Testimonials

Great Service, First Line Quality, Strong Teamwork Attitude.

We have trusted TRACES with our clients screen print requirements for more than ten years and have never been disappointed with the results. Dealing with Trace and her staff is always an enjoyable experience and we value their recommendations on challenging projects.

Chuck Newell
Newell Image Services


For over 15 years, I have used Traces Screen Printing services many, many times both as part of a variety of organizing committees requiring everything from t-shirts to logo-stamped playing cards as well as for personal use for my family reunion t-shirts. I would not think of going anywhere else for my screen printing business as they have never failed me in terms of quality and diversity of products, delivery of service and that very special Traces touch that I love as a client.

Irene Tyhurst,
Application Analyst,
Sun Life Financial


Peartree Software has been doing business with Traces Screen Printing since 2001. I would not deal with any other promotional product supplier as I have received nothing but absolute commitment to quality, service and timely fulfillment of our needs, no matter how tight our deadlines, or how unrealistic our requirements are.

In 2001, Traces was contracted to convert our corporate logo to an embroidery file for use on shirts, hats, promotional material, etc. The colours went back and forth several times to get them just perfect for our pear. Traces was not happy with the results until we were happy. The end result is a logo that still today garners continuous praise on its look and depth of colour.

The staff at Traces are knowledgeable, helpful and go above and beyond. If there is something we want, they will find it. It is a pleasure dealing with a company that respects its staff, gives back to the community, and produces the funniest newsletter in KW.

I would highly recommend the services of Traces Screen Printing to any organization.

Christine Padaric, Manager
Peartree Software & Glenbriar Technologies


I have been a loyal customer of Traces for over 5 years. Every year I search the web for ideas and suppliers and every year I come back to Traces. Their service is the best I have seen in this industry. Additionally, their core values regarding employee reward and the environment is cutting edge. I really think they are a paradigm for small business everywhere.

Signed Heather Heick, PMI – CTT Chapter


I have been working with Traces for over 5 years now and I am always happy with the service and product. Even when I have left an order too late Traces has been able to rise to the occasion. They have also been extremely generous in supporting our volunteer service-learning initiatives at the University for the past two years – supplying our groups with t-shirts and bandanas. Always helpful and accomodating… I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Andrew Piticco
Manager, Student Leadership Centre
Wilfrid Laurier University


I have worked with Traces Screen Printing for all of my 13 years in the position. Tracey and her dedicated team continue to surprise me with their ability to satisfy my requests given the limited budget and sometimes limited time I have to work with. They consistently do stellar work.

On another note, Tracey Johnston Aldworth is a valued and highly regarded community supporter. She has sat on the board for the Waterloo Busker Carnival, this will be her 23th year and has received the Waterloo Award – the highest honour given to citizens of Waterloo.

Colleen Dostle
Festivals Coordinator
City of Waterloo


Traces Screen Printing has been the supplier of choice for UW’s Annual Keystone Campaign Events for many years now. Tracey has always been extremely reliable and flexible – especially with the tight time lines we sometimes have to work with! Traces was one of our corporate sponsors for last years’ Viva Las Vegas Keystone Event and was extremely generous and helpful. I plan on doing business with Traces Screen Printing for a very long time, and I recommend them to anyone who needs work done.

Sarah Dee
Co-Chair, Keystone Annual Events Committee
University of Waterloo


I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you and your team for all the hard work you continue to display in our community! It was a pleasure having an opportunity to work with you and your company for the Event (Inspiring Women The Experience) and Random Act Of Kindness Day I sincerely commend you on all your efforts, sponsorship contributions, and your commitment to our community!!!

Good service such as yours is hard to find these days, and we just wanted to let you know that it did not go unappreciated and we would highly recommend you and your company to others.

Maia Hamsic-Pidverbny
Director MMIMAIA Inc.


Just a quick note to thank you for all you have done over the years in providing top quality product and service whenever I have called upon your company. We appreciate your diligence and the timely manner you have prepared and meet our requests (especially all those late add-on orders I seem to always have).

Lynda and I have noticed some articles regarding your community service and as we reside in Waterloo, thanks so much for the extra effort you do for our community wish we had more community minded people like you!

Steven Weber
Smith Energy Inc.


I would like to provide some feedback to my dealings that I have had with Traces Printing in Waterloo.

Over the last 7 years, I have had direct contact with Tracey, and we have been very pleased with the way Traces has handled our orders in a prompt, efficient and professional way.

When the orders are placed timelines were explained up front, we were assisted in how to obtain the best look, walked through the possible choices and price points of what we would like the end product to look like.

Once the delivered date was established we were very pleased by the communication of the progress of our order and the fact that it was delivered ahead of schedule and exactly what we had discussed was delivered.

When it was time to pick the orders up we were shown the finished product and allowed to look over the shirts and ensure that it was in fact what we had ordered, printing, colours, sizes, all are confirmed before the order was accepted.

This year when we decided to go with a more environmentally friendly product, and were pleased to be shown some products that are made from Bamboo, and have been very pleased with the results of this choice.

Tracey has impressed us with her involvement with the community and the support that she continually gives to enhance the community and make this a great place to live and work in. Her steps to make her business a leader in the industry for using green products in her operation, and to use updated technology to deliver the very best product possible to her customers is refreshing and worth supporting.

Sincerely,
Don Pendlebury
Waterloo Buskers Chair


“The staff are amazing and full of exciting fun ideas. We have been know to last minute items to Traces Screen Printing with outstanding results always. Love their commitment to speed, accuracy and also in staff knowledge. Wouldn’t use anyone else. Traces Screen Printing have always support our Local Cancer Fundraiser Potota Fest year after year. We can’t thank them enough for their support and their involvement in local activities!!! ”

Jim and Val Zuber


Miller Thomson Southwestern Ontario has had the pleasure of working with Traces as our promotional supplier since 2006.

Whether ordering large quantities or on-the-spot one off’s, Traces has always been quick to respond with innovative choices.

Even when challenges arise, we can depend on Traces to provide a professional attitude and quality service.

Susan Perrin, Marketing Dept
Miller Thomson LLP – Southwestern Ontario


Wow, you’ve done it again! Thank you so much!! The suggestions and improvements to what I had are just awesome! And, oh, did I mention that the turnaround time was spectacular! You must have worked all night, guys, and I really appreciate it. You’re the best!

Lou Wright
President
K-W Celtic Supporters Club


To Whom It May Concern,

It has been my pleasure to be a customer of Traces Screen Printing for the past 15 years.

From the outset, Traces Screen Printing has been a reliable, ecologically conscientious and competitively priced supplier of printed wear upon which I, and the committees I have chaired for the Waterloo Region District School Board, have relied.

Orders have been delivered on time and professionally done. The staff at Traces has been more than willing to accommodate special orders and difficult timelines. Indeed, Traces has often been able to complete an order for me on short notice, where other companies have been unable to do so.

Traces Screen printing has been an early leader in ecologically-sustainable printing practices, has actively involved itself in on-location skill training in community mentorship programs, and has been a model of before-time, top-quality order delivery for many private and corporate organizations within our community.

This exemplary level of service and dedication to modelling the best in customer service is due in great part to the integrity and visionary business sense of the company’s owner, Tracey Johnston-Aldworth.

Tracey Johnston-Aldworth has a strong commitment to our community, is an active volunteer on many Municipal initiatives ( Waterloo Buskers’ Festival), local charities ( Big Brothers and Sisters of Waterloo Region) and she is dedicated to supporting equity initiatives within the Waterloo Public SchoolBoard ( Day With a Difference Conference for Grade 8 Girls, The Enrichment Centre for Gifted Learners, 30 Hour Famine Event at Waterloo Collegiate Institute).

She is a community business leader whose word is her guarantee. Her company bears her name and reflects her personal commitment to excellence.

It is with the great sincerity that I recommend Traces Screen Printing as the printer of choice for any corporation who values vision, service and quality as part of their business mandate.

You will find these qualities in Traces Screen printing, and more…including a darn fine tee shirt, to boot!

Margo Delaine
Special Education Services Teacher
Programs For Gifted Learners,
The Enrichment centre @ Suddaby P.S.
Waterloo Region District School Board


Tracey is an inspiration. When she believes in a cause she supports it both financially and with her most precious asset, her time. Once you know Tracey, you will be infected with her enthusiasm for her community activities and realize you do have a few more spare moments or dollars that could be volunteered. Tracey’s community leadership makes you aware of our collective responsible to make our community a better, stronger place.

Sheila Austin
Kitchener Waterloo Big Brother Big Sisters Board Member


I am pleased to extend and share my experience working with Traces. On numerous occasions Traces has provided our office with exceptional customer service. Not only is the turnaround quick on last minute requests our needs and expectations are always exceeded. Over the years we have seen Traces take the lead in being environmentally conscious and their level of quality and dedication to their clients remains their first priority. They believe in the model that the client is number one and it is evident in the final product. It is always a pleasure working with Traces.

Mayor Brenda Halloran
City of Waterloo


Science Orientation would like to thank you for such a smooth transaction. Your staff were friendly and helpful – it made every visit enjoyable and efficient. On behalf of our Orientation Leaders and first-year students, THANK YOU for your services!

Brandon Wong
UW Science Orientation Committee


Just wanted to let you know that the girls love their sweaters and we are very happy with our order. We have even received compliments from other teams! We will definitely recommend you to other teams and clubs on campus. Thank you so much!

Melissa Mullen
WLU Powderpuff Football


Traces is a family business and also has a great reputation in the community and surrounding area for being a good corporate citizen and helping others when possible. I just simply like the people there and the great products and service I get so I am always happy to refer them to others. You can contact the owner directly if you like and here is the information for Traces. I think you would be as pleased to work with them as much as I have been over the year

Debora Ritchie
King-Reed & Associates LP


We received them and could not be happier! Thank you so much! The staff are thrilled for their surprise :) I will be recommending your company at any chance I can get!

Samantha
Sparc Camp


You can’t fool me. I know you have a magic wand (5 actually) in the back room. And you wave them and a job is done in the twinkling of an eye.

Peter Mansell


“Lots of companies can give you a good price with good product. Traces does for sure but it’s the amazing service that brings me back. Who knew ordering shirts could be so fun! Thanks guys!”

Steve Roth
Executive Producer
Drayton Entertainment


Traces Screen Printing invented the words “customer service”. Tracey and her crew are fully participating and engaged members of the Waterloo community. A highly valued supplier for the City of Waterloo.

Betty Anne Keller
Manager – Arts, Culture, Festivals, Events
City of Waterloo


Barmy Tech and Traces Screen Printing have had an excellent working relationship for the past 20 years. We have come to rely on their expertise and timely production schedules. Excellent reliable service always with a smile. We never know what project will bring us together – and will continue to recommend them to anyone who needs quality screen printing.

Dorothy Cummings
Barmy Tech


“For many, many years Traces Screen Printing Ltd has sponsored the Waterloo Marathon and Half Marathon. All of the proceeds from these two running events go to support St. John Ambulance and without great sponsors and such good people as Trace and her staff, we simply would not be as successful as we are. Thank You!”

Tony Lea,
Executive Director,
St. John Ambulance, K-W Branch


Tracey and the team at Traces Screen Printing Ltd. have worked with me personally and professionally, providing the ultimate experience with respect to quality, service, value, pricing and selection for my promotional goods. I used other companies in the past for promotional items but once I was referred to Traces, I have never looked back and used other providers. I am especially pleased that Traces is a locally owned and operated company. I get personal service whether in the store, using catalogues, the web or by simply calling in for help or advice. The service and staff are always friendly, helpful, consistent and top notch.

Try them like I did and become a lifelong customer. An added bonus for me dealing with Traces is that I now consider Tracey and her staff as friends as well as business associates. The newsletter is a plus as well since it always gives me ideas for new promotional items. The articles and photos leave me laughing and looking forward to the next edition.

Deb Ritchie
Larrek Investigations


“I am pleased to write this testimonial in support of Traces Screen Printing Ltd.’s outstanding work. Traces is committed to being environmentally conscious and supporting our community, and has demonstrated this by giving back to many local charitable organizations. Traces is a wonderful community partner and has received numerous awards for their amazing contributions. We are fortunate to have this great company in Waterloo. It’s businesses like Traces that help make this city a great place to live.”

– Mayor Brenda Halloran, City of Waterloo


Tracey & the folks at Traces are awesome. I have used them many many times over the last 15 years – for my job, for several theatre groups and now for my own theatre company. Helpful, efficient and just…awesome.

Anita Kilgour
10 Bare Toes


Hey – the reason I’ve used you for every company (and personal job) I’ve ever done is because I can count on you. You fill the jobs when I need them (rush or otherwise), you deal with me like I’m a competent adult and you always steer me towards the best option for my dollar.

Anita Kilgour
10 Bare Toes


From an illustrator’s perspective Traces Screen Printing is awesome! I am always happy with the high quality reproduction of my art by the skilled staff at Traces. The colours are consistently vibrant and accurate to the original digital file. Go to Traces Screen Printing for museum quality t-shirts!

Sue Todd Illustration
www.suetodd.com


We look awesome in our CREW from Waterloo shirts! We got a lot of compliments at the geo-caching event we attended in Niagara Falls. Thanks to the folks at Traces for doing an excellent job!

Irene Tyhurst


Traces is our supplier of choice – the staff is great to work with and the quality & prices are the best! Traces is a great supporter and we couldn’t do it without them.

Gert Hartmann
Chief Executive Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region


I run a cooking school and Traces provided us with our embroidered shirts and apron… they did an awesome job of using our artwork on a quality product…great customer service, so easy to work with and great selection and pricing… my go-to company for all my promotional need.

Donna-Marie Pye
Relish Cooking Studio, Waterloo


“we had Traces prepare the logo and produce our firm baseball team shirts; it was done quickly and inexpensively, both hugely important in our business… And we won our league championship, coincidence?

Lawrence Greaves
– partner at Oldfield Greaves D’Agostino Billo and Nowak”


Traces Screen Printing has been and continues to be an incredible supporter of community events, like the Waterloo Busker Carnival. They are always ready, willing and able to help us with all of our promo needs and always

helping promote our event. We’d be lost without Traces!!

Randy Warren
Waterloo Busker Carnival


ACCKWA (AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area) has looked to Traces for all our printing needs ever since we were introduced by another satisfied customer a few years ago. The product always turns out great and the best part is the staff are so easy to work with. Tracey also helps our agency with donations and charity rates which is crucial for a small not for profit agency in Waterloo Region. We highly recommend Traces Screen Printing Ltd! Not only great work but community minded tooJ

If you need more Tracey just let me know (sorry it took so long).

Lynn Cashubec
Director of Operations
ACCKWA
AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area


We employed Traces for an initiative requiring multiple SKUs. Tracey’s team and service were superb and they were able to offer valuable information and advice on how to proceed and for what pitfalls to avoid. Although we’re not a major account, we.ve been pleased to be kept in the loop regarding Trace’s business and receive invitations to Customer Appreciation events on a regular basis. Tracey and her team are professional, competent and eager to assist. They deliver on time and as promised and work with clients along the way to ensure that requirements are properly met. We have no problem recommending them to anyone requiring screen-printed products and the level of expertise that they bring to the table.

David Towler
BSF Originals
Waterloo


Thank you for working with us and the last minute designs. We really appreciate that you guys at Traces take good care of us.

Joanne Lea
Chaplin Family YMCA
Cambridge,ON