A world class production facility

Our state of the art pre-press facilities include chemical free CTP, and our impressive collection of seven printing presses includes the very latest Heidelberg B3 and B2 lithographic and SRA3 Xerox Digital models.

In our bindery we boast a comprehensive finishing and bookbinding facility, making Greenshoots fully equipped to provide every service in the shortest possible time.

Plant/Equipment List


Our excellent pre-press studio works closely with in-house account managers as well as directly with graphic designers. From originating artwork, colour correcting, scanning, re-touching, or thoroughly checking and proofing your artwork, our team in the studio are always on hand to help.

In addition to industry standard software, our studio and printing presses communicate using Heidelberg's Prinect Colour Management System, which ensures colour accuracy and consistency from start to finish.

Latest Apple Macs with colour calibrated monitors
Industry standard software (Quark, InDesign, Photoshop etc.)
Pitstop Professional (PDF editing software)
Epson Perfection Pro V750 scanner
Screen CTP 6600S platesetter running Fuji PRO-T chemistry-free plates
Epson Stylus Pro 7880 colour calibrated proofer

Printing Presses

Recent investment in the press hall has included a brand new Heidelberg XL75 B2 press to compliment our existing Heidelberg XL75 and Heidelberg SM 52 B3 presses to increase efficiency and press availability. With fast plate changing and quick make ready times our state of the art presses can help you to reduce overall job costs and meet exacting deadlines.

2 Heidelberg Speedmaster XL75 5 colour presses capable of printing on up to .8mm card
Heidelberg Speedmaster 52-5-H 5 colour press


Our bindery enjoys a reputation for print finishing that is second to none. Print finishing is a highly skilled part of the process and with our highly experienced staff you can rest assured that your job will be trimmed, folded, stitched or bound to the highest standard, before being labeled, packed and delivered to your chosen destination.

Heidelberg Cylinder - Die cutting & creasing (max. 770 x 560)
Heidelberg Platen - Die cutting & creasing (max. B4)
Polar115 EM - Guillotine
Polar92 EMC - Guillotine
Polar58 EM - Guillotine
LamtexT750 - Matt and gloss laminator (max. SRA1)
Müller Prima - Saddlestitch & trimmer (max. A3, loop stitching facility available)
Horizon ST40 - Booklet maker & collator
Horizon BQ-470 - EVA and PUR perfect bound book binder
Stahl KC66 - Buckle folder with stacker unit
Stahl Ti55 - Buckle folder with stacker unit
Stahl Ti52 - Flat pile folder with gate-fold capacity
Pitstop - Creasing & perfing machine (with MB Folder attachment)
Faltex - A3 folding machine
Iram drill - Four & twin head drills
Renz - 2 x wiro binding punches
Hohner - Hand stitcher
Boston style stitcher - Hand stitcher
John Quinn shrinkwrapper - Shrink wrapping machine

Digital & Large Format

Our recent investment in the latest digital technology now enables us to produce cost effective short-run printing, from a handful of colour business cards, to eye-catching posters up to A00 (1189 x 1682 mm) in size!
The digital side of greenshoots not only provides an alternative to our litho presses but we can also print weather proof banners, custom shaped vinyl stickers, roll-up display stands, photos mounted on canvas and much more - all turned around to meet the tightest of deadlines!

Xerox Docucolour 5000 - Full colour digital press
Xerox Docucolour 550 - Full colour digital press
Roland VP-540 - Large format colour printer
Epson Pro 9800 - Large format colour printer
RISO RP 3700 - Digital copier
Easymount 1400 - Mounter and laminator


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