Finsbury Printing was established in 1973 by Ernie Orel and Doug Cleland in the suburb of Woodville North, previously known as Finsbury.

The two men quickly gained a reputation for their tireless assistance and advice to customers and support of designers, and their undeniable passion for printing.

The company grew from strength to strength and today, Finsbury Green has developed into a national company responsible for some of the country’s finest printing.

Much of this growth is attributed to the knowledge gained from working closely with designers that demanded high quality printing, and this in turn encouraged Finsbury Green to achieve even higher standards.


Rod Wade, National Environmental and Technical Manager at Finsbury Green, said that this standard of excellence saw the company develop of environmental approach.

“We believe that we must take responsibility for the economic, social and environmental impacts of our policies, practices and decision making,” Wade said.

“Finsbury Green is Australia’s leading environmental, printing and solutions group, using clean efficient processes.”

As Australia’s first independently audited carbon neutral printing process, Finsbury Green is acknowledged as the leader in environmental printing practice in Australia.

Finsbury Green is head quartered in Adelaide and employs 200 staff. It also operates in Melbourne and Sydney.

It offers a complete and extensive range of services including:

  • Sales and marketing – Account management and account service
  • Prepress – Proofing, scanning, construction, design and technical support
  • Printing – Sheetfed offset and letterpress
  • Finishing – Guillotining, folding, collating, saddle stitching, perfect binding and plasticoting
  • Solutions – Auditing, online ordering, inventory management, warehousing and distribution.

As one of the larger commercial printing groups in Australia, Finsbury Green is also one of the most decorated, resulting in consistent recognition of excellence.

In its 37 year history Finsbury Green has won an impressive 407 international, national and regional industry quality print awards and ten environment awards.


Wade said that these awards could be attributed to the company’s craftsmanship, knowledge and experience combined with its state of the art technology to provide an extensive range of printing services.

“As a solutions provider, we deliver an efficient, best practice service that promotes sustainability right through our green supply chain,” he added.

Wade said that many businesses are becoming more aware of their environmental responsibilities and its benefits.

“Business in Australia is slowly warming to greening their supply chain but it has been a long journey in terms of convincing corporate Australia to genuinely get on board.

“The GFC of course has put many ‘green’ issues down the list in preference to price but this is gradually improving.”

The communications sector has undergone many changes in recent time as technology has developed and reliance on the internet has increased.

Rod noted that the printing sector is entering a new phase where it will hold its own in the marketplace, working in conjunction with other media

“What marketers are finding is that by combining print communications with digital they can get some terrific results,” Wade said.

“So it might seem that print is a dwindling due to digital media, rumours of its demise are very wide of the mark. The demand for printed materials is still very much there.

“While companies look to find new ways of communicating with their clients, printing options that include smart designs and impressive finishing can tantalise the senses of consumers.”

With such high standards in its printing and environmental practice, there is no doubt that this Business SA member is a real industry leader.

Finsbury Green are currently running a series of educational presentations and workshops. To register visit or at

Adelaide Office

Level 1
136 Greenhill Road Unley
South Australia 5061

P 08 8300 0000
F 08 8300 0001



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