A BIT ABOUT US
For more than 80 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 original company gained its name in 1934, moving to a number of different locations over the years as new owners and growth required. 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 wide format printing 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. Whether you require short run, medium run or large run print jobs, come see the team that really know their stuff.
WHO WE ARE
Tainui Press Design & Print understand the importance of employing and training local talent
which is why our team are all based in the Matamata-Piako district.
If you are needing any design and or printing, whether you require short run, medium run 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 45 years industry experience, starting as a lithographic offset machinist apprentice with Goldfields Print in Paeroa straight out of high school. He joined Tainui Press, a newspaper-based company with a commercial printing arm in 1989, and bought the commercial printing side of the business in September 1998.
Dale loves the printing 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 and road cycling as well as mountain biking. He is also heavily involved with Antigravity Fitness in Matamata.
DIRECTOR AND ACCOUNTS MANAGER
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 road cycling, and has a strong involvement with the Matamata Rotary Club.
GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINT SPECIALIST
Christopher joined Tainui Press in May 2016 with 19 years’ experience in the print industry, focusing on design, pre-press, wide format and flexographic printing.
Christopher is Head of the Design Department and also operates the digital and wide-format printers.
Christopher enjoys spending the majority of his spare time at one of the many golf courses in the region.
GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINT
Vanessa joined Tainui Press in September 2015, beginning a three-and-a-half-year graphic design, pre-press and digital printing apprenticeship.
Vanessa works on design and pre-press in the design department and also operates the digital and wide-format printers.
In Vanessa’s spare time she enjoys dancing, fitness and photography. She also enjoys spending time at the beach or with friends and family.
Andrew began his career with Tainui Press as a sheet-fed apprentice in 2003, he is now a fully qualified printer. Changing times means Andrew operates the two-colour offset press, the Ryobi single colour press with integrated numbering and perforating, as well as the Heidelberg letterpress machine and Talon Digital Label system.
In Andrew’s spare time he enjoys spending time with family and playing, coaching and watching cricket and rugby.