About Ligare

Ligare provides specialised, integrated and environmentally friendly printing solutions and value-added services across Australia and New Zealand. Offering world class pre-press, printing and binding facilities, the business is an Australasian leader in the printing of short to medium size book and journal runs. We support our operation with industry best people and retain the strong customer service and flexibility for on-time delivery upon which our business was founded.

Our market sectors include:

  • Legal
  • Professional
  • Education
  • Trade
  • Business
  • Government
  • Self-publishing

Ligare's representatives and technical support department can help you choose the best options for the outcomes you desire.

Ligare is a softcover printer, hardcover printer, journal printer, digital book printer; offset book printer, short-run magazine printer, legal book and legal sheet printer.

Since 1979 Ligare has been widely recognised as a knowledgeable and reliable book and journal printer and binder. Ligare can take the electronic file you supply and produce a publication to your required specifications from beginning to end.

Ligare's goal has always been to build long term relationships with our customers by listening, understanding and wherever possible exceeding our customer needs. We believe that our success can be traced directly to the good working relationships we strive to achieve with our customers by providing uncompromising service and quality.

Ligare is committed to working towards a better environment by reducing both our carbon footprint and reducing waste, as well as working with our suppliers to use paper from sustainable forests as well as other products which reduce the negative impact on the environment.

Specialist book printer

Mission statement

Ligare believes that it is essential to provide quality printed publications to our customers at responsible prices, in an effective, efficient, timely and co-operative manner, and to do so in a safe and harmonious workplace.

It is our aim to reward and develop our employees with security and financial benefits by providing all Ligare employees with the opportunity to develop their skills, abilities and potential in a safe working environment.

Everyone at Ligare is committed to lessening the environmental impact of printing and binding by such measures as: recommending paper stocks which come from sustainable forests; using vegetable-based inks; implementing environmental manufacturing policies beyond compliance.


Ligare's history

Ligare is Latin for ?bind? which indicates Ligare?s origins as a bindery to the printing industry. In 1979 Richard Celarc, Ligare?s current Executive Chairman, was one of the founding partners of the bindery in Sydney. Over the subsequent 30 years one building grew to five buildings joined together, and one case-binding line grew to a plant which now offers: Bindery & Printing

  • case-binding and hand-finishing;
  • two integrated paperback binding lines;
  • mono and two colour offset sheet presses;
  • 3 web offset presses; digital sheet printers;
  • digital web printer;
  • a mailing service and warehousing facilities.

Today Ligare is still growing, and have recently moved to new premises on Auckland's North Shore. The Ligare Digital Print Facility has now been established in a new space in the main plant with an increased digital printing and binding soltuions capacity.

In May 2007 Knox Investment Partners joined Ligare to support the new phase of growth the company is now experiencing. Knox supports the company?s values of supplying the best quality production, customer service excellence, cost-effective processes which help deliver a customer-oriented pricing policy, timely delivery, commitment to the environment and safe and supportive working environment for its employees.

Ligare is now a member of OPUS Print Group.


Contact Ligare Book Publishing
A proud member of Opus Logo