Publishing Division

Production and distribution of published publications including electronic delivery of online material, regional production of professional educational and trade books,journals,loose leaf and manuals.

Core Customers:

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Major global publishers of educational, trade, legal, accounting and taxation publications

Core Products:

  • Books
  • Journals
  • Manuals
  • Loose-leaf publications
  • Binders

Core Services:

  • Design & prepress
  • Web & sheet-fed printing (offset and digital)
  • Binding (Perfect, burst, section sewing, wiro, saddle stich and hard cover case binding)
  • Shrink wrapping & banding
  • Bulk mailing & distribution
  • Digital asset management / content management
  • Back catalogue fulfilment
  • Warehousing & inventory management

Publishing DNA

Regional Specialisation

Unmatched ability to offer local, regional and global customers fully integrated communciation solutions

Specialised Products & Experience

The Publishing Division is integral to the publishing cycle of the professional,educational and trade publishers. It provides digital and offset printing as well as ancillary business services and communciation solutions including digital asset management, content management, back-catalogue fulfilment, direct to consumer distribution and warehousing, variable data and intelligent mailing.

Fast Turnaround / Short Runs

Division operations are flexible to suit both short and medium run titles with rapid turnaround available for local customers; as well as providing print and fulfil-on-demand services. Our Maryborough facilities are also capable of producing medium to long run titles.

Regional Solutions

Our innovative regional solution provides OPUS with the ability to handle all business services and communication solutions for the Asia-Pacific Region, from on-demand digital printing in Australia to long run offshore printing in Asia where lead times allow.

Our offer spans the entire book printing spectrum, from mono to full colour and short-run to long-run requirements. The Group has established strategic alliance partnerships with a number of printers in complementary geographies. These partnerships allow OPUS to offer print-on-demand and distribute and print services in these countries and to surrounding regions.

OPUS has also recently completed a strategic alliance agreement with content management company MTC in the Philippines, who is a leader in the field of content solutions. This will enable OPUS to provide a range of electronic content services to OPUS customers including the conversion of traditional products, electronic versioning, eBook/ePub creation as well as app solutions.

OPUS has further extended its strategic alliances to include Clays in the United Kingdom and The Sheridan Press in North America as part of the Content Delivery Alliance (CDA) which extends the ability of OPUS Group to service global and Asia-Pacific region customers.

Government

Secure Government communication requirements including document production, web hosting, electronic fulfilment, call centre, warehousing and logistics for the Australian Federal Government, State Governments and Local Councils.

OPUS has specialist capabilities producing highly confidential, timely and security-sensitive work. Staff and facilities are security screened by the Australian Security Vetting Service and the Department of Defence.

Core Customers:

Australian Federal Government Departments, Authorities, National Organisations, State Governments and Local Councils.

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Core Products:

  • Statutory documents
  • Official reports
  • Informational publications
  • Official forms & certificates
  • Public awareness campaign material
  • Point of sale items
  • Highly confidential documents

Core Services:

  • Design & prepress
  • Web & sheet-fed printing
  • Digital & variable data printing
  • Binding (Perfect, section sewing, saddle stitch, comb and wiro binding)
  • Shrink wrapping & banding
  • Bulk mailing & distribution
  • Digital asset management / content management
  • Warehousing & inventory management
  • Call centre services & E-commerce
  • Secure print facilities

Government DNA

Scale, Security and Location

Large scale communication and logistics capabilities (based in Canberra) combined with high level government security

Security Printing and Binding

As an integral part of servicing the Australian Federal Government and related Departments is to ensure security, confidentiality and a fast turnaround service, OPUS produces a broad array of items using digital and offset printing. Division capability includes the largest digital print facility in the Canberra region combining both reel fed mono and sheet colour. OPUS also offers a comprehensive range of finishing options, undertaken in-house, including perfect binding, comb binding, section sewing, wiro binding and plastic coil binding. Operating the largest digital print facility in Canberra, Canberra-based OPUS staff are security screened by the Australian Security Vetting Service and the Department of Defence.

Quality, Reliability & Proven Systems Infrastructure

To be a major supplier to the Australia Government, a full scale operation and proven systems are critical as contracts are often awarded over a supplier’s reputation and track record. In the Canberra region, OPUS has one of the most impressive production capabilities and warehousing operations, ISO 9001 certification for print production, ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems, and our companies have been servicing government clients for over 50 years.

Business Services

The OPUS business services model combined with IPALM ®, enables the efficient and seamless content creation to consumption for government departments and agencies. OPUS provides a bridge for traditional supply chain to digital supply chain allowing government customers to create, publish, produce, deliver and manage content. For example, a large government agency uses the OPUS proprietary IPALM ® system for web development, online ordering and transaction management, print, warehousing and distribution and real-time e-commerce.

The Division also specialises in Bulk Document Management and Publication Sales, which allows customers to outsource the end-to-end sales process for individual copies of publications including ordering, payment and delivery to the end consumer. These services involve the secure storage and distribution of documents and, where required, print on demand replenishment services. Orders and payments are processed through a dedicated call centre and website – managed by OPUS.

Warehousing & Inventory Management

OPUS is also an accredited bulk mail partner with Australia Post and operates one of Canberra’s largest mail houses. It provides standard envelope mail services including envelope printing, automated folding and inserting. It also provides plastic wrapping, in line addressing, post code separation and automated bundle wrapping. Additionally, non-standard mail services involving collating, inserting, onserting and processing by hand are available. As part of the end-to-end mailing solution, OPUS also provides returned mail processing services.

OPUS provides two forms of warehousing and fulfilment services to its government customers:

  1. Bulk document management, which assists customers in the orderly stock management of documents and publications, including storage and distribution of physical and electronic content, and
  2. Publication sales, which allows customers to outsource the end-to-end sales process for individual copies of publications including online ordering, payment and delivery to the end consumer.

These services involve the secure storage of documents and, where required, print-on-demand replenishment services. Orders and payments are processed through IPALM ®, a dedicated call centre and/or website.