Printing and Print Management
Nowadays due to the internet, printing needs have reduced. However, as a communication medium, print is a wonderful, tangible strategy. With over 30 years of print experience I can offer you premium support with a specialty in large and short-run print solutions. This includes a broad range of products, diverse paper options and print styles with the latest technology to give you convenient and quality print outcomes every time.
I can also assist with digital print, as I expertly handle any sized quantities in shorter time frames with fast turnaround times. If you’re looking for any printing solutions as part of your design needs, please contact me. I have the knowledge and experience to ensure you’ll get a great result, every time.
Murray River Book printing
Shane's Print Background
Since 1988 I’ve been proudly involved in the printing industry. From my apprenticeship and going through as the last trade school block that studied and applied the 400 year old trade of ‘hot metal’ (see below), to starting with the original Apple Mac computers for desktop publishing and design and the internet. Without doubt my trade has been transformed by technology over the years, however the process of offset printing remains the same and its still a wonderful and tangible way to communicate on volume.
When I first started my time in the print industry I was called an Appreciate Compositor. The term ‘Compositor’ was for the person who inset each letter of a word into the frames for printing. This originated back in the day for hot metal. As the trade become computerised from the late 1980s onwards the trade was removed and combined with a graphic reproducer (worked with film and colour) and considered ‘pre-press’…before printing.
The Gutenberg Bible is the first substantial book printed in the West by moveable metal type. Before its printing in 1454 or 1455, books were either copied by hand or printed from engraved wooden blocks – processes that could take months to years to complete. Johann Gutenberg invented a printing press that revolutionised the distribution of knowledge by making it possible to produce many copies of a work in a relatively short amount of time. Discover more >