Our Company

Apache Superior Printing Ltd. is the largest privately owned printer in Calgary, and has been in business for over 45 years. We are a high end, commercial sheet fed printer, specializing in full colour printing.

Apache is a state of the art, integrated printing plant, allowing our customers to benefit from the latest in print technology. From proofing systems, to computer to plate technology, to the latest in printing press and finishing technology, we have the ability to serve all your print and fulfillment needs.

Although equipment is important, we take special pride in the caliber and commitment of our people. With a staffing compliment of 80, we believe that we have some of the finest print specialists in Calgary. We have a committed cadre of production staff supporting a dedicated management team. We are able to react quickly and offer 24-7 production capabilities. You can be assured that you have a partner you can count on.

All printing plants can experience equipment breakdown and of course this can affect the ability to deliver jobs on time. At Apache we have planned for this. Not only do we ensure the proper maintenance of our equipment, we also make sure that we have equipment back up. With multiple press and finishing capabilities and our ability to respond immediately to changing circumstances, the probability of your company not receiving their printed material on time, is virtually non-existent.

Apache Superior Printing is also an FSC certified printing company. We have always been a proponent of the use of recycled paper, but by qualifying to be an FSC certified printing company and being able to pass their very stringent audits, we have been able to enhance our ability to supply paper to our customers, that is not only environmentally sensitive, but one that has been manufactured in a socially responsible manner.

The use of environmentally friendly bio-renewable inks and chemicals further enhances our ability to be an environmentally progressive company.

Sending A File To Us Is Easy

What is FTP? Click to find out.

How do I access the Apache FTP Server?

In order to access the Apache FTP server you need to have a valid User Name and Password. The User Name and Password can be obtained by contactting your salesperson.

To begin, first launch your FTP Client software or click on the Upload button to the right. Client software asks for three pieces of information: an FTP address, a User Name and a Password. Apache's FTP address is:

ftp.apacheprint.com

If you are connecting via your web browser and the button to the right then you only require your User Name and Password. The User Name and password are different for every user. Enter the your unique User Name and Password and click on "Connect".

NOTE: the User Name and Password are case sensitive. Unless otherwise specified, all the User Names and Passwords we issue are lowercase. Once connected, you should see a folder with your name on it. Double click on this folder. You can now upload to this folder by dragging a file to it.

Do I need special software?

No. You may upload by clicking on the button to the left or you may upload from your computer via FTP client software that you may have. FTP client software can be easily downloaded. Select the appropriate FTP Client software below.


Software Links

Macintosh OS X

OSX builtin software (instructions only)

Transmit *

Filezilla (Open Source)

CuteFTP *

Filezilla (Open Source)


* - Please note that these programs are Shareware. They will run in limited demo mode until a full license has been purchased.

Offset

Our print expertise meets the needs of leading North American corporations, businesses, education, government and advertising/communications agencies.

While the majority of our clients are based in Calgary, and throughout Alberta, today's connected world allows us to seamlessly serve clients wherever they are located.

Our products include: annual reports, corporate identity packages, marketing brochures, presentation folders and inserts, point of purchase displays, soft-cover and case bound books, magazines, direct mail, coupons, training and educational materials.

Advantage

Our print expertise meets the needs of leading North American corporations, businesses, education, government and advertising/communication agencies.

While the majority of our clients are based in Calgary, and throughout Alberta, today's connected world allows us to seamlessly serve clients wherever they are located.

Our products include: annual reports, corporate identity packages, marketing brochures, presentation folders and inserts, point of purchase displays, soft-cover and case bound books, magazines, direct mail, coupons, training and educational materials and more.

We offer personalized communication products, custom on-line ordering, and fulfillment services.

Utilizing a Heidelberg workflow system helps us to be streamlined and efficient. We strive to maintain our consistency and quality and have embraced a system for precise colour calibration. Through our colour consistency and streamlined workflow we gain flexibility throughout our company.

Apache Superior Printing is one of the most technically advanced privately owned and operated, printing companies located in Calgary. From file to finishing, from the simplest one color job to a more complex multi color offset printing project, your products are prepped, printed, bound and finished with quality and consistency.

We offer offset print from one to six colors with an in-line aqueous coating when desired. This clear sealant vastly reduces the amount of time needed prior to finishing applications.

Hostmann-Steinberg Inks and NAPIM

The use of environmentally friendly bio-renewable inks and products further enhances our ability to be an environmentally progressive company. Apache Superior Printing is proud to be the first printing company in Calgary through Hostmann-Steinberg NAPIM certified inks to entitled us to utilize the “Printed with Bio-Renewable inks” NAPIM logo with our products. >>> Read More

Digital Printing Services

Apache Superior Printing has long been regarded as one of the best print providers in Calgary. We have always believed in supplying our clients with superior service and a superior printed product; so it was with that principle in mind that we embarked into the world of Digital Printing. Our game plan to bring this high level of service to Calgary's digital printing market was realized and accomplished through a few simple steps;

  • Install the best and newest digital equipment available to today's print industry.
  • Hire new staff that are highly trained and well versed in digital printing, and ensure that each new member of our team believe in the “Superior Service, Superior Product” mantra.
  • Adapt our already existing administrative support structure to incorporate the very different needs that digital printing requires.

Quality, Quality, Quality (oh... and equipment too)

Between the Xerox 700 and the Xerox Nuvera, we truly have two of the best digital presses available. Most print buyers that are experienced with digital printing complain of the “streaky” or “glossy sheen” print that digital printers produce. Well both our black, and colour digital presses have completely eliminated this problem, while producing a near offset quality image. The toner that is used inside both presses is actually a naturally grown substance which melts at very low temperature... what does this mean to you? Well our presses do not have any need for Toner Oil, which is the main culprit of "sheen" in lower quality digital presses. Both presses are fully equipped to produce nearly any printed project, from corporate communications materials, to fully customized and variably printed marketing materials. Ask one of us to provide you the complete list (just make sure you have twenty minutes so the list can be fully read).

Xerox 700

Brand new in 2009, the Xerox 700 was designed with one objective in mind; provide the quality that offset printing is capable of for the digital colour marketplace. For the technically inclined, does the fact that this press is capable of producing 300 line screen imagery, with 2400x2400 dpi resolution say anything to you? For the rest of us, all that means is that the detail this printer is capable of producing, is finer than most digital camera's are capable of capturing. The only way to fully appreciate the quality of this press is to see the printed image yourself.

Xerox Nuvera 100

Much like its colour cousin, the Nuvera was designed to produce high quality digital printing for the black only printing market. This workhorse is capable of producing six thousand, 8.5 x 11 images per hour and was designed for versatility. Direct Marketing Campaign? Fully personalized letters to produce? Employee manuals out of date? These are only a few from the list of thousands of applications that this press was created to handle. Ask us for more details.

Unprecedented Service, Period

To Apache, you are not just another customer, you are a business partner. We work with every one of our clients to ensure that each project (digital or offset) is handled with the same care, regardless the value of the invoice. Our very experienced staff, from production to sales, is always available to provide any consultation required. When ordering from Apache, you are guaranteeing yourself the best printing experience you will have ever had. Superior service, providing superior digital printing; Apache Superior is the vendor for all of your digital and offset printing needs.

Prepress

We partner with our customers to meet their needs; producing the best possible print product from the digital files provided. This allows our customers the freedom to do what they do best. We offer an integrated electronic prepress service, including colour separations, page assembly, image editing, colour retouching and digital proofing. Our department is comprised of specialists in colour , digital image editing and electronic page assembly. Preflighting experts ensure trouble-free file processing through our PDF-based Heidelberg Printready system.

What is FTP?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP), a standard Internet protocol, is the simplest way to exchange files between computers on the Internet. Like the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which transfers displayable Web pages and related files, and the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), which transfers e-mail, FTP is commonly used to transfer Web page files from their creator to the computer that acts as their server for everyone on the Internet.

It's also commonly used to download programs and other files to your computer from other servers. As a user, you can use FTP with a commercial program that offers a graphical user interface. Your Web browser can also make FTP requests to download programs however due to security reasons you can not upload a file to our FTP server using a Web browser. Using FTP, you can also update (delete, rename, move, and copy) files at a server.

How do I access the Apache FTP Server?

In order to access the Apache FTP server, you need to have a valid User Name and Password. The User Name and Password can be obtained free of charge by contacting your salesperson.

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Services

We offer personalized communication products, custom on-line ordering, and fulfillment services.

Maintaining a consistent high quality in our production and service is key to our success.

We update equipment in response to evolving technology and customer needs. We are a 24-hour integrated facility offering electronic prepress, press, specialty press, digital services and bindery operations. Our specialty press allows for large format foiling, embossing and die cutting.

The Apache Advantage

Apache Superior Printing is an industry leader when it comes to the services that we offer to our customers. Apache is a customer focused printing company that can offer complete print and digital services. We are a 24-hour integrated facility offering electronic prepress, press, specialty press, digital services and bindery operations. Our specialty press allows for large format foiling, embossing and die cutting

But there is more...

We offer personalized communication products, custom on-line ordering, and fulfillment services.

Maintaining a consistent high quality in our production and service is key to our success.

We update equipment in response to evolving technology and customer needs.

Services

Offset Printing

Digital Printing

Prepress Solutions

Online Solutions

Specialty Press

Fulfillment and Kitting

Print-on-Demand

Variable Data Printing

Die Cut, Emboss and Foiling

Mailing and Shipping Services

Graphic Design

Bindery and Finishing

Distribution

and so much more...

Environment

Our Company - Our Planet

Apache Superior Printing has made a commitment as a company to our environment and to our community by embracing daily clean practices. We believe in taking personal and corporate responsibility for our planet and is extremely aware of it's carbon footprint.

Through an intensive environmental initiative Apache Superior Printing is aiming towards industry leading recycling, energy-efficiency undertakings and forest management programs that help protect and maintain our environment.

We may not be building a wind farm in our backyard but by teaming up with other environmentally conscious companies and organizations, we as an industry leader, are taking part in CO2 reduction.

As newer and better ways to save, recycle and reclaim become available, Apache Superior Printing will be there striving to maintain it's leading edge in our industry.

FSC Certified

Apache Superior Printing is an FSC certified printing company. We have always been a proponent of the use of recycled paper, but by qualifying to be an FSC certified printing company and being able to pass their very stringent audits, we have been able to enhance our ability to supply paper to our customers, that is not only environmentally sensitive, but one that has been manufactured in a socially responsible manner. Further information on FSC certification and what it can mean to your company can be obtained by visiting fsccanada.org.

Hostmann-Steinberg Inks and NAPIM

The use of environmentally friendly bio-renewable inks and products further enhances our ability to be an environmentally progressive company. Apache Superior Printing is proud to be the first printing company in Calgary through Hostmann-Steinberg NAPIM certified inks to entitled us to utilise the “Printed with Bio-Renewable inks” NAPIM logo with our products. >>> Read More

Links to a Commitment

FSC Canada

NAPIM - Printing Ink

Hostmann-Steinberg Products

Dell Earth - Dell Computers

Apple - Macintosh Computers

Heidelberg Canada

Community

SAIT Polytechic Practicum 2010

Apache Superior Printing would like to welcome Mike Wright and Em Aliento of the SAIT Polytechic Digital Graphics Communications program for their week of practicum.

During their week with us, each student will get a hands-on approach to the workflow of a printing company and be able to apply some of the knowledge that they have acquired during their two-year program.

Apache Superior Printing is proud to support SAIT Polytechnic in their ongoing achievements in the training and learning of their students that enter our field of industry and take an interest in the students themselves to ensure they are prepared for this exciting and fast-paced communication industry.

SAIT

Haiti Humanitarian Relief 50/50

In the wake of this terrible disaster the staff, friends, suppliers and others known to Apache Superior Printing put their dollars forward to raise funds to give to the Calgary Branch of Samaritans’ Purse to help in their relief efforts for Haiti.  Money will go toward temporary shelter, water purification, hygiene kits, blankets, medicine and medical teams. We quickly raised $2750 of which $1375 was won by Bryanne O'Brien of Calgary, Alberta. When she got the call Bryane without hesitation said she would like to donate half of her winnings. (What a sweetie) Samaritans’ Purse received a total of $2025 and through government programs will be able to have that matched. Apache will continue to fundraise where there is a need. >>> Read More

We would also like to you know that the following legitimate agencies are available for your donations. >>> Read More

SAIT DGC and Flames Advertisement Contest

Apache Superior Printing Required a “FRESH” new design for 2009-2010 Flame’s season. As the official printer of the Calgary Flames and Calgary Hitmen magazines, we wanted to find an advertisement design for the magazines with a modern and imaginative feel.

Nadine Ray, former alumni of the 2003-2005 SAIT DGC program, along with fellow colleague, Sheldon Bueckert (also former SAIT alumni) presented this contest idea to Apache Superior Printing’s owner Marilyn Bourget and Calgary Flames Print Sales Representative, Derek Standen. The idea was quickly approved.

The contest was a way for Apache to give an edge to newcomers of the print industry.

We asked the students from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT Polytechnic) enrolled in their second year of the Digital Graphic Communications Program to push the envelope with their creativity. A package was supplied to each student detailing rules and regulations of the contest. With the 2010 Olympics fast approaching we felt it suiting to request their submissions have an Olympic theme. Sheldon provided templates to each student as a base for their design ideas. Luda Paul; Instructor of the DGC Design class, was gracious enough to lend us her class time to create this advertisement. The students were allotted 4 weeks of their program to complete a design for Apache Superior Printing. This project was incorporated into the curriculum and each student was graded on its completion.

Submission cut off was October 30, 2009. Apache’s judging day took place on November 9, 2009. Seven individual's expertise was requested for this day including industry leader in design, Todd Fraser from Tandem Marketing. After scoring each design, the final 3 were determined by a group discussion. With our company's President's, Marilyn Bourget, generous contributions of awards, the contest quickly became an outstanding opportunity for the SAIT DGC students. First place in addition to high profile display of their work, received a new iPOD classic and two Calgary Flames tickets. We added a second and third place to the mix with dinner gift cards and complimentary Hitmen tickets. There were 3 honourable mentions which made our decisions quite difficult but when all said and done we are quite pleased with our choices.

The winning design would receive placement of their design idea in a high profile advertisement slot, printed as a half page ad in the Calgary Flames Blaze magazine and The Calgary Hitmen Zone magazine. The Calgary Flames Blaze magazine being sold at MAC convenience stores will be available for purchase Nov 30th 2009. In addition the magazine ad, their design would be mirrored in the Pengrowth Saddledome as a back lit display. This display case is found along the Pengrowth Saddledome concord and will be up for games commencing Dec 7th 2009 through to the spring of 2010.

Customer Login

Customer Login

Customers that we manage inventory for can login here.

Product Selection

A successful login takes you to your company's product selection screen.

Click the "Template Samples" link to open a new window that displays the different items current available for ordering on-line. After finding the items you are looking for you may close this new window or keep it open for reference purposes.

Return to the Product selection page and choose a product from the pull down options and click the "Order" button.

Product Order Screen

The product order screen is a web page that contains an image of the chosen product and a form containing the default information currently saved in our data base. Change any information on this form then click the "Sample" button located at the lower left portion of the web page.

Order and Exit

When you have completed entering, sampling and checking your information, you can print off a hard copy by clicking the print button of your browser. Clicking the "ORDER/EXIT" button will take you to a confirmation page. Here you may remove items, return to add more items your current order or "Continue" with processing your order.

Order and Continue

When you have completed entering, sampling and checking your information, you can print off a hard copy by clicking the print button of your browser. Clicking the "ORDER/Continue" button will save this order and open the next product item that you select from the product option list to the right of the order/continue button.

Cancel and Continue

If for any reason you want to switch to a different template without ordering the current item, click the

"CANCEL/Continue" button after selecting a new template from the product option list to the right of the cancel/continue button.

Completing Your Order

Upon placing your last order, click the "ORDER/EXIT" button. Confirm your order understanding that the text you entered is the correct information that you want printed on the item and the order screen was your final proof. Unless other arrangements have been made, you will then be taken to the secure checkout page to enter your credit card information for payment processing.


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Careers

Print Sales

Ready to dive into a dynamic and creative environment? Apache Superior Printing is offering an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic commercial and digital printing company. We are looking for enthusiastic print sales people with excellent knowledge of print production, new technology and trend advancements and a working knowledge of competitive services.

You must be self motivated, have a solid understanding of business development and a strong track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals.

We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Please reply in strict confidence to:

Apache Superior Printing Ltd.
3536 27 Street N.E.
Calgary T1Y 5E2

Or email resume to marilyn@apacheprint.com

Digital Print Sales

Apache Superior Printing is offering an exciting opportunity for a digital sales rep that is looking to expand into offset commercial printing. We are looking for enthusiastic digital print sales people with excellent knowledge of digital print production, new technology and trend advancements, a working knowledge of competitive services and would like to learn commercial offset print sales.

You must be self-motivated, have a solid understanding of business development and a strong track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals.

We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Please reply in strict confidence to:

Apache Superior Printing Ltd.
3536 27 Street N.E.
Calgary T1Y 5E2

Or email resume to marilyn@apacheprint.com

Contact Us

Our Company

To discuss your print production needs, or to arrange a tour of our plant, please contact us:

3536 - 27 Street N.E.
Calgary, AB T1Y 5E2
Phone: (403) 291-2404
Fax: (403) 250-8297

 

Sales sales@apacheprint.com

Prepress Services prepress@apacheprint.com

Digital Services digitalservices@apacheprint.com

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