Kettle Valley Graphics, Kelowna Printing


Phone: 250-763-4431

Fax: 250-763-5576

Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm    

#9-1470 Harvey at Burtch,

between BCAA and Dollarama


If you would like to request an estimate, we need to know the following pieces of information. We are happy to provide you with a confirmed quote once we receive a PDF version of your finished project.

  • quantity (number of pieces you want printed)
  • finished size
  • type of document finishing (binding, stapling, lamination, etc)
  • full colour or black text only
  • quality of paper you would like to use (20lb bond, premium papers or card stocks)

Self-published books:
Here is a very generic idea of what it may cost to print a book project in 2013:
100 books featuring a full colour cover, 150 pages with black text only inside, perfect-bound = $10 per book plus GST. Provide us with the specifics of your project and we will be pleased to provide you with your project-specific price.

Print Specifications

Kettle Valley Graphics supports the following PC file formats:

  • Adobe Acrobat PDFs (our preferred project file as it is very difficult to corrupt a PDF file. Please do not use freebie PDF programs)
  • Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe PhotoShop
  • CorelDraw
  • MSWord, MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel or WordPerfect saved as a PDF file

Kettle Valley Graphics also supports a variety of Mac file formats, please contact us for information.

Please note the following suggestions for preparing your files (visit our self-publishing info page for more):

Scanning Photos– Scan photos at a quality of 300 dpi (dots per inch) resolution. Try to scan images at close to 100% of the final print size - you will get much better results if you crop and re-size (scale) an image at the time of scanning, rather than increasing or decreasing the photo size when you insert it into your document. Also, converting your photos to grayscale when you first scan them will reduce the final size of the file.

Colour Scans – Please be sure to scan in 24 bit colour mode at 300 dpi.

Scanning from Newspapers – When scanning old newspaper photos or images from other books, try using the de-screening setting in your scanning software. Please be mindful of copyright restrictions on this type of art. It is far better to ask permission than to risk the consequences of copyright infringement at a later date. It is your responsibility to ensure there is no copyright infringement.

Web Graphics – 72 dpi (web quality) graphics are not acceptable for high quality printing. We will print what you provide to us, but low resolution graphics can be very disappointing. Images should be minimum 200dpi, and preferably 300dpi for any print projects.

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