Our values shape the decisions we make. They’re the pillars of who we are.
Printing Outside the Lines
Our Origin Story
It was out of the shadows of the 2008 recession, a time when print’s dominance was losing to the emerging digital world, that Can-Design forged its reputation for innovation, creativity and reimagining the future of the industry.
Founded in 1994 by two brothers, Marco and Johnnie Lai, Can-Design started as a simple copy and print shop. The brothers were not printers by trade—Marco was an accountant and Johnnie a businessman—but they found a niche focusing on the print needs of small businesses: flyers, brochures, restaurant menus, business cards—you know, business things.
Then in 2008, Marco’s son James took over the business. And what he saw was an opportunity. Building on the foundation his father and uncle set, along with his relentless, hard-working and ridiculously skilled crew, he transformed the print shop.
Today, Can-Design’s team is a creative juggernaut leading the way in redefining the print world through large format printing and environmental graphics.
What are Environmental Graphics?
Environmental graphics are a way of bringing a brand to life by extending it from a one-dimensional digital space to a three-dimensional form using graphics, architecture, landscaping and interior design.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our team is at the heart of our success and we will always put their needs first. Their safety, their health, their well-being. We don’t sacrifice those things.
Quality is our fuel. It drives us. No matter how big or small the project, we’re obsessed with creating unique, powerful and compelling experiences at the highest standards. Every time.
There’s so much noise out there. How do we help you stand out? By knowing the trends, thinking differently and investing in technology and working within tight budgets and timelines. Innovation is how we do things.
We’re here in the service of growing your business. Our skills, knowledge and passion all come together at Can-Design to fulfill one purpose: to help you.
Making your brand look great is our priority. At every opportunity we'll look for ways to enhance the aesthetic value of your project so you stand out. For all the right reasons.