Printer Gateway and Design Back Office Join Forces to Shape Next Era of Web 2 Print Innovation

Etobicoke, Canada, December 04, 2009 --( Printer Gateway, a leading print facility located in Toronto along with Design Back Office, a San Francisco-based wholesale graphic and interactive design solutions provider, today announced a broad strategic partnership to jointly sell, develop and market integrated web to print and design solutions to Canada’s graphic arts reseller market.

In a move that could reshape Canada’s graphic arts and printing services market, the agreement will enable print resellers to provide rapid professional design services with unlimited revisions and guaranteed same day offset printing; improving both operating efficiencies and customer service.

The partnership gives Printer Gateway’s resellers access to Design Back Office’s DMLive™ 2.0, a proprietary web-based solution that fully automates the creative and design processes from ordering to management to delivery, allowing users to track all steps of the design development process from Printer Gateway’s website (

“For Canadian resellers, it’s an industry first. Between Printer Gateway’s newly introduced same day offset print service and Design Back Office’s network of over 550 designer and prepress professionals, we can now deliver 24/7/365 customer support and delivery in both the creative and prepress stages. Also, resellers wishing to deploy our free web 2 print solutions can now get round the clock support with dynamic content creation on the fly. Web 2 print ‘comes to live’ like never before in record breaking time.” Brian Armstrong, president of Printer Gateway, said.

“We’ll now be able to effortlessly prep and pre-flight all of our clients’ files. Not only will our clients be guaranteed the fastest turn-around time in the industry but we will greatly reduce the potential for human error,” Armstrong added.

Cliff Kaplan, President of Design Back Office says, “Design Back Office will provide Printer Gateway’s resellers with the same professional quality design services and automated workflow we currently offer to our large international advertising agency and newspaper customers. Our comprehensive suite of over 450 design services will allow these resellers to significantly reduce their design costs and give them the ability to offer their customers a broad range of products including branding expertise, catalogue production, print and interactive advertising, as well as package design, ecommerce, website development, and more.”

Printer Gateway’s print resellers will have complete control of their design projects through Design Back Office's proprietary software, DMLive™ 2.0. This pioneering software gives you complete control over every aspect of the process; from outlining project specifications and technical requirements to setting the timetable and tracking progress. Through the system, all steps of the design process are transparent, reportable, archivable, and searchable. All project information is available anytime, anywhere via the web, email, telephone or SMS.

Today's announcement represents a significant commitment by Printer Gateway to satisfy its growing roster of clients in a more meaningful way by offering Canada's first wholesale design and same day offset print service.
‘This partnership will prove compelling not only for our companies but also for our industries, our resellers and, of course, for our resellers’ customers,” said Armstrong.

The collaboration has already begun breaking the mold and establishing its reputation; last week at the Graphics Canada Conference, the Design Back Office and Printer Gateway teams set a new record in Canada, by designing over 1200 custom logos in a three day period, with each logo professionally designed in under 45 minutes.

In Canada this service can be accessed through Printer Gateway at and in the United States and internationally through Design Back Office.


About Printer Gateway
Printer Gateway is a Toronto-based National Trade and wholesale printing company supporting the magazine market, printers, photocopy centres and many other resellers with high quality, same day offset printing. Printer Gateway has received industry recognition of its work and boasts some of the best prices in Canada. Its print production services include magazines, books, annual reports, booklets, flyers, outserts, reports, catalogs and much more. One of Canada's largest and nationally recognized trade printers, Printer Gateway's clients enjoy record turn around time and industry-setting quality standards.

About Design Back Office
Design Back Office is a San Francisco-based wholesale creative firm providing graphic and interactive design solutions for businesses of varying size and scope. By outsourcing design and/or production services to us, our clients are able to focus on their core competencies while simultaneously reducing marketing costs and complementing design services. With over 450 creative services to offer, Design Back Office enables our clients to expand their existing product lines, attract new customers by cross-selling other products/services, and increase their revenue base without incurring upfront or ongoing costs.
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