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You Have a vision. We Have a Way to Get You There.

From complex hydrographic designs to custom paint, airbrush work and prototype refinishing, Sketchs Ink is Ottawa's first complete paint shop and it's most trusted choice. Since opening in 2014, we have completed hundreds of projects for clients including Cirque Du Soleil, Blackberry QNX, and Mark Motors Audi

 

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The Sketchs Ink Block Party

Cruise over to Sketchs Ink on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 for the 2018 Sketchs Ink Block Party Car & Motorcycle Meet. Everything from supercars, track cars, drift cars, show cars, rat-rods, bobbers, cafe racers, and choppers will be on display inside and outside of Sketchs Ink ALL DAY AND EVENING on August 18th.

The Sketchs Ink Block Party will feature displays from Vogue Auto Care, Stiickiit, Blue Blood Tattoo, and Evergreen Craft Ales.     

 
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Custom Paint

We're Ottawa's most trusted path to a great looking and long lasting finish. From large scale resprays on cars, trucks, boats, ATV's, motorcycles and more to small scale and comprehensive airbrush and hand-painted work, we have you covered.

 

 

Hydrographics

We're ottawa's first and only fully licensed hydrographics applicator.

Also known as immersion printing or water-transfer printing, hydrographics allow you to have a photorealistic design printed in a glosssatin or matte finish on almost any 3D object. Hydrographics can be applied to most common materials including metal, plastic, glass, hard woods, fiberglass, ceramics and more. Your item is prepared as it would be for a paint application, but rather than spraying the colour onto the item, a film with your chosen design is placed into a custom built application tank. An activator solution is then added to the tank, which dissolves the film itself, leaving behind only the ink featuring your chosen design. Your item is then carefully placed into the hydrographic tank and the natural surface tension of water assists in wrapping the design flawlessly around the object, leaving behind a beautifully complex finish in one of over 600 designs to choose from.     

 
 

 
 

airbrushING

We're your one-stop-shop for custom airbrush work.

Like tattoos, freehand airbrush work has a look completely unique to anything else out there. With over 20 years of experience under our belt, a near-perfect blend of soft lighting and crisp details is achieved on every item.

Because airbrush work is done entirely freehand right from the start, no two items are ever the exact same.   

 

 

Pinstriping

Beginning in the 1950's, pinstriping is the process of painting precise and well proportioned lines in a symmetrical pattern by hand using a fine brush. Each line is done in only a single stroke of the brush and like airbrushing, ends up being a piece completely unique to anything else out there.    

 

 
 

 
 

prototype refinishing

Create the product and leave the rest to us.

You recognize that your product must have a great looking and durable finish to uphold the image of your business as well as satisfy the needs of your customers. At Sketchs Ink, we have been refinishing 3d printed prototypes and completed production items since 2014 and continue to refinish over 250 products per month.        

 

 

Cosmetic body repair

We offer cosmetic body repair on cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. From fender-benders to stone chips and scratch removal, at Sketchs Ink we can restore your vehicle to showroom condition.  

 
 

 

Additional services

Powder Coating 

Paint Correction

Gold Leafing

 
 

From Our Clients

 

Sketchs Ink does amazing work! We are truly lucky to have such a skilled group in Ottawa. I have referred many of my best clients to Brandon and he has always gone above and beyond to produce a quality work. I could not be more confident of a supplier.
— Miles Hammond, President at Studio 63 Inc.

Design 1st relies on Sketchs Ink for our most demanding prototype-finishing needs. Sketchs Ink delivers manufactured-looking prototypes as a result of their attention to detail, preservation of edges and surfaces, accurate decal placements, and perfect, thin coatings. Their finishes meet or exceed our expectations every time. Brandon is up-front about lead times and has no problem delivering what he promises, when he promises it.
— Pat Williams, Senior Designer, Design 1st Inc.

I had my first tank done by Brandon and the team at Sketchs Ink a couple years ago and instantly I was hooked!!! The level of quality, artwork, customer service and professionalism is bar none!!! I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.
— Marc Gervais, Owner, Bastard Bobbers

We’ve been working with Brandon and the team at Sketchs Ink for 3 years now. They’ve helped us with big production runs of consumer-grade plastic parts, detailed prototype refinishing and hydrographics (for fun!). Great team, great service, super reliable. Give them a shout if you need help with your custom paint/refinishing project.
— Martin Cloake, CEO, Raven

 
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To our loyal supporters:

We pledge to always stay authentic and true to our original values of innovation, good style and above all, exceeding the expectation of every customer. We promise that no matter what direction this journey takes us, we will never forget all those who made it possible.

We're not just running a business, we're creating a culture; a culture that others will be envious of and will try to imitate. But with supporters like you, Sketchs Ink has and will always remain on top. 

 
 
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