About Starleaton & DES
You may find dealing with Starleaton different from most other suppliers and we are different. Yes, we do have online ordering but you are always dealing with real people who are part of our ‘family’ culture and treat customers as members of that extended ‘family.’ Whether by phone, personal calling, at trade shows or industry events; the people you engage with are committed, passionate, capable, caring and more than ready to travel the extra mile or more with you.
This approach is not big corporate grandstanding because we act and behave like a big family, not a bureaucratic big corporation. Our growth over the years has been largely because of this attitude or, as we say: ‘You grow, we grow.’
We test all our materials for compatibility to aqueous, eco-solvent, latex and UV curable inkjet processes and for most we have downloadable ICC profiles or can create professional custom profiles for you. We take away the time consuming aspect of testing, and this ultimately saves you money by reducing waste, guaranteeing consistency and reliability of all the products offered.
Starleaton is the major distributor for equipment and consumable partners such as SEAL, Neschen, Epson, EFI VUTEk, Roland, Canon, Ricoh, Xanté, HELIXx, Heytex for Textiles, Falconboard, Brett Martin, ConVerd, Oppboga, Hahnemühle, Awagami, Breathing Colour - with new materials regularly added to our range. We have in-house roll converting which enables us to cut to order and keep costs down.
Operating as a true systems integrator, Starleaton offers the best software and colour management applications we know of from EFI, ORIS, ColorGate, X-Rite and Just Normlicht. Our people spend a lot of time overseas at trade fairs, courses and conventions, learning new technology and skills to bring back to our Australia-New Zealand customers.
We have recruited both local and international talent of the highest calibre – don’t be surprised to hear a European sounding accent alongside Aussie and Kiwi! Recently, we have committed to a government-backed training initiative we have named ‘Jump Start’ to get non-tertiary inclined students into meaningful and high technology roles that are fun and rewarding.
As Group CEO, I am very proud of what our family company has achieved since Peter’s humble home-based beginnings nearly 40 years ago. Now that DES has merged fully into Starleaton, we are quite a substantial organisation, as evinced by being the equal second largest exhibitor at PacPrint 2017. However, we will never lose sight of the fact we as a team, have grown because of you, our customers and our philosophy is still: You grow, we grow.
Our branches are in Sydney (2), Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Canberra and Adelaide, with more expansion underway. Stay tuned!
We aim to build longstanding relationships with our customers to better serve their needs. We start with a conversation to better understand your business and image requirements whatever they may be. We are happy to work with you on any project large or small.
After fully analysing your requirements, we devise a strategy to help you with your image requirements. Our extensive industry and product knowledge comes into play in creating solutions that streamline your workflow and create new revenue for your business.
We share our thoughts and ideas with you to make sure you receive all the information. This discussion is integral in providing you with creative solutions relevant to your specific business needs.
We happily arrange delivery and installation for our products and offer ongoing training and support so you feel comfortable with your new image solution. Our technical staff are only a phone call away should you have any questions. We want you to feel in charge.
A national business with warehouses in each capital city for prompt delivery with 90% of all our wide format ordered products delivered the same day or the following morning.
A full service organisation with a very strong engineering team located around the country that can help you to print. From wide to super wide printing, our dedicated team will make sure all your wide imagery needs are delivered at their best.
We don't just sell large format printers and consumables, when we sell equipment we install, train and we provide ongoing support for your business.
Achieving exact colour reproduction is not an art, it’s a science and we can help. Our colour management team is the largest and most experienced in the country. Our team supports the largest publishers, printers and packaging manufacturers around the country.
We understand the technology and can provide expert advice to all your wide format imagery and colour management needs, providing the most suitable product for the customer. And we will make it work.
We source wide format and imagery products directly from mills around the world and we convert it in Australia. We eliminate the middlemen. This means we can deliver high quality product to the user at a competitive price.
We aim to build longstanding relationships with our customers to better serve their needs. We start with a conversation to better understand your business and wide format & image requirements whatever they may be. We are happy to work with you on any project large or small.
We devise a strategy to help you with your image requirements. Our extensive industry and product knowledge comes into play in creating solutions that streamline your workflow and create new revenue for your business. We'll make sure you get the best for your color management and wide format imagery needs.
We happily arrange delivery and installation for our products, including wide format printers, and offer ongoing training and support so you feel comfortable with your new image solution. Our technical staff are only a phone call away should you have any questions. We want you to feel in charge.