Postal Deadlines

Here is a handy guide to your Canada Post deadlines:

Have your items posted…..

For cards within Winnipeg, December 19th

For cards within Manitoba, December 18th

For cards within Canada, December 17th

For Parcels within Canada:

Regular post, December 10th

Express post, December 19th

If The Lab Works is shipping out your way, please observe these time frames. Allow extra time if you are also shipping to your client.


Important Dates and Deadlines!

Hello everyone!

As is evident by our newly whitened city and colder temperatures, not only has old man winter arrived, but Christmas is also coming sooner than you can say “ho ho ho”.

As always, The Lab Works will be closed over the holiday season for rest and rejuvenation (some found at the bottom of a glass of eggnog and….).

However, before we sip our way in to the New Year, we have many a print to make and deadlines to meet!

Please read carefully the following service deadlines for 2012 (if you want product back before we close December 24th at noon).

Tuesday December 6 – Last day to order pleximounted prints, and flushmounted prints

Monday December 10 – Last day to order canvas mounted prints, Premium Photo Pressed books, Coil Bound books, and Press Printed Calendars (call in advance if you plan to have volumes of more than qty 20 calendars printed).

Tuesday December 11 – Last day to order floatmount and plaquemounted prints (for pick up December 20th)

Tuesday December 11 – Last day to order Masonite mounted prints

Wednesday December 12 – Last day to order Metal Prints

Thursday December 13 – Last day for film process with CD and/or prints (E6, C41, B/W)

Friday December 14 - Last day to order mini-pocket albums and photographically printed calendars

Tuesday December 18 – Last day to order foamcore, gator, sintra, lexan mounted prints and/or laminated prints

Tuesday December 18 – Last day to order Metallic prints

Thursday December 20 – Last day to order Glossy prints. Last day for all film processing only (no CD)

Friday December 21 – Our last day of print production. All orders for Lustre or Matte surface will be printed this day

Monday December 24 from 8am-12pm – pick up only. The Lab Works will be closed at noon.

The Lab Works will be back in full swing January 2nd.

Please advise our staff if you do not need your order for the holidays. We will work towards getting orders complete as soon as possible, but will prioritize those orders that must be out before our holiday closure.

We appreciate your business and hope we can accommodate your needs. Please call us if you have higher than normal volumes or any other requests outside of these dates!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Metal Prints

Before Metal Prints “BMP”:

you: “do you print on metal?”

TLW: “well, we print on Metallic paper, and it’s beautiful”.

you: “yes, but can you print directly on metal?”

TLW: “sorry, but we can’t” (insert sad face here).

Metal Prints “MP”:

you: “do you print on metal?”

TLW: “why, yes we do!”

you: “that’s awesome! how can I order one?”

TLW: “you can order it using our on-line ordering software called ROES”.

you:  “that’s easy! How long does it take?”

TLW: “it takes seven working days.”

you: “cool! I can get them ordered and on time for the holiday season! See you soon!”.

TLW: (insert smiley face here)

That’s right, we now print on metal and it’s awesome!

PS: They are also archival when cared for like a traditional photographic print. :)


Free Holiday Cards!

Two weeks left has November!

Make this the year you send a holiday wish to someone unexpected! A far away family member or an old friend wishing to reconnect?

This is THE SEASON to say hello and let people out there know you are thinking of them.

The Lab Works will give you all the reasons why you should. When you purchase a minimum of 50 cards (incl. envelopes), you will get 10 free! If you buy 100 or more, we will give you 20 free! Order on line or bring your file in.

Offer ends November 30/2012.

(Early) Seasons Greetings!

Please take one minute….

The Ode of Remembrance:
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.


The Lab Works maintains regular business hours on Monday, November 12.

Holiday Cards



Holiday Card Special

Could it be that time of year again?

Christmas is less than 52 days away and we are getting in the spirit!

Starting Monday November 5/2012, when you buy 50-99 5×7 or 4×8 greeting cards (includes envelopes), we will give you 10 free!*

If you purchase 100 or more, you will get 20 free!*

*When paying regular retail / Does not include the Tri-Fold Calendar card.

Order on-line with ROES and make your holiday season a little bit easier. Not in town and need your order shipped to you? No problem. We can ship out your order whether it’s Christmas cards, prints, or canvas mounted prints anywhere in the world. Time and costs required for shipping will depend on where it’s going and method of shipment.

You have until December 17/2012 to get your cards posted with Canada Post in order for your loved ones to receive them by the 24th. Please allow up to 5 days for production of your card order.

See you soon!