need Them?brochure

According to, a brochure is a “publication consisting of one folded page, or several pages stitched together but not bound. Used mainly for advertising purposes.”  

With mobile designed websites becoming the standard, more and more people are starting to wonder if brochures are still necessary? Brochures are still very significant, as they are an excellent way to inform, instruct, and market your business. They are an immediate source of reference and an offline marketing tool which can quickly be picked up to identify the products or services available.

Types Of Brochure Folds

There are several factors which will influence you when selecting a brochure fold style. These include budget, target audience, purpose, and more. Our designers can guide you through the selection process while providing advice in regards to sizing, graphics, colour, paper options, and finishes. To get you started, here are some of the most commonly used fold styles.

1. Half-Fold Design

A half-fold design brochure is great to use if you want to highlight one or two products or services.

  • Includes a single fold with four panels
  • Each panel is large and is a great showcase for images

2. Tri-Fold Design

The tri-fold design allows you to include more information about your products and services than the half-fold design.

  • Includes two folds with six panels
  • Front panel usually contains the company logo and tag line
  • Back panel usually contains contact details

3.  Gate-Fold Design

The gate-fold design are well-suited for brochures with lots of graphics. Elements on the opening two panels should entice a view to ‘open’ the folds.

  • Includes two folds with 4 narrower and 2 wider panels
  • Narrow panels open up to highlight a centre panel

4. Z-Fold Design

The Z-fold design is a variation of the tri-fold design. It allows for the information to be navigated in a different way.

  • Includes two folds with six panels
  • Opens in a ‘Z’ or accordion pattern

5. Booklets

Booklets are multiple half-fold brochures stitched together.

  • Contain vast amounts of information / graphics
  • Kept longer by customers than other brochure types

More Custom Design Printing Solutions

In addition to helping you create an amazing brochure, our graphic design team is available to help you create other custom design printing solutions. These include:

Our custom printing projects use the latest technology available in digital printing. The professionals at Westmount Signs & Printing can guide you through the selection process to choose the most effective combination of paper, finishing, and binding you require.

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Marci MatecjekOwner, Uptown Beauty Lounge
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101 Things You Should Bring To A Trade Show

A trade show is an excellent place to get your business noticed. From choosing eye-catching trade show banners to selecting printed materials for customers to take away, the planning behind your booth can be a daunting task. Our team are experts at helping you look professional and get the visibility that you deserve. Since there are so many small but also important things that you need to remember to take with you to a trade show, we have created a checklist that will help you prepare your display and maximize your exhibit’s effectiveness.

Please download the checklist below.

Download the Checklist

Items to Bring to a Trade Show

Trade Show Banners / Signage:

Trade show banners are the easiest and most effective way for you to stand out from your competitors at a trade show. You only get a split second to make a positive impression on your target audience…make it count!  When designing your booth consider the space you have available and the decor you plan to incorporate. You might need a horizontal banner, retractable banner, table top banner or all three. Our experienced graphic designers know exactly how to make your brand look sleek and professional.

1. Banners
2. Posters
3. Foamboard
4. Banner Stands
5. Custom Graphics
6. Company logos


Printed Materials / Promotional Items:

In addition to your signs, you should also have printed and promotional items available in your booth. Our team can provide you with all the printed promotional materials you may require.

7. Business cards
8. Brochures
9. Postcards
10. Spec Sheets
11. Press Kits
12. Envelopes
13. Name Tags and Lanyards
14. Company Branded Bags
15. Gift Certificates
16. Coupons
17. T-shirts
18. Stickers
19. Buttons
20. Candy Dish and Candies
21. VIP Giveaways
22. Contest Ballot Box
23. Contest Ballots
24. Contest Pencils

Office Supplies:

You can never be too prepared. Trade show venues are often located on the outskirts of a city and far from convenient shopping. Don’t waste your valuable time running out for something you forgot.

25. Adhesive Tape (Clear)
26. Batteries
27. Business Card Holders
28. Brochure Stands
29. Sales Lead Planner
30. Highlighters
31. Markers
32. Company Branded Pens
33. Company Branded Notepads
34. Scissors
35. Zip-lock Baggies – store sample food for later
36. Stapler with Staples
37. Shower Hooks to Hang Signs
38. Table Cloth
39. Company Branded Table Skirting

Cleaning Supplies:

You don’t know what state you will find your booth in when you arrive after the previous day’s activities. Make sure you have everything you need to make it clean and presentable.

40. Vacuum
41. Carpet Cleaner
42. Glass Cleaner
43. “Goo-Gone” Cleaner
44. Disposable Wipes
45. Garbage Pail – can cost $25 to rent at a trade show!
46. Garbage Bags

Tool Kit for Setup / Repairs:

Be prepared so that your set-up runs smoothly and efficiently. There’s nothing worse than being stuck without the tools you require to make your booth look good. Also, things can break when you least expect it, so it is better to have everything you need for any quick fixes.

47. Safety Footwear
48. Double-sided Adhesive Tape
49. Spray Adhesive
50. Glue
51. Carpet Tape
52. Velcro
53. Bungee Cords
54. Twist Ties / Zip Ties
55. Ruler / Tape Measure
56. Cordless Drill
57. Screw Bit Set
58. Handheld Screwdrivers
59. Screws, Nuts, Bolts
60. Plastic Shrink Wrap
61. Hammer
62. Nails
63. Exacto-Knife
64. Putty Knives / Scrapers
65. Electrical Tester for 120V – electrocution hurts


Standing in your booth talking to attendees for long periods of time can be challenging but don’t be in a position where you have to leave in the middle of the show and possibly miss out on a great lead.

66. Comfortable Shoes
67. Antiseptic Hand Cleaner
68. First Aid Kit (Bandages & Acetaminophen)
69. Antacid Medicine – for the inevitable hangover
70. Facial Tissues
71. Lip Balm
72. Breath Mints
73. Spare Deodorant
74. Mirror
75. Healthy Snacks (Water, Health Bars, Nuts)
76. Stain Remover
77. Sewing Kit


Make sure you have all the equipment necessary to make your best presentation. There’s nothing worse than having your battery die when you need it most.


78. Lights
79. Camera / Video Camera
80. Presentation Laptop with Power Supply
81. Tablet Display Unit(s)
82. Computer Monitor(s) / TV(s)
83. Internet Hub / Stick
84. USB Memory Stick
85. Outdoor Power Generator
86. Extension Cords
87. Power Bars
88. Cell Phone Chargers
89. Mini-Refrigerator


Make your booth stand out from the crowd with matching furniture and decor items. It also adds comfort to the attendees visiting your booth.

90. Company Branded Carpet
91. Company Branded Chairs
92. Tables
93. Display Shelves


A trade show binder should include the important documents.

94. Trade Show Contract
95. Floor Plan
96. Contest Rules
97. Budget Information
98. Utility Maps / Sketches
99. Cell Phone Numbers
100. Important Contact Information
101. Petty Cash

Banners Bring Business

Attractive trade show banners are possibly the most important assets a company can have at a trade show, but it doesn’t stop there. Ensure you are completely prepared by following our helpful checklist. Stop by Westmount Signs & Printing to find out how we can help you design an awesome booth to help promote your business. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have served the Kitchener-Waterloo area for many years, and we know how to keep our customers happy.

Envelope Printing in Kitchener Waterloo

Westmount Signs & Printing is pleased to announce the recent installation of a Digital Multi-Media Print System. This new print system allows for the production of full colour envelopes and carbonless forms. If you are looking for envelope printing in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge & Guelph, contact us at Westmount Signs.


Email: Phone: 519-885-1400

What the Digital Printer Does

The new Digital Multi-Media Print System can take care of all your envelope printing needs. No matter the size, this new printer can handle envelopes from smaller A2s and invitation style sizes to the standard #10s and all the way to large 9 x 12 envelopes. Your graphics can wrap around the envelope onto the back flap increasing the likelihood of recipients to open and read its contents. Westmount Signs & Printing can add your variable data, allowing for the printing of the recipients’ address directly onto the envelopes. Below are some standard envelop sizes and some of their uses.

Types of Envelopes to Print

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The New Digital Multi-Media Print System Busy Printing Envelopes at Westmount Signs & Printing

  • #10 Envelopes and #10 Window Envelopes
    These are the standard envelopes that we all use on a regular basis. They are used to send information sheets, brochures, invoices, etc. There isn’t a lot of real estate on these envelopes, but adding some colour on the front that carries over to the back flap is an excellent way to highlight your business.
  • 6 x 9 Envelopes
    The 6 x 9 envelopes come in both a booklet style, which opens on the long edge, and a catalog style, which opens on the short end. This is a perfect size envelope for a larger greeting card and is commonly used for half size catalogs and booklets.
  • 9 x 12 Booklet Envelopes
    Double the size of the 6 x 9, this is the perfect choice to transport full colour catalogs, product sheets and spec sheets.
  • ‘A’ Size Envelopes
    Announcement envelopes, also called A-style come in six different sizes; they are: A-2, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-9, and A-10. These popular sizes are ideal for stationery, photographs, greeting cards, small booklets, and much more.
  • Remittance and Offering Envelopes
    Whether used by a church, non-profit organization or fundraising group, these are great envelopes to reach out to your chosen group. Many of these envelopes feature full “flaps” that cover all the contributors’ private information.

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Marci MatecjekOwner, Uptown Beauty Lounge
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Westmount and Envelope Printing

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Envelope Printing for the Heimbecker Mortgage Group

Don’t let the opportunity to advertise, inform and interest your customers slip away. With some extra attention to the design and colours, you will catch your recipients’ attention and they’ll be eager to open that envelope. It may be the difference between landing a new customer or your marketing materials ending up in the trash. Our friendly and professionally trained staff are capable of meeting all your envelope printing needs. We can design the graphics for your logo, or you can use your own graphics. In addition, we can take care of printing the documents that are being mailed.

Why Use Westmount Signs for your Printing Needs

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Postcards for Millstream Foods

Westmount Signs & Printing provides a broad range of affordable printing services in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We are dedicated to providing the region with quality services for all sizes of businesses. Our turnaround times are exceptionally quick, so you can be confident that you will receive your completed project the way that you expected it to be, in a timely manner.

In addition to printing, we offer exterior and interior signs, sign maintenance and installation services, and vehicle graphics. If you have any questions about your marketing projects, call us at 519-885-1400 or connect with us by email at

Waterloo Industrial Printers

At Westmount Signs, we strive to be the Waterloo Industrial Printers of choice. Our position as the local leader in printing technology means that you can be confident that we will make your next project a reality. We believe that we are the best choice for bulk orders.  Read on to find out why!  Contact us for all your industrial printing needs.



Printing Services

Our talented staff  are very experienced in all types of printing. We offer a full range of industrial printing services at Westmount Signs.

Westmount Signs and Printing is the complete source for all things signs and printing. Our experts are able to provide the following extensive range of printed materialsBusiness cardsBrochuresPostersPamphletsInterior SignageExterior SignageGraphics Design, and Logo Creation. 

Tradeshow Printing

Waterloo Industrial PrintersOur industrial clients recognize the value of tradeshows and are frequently in attendance at these types of events. Tradeshows, by their very nature, require a sizeable quantity of printed marketing materials. Neil Kokemuller of Demand Media states that “Marketing brochures are among the most versatile tools you can use to inform customers of your products or services.” We have found that amongst our most common requests for tradeshows are bulk orders for business cards and brochures. For further reading take a look at our blog post entitled “The Benefits of Business Brochures.”


Digital Printing

In the age of the internet, it should come as no surprise that digital printing and the internet go hand in hand. Files for printing can be emailed to us from the comfort of your business office. Take at look at our “Digital Printing” page to see a sample of the work that we can do. If you have an idea and wonder if it can become a reality, contact us for a consultation. You can trust your printing partners at Westmount to work with you to bring your project to a successful conclusion.

Digital Printing Design Services

Not everyone has a creative team at their disposal. This is where the Westmount team of design experts come into play. Our Digital Printing Design Service provides you with professional graphics at reasonable rates to keep your business looking good.

Printing Techniques

Are you unfamiliar with industrial printing techniques? This is no problem, as our friendly and supportive staff can walk you through the design process, assisting you as you make the best choices for your business needs.  Our advanced technology means that we can use a wide variety of printing techniques to help you realize your goals.

industrial printingIn addition, we are working with business partners across the country to ensure that our work is environmentally appropriate. We do this by working with the Forestry Stewardship Council of Canada. You can take pride in knowing that you are working with a council certified printer that is committed to environmental protection.

UV Coating VS Laminate Coating

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We all want to make a good first impression. That is why we offer both UV Coating and Laminate Coating as options for your printed products. Each of these coatings provides a unique and pleasing texture and feel, while also adding to the durability and longevity of the product. See our “UV Coating vs Laminate Coating” page for more information about these popular industrial printing choices.

“Excellent work by the guys at Westmount Signs! Great service and attention to detail. Highly Recommended!”

-Robert Carey, Creative Director, Sandvine Incorporated.

Bindery Services

Our bindery services are extensive and will meet any industrial printing requirement you may have. Our list of services includes folding, collating, stapling, 3-hole drilling, saddle stitching, coil binding, inserting, custom covers, laminating, shrink-wrapping, and packaging. Visit our page dedicated to bindery services.

Waterloo Industrial Printers – Westmount Signs

Our team of experts at Westmount Signs can offer a full array of solutions on bulk industrial print services to get your business the visibility it needs. Although turnaround times vary depending on the project, our staff are highly experienced in all areas of printing, and can save you time by managing all aspects of every signage, graphics, and printing project for you. We are proud of our excellent reputation as active community members in the Waterloo region. Check out what our customers have to say about us.

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347 Weber St. N,
Waterloo, ON


Why Brochures Are Important For Marketing

Poster Companies – Waterloo

PostersPosters can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They can be for personal use (band posters, etc.) or for commercial or marketing purposes for events such as musical shows, campus activities, or public events. Unlike a standard one time sign, posters are great for handing out as promotional material as they’re highly affordable. In this article, we will give you some tips on how to make a great poster, as well as tell you how we at Westmount can help you with that. If you’re looking for the highest quality, best pricing and friendliest service for all of your sign and printing needs, contact us today!


“Westmount Signs has always stepped up to the plate to deliver all our printed needs and sign needs for more than 8 years. They help us represent our brand and have always delivered, even on short notice. They have even arranged special pick up when the store was closed and they ensure I am well pleased with the final product. They value getting it right for the client and they follow through to ensure we are well pleased! I highly recommend Westmount and am thankful they jump each time I call!”

Brent Furguson, CMO/Managing Director, Brentwood Livery

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Local posterHave a Focus

One of the most important aspects you can have on a poster is a focused and easily understandable message. For the most part, posters are usually only viewed from 3-5 seconds before a person walks past them, so having a focused direction can help get your message across quickly. The last thing you’ll want to do is clutter your poster with too many images or words that can make it almost impossible to interpret in a quick passing.

Use Contrasting Colours

This is a classic move for any design process in marketing. Using contrasting colours (particularly between the 5K Posterbackground and text) makes your message pop out to the viewer, and makes it easier to read from a distance. Not only that but it naturally draws our attention, especially if you’re using bold colours such as vibrant blues, reds, or greens.

Use the Space Wisely

While you don’t want to make your poster so cluttered that some of the focus is removed, you will want to use as much space on the poster as possible to give detailing. This doesn’t mean add as much to the poster as possible, but rather use the space to make the poster more visually appealing, such as creating more space between individual letters to make it easier to read or double spacing the lines of text. These Wine postersmall details can make a poster much more attractive. We have experienced professionals at Westmount that can help come up with some great designs for you. Click here to learn about what makes us different.

Include a Call to Action

What’s the point of advertising if you’re not allowing the viewer to respond? Always ensure that the person viewing your poster is given an option to respond to your poster, whether it’s suggesting they get in contact with you, connect with you through social media, or give information to where certain products or services can be purchased. Also, be sure to make this information easily understandable because there is nothing worse than missing out on a conversion because of some confusing instructions.

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We’re a little biased to who is the best provider of poster services in the tri-city region, but we have a track record that proves our outstanding quality. We’re able to make any posters up to the dimensions of 54″ x 150″, and offer both printable posters, which are great for one-time use or for bulk posters, and laminated posters, which are great if you plan on using the poster over and over again. Lamination ensures that the poster is as durable as possible, and even though it is a costlier option than non-laminated, it will have a longer lifespan and is resistant to any liquid or tears.

Our team of experts can offer you a large selection of solutions and ideas for your posters, and we provide all aspects of the process. From the design to handing you the finished product, we can do it all. If you’d like to have the highest quality posters for the best cost, contact us today! at 519-885-1400 or email us at

Why Business Cards Still Work

Business CardsBusiness cards were once the easiest way to market yourself and your business, but recently this once effective marketing tool has been replaced by more modern products. However, despite their recent fall in popularity business cards still work for a number of reasons. Throughout this article, we’ll be discussing why business cards are still a relevant marketing tool, and what you can do to make your business cards even more effective.

Westmount Signs and Printing can help you come up with some creative and unique business card designs for both you and your co-workers. Click here now to find out more!

“Westmount Signs is an excellent sign company. From Project Management, Design, Manufacturing and Installation Westmount is a one stop shop for Signs and Printing. Their customer service and attention to detail is among the best I have experienced.”

-John Griffin, Project Manager, Active Transportation & LRT Integration

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Why Do Business Cards Matter?

The reason business cards have fallen out of favour with the marketing community in recent years is because they are generally viewed as a method of communication that is no longer necessary. I mean, why would somebody need a business card if they could simply find you in a Google search? While this is a valid statement, what most people don’t consider is that the value of a business card goes far beyond a simple means of communication. So let’s take a look at a few reasons why business cards are still an incredible asset to your company.

They’re Convenient

Business Cards 2Let’s say you’re out in the field doing your job (photography, music, sales, etc.) and you run into somebody who may be interested in your services. In this situation, you have a few different ways of sharing contact information with them. First, you can give them your phone number and ask them to put it into their own phone. Second, you can ask them to look you up online (website, facebook, Google+). Third, you can simply hand them a business card with all the information they will need to contact you later.

With option one, it’s quite simple for your information to be forgotten amongst the countless other contacts the person may have in their phone. With option two, the potential client may forget your name or business name and never be able to find you online. However, with option three the potential client has something physical they can turn to. Handing somebody a business card is still the most convenient way to exchange your contact information, and often the most memorable as well. Don’t risk being forgotten; have a business card ready to go for the most positive first interaction possible.

They’re Unique

Business Cards 3One of the beneficial aspects of business cards becoming less popular is that now any experience you have involving them becomes unique and memorable. It’s no longer just a tool for exchanging information, people use business cards to show off their creativity. This is particularly true for anyone who owns a business involving art or graphic design. People often use business cards as a way to show an example of their previous work or choose to make one of a kind art pieces on each card.

Business cards no longer have to be a simple conveyance of name and information, use them to your advantage to show off your skill. If you can wow somebody with your business card design, you can be assured that they’re going to want to share it with others as well and that can be very valuable. Our designers at Westmount Signs and Printing can help you come up with a one of a kind design that’s bound to draw attention. Click here now to learn more about us!

They’re Professional

Having a business card used to be an expectation of business people, but today they can help set you apart as a professional, especially if it’s clear that effort was put into design and production. People still have an expectation of receiving a business card when one is requested so not having one available can send negative signals to a potential customer if you’re not prepared. For smaller businesses looking to legitimize themselves, these interactions can be crucial and business cards can help you be prepared to make an outstanding first impression.

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Westmount Signs and Printing is dedicated to providing the Waterloo region and surrounding area with quality signage and printing services. Our digital printing services cover everything from Business Cards, Brochures, Manuals, Posters and more! We provide free mock ups for your guaranteed satisfaction with the end result and we’re always willing to talk. Our team is well-known in the region for having extremely fast turnaround times for both initial concepts and finished products. If you would like to start on a project with us or have a few questions, feel free to phone us at 519-885-1400 or email us at


Day Planner Printing Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo

In such a busy world, days can easily become a chaotic mess that slip away from us. People will often forget assignments and tasks, double-book themselves, or have an uneven schedule that affects their well-being. In the business world, this disorganization can be dangerous for the reputation of a company and the work ethic of employees.

These habits are best combated with the use of a day planner. Westmount Signs and Printing offers day planner printing for Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo businesses. Read more to see what goes into making a day planner and what they can do for you! If you would like to get started on a printing project, feel free to contact us!



Why a Day Planner?

Vogue-Daily-Planner-3Day planners don’t just keep you organized. A company that gives day planners out to employees or even customers and clients sends the message that their top priority is getting things done right. They can be used as prizes in raffles or giveaways as well. Not many prizes can be as useful as day planners!

Day planners are often customizable, so your company is able to add a few reminders about what the company values most. You could even include step by step processes on a few pages for completing different tasks to ensure that everyone who has one of the day planners is aware of how to do things. The options are endless! Westmount Signs and Printing would love to help you realize your day planner ideas. Contact us today to discuss what we can do for you!


What are My Options?

A day planner can be made in different ways depending on the type of paper, binding, and printing.


Our digital printer delivers professional and clean results for your day planner.

Paper: Your day planner should be ready for everyday use and reorganizing. Standard paper is the best for day planners since it is easiest to write one. For the cover a laminated cover or hard cover is best to keep the day planner intact throughout the year.

Printing: Do you want your day planner to be black and white? Coloured? Landscape or portrait? Each of these details should be taken into account when designing your day planner. It is also a good idea to use landscape layouts for monthly overviews rather than the day-by-day portion of your planner.


Coil binding is durable and efficient for items that are used daily such as day planners.

Binding: Day planners need to stay intact for an entire year, which is why you need to carefully consider your options. There are numerous binding options including coil and stitching. We can help explain the pros and cons of each option.

Westmount Signs and Printing have completed several day planner projects that required binding and would be happy to help you make your decision. Contact us today to discover what we can do for you!

Extras: Some day planners have inside pockets to store notes and important information. This is is a feature we find many people find very helpful. The other tip we have learned is that is is usually a good idea to include monthly calendars in addition to day-by-day pages as many users like having both.


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What Can Westmount Do for My Day Planner?

_MG_7491Westmount Signs and Printing is dedicated to providing the Kitchener-Waterloo region and surrounding area with quality printing services for businesses big and small. We take pride in our fast turnaround times and will make sure that we get your project completed exactly the way you want it.

Day planners can be very particular, detail-oriented projects, so we understand that perfection will be important to you. We are very flexible with the creative process and will do our best to accommodate all of your needs into the designs.


“Talking about amazing service…! From the launching phase of our company up until now, Westmount Signs & Printing has been there for us every step along the way with regards to all our signage & printing needs! From creating the original artwork, over business cards & flyers, window stickers & wall/fence signs, all the way to vehicle decals, they have consistently provided us with quality products, in a very timely fashion, every single time. Not to mention meeting our countless last minute, time-sensitive requests – outstanding! They have proven to us that their team is who we will continue to be working with indefinitely for all our signs & printing needs! Keep it up!”

-CSA Security Inc.

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Westmount Signs and Printing: The Only Supplier You Need

Westmount Signs and Printing provides quality printing and signage for the Kitchener-Waterloo region and surrounding area. Printing is not the only service we offer, we have many others! We offer exterior and interior signs, vehicle graphics and our own sign maintenance and installation service to make sure that every aspect of your marketing needs are covered. Have a deadline? No problem! Westmount Signs is excellent at giving you fast results with designs you’ll love. If you have any questions about us or would like to get started on a project, feel free to call us at 519-885-1400 or email us at





Elementary Public School Yearbook Printing – Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo

Yearbooks are a great way to look back on your life. From adolescence to adulthood, they help us to reflect on what we used to be. Many schools are now starting to distribute yearbooks at the elementary level to encourage these memories.

If your school is located in Cambridge, Kitchener or Waterloo, then Westmount Signs and Printing can help you get your yearbook off the ground and into your students’ hands. We thoroughly enjoy doing elementary public school yearbook printing. We would love to help you out by giving you handy tips and suggestions for materials, content and how to distribute the year books. If you would like to learn more about us or get started on a project, feel free to contact us!


Why a Yearbook?

One of the best things about school is the memories. What better way to enjoy memories than by printing them out to look at and remember forever? A yearbook is the highlight of many student’s year since it allows them to get signatures, reflect on funny moments or achievements, and last but not least, to keep in touch with others over the summer holidays. For teachers and administration, yearbooks are a great way to support the school, to become closer to their students, and to make the last day of school extra special.


What Makes a Yearbook Memorable? Hard-Cover-Binding

Yearbooks will encapsulate a student’s year at school, so it is important to reflect on what occurred. Make sure that the students designing the yearbook know what to include for pages in the yearbook.

Pages that should be included are

– school events pages

– school administrators & staff potraits page

– teachers potraits page

– the student awards page

– student portraits

– sports competitions pages

– school clubs/groups pages

– school teams pages

– the graduating class page

It is also important to leave room at the front and back for signatures, which are often the highlight of receiving a yearbook at the end of school. It’s all about making sure that the finished result is able to accurately show what happened so students can be reminded each time they open it.


What Are My Options?

coilYearbooks are meant to look good, so keep that in mind when deciding on your materials. You can choose a cardstock cover to help preserve the pages, or go one step further and have it laminated or UV coated. If you would like to add extra shine, consider UV coating your front and back covers. This process creates a high gloss sheen that makes your colours pop and look more professional. If you are printing the inside pages in black and white then you can get the printing done quickly and less expensively. Printing inside pages in full colour will be more modern, but will take more time to complete.

Yearbooks can also be bound different ways depending on the type of cover. A softcover might do better with coil binding, while a hardcover would benefit from a full bound book and glued pages. Talk over the options with your yearbook committee to see what they would prefer, within reason of course.

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How Do I Distribute It?

_MG_7504Yearbooks should be sent to your school and distributed by staff. Make arrangements to have them at the school the day of distribution with your printer. This way the distribution process will be quick and painless and will not drag on for many confusing days. Yearbooks should be organized by class and the teacher should be in charge of giving them out. Westmount Signs and Printing is capable of delivering your yearbooks when you want them, even on tight or unpredictable schedules!


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-CSA Security Inc

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What Can Westmount Do for You?

Westmount Signs and Printing is located in the K-W region and provides the surrounding area with quality signage and printing for all occasions. Our top notch digital printing machines allow for the best local printing results. We are well versed in printing and binding and would love to help you realize your students’ yearbook dreams.

While we provide digital printing, we also offer exterior and interior signage, vehicle graphics, and a sign maintenance and installation service. We are proud to offer very fast turnaround times with all of our products and can accommodate any concerns you may have at the last minute. We also provide free mock ups so you are ensured satisfaction.

If you have unique delivery requirements, let us know! We will do everything to make sure that your products are exactly the way you want them. If you would like to learn more about us or want to get started on a project, feel free to contact us by phoning us at 519-885-1400 or emailing us at

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Handbook printing – Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo

Handbooks are used by many businesses because they keep a lot of information together in an easy-to-reference format. They are especially useful for businesses when training new employees, in presentations or introducing new products. Handbooks often include note pages which gives the user the opportunity to make their own notes that they can reference in the future. The coil bounding also makes it easy to switch between different topics when necessary. Keep reading this article to find out some helpful tips on how to write effective handbooks. Westmount Signs and Printing would love to help you with your next handbook project of any size! We’re conveniently located in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and can provide your Cambridge, Kitchener or Waterloo business with free mockups to ensure you like our product. If you want to get started or learn more, contact us today!

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coilWhy A Handbook?

A handbook is the best way to disseminate information on a large scale. For many businesses, handbooks are crucial to making sure that every employee understands the same concepts in the same way. This uniform thinking helps create consistency in the workplace and a systematic response to any problems or challenges that might arise. Handbooks are accessible and durable when compared to paper printouts or handouts. They are very durable as well for almost any work environment. Westmount Signs and Printing can help you create the perfect handbook for your company.

What Should I Put in My Handbook?

Handbooks can be used for any form of instruction. It is up to you what information might be the most important for your company. However, there are certain things to keep in mind when writing and formatting your handbook. Here are the top three tips:

  • Always write in plain English: it may seem like a no-brainer, but trying to make a sentence flow or using complicated terminology is a recipe for disaster. By writing in an easy to read, self-explanatory style, you will be able to impact more employees. Writing in this way helps new and old employees avoid confusion. An easily accessible style also applies to keeping your handbook neat and organized.
  • Be aware of any updates: things may change for your company. Maybe a new policy was added. Maybe you have a new product or service that requires additional training. Whatever the case, you must be prepared to create a new version of your handbook each year, at a minimum. Keeping everyone in the loop of what’s going on in your company will help provide an overall put together team of employees.
  • Understand your employees: there’s nothing worse than not getting through to someone. So why would you want this to happen to your entire business? When you’re writing your handbook, make sure you write for the intended mindsets, skill levels and ages. If you write in an all-inclusive, appealing way, your employees will get more out of their work, be more responsive and will appreciate the handbook.

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How Should My Handbook Be Made?

When it comes to handbooks, durable is the way to go. Who knows where your employees may need to reference it! Most handbooks are created by using a durable binder with hole-punched pages. This ensures that pages can be taken out, referenced, and put back. Pages can be laminated if the work environment is dangerous for paper, such as with a bakery, a mine, or any type of factory. Finally, despite the name handbooks are not usually very small. When looking at sizes, aim for a shape that will hold standard 8×11″ pages, or one that is easy to carry.

Why Westmount Signs and Printing ?

Westmount Signs and Printing has access to high quality, high tech printing machines that ensure bold colours and smooth pages, perfect for handbook printing. We give free mockups to potential clients so that they can know exactly what their finished product will look like. This will give the opportunity to tweak anything so it better fits those who it is intended for. We prioritize having personable services and do our best to always be there should you have a question or concern. We believe that the process of making handbooks should be inclusive and that both our employees and clients can work together to create the best possible result!

“Westmount Signs has always stepped up to the plate to deliver all our printed needs and sign needs for more than 8 years. They help us represent our brand and have always delivered, even on short notice. They have even arranged special pick up when the store was closed and they ensure I am well pleased with the final product. They value getting it right for the client and they follow through to ensure we are well pleased! I highly recommend Westmount and am thankful they jump each time I call!”
Brent Ferguson, CMO/Managing Director, Brentwood Livery. Click here to see more of what our customers say!


Westmount Signs and Printing : The Only Supplier You Need

Westmount Signs and Printing is located in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. We provide quality printing and signage to K-W and the surrounding area. Digital printing is not our only strong suit. We also make exterior and interior signs, vehicle graphics and perform maintenance and installation for signage. It is very important that we strive to meet your every need! If you have a handbook project in mind or would like to learn more, call us at 519-885-1400 or email us at Click here to see a similar article on manual printing!

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