• Dublin, Ireland
  • (01) - 685 6535
Colorman Printing

Colorman (Ireland) Limited

Established in 1959, Colorman is one of Europe’s leading full service print and packaging companies. The business has clients in Ireland, UK, Europe, and America. Using modern technology and e-procurement, print management solutions are delivered to customers, tailor made to suit their requirements.

Starting as a silk screen printing company, there is now a large suite of lithographic presses, book binding, carton manufacturing, secure printing and digital print facilities.

The main objectives was to reduce the print excess and to establish a one system quote to delivery.  Another project objective was to establish a structured corrective approach for reprints and complaints with a view to applying root cause analysis and improving standardised procedures.

The key challenges were identified as follows:

  • – Print excess
    – Labour Recovery
    – One system – quote to delivery
    – Quality – complaints & reprints

Key changes were implemented to improve communication within the company.  A monthly Steering Committee was set up to review KPIs, project progress, identify bottlenecks and implement the necessary changes.


As a result of completing this course, Colorman reported a number of results.  The excess print has been reduced.  The labour recovery is now measured and presents a huge opportunity for the business. One System quote to delivery requires ownership and leadership to make this happen.

A structured corrective approach for reprints and complaints has standardised procedures and should yield better results.

Colorman print colours