About Us

The early days

Since its inception, in 1992, Colour Crew has had its roots firmly planted in the print industry and we remain committed to providing cutting-edge pad printing solutions to our customers.

The company has grown significantly - with several pad printing machines — including high-speed industrial machines for long-run part printing; single and two-colour machines for day-to-day product printing; and the ONLY six-colour pad printer in the country.

This machine gives us the capacity to print several colours in one pass (including process colour with a white underlay). All our operators are trained to meet our exacting standards, and we are one of the few pad printers that have in-house supporting infrastructure, such as film image setting, PMS matching and plate-making.

Our Philosophy: “Pad printing doesn’t mean a compromise of your corporate image.”

One of the challenges we faced was developing the skills and infrastructure to make the full potential of the pad printing process available to our customers. That’s why we made sure that our team received intensive training with Techa-Print (a leading machinery manufacturer) in Switzerland, as well as with industry leaders — TOSH Printers (Italy) and Printcolor High Performance Inks (Switzerlnd).

With the ongoing training and advice from our ink and machinery suppliers, we soon achieved our goal of greater proficiency in a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques. This allows us to offer a more efficient service to our clients, which is both economical and good value for money.

We now offer more demanding pad print applications such as:

  1. Multi-colour prints on stress toys,
  2. Multi-colour (up to 6 PMS) pad printing on products and moulded parts,
  3. Durable and cost effective low-fired pad printing on glassware and ceramics,
  4. UV-cured pad printing on pharmaceutical and industrial products
  5. High quality process colour pad printing on retail and giftware lines and last, but not least,
  6. Providing accurate PMS colour pad prints that are opaque, uniform, and repeatable — even on non-white products.

We have won awards from the Printing Industry Association, and the Australian Promotional Products Association, every year since 2002.

Colour Crew is exclusively a trade pad printer. We choose not to deal with ‘end-users’ but prefer to support promotional product distributors, product importers, and retailer and plastic moulders. We share our factory with our sister company “Colour Components” who supply pad printing machinery, ink, and consumables to pad and screen printers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

dogAbout Pad Print Sam

One of the early stars of Colour Crew was Sam, the much-loved Labrador, who was always ready to welcome customers when they dropped in.

He became such a favourite (even getting his own mail!) that it was decided to include his image on Colour Crew’s corporate stationary so the “Pad Print Sam” logo was created — which you’ll notice on Colour Crew stationery and correspondence.

Our Customers Say…

Leo Varricchio, of Autostrada, says:

We have been using Colour Crew for many years now and have been very happy with the quality of workmanship they provide.

Our printed components are used in the automobile industry (most notably on control switches for Holden and Suzuki), which means – items can be subjected to very harsh conditions — high temperatures, abrasion and sunlight. Only the best inks and skilled printing processes will ensure a durable finish that won’t scratch, wear or discolour over time.  In order to keep our customers happy, we need to be confident that the components we supply will last under these conditions.

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