Sign Up to WIN!

- Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Today we are launching our Pantone Essentials competition! Thanks to our awesome friends at Hostmann Steinberg Australia we are giving away to one lucky Facebook Fan, the Pantone Essentials Kit. Head on over to our Facebook page, and enter for your chance to WIN!

Good Luck Friends!

Colour Is Our World

- Monday, June 17, 2013
Lawrence Herbert, the father of Pantone, once said “God created the world in seven days, and on the eighth day, he called Pantone to put color into it.”

This colourful post is thanks to those very clever boffins at Pantone. Since Herbert's "universal language" was created in the early 60's, printers around the world have been using the colour system to insure the desired colour results. While the CMYK process can vary from press to press, operator to operator, the Pantone system ensures colour accuracy.

Fast Proof Press & Hostman-Steinberg, would like to help one very lucky person ensure that they too can achieve their desired colour results. Stay tuned to our Blog and Facebook page for the details to be announced Tuesday 18th June!

Paper Isn't Dead

- Friday, June 14, 2013

To wrap up the week here is a funny video from France demonstrating that paper isn't dead. It's in French, but we think this sort of humor transcends language. Enjoy and have a great weekend

Weighing It Up

- Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Did you know that there is a magic formula to help you work out the weight of your project before it's printed? While Fast Proof Press are always more than happy to produce mock ups on your selected stock, but we understand that sometimes there just isn't enough time, or your client needs to know now if adding an additional 8 pages is going to send their postage costs through the roof, or you need to know right this very moment if choosing a 170gsm stock over a 150gsm stock is going to affect your delivery costs. Whatever the reason you just need to know NOW!

It's ok, don't panic here is the formula. The hardest thing about this will be deciding which stock will compliment your amazing design!

Height (expressed in metres eg. A4 is 0.297m) x width (.210m) x grammage (eg. 150gsm) x number of leaves at this size (eg. 2pp = 1 leaf) = weight of paper.
So, the weight of a Booklet with the following specifications:
210 x 210mm finished size   4pp cover plus 52pp text   300gsm cover, 150gsm text.

Cover:  .210 x .420 x 300 x 1= 26.46
Text: .210 x .210 x 150 x 26 = 171.99
Total= 188.45
...so if you round up, the weight of your booklet would be 189 grams.

Majestic Conscious

- Wednesday, June 05, 2013


As a second generation family business, Fast proof Press embrace the 'green' message and have implemented countless initiatives to become a leader in the field. Today we are using 89% less chemicals than we were five years ago. In our state of the art factory, a number of processes have been adopted to ensure we are 'green'. In fact, some of these have been in used by Fast Proof Press for almost ten years, including;

• Full paper, cardboard and timber pallet recycling
• Plate and plastic drum recycling
• Water recycling units on presses
• Dry, chemical FREE plate making
• Vegetable and soy-based inks.

We encourage all our clients to consider recycled paper products, alcohol free and waterless digital printing for their projects. We have taken it upon ourselves to provide our customers with our very own FSC Certified commodity stock range, Majestic. Ask us for a sample swatch and we would be happy to explain it to you when organising your next print job!
Overall Fast Proof Press is committed to the environment and welcomes any opportunity to improve the efficiencies of our print production.

Paper Grows On Trees

- Monday, June 03, 2013

There are a lot of interests competing for marketing dollars today. As a result, the myth of print not being environmentally friendly has been very well promoted. The print industry, in fact, is not only environmentally friendly but is one of the most sustainable industries around. The industry makes tremendous investments in applying renewable energy sources and creating environmentally friendly supplies.

This short video from International Paper compares factors in the manufacture and disposal of e-products and paper.

Fast Proof Press. The Brand

- Monday, May 27, 2013

Fast proof press
Progressive print

At the end of 2012 our Directors decided that it was time to re think the Fast Proof Press brand. "We needed a brand that reflected our ability to provide clients with the latest technological advances, combined with our knowledge and experience, to deliver powerful print materials in a digital era" 

With more than 30 years experience Fast Proof Press is a leader in innovation in the printing industry. Local Gold Coast brand specialists Pluvo were approached to create a new brand identity that would reflect this.

“We wanted to make an impression - literally!" said Pluvo Director Mark Goudie. "Based on this idea, we explored options for a logo icon which resembled printing in its a basic form. Using solid shapes and line work, we fused the letters F and P to create a solid icon. In order to get a little more in touch with possible outcomes for the Fast Proof Press identity, we hand crafted a 3 dimensional logo out of wood.
This process of creating the logo block from something tangible, using manual skills gave us an opportunity to step outside the box and have some fun with this brand. We see print as something very exiting; a method of communication that is hardly ever the same, is constantly progressing and changing. The print process gives the artist the freedom to communicate in ways that are completely unique to each individual.”

Here is the new brand created for Fast Proof Press, an iconic Queensland printer.








Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Exhibitor Offer

Karla Allen - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

sanctuary cove international boat show exhibitor offer

Fast Proof Press have been supplying printed materials to Sanctuary Cove Boat Show exhibitors for 25 years. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Show, we are offering free delivery of those pesky last minute printing jobs like product brochures, flyers & business cards. With our quick turn around times on digital printing, we can help you deliver your print requirements promptly and with a minimum of fuss, and to make life even easier we will deliver directly to you at Sanctuary Cove.

The offer is only valid until Friday 12noon and you will need call 5578 4722 or email Simone