Introducing CBN Commercial Solutions. Formerly known as McAra Unicom, we deliver more than ink on paper.

Who is CBN Commercial Solutions?

CBN Commercial Solutions is the industry leader in innovative printing solutions. If you can imagine it, we can produce it.

At CBN Commercial Solutions, we deliver innovative business solutions that elevate. For over 100 years we’ve been providing our clients with expert advice to create work of exceptional quality. In a sea of same, our team of trained professionals is committed to making your brand shine. Over the next few weeks we’ll be telling more of the CBN Commercial solutions story and how we can help, as we build out our site. After all, we’re about more than ink on paper. We’re about you.

Featured Project

UV inks, strikethrough reticulating varnish and high-gloss spot varnish? Talk about a tough ticket.

Tickets today, need to both look amazing and be secure. Working with USC we used a number of conventional and unconventional techniques to create a series of tickets that captured the excitement and energy of USC football while being virtually impossible to duplicate. Go team!

When you’re working with a Jeweller, you really need to shine.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Calgary’s J Vair Anderson Jewellers, we printed a short run of books that utilized a number of innovative techniques to fashion something that was as luxurious as the watches and jewellery they sell.

From UV inks to precision colour matching, the ATB AR was on the money.

When it comes to annual reports the information inside has to be perfect. We believe the same holds true for the printing. This annual report consisted of two perfect bound booklets nestled comfortably in a die cut sleeve style box, that when combined made 2016 look like a very good year indeed.

What’s in the Ink?


McAra Unicom is delighted to announce that as of November 14th, 2016 we have officially launched our new brand and going forward will be known as CBN Commercial Solutions.

We now present ourselves as a full-fledged operating division of Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, using the name and logo proudly.

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited’s presence in Calgary started with the acquisition of McAra Printing in 1981 and was strengthened by the addition of Unicom Graphics in 2015. Since the acquisition and integration of Unicom Graphics, we have significantly extended our capabilities. We pride ourselves on being Calgary’s outstanding provider of print products and services. We achieve this by providing expert advice, and high quality products that are delivered on time – ensuring an overall enjoyable buying experience.

CBN Commercial Solutions has a proven record of accomplishment in consistently meeting our clients’ delivery targets and maintaining brand consistency. We are known for our outstanding quality and offering the best technology in the marketplace.


Your requirements might change from project to project and it is important to us that you know the variety of services you have at your disposal. Whether you are trying to leave a lasting impression with a state of the art printed piece or produce a low budget project without compromising quality, you can trust our team’s expert advice.

At CBN Commercial Solutions we have invested more than 100 years in perfecting our craft and because of our meticulous approach to each unique project, we are the proud recipient of 7 Canadian Print Awards in 2016, 4 Gold and 3 Bronze.

We are dedicated to ensure each project is exceptional, because to us it’s more than just ink on paper.

  • Personalize your ink with variable printing
  • Secure your ink with ultraviolet printing
  • Glorify your ink with specialized embossing or foiling effects
  • Optimize your ink with online ordering and print management tools
  • Gloss your ink with spot or flood UV coatings
  • Bind your ink with our stitching or perfect binding options
  • Kit your ink with our Pick & Pack services
  • Store and distribute your ink with our fulfillment services
  • Mail your ink with custom Direct Mail campaigns
  • Supersize your ink with wide-format printing
  • Enviro your ink with zero V.O.C. UV Printing
  • Cut your ink with custom die-cutting