pantone ink offset printing

About Offset Printing

We are often asked, “what is offset printing?” usually followed by, “which is better between offset and digital printing?” Both methods are valid (as are you, reader). There are circumstances that determine whether one method is more suitable for you than the other, such as volume, colour reproduction, and paper choice. In this post we […]

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Behind the Scenes at MJ

Ready to launch into another week of printing, at the MJ printing laboratory. Machines warming up, both old and new, all the astronauts are suited up. Some of the equipment will be used for business card production, some will be used for brochure production. Some of the equipment will be used for prototyping new ideas […]

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Our Story

The beginning MJ Printing was started in 1972 by John Housey, doing letterpress in his father’s garage. In due course he needed to find a factory for his growing business, so he started with a small factory in Abbotsford, then a few years later relocated to larger premises nearby, at 1 Duke Street. Meanwhile a […]

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Stapled booklets and physics – a love story

A saddle-stitched or stapled booklet is a booklet of up to about 64 pages, bound at the spine using two staples. This is usually the most economical method of binding a booklet.  However, the amount of times I have been asked for a booklet with a weird number of pages like 10, or even 7, […]

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flyer printing

Flyer Printing – Here To Make It Clear

If you have something to advertise, chances are you have considered flyer printing. A well thought out, concisely presently and quality printed flyer can be a very effective and economical marketing tool. Offering your services as a handyman or dog-walker, organising protest rallies, advertising the opening of a café or art gallery, having a sale, […]

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Lesstalk Records Coffee Table Book

Back in November last year, we had the pleasure of printing Talkless – A Decade of DIY, a coffee table book celebrating the ten-year anniversary of Sydney-based DIY record label Lesstalk Records. Limited to a run of 50 copies, these were printed digitally in full colour on 150gsm Hanno Silk, laminated in velvety soft-touch matt on […]

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