APN Print Perfect Binder operators Roland Mayer and Fred Stowers inspecting the latest stack of magazines.
APN Print Perfect Binder operators Roland Mayer and Fred Stowers inspecting the latest stack of magazines. Shannon Newley

APN Print site doubles in size

EVER wondered where your favourite trader magazine is printed? The answer is right here in Warwick.

Warwick's own APN Print site has again doubled in size, this time adding a Perfect Binder and several other enhancements to its production line.

Michael Newell, APN Printing's general manager for commercial, said the project had been in the works since late 2010.

"The project to install the binder has taken 12 months with a few months planning before it got under way," Mr Newell said.

"We've always had the stapling capabilities but this new square backed magazine finish means we can bind massive books like directories as well as smaller magazines."

"The binder has the ability to produce up to 200,000 magazines per week but the actual output is dependent on the magazine publishing cycles."

The Perfect Binder was relocated from APN Print in New Zealand in 2011 making APN Print the only printer in Queensland with a complement of finishing equipment.

"This expansion now makes us the biggest regionally based printer in Australia," Mr Newell said.

Mr Newell said after an initial two-year contract the new five-year printing contract secured with ACP Magazines is only the beginning.

"This major print contract pretty much secures the future of the Warwick print site and its 55 full-time equivalent staff.

"We aren't at full capacity yet but the plan is to offer the spare printing and binding capacity to others and take on extra magazine publishing work."

Magazines printed at the APN Print site include 14 regular and one-off titles such as Unique Cars, Trailer Boat, Trade a Boat, Motorcycle Trader, and Deals on Wheels.

The binder has the ability to produce up to 200,000 magazines per week ...


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