If you’ve ever needed to print large quantities of a document or want the highest quality printing possible, you’ll know the importance of offset printing.
Offset printing is most often used for high volume print runs. Digital printing is better for small volume runs.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing an offset printer, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great offset printer?
Choosing the right offset printer will give you confidence your print project will be managed well, and to budget and deadline.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing an offset printer.
- High-quality equipment. While offset printing isn’t new, using the latest equipment and technology ensures a great product. High-speed equipment means printing is quick.
- End-to-end service. Many offset printers offer other services like graphic design, binding and embellishing. If you want to streamline your printing project by using only one printer, choose an offset printer who offers end-to-end services.
- In-house printing. The best local offset printers handle printing in-house. This give them more control over quality and deadlines.
- Commitment to deadlines. If you’re working to a nail-biting deadline, look for an offset printer who has proven experience in handling tight deadlines.
- Value-for-money. Offset printing varies in price depending. Price depends on what you need and which printer you choose. Research and get quotes to make sure you’re paying a fair price.
The best offset printers in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Elect Printing offers expert offset printing for government departments, small business, schools and trade works. It is Canberra’s largest locally owned printing house with high quality printing equipment. Elect Printing handles long run jobs with offset printing. It also handles related jobs like graphic design, finishing and prepress.
On Google, Kathryn Wright wrote, “Our marketing team has used Elect for a number of years to provide a range of high-quality print outputs (often with urgent turnarounds) at an excellent price.”
With over 18 years of experience in Canberra, DR Print specialises in printing – but it also binds, laminates, creates digital copies, designs and publishes. Its offset printing presses are ideal for brochures, catalogues and magazines.
Customer Rob shared his experience with DR Print on Google Reviews, “The team at DR print are always very efficient and professional. Not only does the quality of their work exceed my expectations, they are very reasonable in pricing.”
CanPrint has more than 50 years’ experience providing printed products. As a leader in quality offset printing services, CanPrint’s knowledgeable operations team uses modern printing and finishing equipment, keeping control of quality and turnaround. CanPrint also provides other services including graphic design, typesetting, warehousing and distribution.
On Google, Michaela Watson wrote, “CanPrint is a delight to deal with … making the proofing, printing and delivery to different destination points as seamless and effortless as possible.”
New Millennium Print is a boutique, family-owned and operated business. It offers both offset and digital printing. For offset printing, New Millennium Print uses a state-of-the art Heidelberg Speedmaster 52 5 printer from Germany, the only one of its kind in Canberra. This high-tech machine gives clients more design options, faster production turnaround and better value-for-money.
Chantelle Ambrolo wrote on Google, “I’ve used many other printing companies and have found New Millennium Print to be the best as they have the best service and attention to detail.
Impress Printers, established in 1980, is family owned and operated. Its team is committed to quality, personalised service. All production staff are qualified professionals. Impress Printing offers high quality offset printing for large volume jobs. It uses the latest machinery, recycled paper and paper created from sustainably forested timber. Impress Printers focuses on the right product at the right price in the right time.
Rebecca Shaw wrote on Google, “Excellent service, fast turnaround and great quality.”
If you’re looking for more information on printers in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best printers Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with offset printers in Canberra
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