Press Release

Coquitlam-based printer defies industry trends, expands printing operations

(Coquitlam, B.C.) – Survival in an increasingly digital environment is no small feat for a printing company. But Coquitlam-based International Web exPress Inc. has defied industry trends by tripling revenue since the 2008 economic downturn. Now, with the purchase of a new high-tech device, Web exPress is again poised for expansion.

With the addition of an American-made Tensor colour tower with Ultra Violet (UV) drying, the company can produce better products for less money.

“With this new colour tower, Web exPress can print higher quality and faster speeds which will help us reach our goal of being the best UV printer in Western Canada,” company CEO Byron Sheardown said.

UV drying allows the company to save customers money through printing on lightweight stocks such as those used for grocery store flyers. The new Tensor tower prints in full colour on both sides of paper simultaneously at a high speed.

“Web exPress continues to defy the perception that printing is a ‘sunset’ industry,” the company CEO said. “Nothing could be further from the truth. Year after year we continue to grow and expand operations into other areas such as mailing and 3D printing.”

This new installation will give Web exPress, the last independent newspaper printer in British Columbia, an industry advantage over their larger competitors. While other printers are downsizing, the tower opens the market for an estimated 50 per cent growth for the company.

Company CEO Byron Sheardown is available to discuss Web exPress and how the company stays competitive in a rapidly changing industry. Please contact Communications Manager Shawn Conner at or 604-215-9860 to arrange an interview. For images visit this dropbox link.

About International Web exPress Inc.

Founded in 1997, Web exPress is currently the eighth largest commercial printer in B.C. The company specializes in printing short-run newspapers and magazines, offset and digital printing as well as mailing. It is also known throughout the industry for fast, reliable service and expertise in catalogue, newspaper and saddle-stitched products. For five years, Web exPress has been listed in Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 fastest growing companies. Byron Sheardown purchased the company in 2009.