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Meet Ronald Heaysman, the Print Finishing Specialist at Southport Printing Co.

By |2021-06-04T01:16:59+00:00May 25th, 2021|

Ronald is the friendly face that mans the print finishing area on the floor at Southport Printing Co. He is a long-term, loyal employee and has been with the company for over 25 years. Ronald’s trade is in Letterpress, which is the old-school way of print finishing. This process uses led and pressure to apply various desired print finishes including embossing, debossing, die cutting and scoring. Flat printed jobs arrive to Ronald’s area from either the offset or digital presses for Ronald to add his magic touch and apply the preferred finish for the customer. Ronald has been a resident of Southport for over 20 years and during this time has made the short 20-minute walk to and from Southport Printing Co. thousands of times. “I love everything about Southport and have enjoyed watching it grow and develop as a community over the years.” says Ronald “Everything that I need is within reach, which means that I have never had to own a car” Ronald is a member at the local Surf Life Saving Club and is often seen there enjoying a beverage or two while taking in the amazing

Variable Data Printing; targeted, cost-effective marketing strategies for companies

By |2021-05-18T00:57:32+00:00May 18th, 2021|

Variable Data Printing provides targeted, cost-effective marketing strategies for companies We all receive bulk mail to our home and business addresses via traditional snail-mail delivery. What makes one piece stand out more than another? While colour, shape and styling are leading factors in this, by far the best performer is personalisation of the mail piece! Quite simply, this makes the mail piece more successful and achieves greater breakthrough with customers and potential customers. Hello, variable data printing! What is Variable Data Printing? Put simply, variable data printing adds a personal element to every messaging piece making it specific to the recipient. This technology is used to tailor any marketing message, whether it be on a small or massive scale Years ago, this printing technique was initially mastered using Microsoft Word’s mail merge function. Business managers and secretaries commonly used spreadsheets with customer names and addresses to merge and print labels for this purpose. Although this strategy is still frequently used, print technology has developed over the years to allow for this basic and effective strategy to be rolled out to personalising printing far beyond labels and postcards. Variable data printing is an amplified

Outdoor signage: Southport Printing Co. provides outdoor business signage solutions!

By |2021-05-17T02:03:36+00:00May 10th, 2021|

At Southport Printing Co, we were so pleased to work with Celso & Tatiana from NTECH Mekanix at Miami on their recent outdoor signage overhaul. NTECH Mekanix have great pride in their workmanship, and wanted their long-time premises to reflect this with quality signage! The Background… NTECH Mekanix’s original signage looked tired, and some of the information on the signs was outdated. The original signs were gloss and these had faded over a long period of time. The Project…. NTECH Mekanix created a new logo and new artwork that had a modern, fresh look. Tatiana & Celso wanted the signage printed with a matt finish that reflected the brand. Based on this, Southport Printing Co. recommended finishing his new ACM signage with a matt UV laminate which would achieve this look and ensure longevity. The Output… Southport Printing Co. produced and installed four signs for NTECH Mekanix to their specifications which increased the visibility of their company to passers-by and reflected the quality of the company. The Best Part…. NTECH Mekanix are now able to draw more customers into the business with some creative ‘ute on road’ signage. Southport Printing Co. made a

Digital Printing Solutions

By |2021-05-11T01:08:46+00:00May 7th, 2021|

At Southport Printing Co., we have been printing for businesses all over Australia for many years. We are proud to have a strong team of local Gold Coasters who have over 500 years combined printing experience. We are equipped to print traditional offset printing and digital print and have recently expanded our production area to include sign and display. What is Digital Printing? Digital printing is a fast, cost-effective printing process which offers quality output print jobs. Digital printing does not require traditional printing plates, this makes it a great solution for short print runs. How Does a Digital Print Machine Work? Traditional, offset print machines applies wet ink to printing plates and imprints the ink onto the paper via the use of printing plates. Digital printing machines print images by producing a map with thousands of tiny drops of ink and placing the ink straight onto the finished product. Digital printing has the ability to print on many surfaces including paper, cardboard, many kinds of plastics and food packaging materials. This diverse printing technique makes it the perfect solution for many kinds of marketing collateral. Why Choose Digital Printing? There are several benefits

Folding and Gluing explained; You dream it, we create it….

By |2021-04-14T23:21:07+00:00April 14th, 2021|

We make Folding and Gluing Easy! Do you have a product that requires packaging? Would you like a folder for your sales material that reflects your brand? Or do you have a unique idea for showcasing your company’s message? At Southport Printing Co. we can fold and glue printed materials to almost any shape and size to bring your idea to life! Three-dimensional items that require folding and gluing start with a flat piece of material. The material is printed, then scores are made along the fold lines into the flat material. From here, the material is folded and glued if necessary to create a 3-dimensional finish. At Southport Printing Co. our inhouse team hand finish folded and glued print jobs on a daily basis. These jobs can be simple, such as a single fold, right through to complicated boxes or sleeves for documents, or anything that customers can dream up that they would like us to create! We love helping customers with jobs that are ‘outside the box’. Our skilled team of Graphic Artists and Sales Managers help take ideas through to reality while offering advise along the

Meet Jess Bray, Office Manager at Southport Printing Co.

By |2021-04-09T01:32:14+00:00April 8th, 2021|

Jess’ bubbly voice is the friendly sound that customers often hear when calling Southport Printing Co. As Jess is seated at the main entrance of Southport Printing Co., Jess’ face is also the first face that greets you when visit us. Jess has been in the print industry for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of print. Jess started working for Andrew Kelly, one of the Southport Printing Co. directors, 22 years ago and has seen the industry change throughout the years. ‘I started in printing by chance as I took the job as an accounts trainee many, many years ago. The industry was much more involved than I could have imagined, and I enjoy the ongoing challenge of learning everything that there is to learn about printing’ said Jess. ‘It has been fantastic to be with Southport Printing Co. since the beginning, especially recent years, with the significant growth in the sign and display area.’ Jess’ role has evolved over the years and it is fair to say now that Jess has the most varied role in the business. From payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, personal assistant,

How does your company’s brochure stand out in the crowd?

By |2021-04-19T02:16:07+00:00April 5th, 2021|

We make brochure printing easy! At Southport Printing Co. we help companies design and print brochures to shout out their brand to the world! A well designed and professionally printed brochure is the unsung hero of advertising any company. There is no better way to communicate the skills of any business. Contact our sales team today to discuss how we can help you standout in a busy market with a strong sales brochure.

Meet Andy Bett, Graphic Artist & Prepress Operator at Southport Printing Co.

By |2021-03-17T01:34:41+00:00March 17th, 2021|

Andy is a Graphic Artist & Prepress Operator at Southport Printing Co. Andy has been working with Southport Printing Co. since 2018 and has over 25 years industry experience. Andy enjoys applying his various design and prepress skills to the broad range of products and services that Southport Printing Co. has to offer. This includes creating all kinds of artwork for all kinds of clients! The variety of jobs that Andy works on each day is huge and ranges from every form of stationery that you can imagine, to books, booklets, folders, small signs, large signage, digital newsletters as well as anything and everything else in the print and design world! In his spare time, Andy enjoys travelling with the family both locally and internationally. He enjoys getting up early and exploring his surrounds as well as sketching and painting in his travel journal. Andy has fond memories of painting a picture of Mount Fuji behind Lake Kawaguchiko on a frosty morning. He distinctly remembers that the little droplets of watercolour froze on the palette. Andy has two teenage children, one at university and one at high school.

Enter for your chance to WIN!

By |2021-03-31T01:23:12+00:00March 12th, 2021|

Congratulations to Sue from South Coast Radiology who is the lucky winner of our Easter hamper ---------------------- Our Easter hamper is jam-packed with over $100 worth of Easter eggs and is looking for a home for Easter! For your chance WIN, simply complete the below form. Entries close Wednesday 1 April 2021. The winner will be notified by email and announced on our social media pages and website.

World’s Greatest Shave

By |2021-03-15T01:14:23+00:00March 12th, 2021|

The team at Southport Printing Co. were proud to have taken part in the World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation on Friday 12 March 2021! Eight brave team members had their heads shaved and raised nearly $4,000 for the foundation. The Leukaemia Foundation helps to give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. Every day another 47 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That’s one Aussie every 31 minutes. Although research is improving survival, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours. Will you help by sponsoring us? Click here to make a donation!

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