Times may change. First impressions don’t.

All that’s changed in the past 38 years is the technology. Our values and focus haven’t. Exceptional customer service and an unrivalled commitment to quality are still the cornerstones of our business. Our printing is still in-house, our directors are still fully hands-on, and we still give 100% to ensure every job enhances your brand reputation.

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Evolving for three generations

We’re still a family-owned business with a big heart and have been for close to 40 years.

From our humble beginnings as a family business, today we’re a sophisticated, state-of-the-art pre-press, printing, finishing and distribution house.

Meet the extended family

Understanding the true value of loyalty, we always place passion at the heart of what we do. All our team share the same values and commitment that we do.

Dick Downie
Alex Fantoma
Rhea Syme
Mark Culton
John Fenech
Steven Downie
Jude Wendt
Jeff Steele
Sandra Downie
David Downie
David Busuttil
Carl Heath
Andrew Porter
Derek Downie
Andrew Downie
Nicole Carrubba

Our values and commitment to you

IMAGINATIVE

WE THINK BEYOND JUST INK.

DEDICATED

ENHANCING REPUTATIONS FOR THREE GENERATIONS.

TRANSPARENT

OPENLY SHARING KNOW-HOW AND TRUE VALUE.

SUSTAINABLE

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO ALL OF US.

FORWARD-LOOKING

EMBRACING NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY.

ASSURED

WE LIVE BY OUR DEADLINES.

CRAFTED

DETAIL DEFINES US.

Community

Kosdown Printing has a proud history of supporting community events, organisations and grassroots sport teams.

Since 2009 we've sponsored a competitive cycling club. Go Kosdown Performance Cycling!

Team Kosdown works to support and encourage cyclists to achieve their goals in competitive cycling. A core function of the team is promote cycling to young people as a fulfilling sport unlike any other.

Cycling, as a sport, is all about recognising individual strengths and having the team work together to accentuate these strengths. That individual then has the opportunity to lead the entire team to victory. Success for one is success for all.

There couldn’t be a better real-world metaphor for our philosophy of community involvement.

We believe in working hard to help our clients, staff and community achieve individual and common goals.

Community

Sustainability

We have been committed to sustainable printing long before it became a talking point. To us sustainable printing is more than just being environmentally aware, it also makes economic sense and is a smarter way to do business.

We were one of the first in Australia to introduce water and chemical free plate making, a technology which offers immense water savings of over 150,000 litres a year. It is also far safer for our staff and the environment. In addition we only use 100% vegetable and soy based inks, again eliminating the need for harmful (and expensive) chemicals.

We are one of only a handful of printers in Australia to be fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), an international organisation that encourages paper mills to find solutions to problems created by bad forestry practices and reward good forest management.

Further to that we are also Silver Waste Wise certified, with 97% of our waste being recycled or reused, and are a member of CitySwitch Green Office program , Australia's flagship sustainability program for business.

Using an FSC® certified paper is a great way to reduce your environmental impact without any additional cost. Please speak to David Downie about printing your next job using FSC® certified papers.
Download the Kosdown FSC® certificate and 2019/20 FSC® Stock Sheet here.

Sustainability

2013 FSC Print Services Award

Kosdown won the 2013 FSC® Australia Print Services winner in a category with stiff competition from Lonely Planet, K.W. Doggett Fine Paper and Scott Print.

Citipower Port Phillip Business Excellence Award for Sustainability

This award acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of Port Phillip’s most outstanding businesses. Kosdown was thrilled to be recognised for our sustainability initiatives.

Silver medal at the Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards

We’re running out of wall space to hang all the PICA awards Kosdown has won. Ask to see some of our award-winning print creations next time you’re in.

Kosdown: the People’s Printer

Kosdown were the inaugural winners at the Best of Port awards in the area of Environmental Sustainability. The awards recognise business excellence within the community and encourage customers to support their favourite local businesses.

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