Our Services

Letterpress

We have taken a step back in technology and installed an Original Heidelberg 10 x 15 platen, the most popular press at GTO Printers. Our letterpress printing has won us the Supreme Award in the prestigious New Zealand ‘Pride In Print’ awards in 2014, along with gold and highly commended awards in the past few years.

People are discovering letterpress printing on the internet and are excited to learn that computer generated text and graphics can be transferred to a metal plate which can be letterpress printed. There is much interest in letterpress for wedding and social stationery, invitation printing, business cards, garment labels, drink coasters, and greetings cards, etc. We use  imported cotton based boards from the USA to show off letterpress to its best. As well the press will number, perforate, emboss and die cut, all with precision register.

Our 1833 Albion iron hand press will print letterpress posters using our selection of large wood type or larger photopolymer plates.

Other items include Business Cards, Baby Announcement Cards, Invitations, Logos, Greeting Cards, Company Branding, Letterheads, Envelopes and lots more.

Capabilities of the Heidelberg Press

  • LETTERPRESS PRINT - Raised lettering or images are inked and pressed into the paper or board to produce a tactile debossed print.
  • BLIND DEBOSS - The text and/or image is pressed into the paper without ink. Not recommended for small type, it is not easily read.
  • BLIND EMBOSS - using special dies, the embossed area is pressed out of the paper producing a raised three dimensional print. A preprinted area can be embossed later.
  • DIE CUT - using a preshaped cutting blade set in a wood base, a shape can be cut out of board.
  • SCORE - the creasing of sheets to be folded, scoring can also be incorporated into the cutting forme.
  • PERFORATE - a cutting rule with teeth for sheets that will be torn out of a pad, receipt, raffle ticket etc
  • KISS CUT - cutting through the top sheet of self adhesive paper.
  • NUMBERING - special numbering boxes can be printed that turn over consecutive numbering.

Digital

We also have a Xerox 5065 digital printer, ideal for short runs of black/white or colour printing. For clean, crisp, quality, colour copies up to SRA3 size, the quality is very acceptable. With its built in folder-stapler it can turn your document into a booklet. There are limitations on the stocks that print well, and laser prints cannot be reprinted through another laser printer, but for short/medium runs of mono or colour printing it is very efficient. We normally have a small charge for file download and making it print-ready, but with a properly setup file, you will find this will give you great quality economically.

Multi-layer coloured card

People love our beautiful multi-layered laminated card, as this brings bold contrast and really makes the print job stand out. Best used for colourful multi-layer business cards and similar jobs.

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