“We like to look at a job and see the difficulty within it&hellip but strive to enhance that job to be the best it can be.”

About us

Printing is more than a job – it is an artform.

Focal Printing takes great pride in our craftsmanship, skill and ingenuity to ensure we deliver the best possible printing outcome for every job.

Known widely as a ‘printer’s printer’ there is no job too small, large or complex for Focal Printing from your smallest business card run through to the most intricate and difficult printing task.

Renown for high quality of work, state-of-the-art technology and commitment to excellence, Focal have worked hard to be established as one of the premier printers in Tasmania.

Pride and quality drive the efforts of staff to ensure your printing requirements are delivered on-time with professionalism and expertise.


Focal Printing is a Tasmanian institution.

With humble beginnings starting in the family home in 1978 before moving to the premises where you can find us today, Focal Printing has always been a market leader and committed to printing of the highest distinction.

Strong family traditions have conveyed particular Focal Printing skills and craftsmanship through the decades including complex tricks of the trade that are learnt, practiced and refined in-house to build a reputation of superiority and brilliance.

In fact, Focal was the first Tasmanian owned company to install a four-colour process offset Press in Tasmania back in 1992 and have a continual goal for improvement and excellence in every job done.

Today, a new addition to the family is a new five-colour and Aqueous coating.  This offset press has delivered even faster and higher quality work for clients.

Whatever your printing requirements we can perform the job for you.

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Focal Printing prides itself on its commitment to quality and exceptional printing practices and technologies delivering the best printing outcome for each unique task.

The Focal Printing way, craft and capabilities in fine print have been extensively recognised locally and nationally through a number of awards recognising industry quality and excellence:

Here is a sample of our printing distinction:

  • Grand Diemen for Print 2015 – The Mountain Peregrine Publishing
  • 18 Diemen Awards for Excellence in Print 2015
  • National Gold Print Awarded – Golden Years of Tasmania Revisited (Limited Edition) Peregrine Publishing
  • Grand Diemen for Print 2014 – The Wall
  • 16 Diemen Awards for Excellence in Print 2014
  • Multiple Gold and Silver PICA Awards 2014
  • Platinum 2013 for Excellence in Print
  • Multiple Gold and Silver PICA Awards 2013
  • National Silver PICA Award for excellence 2011/12
  • Platinum PICA Award for excellence 2010/11
  • National Gold PICA Award Winner 2010/11
  • Multiple Gold and Silver PICA Winner 2010
  • Multiple Gold and Silver PICA Winner 2009
  • Platinum PICA for Innovation 2009
  • Multiple Gold and Silver PICA Winner 2008
  • Multiple Gold and Silver PICA Winner 2006
  • Platinum PICA for Innovation 2005
  • 1984 Small Business Awarded – Tasmanian Printing Craftsmanship Awards

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We are passionate about our printing and we are passionate about our local community.

Focal Printing is proud to support and be involved with the following organisations and events:

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Focal Printing stands for family.

Family ties, family tradition and employees considered and treated just like one of the family.

We value our employees for their brilliance and their personal contribution to the Focal Printing team and in return we boast a passionate, hard-working and enthusiastic workforce!

To find out now about employment opportunities and how you can become part of the Focal team contact us today.

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32 Strahan Street
North Hobart, Tasmania
T. 03 6234 2602
F. 03 6231 3663

Image credit: Top to bottom, Australian Latvian Artists Book, Chance Encounters catalogue, Design Island catalogue
Design by Liminal Graphics. Photo by Tracey Allen