Sydney finishing firm wins Graphic Bookbinding clients with ex-Chippendale perfect binder

The Girraween, Sydney-based trade finisher has spent the past few months breathing new life into the 1995 Wohlenberg Cityline 4000.

Managing director Ryan Trevathan did most of the work himself, along with some help from an electrician and an engineer.

He said that End Print had already picked up “around four” clients from Graphic Bookbinding, the Sydney trade house hobbled by a recent break-in.

“We don’t advertise – it’s mostly word of mouth,” said Trevathan.

He said it had so far been easy to fill perfect binding capacity. ” I have had printers ringing me, saying they are sending work to Melbourne, Brisbane, the ACT.”

The news follows the recent claims by Melbourne trade firm The Bindery that it is looking at setting up in Sydney following the Graphic Bookbinding break-in.

On 13 September, staff at Kingsgrove-based Graphic Bookbinding came in to find the company had been broken into and vandalised. The greatest damage had been dealt to its finishing equipment, which had been run into with a forklift.

Chippendale Printing was liquidated in June this year, with up to 200 staff losing their jobs.

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