About us

The Production Process:
First proof:
Approving your job:
Pre-press and print methods:
Finishing:
Dispatch:
We take pride in our work:
Values:
We respect the environment and our community:


About us:

The Production House is New Zealand's Leading Online Print Store. With over 1000 products and quantity options we ensure you get the right product for the right price. Over 62,000 orders from more than 14,000 clients can't be wrong. We guarantee every product we produce to ensure our clients are absolutely thrilled with the finished product.

The Production House has over 15 years experience in supplying high quality, great value for money print. Initially launched as Fruit Salad Design in the mid 1990's as a design and print company that helped pioneer group printing in NZ - initially collecting business card orders from all around the country and then 'ganged' them up (also known as group printing) to achieve excellent economies of scale that saved the client hundreds of dollars.

With group printing proving so successful with business cards, the company then expanded into other key stationery items, such as letterheads, brochures, rackcards, postcards, flyers, stickers and magnets. It then took on its own digital printing equipment in early 2000 continued to diversify into other products.

Fruit Salad was then bought out, and Patch Design & Print Solutions was born. A heavy focus of the business was developing a strong online presence. With very little 'off-the-shelf' web to print solutions available, Patch developed custom software that allowed the management of workflow at multiple sites - and from there The Production House concept emerged.

Production could now handled from multiple facilities utilising real-time, in-house, production based software to help keep track of all jobs. This ensured a high quality finish through specialisation of each production method and redundancy backup for key products to ensure timely delivery of your goods. It was the key to The Production House being able to continue production during a devastating earthquake and 2 major snowfalls to hit Christchurch all within the space of a year.

Now part of The Caxton Group, The Production House continues to provide some of NZ's well known brands as well as many small to medium enterprises throughout NZ with high quality, cost effective print and promotional products. Back to Top

The Production Process: How does it all work?

Once you've placed your order, it's processed and queued for a designer / mac operator to begin working on. Using a range of software tools, we will design, create, update or operate on the digital file and either supply you with a proof or (if it is a straight reorder) action it immediately for printing. Back to Top
First proof:
If you're needing something designed from scratch or rebranded then the first proof is often a good starting point. We then happily amend, adjust or revise the design, as advised by you, to achieve the look and feel you're after. Back to Top
Approving your job:
Once approved, your job is then prioritised for production, or for sending to you (if only design work is required). Back to Top
Pre-press and print methods:
We employ new generation pre-press and print methods, using some of the latest technology to give you bright, vibrant, colorful print jobs.
By utilising A1, A2 and A3 4-colour and 5-colour offset presses as well as digital presses we can produce the right product, at the right price. Back to Top
Finishing:
Once printed, your job may pass through one or more of our finishing processes, before it is quality checked and packed, ready for dispatch. Back to Top
Dispatch:
Once dispatched, your job can be tracked using on-line courier tracing. Back to Top

We take pride in our work:

Each print order is backed by our commitment to quality and value. Back to Top
Values:
We only print the RIGHT stuff. What we print - we want to ensure looks the best we can. Thanks to our own customised colour profiles and high definition print technology we are able to print crisp, bright, vibrant images that literally jump off the page at you. Back to Top


RIGHT POLICY - SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

As a print company, we have an obligation to the businesses we promote AND to the general community.

Therefore it is our aim to produce high quality and good value print material that fall within the following areas ...

If we have a query on any one of these points when handling a job, then we will discuss the material with the client supplying the work prior to starting the job.

Any work that clearly does not meet one or more of our RIGHT checks will be refused. Back to Top


We respect the environment and our community:

All paper stocks come from 'sustainable resource' and we ensure we minimise the amount of wasted paper by ganging up similar jobs together. We also commercially recycle what offcuts (which are minimal) that are left.

We also take a responsible approach for what content material we print. We believe print is important - as long as it honestly informs and does not offend. That is why we developed the RIGHT policy. A simple 5 step system for ensuring we only print what we'd be happy to put our name too. Our philosophy has always been - 'would we be able to show our kids - or would we need to hide it?'

It's a pretty bold stand in a competitive print market - however we're not going to compromise our core values for the sake of making an extra dollar. So we will decline to print any job that contravenes our 5 step check. So if you see anything offensive in print media - it won't have been printed by us. Back to Top