Sunday, 11 November 2012

We got the gold!

Willprint Shepparton P/L has been awarded a gold medal at the Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards 2012 on Friday night (9.11) at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne, for the second year running.
The first placing was in the Sustainable Green Print Environmental Award category, which follows our third year of Level II Sustainable Green Print (SGP) accreditation earlier this year.
It was awarded to: “A print business showing demonstrable recognition of environmental leadership by customers; auditable reduction in waste, reduction in energy and water consumption in operations as a percentage of output.”
“It is designed to recognise the efforts of print businesses to reduce their own impact on the environment and efforts to educate customers on the efficient and effective procurement of print.” (PICA2012: Call for Entries).
We were the first printing company in regional Victoria to gain Level II SGP accreditation and have passed accreditation for two further consecutive years.
Following the uniqueness of our first winning entry last year, this year’s entry was a replica of the first book ever printed; The Gutenberg Bible.
It was a large ‘leather’-bound book with gold edges and handrawn embellishments, akin to its real-life model.
Our report was printed in bible text and formed the opening pages of the ‘bible’.
It was a team effort to put together the one-off hand-made entry, that was complete with a gold tassel and handmade display stand.
One of our printers, Justin Christou, was also a finalist in the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) Apprentice of the Year Award on the same night.
For more information on PICA, you can visit the website at
For more information on Willprint Shepparton, visit

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Bronze, silver or gold?

Judging for PICA 2012 has now closed and we are thrilled to announce Willprint Shepparton is once again a finalist in the sustainable green print award category (see previous blog for finer details).
We're now looking at sending a couple of representatives down to the printing industry's night of nights in Melbourne, early November, to accept our medal... whether it be bronze, silver or GOLD again!
Wish us luck!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Nervously waiting...

We at Willprint Shepparton have recently submitted an entry into the 2012 Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICA), Victoria, which culminates in the industry's annual night of nights in Melbourne early in November.
As our regular followers will know, we won gold at this prestigious event last year with our How Green Are We entry into the category of Sustainable Green Print (SGP).
After gaining our Level II SGP accreditation this year (for the third consecutive year), we have entered the same category at PICA again.
Our creative team made a replica of the first-ever book printed - which happened to be The Gutenberg Bible - as our entry.
We re-wrote the book, you might say, with information about the determined green efforts we've adopted to reduce our negative footprint on the environment.
We took the concept of the 'seven days', the 'ten commandments' and 'bible passages' for our entry.
We printed it on parchment, bound it in leather (vinyl) and foil, attached a gold tassle, had one of our creative staff hand-draw floral detail on the opening page (just like the original bibles), while one of our printers knocked up a display stand from an old pallet.
We were excited with our finished product and we hope the judges are, too.
Judging has now closed, so we wait with bated breath to discover if we're in the running for the gold (or silver, or bronze) again.
Fingers crossed!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

It's beginning to look a lot (okay, maybe just a bit) like Christmas

Christmas card designs for 2012 are here, so you can start ordering whenever you're ready!

There's nothing like being organised - we all know how strapped we get for time as Christmas draws closer.
Check out this year's range on our seasonal website:
There are 186 designs to choose from so far, with one more of our suppliers tipped to add its range to the mix, too.
All cards come with envelopes and 'card only' stickers.
Printing prices, verse suggestions and other information can be found on the website as well.
Of course, you are also more than welcome to come visit us at 51 Drummond Rd, Shepparton (we'd love to see you) to view and touch the real-life samples in store.
Flyers will also be going out with invoices and statements soon.
And if you don't like what you see, we can print your own design or design something completely unique just for you.
'Tis the season to be jolly, fa, la, la, la, laaa, la, la, la, laaaaaaaaar!

Phone us on 03 5831 6565 or

email if we can help.

Chat soon!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Order and design printing online!

Willprint Shepparton now has an online shop!

You can upload your own designs or you can add your details to one of the many templates on our site.

It's quick and easy, complete with a secure checkout, and goods even get delivered right to your door (anywhere in Australia).

Check it out: