WELCOME TO PRODIGY GRAPHICS
Quality print, amazing turnaround and the attention you need.
Prodigy Graphics is a trade-only offset printing specialist, serving the printing and finishing needs of North American print resellers, brokers, graphic designers, commercial printers and other print professionals.
From our centrally-located plant just north of Toronto, Ontario, and with both sheetfed and heatset web printing capabilities, our mission is simple:
- deliver the highest quality print,
- as fast as possible,
- at the lowest price possible.
And since 1976 that's exactly what we've been doing . . . every single day.
IT'S NOT ABOUT US . . . IT'S ABOUT YOU
As a pioneer in trade printing, we know it's all about YOU!
Prodigy Graphics is a wholesale trade printer. With nearly four decades of experience, we know your print needs are unique, special and different. Whether its booklet printing, poster printing or flyer printing, experience has taught us it all starts by listening . . . listening to you and understanding your unique needs.
OFFSET TRADE PRINTING - What's an Offset Trade Printer and why do I care?
Prodigy Graphics is a specialist in offset trade printing. This means two very important things.
First, we only print offset lithography. We are experts at our craft having spent decades honing and refining every detail.
Secondly, as a Trade Printer we have no in-house sales force. We sell ONLY to print resellers and print professionals - people who know what CMYK, 4/4 and PMS mean.
Why do you care? There are plenty of reasons:
Some printers try to be everything to everyone - litho, digital, flat bed, wide format - all under one roof. Experience has taught that E2E leads to N2A - nothing to anyone. Specialists are the way of the world.
At Prodigy Graphics we know our strengths - offset printing and finishing - and that's where we focus our efforts. We know the fine details that go into interlocking packaging printing, double gate brochure printing and fold-out magazine finishing, something generalists simply lack.
No in-house sales force
For most print resellers this is an extremely important detail. As the line between a commercial and trade printer blurs, you need the assurance that your trade printer won't undercut you and solicit your customer directly.
For over 30 years Prodigy Graphics has kept its pledge to NEVER contact our clients' customer. Our print resellers take comfort knowing we blind ship in unbranded packaging that never identifies us. Our name will never appear anywhere on your order.
Trade printers and FSC registration
Some trade printers boast about their Forest Stewardship Council registration. We think their bragging violates the trade printer "anonymous" rule. Why? Once a trade printer prints its FSC number on your piece, a simple search of that number on the FSC Public Search web page will reveal the trade printers identity. And if your customer is the one doing the searching, you're just a few clicks away from losing your customer.
Prodigy Graphics avoids this conflict by NOT being FSC registered. Instead, we encourage clients who require FSC print to become FSC registered themselves, and then support them by being in full compliance at all times with FSC-ADV-40-010 "FSC requirements for outsourcing".
Reliability and quality
Your trade printer is an extension of you, so partner with a dependable, well-established one who has a solid track record. Price is very important but your reputation and livelihood are priceless.
While most professional print buyers know all the tricks of the trade, occasionally you may need some advice. With nearly 40 years of trade printing experience there isn't much we haven't seen, so feel free to draw on our wealth of knowledge when it comes to paper and finishing options.
It all starts in prepress. From file imposition to proofing, our experienced staff are experts at preparing native files or PDF's.
Prodigy Graphics' prepress capabilities include:
- Fuji XMF workflow
- Epson Stylus Pro 9900 44" 11 color proofer
- HP Design Jet T1120ps dylux
- Fuji Javelin 8800 CTP, thermal, 30 plates/hr
Need sheetfed printing? Need heatset web printing?
- Komori System 20, heatset, 6/6
- Variable width up to 20", 23" static cut-off
- In-line folder, sheeter, perf, remoisten glue
- Two 40" Heidelberg CD, 6 color + AQ
- 29" Komori Spica, 4 color (2/2 perfector)
And finally, it's Finishing. Trimming, stitching, folding, padding, die cutting, whatever you need, we get it done.
- Three Polar Cutting systems (60" & 45") with auto trim and jogger
- Muller Martini Bravo saddle stitcher, 6 pockets plus cover
- Muller Martini Presto saddle stitcher, 3 pockets plus cover
- Stahl and MBO folders with in-line perfing and scoring
- Heidelberg Cylinder Die Cutter (maximum 21"x29")
- Full perimeter hi-die die cutter (maximum 14"x14")
- Other equipment including drills, shrink wrappers, single head stitchers, round cornering machines, padding.
Want to be part of a dynamic, production-focused print company?
Prodigy Graphics is always looking for enthusiastic, reliable and experienced people for many positions throughout our company. If you are passionate about what you do, take pride in your work and understand "the customer is king", we'd like to speak with you.
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
Prodigy Graphics brings Christmas cheer to The Open Door
On December 3rd, Prodigy Graphics brought some extra Christmas cheer to The Open Door in Mississauga with a corporate donation and three shopping carts overflowing with food and supplies donated by its 50 staff members.
Tucked away in the basement of the Square One shopping mall, The Open Door is a welcome oasis for thousands of less privileged Mississauga residents each year. In operation since 1974, The Open Door offers food, grocery store gift certificates, bus tickets, clothing, toiletries and baby supplies as well as a referral counseling service to anyone in the community who is in need. A dinner and two lunches are also served each week.
"We are a lifeline for many families who may be almost invisible in the community," said Lynne Culham, Executive Director. "We operate entirely based on donations and are so grateful to those who generously support our work."
Prodigy CEO Gordon McCauley and Bindery Manager Rafeek Sultan presented the donations on behalf of the company and its employees.
"It’s an honour and privilege to make this donation to The Open Door in support of its many important programs. Since 1974 Open Door has been dedicated to ease the burdens of so many in this community who might otherwise have nowhere else to turn," said McCauley. "We in the printing industry face our fair share of challenges but without a doubt our troubles pale in comparison to the suffering and pain seen here every day."
"The support of Prodigy and other donors is especially important at this time of the year," said Lynne. "Many of these families have so little but are surrounded by such wealth. It’s a joy to know that they will have a happy Christmas due to the generosity of others."
Prodigy Graphics is a trade-only offset printing specialist, serving the printing and finishing needs of North American print resellers, brokers, graphic designers, commercial printers and other print professionals. It is based in centrally-located plant north of Toronto.
Pictured from left to right are Prodigy Graphics Bindery Manager Rafeek Sultan, The Open Door Executive Director Lynne Culham and Prodigy Graphics CEO Gordon McCauley
Prodigy customers know
Bindery is where it’s finished.
(Trimmed, folded, stitched, packed and on time) PDF - 497KB.
Prodigy customers know
Prodigy keeps things rolling.
(We meet your deadline ... every time.) PDF - 3.21MB.
get quality from FORM to FINISHING.
(For us it’s about more than impressions.) PDF - 2.67MB.
Prodigy Graphics supports student research project
"I was a student once," says Gordon McCauley, CEO of trade printer Prodigy Graphics, "and I remember what it was like." So when a group of students from the Ryerson University School of Business Management asked if Prodigy would participate in their case study, "yes" was an easy answer.
The group, who is studying Global Management Systems, was led by student Jordan Rotman. Their research started with a plant tour during which they examined printing and bindery processes, features of the facility, inventory and quality control, health and safety and general operating policies. The students asked prepared questions and at the end of the tour engaged in a lively and friendly discussion with their hosts. Following the visit, McCauley received the final report from the group which contained many useful suggestions.
The students were impressed by the scope of the Prodigy operation and the focus on health and safety. "The facility never stops" said Rotman "so I would like to thank Gordon and Pat for giving us the opportunity and taking time out of their day to show us around and chat with us."
"A good group of career-minded students." says McCauley. "And now we have five business students who have a better understanding of business and trade printing."
Pictured from left to right are Ryerson students Johvrer Singh Chaggar, Rachel Abecassis, Jordan Rotman, Alana Merdzan, Nicole Bento and Prodigy Pressroom Manger, Patrick Lynch.
Prodigy customers can
SPOT the difference in the PROCESS.
(Trust Prodigy to be your print expert.) PDF - 1.80MB.
Prodigy customers know
Quality comes from the people running the equipment.
(Prodigy's people make the difference) PDF - 3.52MB.
DPI LPI PPI
Trust Prodigy with every inch of your trade printing needs.
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Prodigy Graphics makes a $12,000 donation to help the homeless
Canadian trade-only printing pioneer Prodigy Graphics of Vaughan, Ontario, founded in 1976, has stepped forward with a $12,000 donation to the Evangel Hall Mission (EHM), a Toronto-based charity that helps homeless and socially isolated individuals find a safe haven from the streets.
In a special July 29 presentation ceremony, Prodigy Graphics’ President Gordon McCauley said, "On behalf of Prodigy Graphics, our customers, suppliers and staff, it is my great honour and privilege to make this donation to the Evangel Hall Mission, in support of your many important programs and in recognition of your unyielding dedication to easing the burdens of the homeless. While we in the printing industry face our fair share of challenges, without a doubt our troubles pale in comparison to the suffering and pain you see every day. Please accept our gift and use it to heal that pain." Jo Ann Hislop, Director of Programs at EHM added, "This very generous gift will be put to very good use."
Since 1913, EHM has been reaching homeless persons, many who suffer from poverty and social isolation. Open 365 days a year, EHM offers a daily hot meal, a voluntary trusteeship program, a health and dental clinic including access to 12-step and counselling programs, a clothing bank, as well as programs for women, men and youth. Its youth programs assist more than 100 at-risk young people with social, recreational and educational activities every week. EHM also provides rent-geared-to-income housing for 110 people previously homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Established in 1976, Prodigy Graphics is a leading Canadian trade-only offset printing specialist, serving the printing and finishing needs of North American print resellers, brokers, graphic designers, commercial printers and other print professionals from its 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in Vaughan, Ontario.
Credits: Graphic Arts Magazine
PRODIGY GRAPHICS ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT BUYOUT
Management buyout spells bright future for Prodigy Graphics
Trade printer Prodigy Graphics is announcing today that it has undergone a management buyout led by its former CFO Gordon McCauley. Prodigy’s former owner, Najib Jamal, will remain connected to the business, stepping into general management and advisory roles.
"This is an important day at Prodigy and we are extremely excited," says Prodigy’s new President, Gordon McCauley. "Prodigy has the best customers, the best suppliers, the best staff and solid equipment & systems. The only change our clients will see is an increase in support and attention as we strive to exceed their expectations."
Commenting on the buyout, Jamal says, "Having built this business over the past 22 years, the time is right to further its development by passing control to its leadership team. For years, this team has helped build Prodigy into a premier trade printer and with their vast experience and knowledge, the right people are now in perfect position to service our clients and indeed all stakeholders."
"The new Prodigy is rock solid and everyone here is eager to please our clients. And we’re going to have fun doing it," McCauley adds.
McCauley says no major changes are being contemplated but he is considering a change to the visual identity of the business. "That’s one of the things we’ll be having fun with," he says. "Our customers, suppliers and staff will help us shape our future."
Prodigy Graphics, founded in 1976, is a recognized pioneer in trade printing. From its centrally located plant in Vaughan, Ontario, and with both sheetfed and web printing capabilities, Prodigy Graphics serves the offset printing and finishing needs of Print Resellers, Brokers, Agencies, Graphic Designers and Commercial Printers, locally and across North America.
Prodigy Graphics adds high speed Die Cutter
Trade printer Prodigy Graphics today announced that it now offers high speed, high precision die cutting with the addition of a new, specialized die cutter.
Capable of producing over 15,000 units per minute, at sizes up to 14"X14", Prodigy is the ideal source for tight tolerance, high volume labels and other full exterior die cut products.
Underscoring its commitment to innovation and its clients, Prodigy’s President Najib Jamal said, "We have an important client who found order turnaround time for conventionally die cut labels far too long. So we came up with this solution and now order turnaround far exceeds their expectations."
While solving a specific problem for his customer, Jamal envisions other unique applications for the die cutter. "At Prodigy, we run truckloads of direct mail. In a day and age where the success of a DM stems from uniqueness and innovation, I am pleased to offer a means for our clients to stand apart from the crowd".
For a demonstration, please contact Prodigy at (800) 665-5400.
Established in 1976, Prodigy Graphics is an industry leading trade printer, serving the printing and finishing needs of print brokers/resellers, agencies and other printers, both locally and across Canada. A production focused, offset printing specialist (sheet fed and web) Prodigy also offers a vast array of finishing solutions from its dedicated in-house bindery. All brokers are protected.
Najib Jamal, President of Prodigy Graphics announced today the successful relocation of Prodigy to its new premises at 731 Millway Ave in Concord. Jamal said, "It was quite a task however with the commitment and dedication of numerous individuals, we are now settled, ready to serve our clients even better than before".
Jamal added, "One particular shining light in the monumental task of moving the plant was Steve Morrison of Engineered Business Solutions. Steve and his team were key players in orchestrating the move, ensuring Prodigy remained in production at all times during our transition."
"This move is the first of several steps the new Prodigy will be taking in implementing its strategic plan"
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