Printing newspapers is our heritage and our specialty. Traditionally, our core service has been the production of high quality local newspaper publications. Today, we also print a range of other formats (see technical, common formats) on a variety of paper stocks. Our printing plants in both Australia and New Zealand offer print solutions on environmentally conscious papers ranging from 42gsm through to 70gsm.

Our plants on the both sides of the Tasman are equipped with modern and regularly serviced presses that produce quality cold-set printing. Horton Media prides itself for its highly skilled trade men and women who take the printing of each page of every publication seriously. As a result, we are the most awarded cold-set web printer in Australasia!

Horton Media’s expertise in this area makes us the first choice for clubs, churches, and special interest groups who want a greener alternative to costly gloss.

Print Finishing

At Horton Media, we recognise that most publications require immediate turn-around times. Our post press print finishing equipment allows us to stitch, trim, insert and poly-bag our customers’ printed product for immediate dispatch.

Some of our time-critical jobs require production scheduling down to the minute. From our Osako saddle stitchers with cover feeders through to our fully automated Sitma Poly-bagging equipment we can take on time-critical jobs with confidence. In most cases our automation allows us to provide overnight turn-around on publication printing. In some cases, same-day turnaround can be arranged.


Our automated mail equipment uses intelligent mailing software and provides full mailhouse capabilities. Mail services are complemented by a late model poly wrap machines and inkjet labelling printers.

Our experience in the provision of direct mail services, combined with our industry leading suite of equipment, has seen us print and mail for clients who need fast, professional and affordable print and mail solutions.

Whether your printed product requires preparation for post or courier our experienced and flexible staff can help you find an efficient solution for the delivery of your publication.

Prepress Support

At Horton Media, we recognise that professional prepress support is a critical element to producing quality publications. Our Prepress Managers in New Zealand and Australia have some of the highest reputations in their field.

Our prepress departments are able to work with designers to ensure that print ready files are optimized for the best print production possible on our presses. Whether you are visited in person or choose to work remotely, you can be assured that our prepress services are dedicated to the sort of results expected from the most-awarded cold set printer!

Our prepress services can also assist with transferring your print ready files into digital page-turning publications. Feel free to call our prepress managers to discuss.

Additional Services

Horton Media is more than “just a printer”. As a specialist supplier to our customers, we see a range of problems or issues commonly faced by our customers. Our independence means we’re able to offer unbiased, expert advice drawn from more than 100 customers from around the globe. We offer a range of additional services in various ways and our long history within the industry means that if we can’t assist we are likely to know a company who can!

From design and publishing support through to advice on freight and distribution we view ourselves as print partners and strive to assist in finding solutions to your problems.