Qwik Print Works with Local History Book Author

Local author and historian Rob Cotton, of Owen Sound, has recently published Owen Sound Harbour, A Photographic History. The book includes over 140 black and white photographs depicting Owen Sound and the harbor in a much busier era, There are many beautiful photos of many of the lake ships that routinely made stops in Owen Sound and the local industries that supported them. It is a must-have book for anyone interested in local history and interested in knowing more about our maritime background. Rob has provided well researched descriptions and… Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters Launches Imagine Campaign

        Big Brothers Big Sisters is launching a public awareness campaign to encourage volunteers to take an hour or two each week to act as a mentor to young men and women. The impact on a young person’s life can be significant and has broader social benefits. The visuals of the campaign are appealing and memorable. Here are some statistics from the Big Brothers Big Sisters web site. Did you know when a child is mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters, the odds they will succeed economically… Read More

Terry Burns Publishes Twelve Days: A Bestiary

Printing books is one of our specialties and Terry Burns’ recent project “Twelve Days: A Bestiary was one of the most interesting projects we have done. In addition to printing the book, we worked on both the design and layout. The book includes twelve poems and matching illustrations that were scanned from the original 14” x 20” watercolour paintings. The challenge is maintaining colour accuracy with the originals and keeping the fine detail in the drawings. The finished book has 32-pages, an illustrated cover and a 8.5” x 11” page… Read More

Thurman Publishes New Instructional Drawing Books

Artist and Sheridan College teacher Mark Thurman has recently published two new instructional books on figure drawing. The first book title Figure Drawing – Finding Form walk you through the process of building the human form from basic shapes to completed drawings.               “This book focuses on observational, realistic, drawing. It is based on the tradition of solid structure, proportion, form, volume and line control. Blocking-in is also a focus, as it is the basis for developing a drawing.” The second book, The Portrait… Read More

Bayview School Creates Final Yearbook

This is the last year students will attend Bayview School. It is one of three local schools that closed at the end of the June. To create a permanent record of the year, including photos of students, staff, activities and clubs, the school produced a yearbook that was printed by Qwik Print. Preparing a yearbook is no small task and depends a lot on how ambitious your plans are. The Bayview School book was prepared by volunteer Kerri Walpole using Microsoft Publisher, one of the most commonly used programs for… Read More

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