For more than 85 years Tainui Press Design & Print has serviced the printing and digital design needs of local businesses, dairy industry services, manufacturers and the thoroughbred racing industry.

The business began in Tainui Street, Matamata, from where the company originally gained its name in 1934, moving to a number of different locations over the years, Tainui Press Design & Print is now based in modern premises at 7 Short Street in Matamata.

Being long-time full members of PrintNZ allows us to constantly measure our standards, procedures and professional attitudes in a competitive printing industry. This association also ensures we remain at the forefront of the technological advances and industry trends.

To get the best out of this technology, Tainui Press Design & Print understand the importance of employing and training local talent. This has seen the company proudly produce two of the NZ Printing Industries’ “Graphic Design/Pre-press Apprentices of the year” recipients, with two more making the finals. This was the first time a New Zealand printing company had produced two national winners in the same branch of the industry. Tainui Press Design & Print continues its policy in investing and training apprentices.

Employing its own in-house design team ensures that each project can be monitored from conception, through production to delivery.
Where projects are too large or require specialty finishing, Tainui Press Design & Print have associations with some of the best printers and finishers in New Zealand, ensuring that we can remain competitive and provide professional management for the entire project on your behalf.

As the printing industry has undergone significant changes, Tainui Press Design & Print has diversified, introducing digital label printing and signwriting to its armoury of on-site technology.

So if you are needing professional design and or printing, whether its advertising, banners, posters, business stationary, invitations, duplicate or triplicate docket books, invoices, statement paper, brochures, fliers, footpath signs, window graphics, sales brochures and hip stickers, and any other need not mentioned here. 


Tainui Press Design & Print understands the importance of employing and training local talent, our team are all based in the Matamata-Piako district.

If you are need of any design and or printing, whether you require short, medium or large run print jobs, come and see the team that really know their stuff.

“We have a great team that work well together.”



Dale has over 50 years industry experience, starting as a lithographic offset machinist apprentice with Goldfields Print in Paeroa straight out of high school. He joined Tainui Press in 1979, and bought the commercial printing side of the business in September 1998.

Dale loves the print industry, the challenges, the fast moving technological advances of the industry, so much so he has never considered a change.

In Dale’s spare time he enjoys track cycling as well as the many local trails on his mountain bike. He was also heavily involved with Antigravity Fitness in Matamata.



Sheryl’s role is varied and vital. You will find her at reception enjoying the direct interaction with clients, focusing on meeting or exceeding customer expectations and looking after the accounts side of the business. Sheryl loves the local support which helps us give back to the community.

In Sheryl’s spare time she enjoys riding her trusty e-bike, and has a strong involvement with the Matamata Rotary Club.



Christopher joined Tainui Press in May 2016 with 26 years’ experience in the print industry, focusing on graphic design, pre-press, wide format and flexographic printing.

Christopher is Head of the Graphic Design Department and also works as a digital printer and signwriter.

Christopher enjoys spending his spare time at one of the many golf courses in the region.



Michaela joined Tainui Press in January 2022. After earning a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design at Waikato University in 2016, she began her Graphic Design career at the local Inhouse Design and Print where she learnt the tricks of the trade and developed her skills.

Michaela works on graphic design and pre-press in the design department and also operates the digital printers and wide-format printers.



Charlotte began her career with Tainui Press in October 2022. Although she joined us relatively green with only 1 year of print experience behind her, her flair for the creative and attention to detail lend themselves well to the industry.

Charlotte operates our 2 Konica digital presses and the label finishing system.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and creating art.