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The CopyPress is a design, print and book production company situated in Nelson, New Zealand.

For independent authors, we offer a unique, custom-designed service. We take your manuscript, or print-ready book, right through the production process, including editing, design, proofing, printing and binding, and offer a bespoke marketing and distribution package.

For New Zealand businesses and our local Nelson community, we offer a quality and cost-effective design, print and finishing service. We produce business cards, brochures, flyers, stationery, posters, labels, and plans, as well as bespoke invitations, gift cards, calendars, reports, presentations and much more!

For independent authors and book-lovers alike, our online bookshop is a great place to buy books written by New Zealand authors. ​Our selection includes hunting stories, novels, poetry, family and regional history, social commentary, children’s books, cookbooks, biographies, guidebooks and many others.

Dave and Philippa MacManus
Our Story

When Kerry Walker founded The CopyPress in 1993, it was a small print shop producing a few memoirs and family histories for local authors, as well as printing and photocopying for the local community and Nelson businesses.

Ten years later, Dave and Philippa MacManus took over the business, and fifteen years after that we have eight employees, five print engines, and state of the art binding and finishing equipment. In 2014, we moved from our small shop in Stoke to our current premises in Annesbrook, giving us the means to thrive and grow, while still being convenient for local business and visitors to the city.

The CopyPress has gone from being a simple printer of books to providing full publishing services for independent authors and small publishers.

At last our count, we had produced over 1,000 book titles and have a growing list of authors who receive regular royalty payments. Some authors make thousands of dollars a year from royalties alone, suggesting a greater acceptance of self-published books in bookshops. The CopyPress is proud to offer New Zealand’s most comprehensive self-publishing package.

The commercial print side of the business has also gone from strength to strength, with the company providing services to the top of the south, as well as farther afield.

The CopyPress is now the go-to choice for many of Nelson’s businesses and community groups for their printing needs. With an experienced design, print and finishing team, and the latest equipment, we can produce top-quality printed material such as business cards, flyers, brochures, and more, in a time- and cost-efficient manner.

By supporting us, your local choice, you help us to support local causes. Where we can, we are happy to help out with sponsorship and discounted rates for sports teams, charities and many other good causes.

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