Printer Gateway and Design Back Office Create Over 1200 Logos During 3-Day Graphics Canada Conference

Mississauga, Canada, December 08, 2009 --( In their first joint exhibition as strategic partners Printer Gateway, a leading trade print facility located in Toronto, and Design Back Office, a San Francisco-based wholesale graphic and interactive design solutions provider, created over 1200 custom made logos for attendees of the Graphics Canada Conference in Toronto last week.

Printer Gateway and Design Back Office recently announced an official partnership to jointly sell, develop and market integrated web to print, wholesale design and prepress solutions for Canada’s graphic arts reseller market which will enable print resellers to provide rapid professional design services with unlimited revisions and guaranteed same day offset printing; improving operating efficiencies and customer service.

Earlier this month, at ad:tech New York, Design Back Office attempted to set the record for the most custom made logos ever. Over a two day time span Design Back Office created 1682 logos in New York. 1,214 logo’s were created during Graphic’s Canada in Toronto last week; each logo at both events were designed in under 45 minutes, setting a new record for Canada as well.

“By combining Design Back Office's amazing turn-around time with Printer Gateway's same day offset printing, this collaboration is guaranteed revolutionize Canada's graphic and print industries,” Brian Armstrong, president of Printer Gateway, said.

“Our goal is to be the best and fastest wholesale graphic arts service provider - from creative support to final print - in the nation,” Armstrong added. “On top of this, the automated process greatly reduces the risk of human error.”

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

DMLive™ 2.0 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.

Cliff Kaplan, President of Design Back Office, said, “The collaboration will allow Printer Gateway's resellers to make quick work out of print jobs that used to take weeks or even months.”

“Design Back Office's leading-edge technology gives you complete control of the design process and will redefine the way people view outsourcing,” Kaplan added.

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, prepress and same day offset print service.

‘The Graphics Canada Conference was just the beginning,” said Armstrong. “We've only just begun to show that amazing technology and quality can also be amazingly affordable.”

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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