Print Companies in Melbourne
Victoria’s gold rush in the nineteenth century catapulted the State’s capital city, Melbourne, from humble rutted-street beginnings to become a moneyed and urbane ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ – a great place for print companies to thrive. It was then a haven for highly skilled craftsmen, who left their mark on many public buildings, from the town hall to banks and cathedrals. The gold ran out eventually, leaving an otherwise grand Parliament House without the dome that had been planned for it.
The 20th century saw much quieter and more conservative times, where the city became what was later called a ‘doughnut’ – somewhere where all the activity was around the edges. Yet that’s all changed now, and Melbourne ranks second in the ‘world’s most liveable city’ listing. Tourists and locals crowd to the inner city’s cosmopolitan delights and café lattes. They dine on excellent fare from around the world, as well as wines from Victoria’s own renowned vineyards, and attend festivals from winter to summer. Even Melbourne’s laneways have become, with a combination of dark atmosphere and the skills of graffiti artists, a major drawcard.
Melbourne is a commercial powerhouse too, and expansion – particularly of commercial firms – has been the order of the day for some years, leaving print companies like us at Minuteman Press to support them with services like catalogue printing and leaflet printing. The graceful, tree-lined streets of central Melbourne now lead from the sturdy sophistication of 19th century architecture to the ultra modern development at Docklands, which also houses international-standard TV and cinema studios. Melbourne’s variety is a boon, of course, to the print industry, and custom is growing for anything from digital and stationery printing, to brochure and business card printing.
A major advantage to Melbourne is its layout, which is based on a grid. Travel is thus easy and eminently logical, and Melbourne’s trams are in any case iconic and a must for visitor and local alike, as well as being a popular theme for postcards of the city.