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World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation

By |2021-03-12T04:20:40+00:00February 12th, 2021|

Southport Printing Co. are proud to take part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation! We're on a mission to shave the world from blood cancer. Seven brave members of the Southport Printing Co. staff have accepted the challenge to shave their head or wax their legs! The 12th March will see Jack, Paul, Andrew K, Ian, Andrew L, Kimbo and Nick shed their locks. 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 today!   Would you like help with a print job? Complete the below form and one of our sales team will contact you:

Every business needs a brochure to tell their story

By |2021-02-18T03:41:38+00:00February 10th, 2021|

Every business needs a brochure to tell the story of their company. A well designed and professionally printed brochure is the unsung hero of advertising. There is no better way to communicate the skills of your business. We are surrounded by hundreds of digital messages every single day, from what we Google to what paid advertisers show us, there is a constant stream of messaging to all consumers. With all this digital marketing in place, customers sometimes ask, is it still important to have a company brochure? The answer to this question is yes! A brochure is a critical part of your business identity along with your company’s website. A printed brochure is a vital piece of literature that tells the story about your company and the products and services that you offer. Creative artwork and company branding printed on quality stock makes a great statement about your business and gives customers and potential customers a tangible keepsake piece to assist with keeping your company front of mind. At Southport Printing Co., we print all kinds of brochures for all kinds of businesses! We print short runs of brochures for

DigiTuff Synthetic is a stock that is strong, flexible and versatile!

By |2021-02-07T23:59:05+00:00February 7th, 2021|

Extend the life of your next print job by printing on DigiTuff Synthetic. Southport Printing Co. is now printing on DigiTuff Synthetic. DigiTuff Synthetic is a revolutionary, durable coated polyester material which is designed for today’s print challenges. It is strong, flexible, versatile and can be wiped hygienically clean and reused hundreds of times. This exciting new product has multiple uses including:   Talk to our sales team today about using this versatile product to extend the life of your next print job and reduce your print cost.  

Take a look at our Look Book

By |2021-02-02T04:31:40+00:00February 2nd, 2021|

At Southport Printing Co., we have recently diversified our factory and are now printing a greater range of products including Sign and Display. Our Look Book contains an overview of all the services that we offer. Click here to view our Look Book. Should you have any questions regarding your print requirements or if you would like a quote, please contact us today.  

Wall Wraps Transform Spaces

By |2021-01-22T23:04:52+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

A simple wall wrap transforms any space! Sanctuary Cove Country Club's gym recently wrapped the walls with a series of images of their personal trainers. These images have transformed the space into a warm, welcoming space and, the feedback from the gym members is amazing! Southport Printing Co. is now printing wall and window wraps for all kinds of businesses. This is an inexpensive way to transform any wall or window. Contact one of our helpful sales team for further details or to arrange a quote.   Wall wraps, window wraps and floor graphics are an easy, cheap way to shout out your message to your market! These spaces are existing real estate within your business and are suitable for any advertising message. Messages placed in these spaces won't be missed by your customers and potential customers! Previously, businesses had been limited to only having small images around their businesses due to the cost of wide format printing. In recent years, the technology has improved and the price of printing using this format has decreased significantly. To make a big impact, try blowing up images to the actual size of what is pictured. This allows you to make

What does GSM mean?

By |2021-01-20T04:15:28+00:00January 20th, 2021|

GSM is a common term in the printing industry, what does it mean? When you are talking to your Sales Manager and requesting a printing quote, you may ask or be asked about GSM. Simply put, GSM is an acronym that refers to the weight of paper when a square meter of paper is weighed. The acronym stands for Grams per Square Metre. Some people believe that GSM is a guide to the thickness of the paper, but this is not true. There are many stocks classified as 150gsm – this simply means that these stocks weigh the same, but are likely to look and feel very different to each other, as well as having varied thicknesses. If you are unsure of what stock you would like to use for your next print project, please contact one of our helpful sales team. We would love to show you some paper options and help advise the best product for you.

Wrapping Your Brand’s Story on Your Walls with a Printed Wall Wrap

By |2021-01-19T05:21:04+00:00January 10th, 2021|

Wall wraps and Floor Graphics; They say a picture tells a thousand words. Content may be king in the digital world, where keywords and carefully crafted copy can help convert customers and boost your rankings, but in the physical environment, words won’t tell your story the same way images will. Previously, businesses had been limited to small images in their space – printed, framed photographs or a nice piece of artwork hung on the wall. While these are still simple and easy ways to refresh your décor, there are other options that can have a bigger impact on your customer experience, which means better results for your business. A Marketing Mural Street art has become incredibly popular in recent years, with local governments and businesses commissioning artists to create murals on the sides of buildings and other public spaces. They look incredible, but usually run into the tens of thousands of dollars making them out of reach for most businesses. Our printed wraps can give you the impact of a billboard or mural in a more cost effective way. The Southport Printing Co. in-house team of designers, printers and installers can custom create a wall or window wrap to fit

Benefit from slight adjustments to paper sizes

By |2021-01-05T06:10:50+00:00January 5th, 2021|

Paper sizes are back of hand knowledge to us in the printing industry, but only because it is what we do! In this week’s blog, we have put together a simple list of the regular paper sizes used in printing to benefit our customers: Paper sizes: A0 = 841mm x 1189mm A1 = 594mm x 841mm A2 = 420mm x 594 mm A3 = 297mm x 420mm A4 = 210mm x 297mm A5 = 148mm x 210mm A6 = 105mm x 148mm If you stay within these guidelines when designing your artwork or amend existing artwork to fit these sizes, it can help to reduce your print costs significantly as you will minimise wastage, as well as save money and paper. Talk to our sales team about tips on how to get better value when printing your next job by making slight adjustments to the finished size.

What is Celloglazing?

By |2020-12-27T21:24:27+00:00December 27th, 2020|

Celloglazing is a term that is regularly mentioned in the printing industry but what does it actually mean? Simply put, celloglazing is a coating that can go on almost any print job to give it a high-end finish. During this process, a machine applies heat and pressure to adhere a thin sheet of film to printed paper or board. At Southport Printing Co., we have recently traded in our old celloglazing machine and updated with a lovely new machine which has sped up our output rate for this popular finish. The machine applies both traditional matt and gloss celloglaze, as well as the newer velvet soft-touch finish, which has a lovely finishing texture. Celloglaze can be applied single sided or double sided. Contact your Sales Manager to discuss celloglazing and other high-end finishes that may suit your next print job.

Merry Christmas from the team at Southport Printing Co.

By |2020-12-17T22:37:34+00:00December 17th, 2020|

The team at Southport Printing Co. wishes all of our customers and their families a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout 2020. Your support has allowed us to work through one of the most difficult years in recent history. With the exception of the public holidays, Southport Printing Co. will be operational during the Christmas holidays. If you expect to have printing requirements during that period, please let us know in advance, so that we can adequately accommodate for your needs. A special thank you to all of you who indicated which charity you would like us to support this Christmas. We are proud to be making donations to each of the below charities: Make a Wish Australia Bravehearts St Vincent de Paul Society Act for Kids Yalari We look forward to working with you in 2021 and assisting you in achieving your business goals in a creative and cost-effective manner. From all the team at Southport Printing Co.

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