Our History


Established in 1858 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Advertiser Newspapers Limited in Adelaide, South Australia, the company steadily built up a reputation for its fine printing, both locally and as far afield as the United Kingdom and the United States of America.


In 1931 the company acquired a general printing plant called "The Register", but the gloomy international economy and threat of world war limited any further expansion at that time.

1940's - 1960's

In late 1945 the Griffin symbol, considered to be a mark of excellence in the printing industry over many centuries, was adopted as the company's logo and has remained eversince.

It was after the Second World War that the company began a phase of rapid growth, both in processes (offset lithography, die stamping and fully automatic bookbinding) and through the merger of several printing plants through the 1950's and 1960's. This growth culminated in the integration of all printing sites at a brand new, £600,000 plant at Netley in Adelaide, completed on January 10, 1964 and officially opened on February 28, 1964.

1970's - 1980's 

Through the 1970's and 1980's Griffin Press became an important name in Australian printing with its production of books (both colour and black and white), cartons, beverage labels and other printed material.


In 1991 Griffin Press became part of Pacific Magazines and Printing Limited, now known as PMP Limited. PMP Limited is a leading print media production company in Australia and New Zealand with operations focused on printing, distribution, photography and pre-press production and marketing analytic services.

In 1995 Griffin Press gained certification of a Quality Management System approved by Lloyds Register to AS/NZS ISO 9002 standards. This Quality Management System gives the company the ability to set guidelines that will ensure a consistently high level of quality for customers and a framework for innovation and continuous improvement.


In 2006 Griffin Press relocates from the Netley site, its home since 1946, to Salisbury South. The relocation was apart of a multi million dollar upgrade of print, binding and prepress systems for Griffin Press. Signaling a positive outlook for book production and book publishing in Australia.

In 2007 Griffin Press installs the Xerox Book factory for ultra short digital print runs with an inline binder - paper in, books out the other end 

In 2011 Griffin Press installs the HPT350 digital inkjet web with inline binding

Today, Griffin Press is a recognised leader in the production of books in the "Reading for Pleasure" marketplace. As part of the PMP Limited group of companies, Griffin Press is able to offer customers access to the most up-to-date print technology, provide customers with the highest quality print products, and offer total integrated production and distribution solutions "from concept to consumer".

Griffin Press continues to embody the noble attributes of the ancient "Griffin" in the care and management of your publishing assets, the attention to detail, the speed of production and delivery, and the courage to embrace new ideas and technologies.