History of Island Blue

islandblue-historyIsland Blue Print was founded July 4, 1912, when the assets of the Electric Blueprinting and Draughting Company were purchased by Joseph B. Davenport, a land surveyor. The acquisition coincided with a fire that destroyed the original map of Greater Victoria owned by “T.N. Hibbens Stationers”. Mr. Davenport was commissioned to replace the city map, marking the beginning of a new company to be known as Island Blue Print & Map Co. Ltd.

Initially located in the basement of the Sayward Building, the company’s expansion has required several location changes. The business originally focused on map drafting, blue printing services and the sale of drafting supplies. Now located at 911 Fort street, Island Blue has transformed into a technologically advanced digital printing centre, providing a wide variety of black & white and full colour printing and finishing services. Commercial print products that help our customers' activity and save money with operational printed operational products. The company’s highly successful division, “Printorium Bookworks”, offers soft-covered perfect bound book printing to authors and publishers throughout North America. Related to Foto Print (www.fotoprint.ca) and Rolex Plastics (www.rolexplastics.com) divisions, who offer a variety of commercial printing and screen printed plastics products such as ring binders, clipboards, vinyl sleeves and many other office products. Check out our Fine Arts part of the website which provides specialized canvass and signs printing.

Family owned and operated for over 110 years, the success of Island Blue rests on the principles of providing superior customer services and unique quality products supported by an excellent team of knowledgeable and personable staff members. Family Owned, Community Known!

We Love What We Do

The passion we have for our work enables us to take ownership of our clients' projects. We constantly strive to deliver the highest-quality products possible.

There is no greater satisfaction than delivering a finished product that helps a client reach their goals and objectives. To learn more about our approach to customer service, follow the provided links for more information.

Our Mission and Promise to You

Island Blue is a group of passionate, dedicated professionals committed to providing a creative resource for our customers to bring their inspirations, ideas and projects to life.

We actively pursue innovative products, services and technologies to support the communities we serve and through integrity and pride in our performance, we will achieve our goals.

Guiding Principles

We're proud of the strong roots we've built in our community. We pride ourselves on being a complete source for all of your business communications needs and have always been on the leading edge of technology. We understand that an investment in technology can actually save money by improving efficiencies.

We will continue to evolve as a diversely skilled, fast-moving team of professionals ready to learn from each other and meet whatever challenges our clients may face. We launched this cutting-edge website to make it easier for our clients to request estimates, place orders, check proofs, or transfer files online. We hope you find it as helpful as we do.