Archive for the ‘Trade Services’ Category

  • Graffica

    Established over 21 years ago as a specialist supplier of press room and finishing equipment, our equipment is sourced from a variety of countries around the world. We choose suppliers that support us, and therefore in turn our customers requirements. Some of the machines we bring in are tailored to suit local conditions and expectations.

    We often bring in machines that are not mainstream products, for example 2.6m wide die cutters and guillotines, computer driven forme making equipment etc. Our customers know that even if it’s the only unit in Australia they will get a turn key installation and support that is second to none.

    Our products include:

    BCS machines

    Box maker / printer.  No Die Forme and no plates. Tool less and no previous box making skill required.

    Smooth 106

    High speed Smooth series, die-cutters and folding box gluers.

    Century 1650 and 1850

    Corrugated and display die-cutters.


    For more information, call us today on 0477 200 854.

  • Gecko Sticker Signage


    Become a Trade Client!


    We offer the highest quality – cheapest prices –  The most knowledgeable friendly staff in our industry & fastest turn around times with dispatch times guaranteed or the order is FREE!


    If you’re a:

    • Printer
    • Print Broker
    • Marketing Agency
    • Graphic Designer

    See for yourself how you can be your client’s ‘printing hero’ by playing our video now

    The five biggest benefits of using us:


    Any order with Gecko Sticker Signage comes with free standard shipping across all of Australia. Dispatch times start from 2 business days and we’ve even thrown in free tracking too!


    We guarantee your stickers will be 100% free from production mistakes, so you can trust us to do the right job every time. And, if we do screw up, we’ll make it right by reprinting it for FREE!


    We answer all your questions and quote you super fast with a personalised quote to ensure you are quoted on the correct product with no hidden costs.


    For urgent orders Gecko Sticker Signage has you covered. 24Hr next day dispatch service along with overnight express postage means you don’t need to miss deadlines. T’s & C’s apply.


    Need some basic artwork done? Gecko Sticker Signage offers Free Basic Artwork service. T’s & C’s apply.

    Contact us today!


  • Stick on Signs

    All Kinds of Signs for Melbourne’s Needs

    Since 1976, Melbourne businesses have trusted Stick On Signs to provide them with innovative, eye-catching, and affordable signage solutions. We are known for far more than Stick On Signs, and our expertise ranges from start-up shop fronts to large scale commercial offerings.

    Our customers benefit from our industry knowledge, commitment to long-term relationships, and understanding of the type of signage they need, helping them to further as commercially effective and successful businesses.

    We are a family-owned and run business that has scaled through professional innovation to become a leader, yet it’s our personalised services that set us apart. We import some items and manufacture in-house so we are able to offer affordable pricing, fast turnaround, and get your signs installed quickly. Let us help you succeed today!


  • Foilmakers Australia





    Milford Astor
    was established in 1954 and Australian owned and operated since 1964.

    Today there are two businesses. Foilmakers Australia which is Australia’s leading independent Hot Stamping Foil and Thermal Ribbon company.

    The other business is Milford Astor Printing Systems, the leader in the supply of Pad Printing equipment and supplies, hot stamping machines, artwork, dies, cliches and screen printing machines as well as a wide range of associated printing consumables.

    The Milford Astor Group is Australia’s leading independent stamping foil company.

    We manufacture locally and export world wide.

    We are Australia’s major supplier of Thermal Ribbon and Pad Printing machines and supplies.

    • Stamping foils for graphics, plastics and packaging.
    • Product printing equipment and consumables including pads, inks and printing plates.
    • Thermal ribbon for printing variable information on labels and packaging film, distributed through label companies.

    The Milford Astor Group is a quality assured company to standard AS/NZS  ISO9001:2000 since 1993 and is regularly audited both internally and externally in both its Sydney and Melbourne operations.

    Prompt corrective action where necessary helps to maintain the high standard of quality, service and reliability.


  • Dockets & Forms

    Dockets & Forms Australia is one of Australia’s leading carbonless paper printing specialists. We’ve focused our business on being the Number One carbonless book supplier for our trade customers.

    In order to provide the best services and products, we’ve invested heavily on staff training, computer systems as well as prepress, production, finishing and packaging equipment.

    We are also able to deliver the most competitive prices with our highly efficient workflows and our large NCR paper buying power.

  • Clever Trade Products

    Clever Trade Products – suppliers of Fridge Magnets and Magnetic Car Signs since 1994. We also do vinyl stickers for the industry and can handle fast turnaround times and large quantities since the purchase of two more wide format printers at the end of 2015.

    Clever Trade Products started life as Clever Fridge Magnets so we have over 350 shape knives available for our customers, of course we can make new shapes, so if we don’t have it, just ask us. We are happy to quote you. All of our magnets are die cut, we don’t use a guillotine so every magnet is the correct size and shape. We have round and square corners in most of our sizes so we don’t charge extra for round corners or bleed designs.

    Clever Trade Products magnet price list includes GST and freight, so our listed price is the total price, no extra charges. We use great quality magnet, gloss art paper to print, and gloss laminate to protect. We don’t use thick cardboard to make our magnets ‘appear’ thicker.

    Clever Trade Products has built a reputation for reliability and honesty. We are your trade partner in all things magnetic. If you are not currently a valued customer, why don’t you give us a go now?

    Free wholesale pack for magnets and stickers available by request through our website.

    Fridge Magnets

    • Jigsaw puzzle magnets
    • Shape magnets
    • Note pad holder magnets
    • Standard shapes and sizes
    • No extra for round corners
    • PLUS magnetic Car Signs


    • Bumper stickers
    • Indoor/outdoor stickers
    • Matt/gloss stickers
    • Top cut shape stickers
    • Fast turn around

    Name Badges

    • Pin / magnet / pin & clip
    • Small or large quantities
    • Fast turn around


    Clever Trade Products
    Unit 19/ 195 Prospect Hwy
    1300 79 79 79

  • Guru Labels


    Guru offers big discounts to trade customers

     Custom label specialist Guru Labels has launched a unique loyalty program that offers thousands of dollars in permanent discounts to loyal trade customers.

    Nick Lowe, Guru Labels

    “We’ve been working on a loyalty program for trade for the past 3-6 months because we wanted a way to reward the people who’ve stayed with us,” said Guru owner Nick Lowe. “We racked our brains before deciding to go down this path because we couldn’t find anything like it operating anywhere else in the industry, but we were determined to provide our customers with a little incentive and we wanted to keep it simple.”

    The loyalty program, which begins on July 1, offers three levels of discounts: gold, silver and bronze.

    A Gold Guru customer – someone who spends a total of $50,000 in the financial year to 30 June, 2017 –  will automatically receive a permanent 10% discount on every subsequent order. A Silver Guru – for those who spend $25,000 in a year – will deliver a 7.5% discount on all future orders, and customers who spend $10,000 in a year will qualify for a permanent Bronze Guru discount of 5%.

    “It comes down to total dollars spent in a year and in the print space a 5%-10% discount is good dollars,” said Lowe.

    The business, based at Tuggerah on the NSW Central Coast for 15 years, has enjoyed a ‘growth spurt’ since completing a digital transformation last year with the installation of a Xeikon 3030 digital press backed up by the first GM (Grafisk Maskinfabrik) laser die cutting system in the country.

    “We had about 50 trade customers on the old equipment and it was a struggle to stay competitive but the new Xeikon and the laser cutter are working beautifully and we’re up to about 500 customers right now for labels. So it’s been something of a growth spurt over the past 15 months that has exceeded what we thought we could have done and we’ve had to add some extra staff. The GM laser cutter (see video below) is the real money maker and a wonderful piece of equipment because it allows us to complete multiple cutting jobs in one print run.  I think we’ll see more of those here in Australia in coming years and I’ll be very surprised if more people don’t jump on the laser bandwagon.”

    Guru is also cutting down its lead time from seven working days to five days and is about the send out it its second batch of Label Tool Boxes – a kit with a book of sample label stocks and finishes.

    Guru Labels’  specialise in delivering old-fashioned service combined with state-of-the-art print processes to meet your needsand exceed expectations. We specialise in doing the little things right, consistently-service, speed and quality for all our customers every day.

    We manufacture all types of labels, quickly and cost eectively. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service from initial concept of art, through to production and dispatch. Special attention to detail in matching the right print process and materials means your labels look great and do the job they were intended to do. We utilise smarter digital print processes to deliver reduced lead times, whilst eliminating excessive set-up costs. And if you need labels in a hurry, take advantage of our express turn around.

    Instant On-line pricing

    We understand that time really is money.  At Guru Labels we deliver “instant pricing” on-line.  Select from a wide range of stocks and print processes to get your quote in seconds.  The early bird really does get the worm.  If what you require is a little more complicated, it’s refreshing to know you can speak direct with one of our Business Development Managers, who will look after your request quickly and professionally, every time.


    Although our name suggests that we are a label company, we are much more than that. We promote ourselves as being your One-Stop-Shop for all your self adhesive label and print requirements. We invite you to experience the Guru Labels difference. If it is not an item that we currently supply, we will look to source it for you.
    Always investing in the newest print equipment, Guru Labels has diversified its print power to oer a wide range of PPP (Printed promotional products). We can print and deliver quality full colour print on a wide range of products such as pens, golf ball, cups, mugs, key rings and much, much more.


    Why choose Guru Labels?


    We use high quality digital print processes at the highest resolution to deliver greater clarity and sharper images every time on the widest range of self-adhesive materials. We quality test all materials before they are added to our range. Placing orders with Guru Labels can be done with condence and peace of mind. We have the experience and infrastructure to make sure our products will do the job first time, every time.


    Our customers are our key focus. Our capacity to service exactly what you need and in the timeframe you require it. We deliver impeccable service to all clients, whether a sole trader or a multi-national. Guru labels proudly services thousands of small to medium clients, whilst comfortably managing the requirements for some of Australia’s largest corporations.


    Guru Labels boasts a comprehensive in-house art department to handle the most complicated art enquiries. From concept to design, small or large jobs, our experienced graphic designers are skilled and ready to take your artwork to the next level and meet your deadlines.


    When we promise a delivery date, you can expect your goods to arrive on time (or before) and in good order. Our integrated forecast checks that your job is on schedule at every stage to avoid any nasty surprises. In the event of an unforeseen delay occurring, our team will notify you quickly to communicate the issues and rectify any problems. It’s all about communication. Our preferred couriers all oer tracking facilities for all deliveries Australia wide. This enables us to keep track of your delivery where ever it may be in transit.

    Warehousing and distribution

    As part of our ongoing commitment to servicing businesses with multiple offices, we now oer on-site warehousing which means you don’t have to. Sensibly priced, with stock available for distribution Australia-wide, it makes good sense to reduce unused warehousing costs and let the team at Guru Labels handle your product distribution. At Guru Labels we’re building a complete print service for all your printing needs. Take a look and you’re sure to find it here. Give us a call and let our experts recommend the print solutions for you.







  • Label Line

    Label Line is known for its extensive range of pre-cut A4 Self-adhesive Label sheets, changing the way printers and stationers service their customers.

    Label Line now offers so much more: A4, A3, SRA3, A5 and up to 200 choices in roll sizes, both blank and printed. Introducing some new stocks and sizes ….we’re here to help you grow and to further enhance your business.


    Our team works hard in its commitment to excellent service by employing three simple principles:

    • Saving you time and money by having such a huge range of label shapes, sizes and stock at hand – no waiting for stock, no extra die costs.
    • Offering super quick turn – around due to an efficient, happy team. We are proud to offer quick processing for your order. Just email or fax your order in the morning and we endeavor to dispatch in the same day.
    •  Saving you money by buying at the right price. We keep the prices low without sacrificing quality. Take advantage of even lower prices for bulk buying.

    You are important to us as a customer, so we are committed to treating your order with importance.









  • Böttcher

    Böttcher’s expertise in the printing rollers industry is founded on nearly three centuries of technological innovation and research. Today it is still a private company, which has expanded and established itself on the world market. Böttcher provides the perfect synergy for printing blankets, printing rollers and printing chemicals. Each of these is engineered and designed from the outset to optimize the interplay of components in its specific area of application. On rollers, on printing blankets or in fountain solutions. But modern offset printing requires much more today: perfect harmony of all material factors within a highly effective system.

    What Bottcher offers you:


    • Extensive expertise in all printing systems, from offset and flexography to gravure and digital printing.
    • Sophisticated solutions for all process phases, from extruding, coating and laminating to printing and finishing.
    • Excellent results throughout the value creation chain, from raw material production to the finished, ready-to-pack product.
    • All products and services are available in consistent quality worldwide.
    • Quality, reliability and proximity.
    • Materials designed to meet specific requirements and conditions of every single application.

    As these adopted processes enhance the quality of your print products and extend the service life of printing components, you will also gain important ground in the race against your competition and increase your profits.




    Printing Chemicals

    Printing Chemicals

    Pressroom chemistry with inbuilt added value

    Washes, perfectly adapted to the requirements of users, presses and environment . Böttcher is also one of the world’s leading manufacturers of washes and maintenance products for blanket and roller cleaning, with a range of dedicated washes tailored to the specific needs of each type of automatic washing system. In the area of solvent filtration, no-one has more experience than Böttcher. These products have been tested and approved by press manufacturers.

    If rollers are the heart of the printing process, the fountain solution – along with the ink – is its lifeblood. For all dampening systems, paper and printing ink qualities Böttcher developed a range of fountain solution additives, which technically and economically make optimal results possible. Economical in consumption and consistent in the results, the BöttcherFount products stabilize your printing process and avoid build-up on rollers and blankets.

    Printing rollers – long runners in the pressroom

    Printing rollers – long runners in the pressroom

    Böttcher is the world’s number one roller supplier. Our rollers are to be found as original equipment on more new sheetfed, Newspaper & heat set press installations than any other brand.

    For a good reason: Böttcher has developed specialised inking and dampening roller compounds for all types of modern inks. For UV inks and for dual purpose printing Böttcher offers specifically formulated rubber compounds, which are OEM standard on most new printing presses due to their excellent all-round performance and long service life. Within the range of dampening roller compounds, Böttcher offers both solutions for standard printing with alcohol and for alcohol-reduced and alcohol-free printing. Beyond that, special dampening rollers for UV applications are also part of the Böttcher portfolio.

    A team of specialists constantly works on new developments and creates roller materials which keep pace with the latest developments in the ink and coatings market. For example, a new Böttcher UV compound offers improved stability due to its particularly resistant composition with regard to modern UV inks. Similarly, we also developed a roller compound specifi¬cally for use with vegetable inks. To sum it up, we offer to the user a more stable printing process and longer roller life.

    Printing blankets – high-tech for high demands

    BöttcherTop blanket series

    Printing blankets – high-tech for high demands

    The blanket transfers the print image to the sheet and has thus a very special influence on the printed result. Particularly the texture of the surface and the structure and compressibility of the carcase determine whether the printed image appears in the desired quality on the sheet, independent of run length and printing speed.

    Exact dot reproduction, rich, even solids, quick sheet and web release and reduced piling and linting, all these criteria are achieved with the aid of Böttcher products. Excellent smash resistance and gauge stability guarantee top performance. And this quality pays off, as printers who use optimum printing blankets and coating plates work much more economically.

    With the BöttcherTop rubber blanket series, Böttcher offers particularly balanced blankets for each application. Versatile rubber surface layers on stable and durable carcases offer a reliable solution for use on a wide range of ink systems and paper stocks.

    Innovative technologies for a perfect printing result

    Böttcher‘s extensive experience in the development of rubber rollers gave birth to a new generation of printing blankets with a very wide range of applications for all aspects of offset printing.

    Böttcher is breaking new ground in blanket R&D: The Twin-technology with two compressible layers in a printing blanket, combines the advantages of both hard and soft blankets. Excellent mechanical resistance and reduced heat build-up are advantages of the new technology and guarantor for a perfect print result.

    Coating is in vogue – (Picture BT1004-1005)

    Coated prints- especially for the packaging industry – often simply look better. The printed sheets become resistant to scratches and the product can be handled and finished quicker.

    Böttcher offers an extensive range of coating plates and blankets for flood and spot coating – Talk to your representative about our sensational BT1001 coating plate today!



  • AllKotes

    Your Experts in Special Effects, Laminations & Coatings


    Allkotes has helped enhance design for over 30 years. We can show you that there are no limitations or boundaries when your printed artwork is styled with the various finishing touches Allkotes has to offer.


    Your printed design is worth protecting. At Allkotes, that is our life’s work. We want you to feel comfortable in the fact that you are in good hands when it comes to protecting what’s important to you and us.


    Impress your customers with your printed design, and let us add that extra quality which will delight your customers. Print Finishing with our Special Effects and Finishes is how you will achieve that perfect result.


    Product Range

    NEW IN 2018: 3D OPTIX 

    The latest advancement in 3D technology has arrived and Allkotes 3D Optix lens technology is here to deliver. The CMYK printing process is no different to your current offset printing methods. The mystique of Allkotes 3D Optix empowers your creative thoughts by creating and highlighting a 3D shape or pattern in the background. It doesn’t stop there, 3D Optix can also provide a colour shift or flip. 3D Optix is available for either one or two sides. But remember to contact our Allkotes team at the design stage. 

    AllKotes App

    Welcome to the creative world of Allkotes. Our Special Effects, Laminations & Coatings have provided innovation to the printing industry for over 30 years. The introduction of our Allkotes App plus understanding of what Special Effects, Laminations and Coatings are on offer will provide you with tips and ideas for your next printed project. Discover and learn what eye catching finishing techniques are available!! The power and knowledge of knowing you have over 50 different finishes plus a myriad of combinations will make your next project stand out from the crowd. The Allkotes App is available on both Google Play and Apple Store.


    We are proud of our range of specialty products, which push the boundaries for printed special effects. For example, apply water on our latest release, WetKote, and watch the top layer disappear to temporarily reveal another image beneath. We have other innovative products, including ChalkKote, FaceKote, GlowKote, ThermoKote and ScentKote.


    Micromotion is a unique screen-printed finish that renders tactile and lustrous patterns. When viewed at a changing angle, light is reflected causing subtle changes in colour and pattern, that create the illusion of motion. We have an extensive library of patterns to choose from that can be used on their own or in combination to create a create a truly special piece. Micromotion is most impressive when used on top of our laminations or metalised films.


    Laminations are ultra thin films that can be applied to almost any paper or board to provide a range of different finishes. A lamination covers the whole side or sides of a document. Our range of laminations include PlastaKote, a traditional gloss finish; MatteKote, a matte finish; and our environmental films, EcoKote and BioKote, which are available in gloss, matte or silk. We have specialty laminations such as TouchKote, which gives a page a silky velvet quality; ToughKote, a scuff resistant matte finish; as well as Soft Black and Soft Metal, which are both metallised films. We also offer KeyKote, a film laminate specially designed for gluing and foil stamping on.


    Spot Coatings are varnishes that can be applied to specific areas of your design to emphasise key elements of your work with physicality. Our spot coatings are often used in conjunction with our other laminations and films. Our offerings include SpotKote Gloss and SpotKote Matte, the raised effect of UltraKote, or the sandy textured feel of BubbleKote. We have a range of GlitterKote colours, LinenKote in matte and gloss for a fabric-like feel, and ScratchKote for scratch-and-reveal.


    Mirrafilm Products are laminations with a reflective metallic finish. Our metallised films include our highly popular ReflectaKote, available in Gold, Silver, Matte Gold, Matte Silver, and a range of colours, as well as MirraKote, a more mirrored version of ReflectaKote. We also offer BrushKote which has a brushed metal effect, and Holographic Film which comes in a vast range of patterns including Rainbow, Stars, Pillars, Haze, Cosmos, Vector and Shards.


    Foil stamping is the application of a pigment or metallic foil to paper in a particular design. Embossing is the process of producing raised or sunken designs into a sheet of paper. It is available in various forms and heights, whether it’s a sculptured emboss, or a multi-level emboss. Foil stamping and embossing have always gone hand in hand with laminating and coating. FoilKote and Embossing are oft-used for book covers, dust jackets, packaging and point of sale. Holographic foil has an iridescent quality, and is often used for anti-counterfeit applications. A combination of MatteKote, SpotKote, FoilKote and Embossing is much sought after.


    Coatings are all-over-liquid varnishes that are applied to paper stock for a variety of packaging solutions. PatternKote, for instance, is perfect for that box or carton that requires glue flap areas, or expiry dates left free of coating. Our GlossKote ensures a smooth finish, while still allowing for adhesion. HeatKote and PolyKote enables blister and skin packaging post-processing respectively


    Encapsulations are types of films that cover both sides of a printed sheet, with a sealed edge. KlearKote is smooth, and available in a variety of thicknesses, and in both gloss and matte. It is ideal for prestige point of sale, menus, posters, photographs and pages of text that will be handled and need protection. It is an economically viable alternative to printing on plastic. RigidKote turns ordinary paper into rigid, plastic and non-reflective products that can be bent into stand-ups, A frames, mobiles or even foamed for non-slip counter mats. It is tough and strong, and has a more textured surface. It’s a price-effective option when heavy-duty protective lamination is important.