The History of Printabook

Established in 1995 Printabook is Canterbury's leading short run book printing and self publishing service. It is part of Microfilm Digital Print, the award-winning printing company that started life as a microfilming bureau back in the 1970s. The name Microfilm comes from our original work and although we no longer provide this service, the name stuck. For 41 years we operated from the same site in Victoria Street, Christchurch, but after the 2011 earthquakes we have now moved to 336 Durham Street, near the casino.

We have always been leaders in new technology and in 1995 we began investing in high volume digital printing equipment for the production of short run, on-demand books. This investment continues and our state-of-the art digital systems allow us to print just as many books as you need, including colour on any page. We take enormous pride in offering the best possible self published book service, including design, project management, printing and binding.