The Print Room
The Print Room - New Zealand’s leading custom apparel and promotional merchandisers.
On a sunny Dunedin day 6 years ago, an old door caught the eyes of Chris and Jon. The two being creative types saw an opportunity here, an opportunity to create their first manual screen printing machine to begin printing their own t-shirts. The first self printed tees for their fashion label, Moodie Tuesday, came out surprisingly well and people started sending work their way.
After unlocking the untapped potential of the door, the boys thought they had a future in this. Printing t-shirts was alright, so they bought their first 4-colour, one-station manual carousel. After printing 2000 tees in two weeks, it was time to upgrade again.
We’ve come a long way since then. The Print Room has grown to be one of New Zealand’s leading custom apparel and promotional merchandisers. Our business has developed through experimentation and empirical learning. We know and understand the ins and outs of the industry and want to be a driver for change towards a more sustainably focussed and eco-friendly future. We specialise in water-based screen printing, embroidery and digital transfer printing, and we also offer design services. Our customer service is something we’re pretty proud of too, with a customer base that’s nationwide. We work with large corporates, schools, universities and a number of your favourite New Zealand brands.
Our Eco-Friendly inks are 100% water-based, so they're free from the harmful, toxic chemicals that are present in plastisol inks. For years, the screen printing industry has been price point driven and plastisol inks have ruled supreme. In New Zealand, plastisols are cheaper to buy, cheaper to print with and are seen as being easier to use commercially. The water-based inks we use are certified by OEKO-TEX, an internationally recognised certification system for chemicals used in the textile industry. They use comprehensive analysis processes to ensure each ingredient in the ink meets their standards and are not harmful to human health. Click below to read more about the certification.