About Us2018-07-12T06:06:44+00:00

Why Franklin Direct

Franklin Direct is a print management company specialising in book production and offshore product sourcing.

After spending most of the last 20 years as The Franklin Press, a  print manufacturer, we saw the need to offer our customers more. The world of print is evolving, and to stay at the cutting edge we had to evolve with it. In 2012, we changed our name to Franklin Direct and set about forging strong relationships with suppliers in China and Australia, with a focus on book production, and the ability to offer our customers a high quality product at a commercially viable price. We also work closely with authors to bring their vision to life, from the planning stages through to factory visits by our representatives.

These relationships have allowed us to expand our capabilities to other print related fields, such as packaging and product sourcing. In 2016 we established an office in Shenzhen, China, operated by Ms Ivy Dai, and her husband Geoff. Ivy has over 10 years experience in the print industry along with her degree in freight and logistics, while Geoff has worked in the print manufacturing industry for over 10 years.

Our motto, ‘Your Business. Our Business’ is a bold statement that we stand behind. With a wide range of services, and an increased emphasis on customer service, we are here to work with you, we are here to work for you.

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.