A big thanks to our team at MET Fine Printers for another stellar showing at the PIA Premier Print awards and even greater thanks to our clients and supporters. We have a lot of fun doing some pretty spectacular print projects and occasionally we get a little attention. We want to spread the attention to our fantastic clients. Thanks to just a few who made this possible, Westbank Properties, Zacharcho Design Partnership, TED Conferences, Nike Inc, Ledcor, frog design and Hybrid Design SF. See more beautiful projects in our gallery.
MET’s partners in Carbon Neutral Operations; Climate Smart, along with sponsors Vancity and Metro Vancouver featured MET in their latest Video documenting partner success stories in the Green Economy. Celebrating their 3rd year of Carbon Neutral Operations, MET Fine Printers environmental difference makers are highlighted: Carbon Neutral Operations, Robust Zero Waste Program, UV – Ultra Violet cured Zero VOC emitting inks and coatings, Web based toolkit for premier clients and expert advice on how to print greener, not more
See the video and share with your friends. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYd1NtMMjT0
Now in their 10th year, MET Fine Printers, founder of Canstruction Vancouver has assembled 19 teams, 35 plus pallets of canned food and let loose a tempest of creativity. Centered in the HSBC Pendulum Gallery; GDC/BC Graphic Designers, Architects, Engineers, Schools and Ethical businesses gathered to raise food and awareness for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. “This is one of the largest injections of food that we get each year.” Says Doug Aason, Director of Community Investment for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. “In fact, we always look forward to a tremendous increased amount of protein in the form of Tuna and Salmon since they make such great pixels.”
This years theme of “Vancouver” was presented by a wide range of iconic images from Fluor’s rotating Umbrella Skyline of Vancouver, Levelton Consulting’s amazing Eagle Cam and Perkins+Will / MET Fine Printers Chinese Dragon in the Four Seasons Gallery. The event is open to the public for FREE Monday March 26th through to April 4th 9:30 am – 5pm. Bring your family down, enjoy the creativity, do your good deed for the day, have a little fun. …. ok, Barry, nice job of supervising.
MET Fine Printers has long held the belief that Sustainability is more than simply doing the right thing for our shared environment. It covers a wide gamut from the obvious physical efforts required in manufacturing to cut back on our carbon footprint, recycle, reuse and reclaim to how to sustain our communities.
This is the time of year we focus our collaborative efforts on our Canstruction Vancouver project founded by MET Chairman George Kallas. A curious and creative design/build competition pitting corporate teams, schools and students together to create magical sculptures out of canned food. This is the 10th year for Vancouver and we can’t be more excited. To date we have raised 1,056,000 cans of food, the single largest injection of food (largely protein) into the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society each year.
We are supported by an amazing cast of sponsors including; FortisBC, The Vancouver Sun, CKNW98, Global TV, HSBC, Ritchie Bros. to name but a few. See our website at www.canstructionvancouver.com (powered by MET Resource by the way…) to get the full cast of characters.
Be sure to come down and support Canstruction Vancouver; anchored in the HSBC Pendulum Art Gallery 885 W. Georgia St, moving through a total of 5 venues strolling along W. Georgia St. with 20 sculptures.
Our goal is to generate as much traffic as we can in order to give the Greater Vancouver Food Bank more opportunity for on site donations. We invite you to join our Corporate Tin Cup Challenge sponsored by HSBC where your company can send a group of builders down for a lunch time challenge and great team building event. Vote for your favorite sculpture with The Vancouver SUN’s Peoples Choice Award during the event. Come and celebrate at the Ritchie Bros. Candemonium event Wednesday March 28th where we discover the winners of the local and international Canstruction award categories, bid on some spectacular auction items and enjoy a preview of the upcoming CircusWest show BlueSky.
Help us sustain our population with nourishing food and a healthy dose of philanthropy on everyone’s part. Business can do their job, or they can do them right.
Scott Gray is a Co-Chair of Canstruction Vancouver and can be reach at email@example.com
Premier Paper and Design website; Paperspec.com made special note of a collaboration between Nike Inc., Opolis Design of Portland, OR and MET Fine Printers of Vancouver, BC for the Finely Crafted Nike Sportswear Fleece project.
“I was amazed with the overall quality exhibited by all 10 finalists,” said Tim Larsen, president of Larsen (Minneapolis, MN and Menlo Park, CA) and judge for the Quarter Four competition. “But the Nike piece stood out to me because of that fabric in the front cover. Combined with the use of uncoated paper and the honest photos and illustrations, you’ve got an engaging piece of communication that captures our attention and holds out interest.”
Canada’s Premier Print Action Magazine celebrates MET Fine Printer’s Brand story in their February 2012 issue, highlighting the companies history and bold vision under the eye of Nikos Kallas and his team. The front page article is a result of MET’s stellar North America wide reputation in the design and communications industry for award winning environmentally innovative service. The interview goes into detailed conversation with the team with President – Nikos Kallas , Chairman – George Kallas, COO Mike Winteringham, VP Sales Bob Faulkner and Director of Brand Scott Gray revealing the companies vision for a new world of Print Communications. Read the article for the full story. Print Action Feature Story on MET Fine Printers
Following a record length filibuster (i’ve always wanted to use that word in context) royal ascent was given by the Governor General late Sunday evening to legislate the Canada Post employees back to work as of today. Mail processing should get back to normal in the next few days once the backlog is dealt with.
Traditional Print Direct Mail markets have been in decline for the past few years, now that the Canada Post Corporation dispute has been settled we project a short term push in DM production but this once again sets marketers thinking, what is next? When producing DM, MET has always stressed quality over quantity, our experience shows that something created well, with focus and environmental consideration has much greater impact than a flood of “normal”.
For those delicate readers, this dispatch has been lightly edited.
“Well,I had my %&$ fixed up yesterday and was back in the saddle for the 168 km day today. I rode really well, but by about 75km the $#&^%# pulled off. I then rode the next 25 km standing which was ok, big ringing it most of the way. Unfortunately by 100km I realized that standing for another 68km was not sustainable, so I had to bail, all in all happy with the day. Jon didn’t start today, he had bad gut rot. Adam suffered today and Richard wasn’t having any fun. This is a TOUGH race, very big distances which really wear you down. Tomorrow is another day, i’m taking them one at a time. Even Adam, Sam and Jon are middle packers.These young pro’s are very very fast. Thanks for keeping in touch. B ”
Bob, Team MET is 100% behind you, go take that next hill!
“Yesterday was a day from hell. The climbing was HUGE,it poured rain at 6000ft,almost froze,fell over the bars at high speed twice and ended up in the clinic getting patched up. On to the next. This race is a death march. ”
We are all rooting for you Bob, keep the cadence.
We came across a great local group of UBC students and eco entrepeneurs that are building Vancouver’s Tool Library in our Commercial Drive neigborhood and they are looking for tools. Help spread the news and come out to their open house Sat april 30th for a whopping pancake breakfast.