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Communications and Media Services

Since 1989, the Communications and Media Services (CAMS) department at St. Boniface Hospital Research has been providing clients with products of the highest quality including pamphlets, tri-folds, logos and identity packages, web designs, photography, and videos.

CAMS is dedicated to supporting the staff at St. Boniface Hospital Research with the best quality visual aids for teaching and research, and for promotional purposes.

The department welcomes clients from outside St. Boniface Hospital Research. The fees for service are used to help update the department’s equipment, which in turns helps to provide better quality service to our principal investigators who are conducting research. Since CAMS has little overhead, the fees for service are very competitive and will work with you to meet your budget.

Video Production

The Communications and Media Services department is capable of producing high-quality video and audio. Staff is trained in videography, editing, and motion graphics, with the know-how to use various equipment and tools to provide clients with stunning videos.

Please see our demo reel to take a glimpse at some of our best work!

To see even more of our work, please visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/StBonifaceResearch/videos.

Graphic Design

Communications and Media Services has the capability of designing and laying out a wide variety of products including:

  • Logos
  • Tri-folds
  • Brochures
  • Photographic backdrops
  • Signage
  • T-shirt designs
  • Certificates
  • Pop-up displays

 

Photography

The Communications and Media Services department offers photography. This includes:

  • Portraits
  • Landscape
  • Product shots
  • Event coverage
  • Photo editing
Poster Printing

For more information, or to have a poster printed, please contact:

Joseph Pilapil
(204) 237-2649
jpilapil@sbrc.ca


FAQ

posterprinterQ: When is the last possible moment I can bring you my poster?!

A: We normally state it’s a “day’s time.” We have had some done in as little as an hour. Others have been a day to complete. Remember, we do services for the whole building, and even for outside clients as well – so you may have to wait in line before we can proceed with your print.

Also, some posters brought to us are simple and straightforward. They need no conversions and no corrections on their logos. Others sometimes have issues with irregular fonts used, or created in programs not commonly used.


Q: I don’t know what size to print this at. What is the regular size?

A: We rarely see more than two or more posters printed at the same size. The answer is; there is no regular size. It is up to you to come prepared with a size in mind. You don’t want it printed incorrectly, because you’ll end up paying for a second poster.


Q: How much does it cost to print a poster?

A: We currently charge $6/sq ft.


Q: Do you laminate? If not, can you send it out for us?

A: We do handle lamination. Please allow an extra day on top of the time to print the poster. Extra fees apply.


Q: What type of file format do you accept or prefer?

A: We can work with MS PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx), MS Publisher (.pub), Adobe Photoshop (.psd), Adobe Illustrator (.ai, .eps), and Adobe PDFs (.pdf).

We have had the least amount of problems printing from Photoshop, Illustrator, and PDF.


Q: What type of paper do you print on?

A: We offer two types of paper. High-gloss, and Matte Polypropylene (Vinyl). The high gloss paper is what we recommend for the average poster.


Q: How large can you print posters?

A: Our printer uses 3.5 ft (42 inches) x 100 ft rolls.


Q: Will my poster fade over time?

A: Currently, our poster printer is not compatible with UV ink. Printing on our high-gloss paper uses more ink, and therefore should last years indoors without fading. It is recommended to keep them out of direct sunlight for long periods of time. Posters printed on our vinyl paper uses much less ink, and in turn, can fade easily, even indoors.

We do plan to upgrade our poster printer with one that is compatible with UV ink. We will announce when this is done.


Q: Can you print to bleed?

A: We trim our own posters. Normally a small white border is left around the edge as a place to use push-pins to hang the posters. If you’d like it cropped right to the edge of the poster, just let us know.

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