Publishing Division Services


Ligare Australia was established in 1979 by Richard Celarc. Based in Sydney, Ligare provides specialised, integrated and environmentally friendly printing and value add business solutions across Australia.

Offering world class pre press, printing, binding, warehousing and integrated fulfilment, the business is a trans-Tasman leader in the short to medium size book and journal runs. It became the foundation company of the Group in May 2007.

In October 2007, Ligare Australia acquired the assets of local Sydney company, Southwood Press.

McPherson Printing Group

MPG is a major diversified printing company operating nationally from two production facilities at Mulgrave and Maryborough in Victoria, offering digital and conventional printing and finishing

MPG is one of Australia's leading producers of books, offering a wide range of integrated products and services to publishers and commercial print users. MPG's business specialises in short-run, medium and long-run book production with its in-house finishing making it a recognised leader within the industry throughout Australia. Able to service a variety of markets, MPG utilises both conventional and digital print technologies for mono and colour book production efficiently across a full range of run lengths. It also offers a range of related services in the production and distribution of loose-leaf products, journals, newsletters and technical manuals.

MPG services a variety of customers including major domestic and international book publishers, directory and professional reference information publishers, magazine and periodical publishers, corporate/industrial catalogue and manual publishers, customers in the automotive and horse racing industries and other specialised users.

Virtual Tour

The printing of Professional publications encompasses loose leaf manuals, journals and practitioner text books. They are dynamic publications that are regularly updated and re-released to reflect changes in legislation and other content. Educational publications consist of texts for the primary school, secondary school and higher education sectors, as well as scientific, medical, technical and scholarly journals.