Our Story

Our Story

60 years of innovative firsts.

TPH Canada

TPH is a Canadian-owned family business operating 70 retail production centres in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario & Nova Scotia.

TPH Logo Timeline

OUR VISION

Let’s bring ideas to life. We turn concepts & designs into custom branded things. For work. For home. For you.

T-shirts. Hats. Packaging. Labels. Wobblers. Signage. Décor. And of course, brochures, direct mail, books, and business cards. We’ll produce it in the exact quantity you need, delivered when, and where you want it.

Our Values (Graphic)

OUR VALUES

By living these values we help businesses thrive. And make our communities stronger.

Enable
achievement


Enable people. Give people the tools to deliver better results. Better than even they thought possible. Now that’s a job well done.

Continuous improvement


Learn from today to make tomorrow better. Through innovation, we strive to better the customer experience. This is at the heart of what we do.

Involvement & Action


Let’s make smart choices and be part of the solution. We strive to find better ways to reduce our environmental footprint every day.

belieF
in teamwork


Through our charitable involvement, we will help others help themselves by giving back to strengthen and support our local communities.

VALUING people


We’re committed to upholding a culture where inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are valued and respected.

OUR HERITAGE:
INNOVATION & EVOLUTION

In 1961 TPH founder Earle O’Born, a skilled journeyman typesetter purchased an old letterpress shop in downtown Toronto. That was just the beginning of a few notable firsts:

  • First in Canada to market instant printing & begin ‘branchizing’ by opening corporate locations.
  • First to introduce a unit-based price list and typist guide.
  • 1990s broke industry norms by switching to a PC-based platform to digitally connect Xerox printers instead of using files from physical discs.
  • First digital print network across Canada, sending digital files from Toronto to Vancouver, where they were produced & delivered locally.
  • Expanded locations coast to coast, in major cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Niagara, GTA expansion and Halifax.

As the print industry evolves, so do we. The relationships we nurture with our customers are central to our service. The compatibility of print and digital channels is only growing, presenting more opportunities to advance our production and services.

Serving up fresh ideas daily @tphcanada

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