Welcome to Canal Print Rioja - Your One Stop Print Shop

It is with regret that we have to advise that the office in Rioja Centre will not be re-opening. As a result of the Covid 19 lockdown it has been impossible to continue paying rent and utilities, so the office is no longer in use.

However, Canal Print Rioja has NOT ceased trading and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.

We will continue to provide our customers with the service they require for printing and promotional items. Indeed we have recently completed an order for over 50 Covid 19 swimming pool signs for a number of community administrators, all of which were delivered on time and within budget.

Simply email us what you need on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you with artwork and a price for you to agree. Once completed we will arrange delivery.

Thank you for you patience during this difficult time and we look forward to dealing with you again in the future.

Although some restrictions have been lifted with respect to the CoronaVirus outbreak, which has caused so much havoc with all our lives, Kelly and I cannot with all consciousness re-open the office at this time. Both of us have vulnerable individuals within our immediate family groups - I am one of them - and we do not want to put them at risk by coming into contact with someone who might be infected. Hope you all understand.

However, we will be able to continue to provide you with a service for printing etc but in a slightly different way, although for quite a few of you it will be exactly as before. You email us what you want, we reply, send you the artwork, you confirm then we print and deliver. It is how it worked before so why not now.

But do not come to the office and do not try to phone. Please please simply email us on canalprintThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will respond - unless of course you are one of those few customers who still owe us money!

And, of course, to those clients who need to re-open within the strict regulations of social distancing let us know what you need in respect of wall and door signs, floor markings, even protective screens, and we will see what we can do for you.

Bars and restaurants in particular who are no longer allowed to hand out food or cocktails menus - we can supply large signs which your staff can hold up for viewing without customers coming into contact with them. It will only be a short term measure but it will be worth it. BUT if we suddenly become inundated with requests it will have to be on a strictly first come first served basis. If we already have your artwork on file it will of course be much easier so please do not make any unnecessary amendments, as we will need to simply your original menus anyway.

Above all everyone, stay safe and let's get through this.

Due to the continued problems with Coronovirus, and the recently announced measures by the Spanish authorities to contain it's spread, we have over the past few days received a number of requests to cancel adverts in the forthcoming Orihuela Costa Map 2020.

With many businesses now facing closure for at least two weeks, and the impact all this will have on the future of the area in which we live and work, we have decided that printing of this year's version of Orihuela Costa Map is no longer viable at this time.

Canal Print Rioja apologise for this and any inconvenience caused.

All advance payments already made have been refunded in full so no-one is out of pocket. 

To all our friends and clients out there - take care, stay safe.

Graeme & Kelly

We are pleased to announce that Graeme is the new Quiz Master at Wee Rock Cafe just down the road from Villamartin Plaza every Monday afternoon with table top questions available from 4.30. Prizes include cocktails and bottles of wine

In addition, he is doing a one off charity quiz event for Help Vega Baja on Thursday 22nd February at Sorraia Cafe Bar which is located near the motorway crossing from Villamartin towards Los Altos, near the Aldi supermarket, with a number of prizes both for the quiz and the raffle. 

At both events a "Play Your Cards Right" style competition will be run again with prizes to the winners.

Both of us would like to wish all our customers, suppliers, friends and family a Merry Christmas as we look forward back on a difficult and  trying period - certainly from a health and wellness perspective, as both of us spent far too much time in clinic and hospitals for varing reasons over the past six months.

Now that we can, hopefully, put the troubles of 2019 behind us we can look forward to a better and more prosperous 2020.

We intend to start work on the next series of Orihuela Costa maps in the coming weeks and have plans for other new and exciting products which will be shared with you.

Having said that the business is now for sale and anyone interested can email us for more information and details.

But in the meantime have a Merry Christmas everyone.

It has been quite an interesting week for us at Canal Print Rioja.

Lots of different jobs to get printed ranging from small stickers for PBs Water Filters and HLH Danske to road signs for the new Neighbourhood Watch group in Las Ramblas, magnetic car signs for Cambridge Diet and entertainment posters for various bars including The Hen's Teeth, Pitch & Pint, Chemies and The Castle Bar, all of whom are existing clients, plus 20 For Sale boards for a brand new customer - Living 4 Golf.

All of which were ready for collection by Thursday afternoon but - and a very big but - the Gota Fria to end all Gota Frias hit the area and no one was able to get into the office on Friday morning so many apologies to all who could not pick up their goods.

All being well we will be open on Monday for business as usual.

One of our more specialised jobs is creating and printing large scale menu boards.

Each is individually designed to order with recent examples being two large boards for our local neighbours Rioja Gastro Bar, two smaller boards for the Winchester in Villamartin Plaza and two huge wall boards for Nelap Nemaste and Yummies - both at Citrus Centre.

Contact us for more details.


We have just finished the installation of new high level signs for Dental Happiness situated opposite La Fuente Centre, Orihuela Costa.

Using a high quality PVC compound material with coloured vinyl covering this allows high visibility at an affordable price with long lasting finish.

The job was completed on budget but regrettably two days late, due entirely to some idiot falling off the cherry picker - that would be me then.

So many thanks to John Sarjent for stepping up - quite literally - and finishing the job on our behalf.

As a result of the injuries sustained the office will be running on short staff for the next couple of weeks so there may be delays to work being processed and delivered so we ask all clients to be extra patient at this difficult time.

We have just installed new exterior signs for Pimientos Restaurant situated on the outskirts of San Miguel de Salinas - just in time for their re-opening after a well earned Winter break.

Check out their website and Facebook pages for details of their special meal deals, plus their ever popular wine tasting evenings and events.

If you have never been to this restaurant be assured it is well worth a visit.


As well as small promotional items such as pens and fans, Canal Print Rioja is equally adept at producing materials, stands and units for exhibitions and displays.

Recent work includes pull up banner displays for ForeCourt Tech and Samaritans in Spain, a large backdrop for Euro Power Lifting and a revolving display screen for Albatross Golf Tours.

Other styles of display units are of course available - simply contact us for more details.

At Canal Print Rioja we don't just print huge numbers of business cards and leaflets, we also handle small one off print jobs. Something special for a special date - a wedding or a - which can be a cut out for use as a photo frame - or a personalised frame or as a boxed present.

Whatever it is you want, we can help and get that perfect present for you and your loved ones. Something to love and cherish.


We have just completed a series of huge canvas prints of some beautiful views of Iceland for a new client and his recently purchased apartment here in Orihuela Costa, all from photos he supplied himself.

So, if you need bespoke pictures for your walls why not give us a call - 966 764 403.

As of this morning Thursday 17th January our main print machine is out of action. It has been that way since last Friday as apparently a "glitch" in the system stopped the main computer from communicating with the printer itself.

Our suppliers were notified and have tried unsuccessfully to reconnect remotely by internet but this has proved fruitless so we are awaiting the arrival of an engineer.

In the meantime we have "Taken" extraordinary measures to find a solution.

Canal Print Rioja has a wide range of promotional items including shirts and fans - indeed we have just completed two jobs for clients.

Polo Shirts and Fleeces for Retro Windows in blue with multi coloured embroidery at very affordable prices, and a mixture of black & White fans with golden text for this year's Northern Soul weekender as well as for the new Beauty Lounge in Catral

These items are just two of the 5000 and more items which we have available to assist you promote your company to a broader clientelle.

Check out the website for more details.



We are now putting the finishing touches to this years series of maps for the Orihuela Costa area, with just a few advertising spaces available, so if you want to use this highly effective and cost efficient means of advertising please contact us immediately.

We are now taking orders for box frames which are ideal as Christmas Presents.

Each is created specifically to your own individual requirements making them totally unique, with text and pictures to suit you and your loved owns.

Order now by contacting us at Canal Print Rioja.


At the beginning of August someone defaced the image of Elliott Wright on one of the billboards advertising his local restaurant "Eduardos".

Regrettably we had just run out of suitable material to do a replacement patch and our suppliers were closed for the month.

We have now received the correct vinyl so been able to restore the image to its correct state. Therfore many apologies to Elliott and the team at Eduardos for the delay.

The good news is that this has not affected the restaurant or staff who have continued to provide excellent food and outstanding service throughout the busy summer period.

Canal Print Rioja SL is now looking for advertisers to go in the ever popular local maps of Orihuela Costa. With a total print run of 20,000 and coverage of the entire area this really is a fantastic way to advertise your business.

Small adverts around the actual map are just 50 euros each while corner adverts and double sized ads are 150 euros each.

The reverse side of the maps are split into eight sections featuring local comercial ares within Orihuela Costa - Cabo Roig, La Fuente (Campoamor), la Zenia, Los Dolses, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, Rioja, and Villamartin. Only six large size adverts on each side with a print run of 2,500 and a price of just 120 euros.

Or have a large feature advert plus a small ad for just 150 euros.

If you want to advertise your business simply get in touch with us at Canal Print Rioja.

This Sunday sees the wonderful Martin Ward appearing at Chemies Lounge - a fantastic bar and lounge area about 200 metres from Villamartin Plaza - singing a range of songs from the 50s to the current day.

Canal Print Rioja are pleased to be the supplier of choice for printing for promotional events such as this. We can supply posters that are standard size A4, A3 or larger vinyl displays such as the one shown - all at highly competitive prices.