Established in 1959, COLORMAN is one of Europe’s leading full service print and packaging companies

Printing & packaging specialists


We have a wide customer base including clients in the UK, Europe, America and Ireland. Through the use of modern technology and e-procurement we deliver a print management solution to our customers, tailor-made to suit their requirements.

Technology driven solutions


So much has changed in the print industry since we first began. We started as a silk screen printing company. Now we have a large suite of lithographic presses, book binding, carton manufacturing, secure printing and digital print facilities in our 200,000sq ft campus.

Strong customer care


What hasn’t changed is our approach to innovation and customer service. Our customers are our first priority and that in turn leads to us constantly improving, reducing inefficiencies and delivering on-time... every time.


We have worked with leading Irish and international clients since we set up in 1959. Our customers are among the world's largest and most successful Medical Device, IT and Pharma companies. They put their trust in us to deliver, and that's exactly what we do.

Our Journey So Far

Our Journey So Far

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

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Our Journey so far

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Irish Silkscreen (Colorman) was established in 1959 as a Silk Screen printing company specialising in Point of Sale material and hoarding posters employing 3 people.

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We bought our first sheet-fed printing press and switched to Lithographic printing.

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Colorman became one of Ireland's leading general colour commercial printers employing 50 people serving the growing advertising industry.

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We expanded our premises from 15,000sq feet to 30,000sq feet.

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After a name change, Irish Silkscreen became known as Colorman and purchased two 8-colour presses.

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Colorman got our first IT technical manual contract with a multi-national company and began shipping product throughout the whole of Europe. More contracts were to follow.

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We built a state of the art new studio on our existing campus.

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We purchased a 5 colour press and were employing 100 people.

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We first obtained ISO 9001 certification.

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Following the death of our founder, Bob Burke, the management team bought the company and it continues to be Irish-owned and managed to this day.

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We obtained the ISO standard: ISO 9001:2000.

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Colorman began supplying folding cartons to the pharmaceutical and medical device sector.

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Digital printing arrives in Colorman with our first digital press.

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We opened our secure print facility and began producing cards for the IT and FMCG sectors.

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We obtained the ISO standard : ISO27001

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Woodberry Packaging Acquires Colorman [read more].

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  • We currently employ over 200 people.
  • So much has changed over the years in print, but we have always stood by our values of excellent customer service, innovation and efficiencies for all.
  • We invite you to visit us at our secure printing campus. Come and see for yourself how our investment in technology, our constant innovation and our range of solutions makes Colorman your ideal printing and packaging partner.

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Technology driven solutionsTechnology Driven Solutions

We have taken printing to the next level. Innovation and investment in technology are key drivers of our success, and therefore our delivery to our trusted and valued customers. We spend time analysing how we can continually improve efficiencies and pre-empt our client's needs, leading to a better end-result for our customers.

Complete Print Solution ProviderComplete Print Solution Provider

We provide a wide range of print and packaging solutions from digital print to secure print & plastic card manufacturing; from healthcare fulfilment to print enhancements. We are unrivalled in the level of solutions that we provide. We are a complete print solutions provider to many leading Irish and global corporate companies. All our projects are supported by our total quality system, our world-wide logistics and fulfilment services as well as secure, customised, data management.

Customer PortfolioCustomer Portfolio

Colorman has received many prestigious customer awards from the world’s leading IT and Pharma companies We respect our customers confidentiality and choose not to promote our business relationship with our customers publicly, however we would be more than happy to explain what is unique about Colorman and what makes our customers recognise us as a key supplier to them.

Quality Certifications OverviewQuality Certifications Overview

Colorman (Ireland) Limited first obtained the ISO 9000 certification in 1991 through the elimination of waste and the documentation of all processes. There have been many upgrades to the original certification and in 2004 Colorman (Ireland) Limited was officially registered to the new ISO standard: ISO 9001:2000.

Strong Customer FocusStrong Customer Focus

We are a big company with personal values. Our company is owner-managed and independent which means our top priority is and always will be our customers. Attention to detail, stringent brand control, on-time delivery and reliability are cornerstones of our service levels.

We care about what you care about We care about what you care about

Since 1959, when we started printing hoarding posters for the advertising market, we have listened to our customer's needs. Stringent corporate brand protection is paramount to our customers. Client confidentiality is another, we don't promote our brand based on your brand. We are always looking at innovation to support our client's needs, for example, increased contamination control (for pharmaceuticals) and packaging design enhancements (for FMCG).

Key account management teamKey account management team

As a customer of Colorman, you get a dedicated account management team. Our corporate management team provides project management and through the use of our online web portal, you can contact us immediately. From one copy to a million, we can print your products efficiently and on time.

Cost-effective solutionsCost-effective solutions

We provide a flexible approach to costing and work closely with our account customers to provide the best service, best product at the best price. We listen carefully to understand our client so we can then put together a customised solution and solve problems unique to your company.

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