Hemlock News Hemlock named Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company
Inklings Something BIG has been happening at Hemlock Printers 2017-08-17 12:15:59 by Colleen — In a world where technology often gets smaller and smaller, Hemlock’s latest investment will be the largest for our Burnaby facility. Back in January, our tea... Read more
Hemlock News Remembering Dick Kouwenhoven
Hemlock News Hemlock Harling acquires PDQ Post Group
Inklings Hemlock is #5 in Canopy’s Blueline Ranking 2017-08-01 09:00:52 by Colleen — Environmental not-for-profit Canopy has just released the 2017 Blueline Ranking – a widely used customer tool profiling and ranking the sustainability per... Read more
Hemlock News Hemlock Printers partners with Harling Direct in acquisition of Kirk Marketing
Hemlock News Hemlock takes home 6 Gold at the Canadian Printing Awards
Inklings 5 Things to Check Before Submitting Print-Ready Files 2017-01-17 09:15:04 by Colleen — About to send a print job to the printer? Here are five things to double check before sending it, saving you precious time to print.   If it bleeds, we wil... Read more
Hemlock News Hemlock Nominated for Healthy Workplace
Inklings Sweet Sheets – 2016 Holiday Wrap 2016-11-25 16:03:59 by Colleen — Our annual tradition, the Hemlock Holiday Wrap is now in its 13th year. Clients often ask well in advance “Am I on the recipient list? When is it arriving? Wh... Read more
Hemlock News Hemlock wins top honours at Canadian Print Awards - Dick Kouwenhoven recognized
Inklings Renewable Energy Green-e Paper Options 2016-10-19 12:16:57 by Colleen — One of the many sustainable options available to you, our customers, is the opportunity to use Green-e approved papers. We are the only printer in Canada able t... Read more
Hemlock News Introducing Hemlock Display Graphics
Inklings Hemlock receives Gold Award in Printer of the Year Competition 2016-07-07 11:23:00 by Colleen — Hemlock was once again a Gold Award winner in Sappi’s annual North American Printer of the Year competition. One of the world’s most respected accolades of ... Read more
Hemlock News Hemlock Ranked First in Canopy's Blueline Report
Hemlock News Hemlock Advances Paper Procurement Policy
Inklings G7 Qualification 2016-05-09 13:03:54 by Colleen — Hemlock Printers has once again achieved G7 Master Qualification, having successfully completed training, examination and a qualification process of our print p... Read more



“From start to finish the staff at Hemlock were extremely professional and helpful. I was under a strict deadline to have the catalogue printed and ready to go for our biggest trade show of the year. Hemlock went above and beyond to ensure that our catalogue was done on time. To top it off, the finished product looked amazing and the pricing was competitive. I will definitely be using Hemlock again for our next project.”

—Elena Leonidas, Quality Chain Canada

“I presented the first sample to the client and he was absolutely delighted with the quality, craftsmanship and elegance – the books truly are beautiful. Many thanks for your exceptional patience as we checked all the options time and again – the end product speaks for itself.”

—Myra Ripley, Perspectives MGM Inc.

“Working with Hemlock Printers allows me to focus my energy on the task at hand and trust that the people at Hemlock have our best interests in mind. From our educative account representative to Hemlock's in-house team of production specialists, dedicated pressmen and front of house staff; I'm always welcomed with a smile and a reassuring confidence that our company and our magazine is in good hands.”

—Anthony Hooper, Art & Design Director, Inventory Magazine

“You guys knocked it out of the park and I’m so happy to have you as partners in this. I couldn’t imagine trying all that fancy footwork on the name tags without the competency that you guys showed. Amazing!”

—Chris Neary, Frank Advertising

“We’ve had a few large projects completed by Hemlock recently and we've been very pleased with the outcome. You are always knowledgeable, extremely helpful, punctual and an absolute delight to work with. The quality of Hemlock's printing is superior and we couldn’t be happier with your product and service. Thank you for making us look so good!”

—Darlene Tandon, Tourism Richmond

“The book looks AMAZING! Everyone who sees it is blown away, and that’s mostly possible to the suggestion you made and your diligence in getting it turned around so fast. So thank you!”

—Winston Hartle, Wasserman + Partners

“We appreciate Hemlock’s commitment to quality and service, along with their exemplary attention to detail, throughout the entire process from sales to press to delivery. On behalf of the entire marketing department, I can confidently endorse Hemlock as one of the most solid and reliable printing vendors in North America.”

—Sandy Chan, STORMTECH Performance Apparel Ltd.

“Thank you for all your help with TED and TEDActive 2014. The conference was a resounding successes, and we owe that to the dedication, flexibility and tireless efforts of each and every person involved. Thank you again for helping make our events a true WOW experience for our attendees, and for us behind the scenes. ”

—The TED Team, TED Conferences LLC

“It was a pleasure working with you and everyone at Hemlock. Your hospitality certainly exceeded my expectations and it was both a learning and enjoyable experience for me. The attention to detail that you gave to this project is greatly appreciated, and I can tell that your company’s standards are very high.”

—A.J. Reading, MacLean Collection of Asian Art

“No matter how tight the turnaround (or budget), or how weird and crazy the request was, the whole Hemlock team always found solutions that worked for me, my creative teams and my clients. (No small feat.) And their commitment to quality, whether for a business card, or a 200-page catalogue, or everything in between, is top-notch.”

—Chris Raedcher, & Associates

“I just got the fresh spring issue in hand and it’s amazing. Love the paper and printing. Such a difference, really! Please tell your crew how happy I am with the end result.”

—Paul Lowe, Sweet Paul Magazine

“Hemlock’s customer service is untouched by other printers and their commitment to sustainability is a perfect match to the values of our institution. The Hemlock team is always eager to offer creative solutions to ensure we get the best product.”

—Kirsty Armstrong, CGD, Royal Roads University

“The programs just came in. They look fantastic! Thanks again to yourself and your team for getting this done. Much appreciated!”

—Irvin Cheung, BC Children's Hospital Foundation


Hemlock provides a range of impeccable print, digital and advisory services with accomplished quality, integrity and customer focused service excellence. With an unmatched commitment to innovation, best practice and environmental care, Hemlock is widely recognized as the printer of choice for North America's leading design and advertising firms.


Creative understanding. Technical excellence. A passion for unique challenges. Hemlock embraces them all and delivers exceptional results for a wide array of clients and projects.As a general service commercial printer, we have had the pleasure of working with artists and designers for the past 45 years to create everything from archival case bound books to commemorative programs for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to Annual Reports for local businesses.

About Hemlock

Hemlock Printers Ltd. has been proudly operating in Burnaby, British Columbia for over forty years. Hemlock has grown from a one-man shop in 1968 to one of the largest commercial printers in the Pacific Northwest with a state-of-the-art 79,000 square foot facility employing over 170 craftspeople. Privately owned by the Kouwenhoven family, Hemlock also has sales offices in Victoria, BC, Seattle, WA, and San Francisco, CA.

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