Who We Are

38+ Years

Creating first impressions for three generations.

Times may change. First impressions don’t

Kosdown has been evolving for three generations. 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.

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.

Current Kosdown directors Derek, Sandra and David with mum Maureen
Kosdown founder Dick Downie at rear right on the last day in Edinburgh before leaving for Austalaia
Kosdown founder Dick Downie at rear right on the last day in Edinburgh before leaving for Australia

Sustain and Gain

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.

Kosdown went big on solar in 2020

We installed a massive solar array at the start of 2020. Kosdown is now returning more power to the grid than we use, even when running at machine capacity. It’s just one of the ways that what’s good for the environment is also good business.

Our Sustainability History

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 2020 FSC® Stock Sheet.


Our Earned Awards

RMC Award
2019 RMC Winner
Kosdown was the 2019 Print & Finishing winner in the Real Media Collective Real Estate & Property category. This stunning sales brochure included debossing, foiling and a wrap-around sleeve.
FSC Print Services Award
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
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
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.

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Drop us an email or call; info@kosdown.com.au | +613 9646 1177

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