Nova Scotia’s largest full service signage and wide format provider

Eastern Sign-Print (ESP) is a name many Nova Scotian businesses are familiar with. Through the vast amount of products and services produced for Sobeys and its retail signage needs over the last 40 years, to its established name supporting other businesses print needs throughout Atlantic Canada.

In 2018, Advocate Printing acquired the operations of Eastern Sign to not only continue the wonderful history of the company, but to enhance both signage and wide format offerings into one - creating a larger, dynamic presence in Atlantic Canada.


Signage and wide format printing are the main products of ESP. With that, the options are limitless.

Project Solutions /Team Collaboration

ESP’s team shines when working with designers, project managers, and marketing teams, when collaborating to find solutions to make an initiative more visible. The options breaking out of the norm give their clients more options to think outside the box and bring ideas to life.

Scale beyond the walls

Eastern Sign has the advantage to go beyond its team for further support. With the main Advocate Printing production facility 15 minutes away, additional teams and services can be brought to a project that may require more - whether it is other printing support or additional distribution needs. Scale is never a problem when you are owned by Atlantic Canada’s largest commercial printer.

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Our custom branded web-to-print storefronts allow businesses to easily order the print materials they use the most. This is a great option for personalized business cards, in-store signage, sell sheets, stationary and direct mail. Simply select a template, customize it, and place the order. It’s that easy.

The Online Print Store is a web portal developed specifically for your organization to create a single location where any employee can order marketing materials from approved templates, customize them for their local markets, and print them on demand. Text editing, document uploading and instant on-line proofing make it a snap for any approved user to produce their own communication materials to brand standards without unnecessarily burdening the marketing department.

Your ordering portal is login protected with variable security clearances that only allow users to view, edit and order the products they are authorized for. With controlled employee access and optional administrator approval this powerful tool guides employees to ensure brand standards and budgets are maintained.


  • Custom Corporate branding
  • Easily create, customize, proof and order print collateral in one sitting
  • Upload documents and artwork for high quality printing
  • Simplified control of projects for more targeted communication through variable data
  • Control costs through comprehensive company wide reporting
  • Controlled employee access and optional administrator approval required.
  • Optional Internal Employee and Cost Center database allows company and employee specific data to be entered once and then used as required.


  • Save time
  • Easy-to-access to purchasing history
  • Convenient 24/7 on-line ordering reduces internal costs
  • Protected login ordering portal is secure and controls brand integrity
  • Control and maintain integrity of brand standards
  • Print on demand to decrease waste and increase ROI
  • Configurable workflow automation
  • Closed loop procure to payment option
  • Improved spend visibility
  • Reduced manual workloads
  • Improved of the efficiency of your indirect spend

Advocate’s Digital Asset Management tools allow you to capture your content, catalogue it, repurpose it and approve it through the Internet, saving you significant time and money.

Advocate Digital Asset Management (DAM) is a hosted solution that enables users to efficiently access, upload, share and organize their digital assets such as, photos, videos, graphics and multiple versions of marketing materials online. Advocate DAM helps minimize time spent searching for files, identifying the master copy, re-purposing for different uses and distributing. There’s no additional hardware or software to install on your local network. Implementation of DAM saves users the resources and expenses associated with the server hardware, IT infrastructure and maintenance personnel required to host one’s own enterprise solution.

This solution provides more than just digital archiving or storage capabilities; it is also capable of project creation and custom workflows. Utilizing Adobe flex technology, our DAM infrastructure allows for efficient integration and uploading of assets by way of the Adobe Air Importer. Assets are imported seamlessly into the system, enabling the user to be up and running much faster than traditional archiving systems.

Centralizing content in a DAM repository is the first major step in streamlining business processes that support the operational efforts of an organization’s brand, content and distribution assets.


  • Production/Project Asset Management - Storage, organization and revision control of frequently changing assets (WIP DAM).
  • Save time - Having things organized and easy to access reduces the amount of time it takes to produce, approve, and share campaign collateral — whether the destination is online or inhand.
  • Flexibility – access to your content is never more than an Internet connection away-every hour of the day.
  • Library Asset Management - Storage and retrieval of large amounts of media assets. This is also ideal for long-term backup and Disaster Recovery Programs (DRP).
  • Brand Control – Historical data can be designated as view only while only the most up-to-date versions are fully accessible for re-use.
  • Fewer Errors - The latest file of your products and specifications are maintained and identified on the system so you can be sure you’re accessing the most up-to-date, approved version.
  • Security – Documents and files are accessed via a secure, password-protected site. Each user has a personal ID, allowing different levels of access and the system can give you a handy report of who has made changes, when.
  • Cost Savings – With this well organized system you can capture your content, repurpose it, identify current versions of files and approve it – through any standard web browser-saving you significant time and money while reducing human error.
  • Digital Supply Chain – You can push digital content out to external systems. This is excellent for Photo/Image studio or even companies involved in web-based applications or CMS.

If you are looking for a print partner who understands the pressures and deadlines of running a business in a competitive market, you need to work with a proven expert who puts primary importance on customer care. With four print plants in Atlantic Canada, Advocate’s diverse offset and digital print capabilities enable our customers, both large and small, to gain far better control over how they manage their print budgets and time lines. Our clients range from large corporate clients to non-profit organizations and small entrepreneurs. We help to meet their goals, through accurate estimating, print management, customer service and fast turnaround of materials.

Quite simply, we take the hassle out of your printing. From quick digital printing or basic office needs and business cards to high-end specialty brochures and marketing materials; Advocate does it all.

Quick Print Products:

  • Book Printing
  • Catalogues
  • Calendars
  • Magazine Printing
  • Brochure Printing
  • Booklets
  • Business Cards
  • Envelopes
  • Presentation Materials
  • Menus
  • Sell Sheets
  • Decals and Labels
  • Personalized Direct Mail
  • Annual reports
  • Manuals
  • Newsletters
  • Targeted Mailers
  • Posters
  • Retail Signage
  • Flyers
  • Stationery
  • Kit Folders
  • Tent Cards
  • Rack Cards
  • Business Forms
  • Door Hangers
  • Memo and Notepads
  • Programs