Franklin Direct is an innovative and flexible management company that works closely with its customers to supply quality print, packaging and customised products whilst specialising in book production and offshore product sourcing.

After supplying the Tasmanian market successfully for many years as The Franklin Press, a print manufacturer, we saw the need to offer our customers more.

The traditional world of print has evolved with new and progressive ways of delivering your message. The digital world surrounds us more every day and to stay at the cutting edge we have evolved with it.

In 2004 we set about forging long-term relationships and strong supply chains with suppliers both in China and Australia . We rebranded our name to Franklin Direct and now are suppliers of premium print, packaging and customised products.

In 2016 we established an office in Shenzhen, China, managed by Ms Ivy Dai, and her husband Geoff. The office has six dedicated industry experts and coupled with Ivy’s years of experience, both in print and logistics, is a formidable wealth of experience and products to draw upon.

We offer every customer our extensive knowledge and experience and are dedicated to upholding a high level of quality, service and delivery.

Our motto, ‘Your Business. Our Business’ is a bold statement that we stand behind.

We welcome enquiries and hope to be of service.


We manage your print projects to meet your high expectations. We can work from supplied print-ready files or work closely with you from concept through to design, whilst advising the best production outcome.


We take pride advising and working with our customers to implement smart design elements that fully utilize the potential of their customised product labels and packaging to increase brand awareness.


We produce a wide range of customised products within Australia and abroad. We are capable of researching, procuring and delivering most products Australia-wide and enjoy working closely with our customers to make it happen.

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Meet Our Team

Nicholas Hawker
Nicholas HawkerDirector
Nicholas has over 40 years in the print industry, working as a pressman in both the USA and Australia. He has a great eye for detail and likes to think outside the box when working with customers.
David Thorne
David ThornePrepress Manager
David has over 11 years experience in the print industry. Initially hired as a graphic designer his responsibilities have grown to include, quoting, logistics, and job management.
Ivy Dai
Ivy DaiOverseas Production Manager
Ivy has 10 years experience in the print industry, having worked in sales for various factories in Shenzhen, and now runs her own factory with her husband Geoff. She also has a degree in freight and logistics and manages all of Franklin Direct’s jobs in China.

We’d Love to Hear From You, Get In Touch With Us!

Franklin Direct (Head Office)
91 Albert Road,
Moonah, Tasmania 7009.

P: (03) 6228 6130
E: sales@franklindirect.com.au