Created: 13 Jul 2017  / Categories: Inspiration, Marketing

We love the Macleay Valley and want to keep it beautiful, so during the month of July we've joined millions in making a conscious effort to cutout single-use plastics for Plastic Free July!

We get excited when local businesses take a holistic approach to marketing and work with us to create marketing products that their customers can value, keep and reuse. Mainly because as a business, it's our responsibility to create positive change in our communities, for our people, and lead the way to a better future.

So in the spirit of things, here are a few of our favourite ideas for custom branded plastic-free keepsakes for any good business.

Jabiru Printing - smart packaging

Garment + Produce Bags

Aussies have put the call out for the Premiers of NSW, VIC and WA to join the rest of Australia for a national ban on single use plastic bags. Be the change and promote positivity by packaging your goods in custom branded 100% natural unbleached cotton drawstring bags. Your customers will keep and reuse them when they shop, when the travel, at the gym - you never know!

Shopper Totes + Market Bags

Give your customers something they can carry with them everywhere with reusable unbleached 100% cotton shopper totes and market bags - better yet, they might even pass them on. Available in all shapes and sizes, these essential accessories are incredibly durable. Like our drawstring bags, they can either be full colour Direct-To-Garment or screen printed so you can turn beautiful illustrations, or cheeky quotes into wearable items that your customers love to use.

Reusable Water bottles

Reusable water bottles are an absolute must, and according to the experts glass is so much better for you than plastic or aluminium. Sporting teams, schools, fashion labels, gyms, corporate offices, beauty salon - whatever it is that you do, a custom glass water bottle is not only on-trend and on-point, it's good for you and good for the environment as well!

Travel Cups

Travel mugs have come a long way from the flavour-absorbing plastic ones you used to get. Bring one of these glass eco travel cup to the café, and everyone will want to know where you got it. If you own the café, make your daily brew better for a like-minded community and offer a small discount for customers who bring theirs back! We'll put your logo on the 100% cork band for the greatest impact - and your customers will love the opportunity to help keep our rivers, coasts and oceans plastic free on a daily basis.

Experiences are the new currency of brands so take a stand for something that makes your customers daily lives better. By offering your customers meaningful and tangible keepsakes, you'll not only be empowering them to make a positive difference in the world around them, you'll make it easy for them to fall in love with your brand.

Together by making small changes, we can have a big impact on the future!



Created: 28 Jun 2017  / Categories: Branding

As small business owners, we know it can often feels like you’ve always got too much to do and it’s all urgent! Sometimes you just feel stuck on how to move forward, on where to focus your energy, on how to get clear on priorities… Most importantly, WHY do we do it to ourselves?


When it starts to get to you, take a breath, take a step back and remember a business is just a relationship. After all, that’s what humans do!

We want to connect – it’s something that comes naturally to us, but in growing our business, we forget how important it is. Too many companies miss the mark trying to improve customer satisfaction, because they lack the heart and soul customers are looking for.


What feelings do you w­­ant your brand to evoke in others? What does your business stand for that can make a difference in the quality of our lives? Knowing the answers to these questions means knowing your voice and your values. It’s the first step to being able to communicate and express them into the right look, sound and feel that customers can genuinely connect with and be loyal to for a long time.

In the words of Simon Sinek, people don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. When someone believes in your “why,” they’re more than a lead or a customer; they’ll make sure they tell everyone about you.


When it feels like you’re getting nowhere in your business, take a step back and think about the relationship your brand has with its customers. What sort of difference can you (your brand) make in your customers’ life today? Keeping this perspective can transform customers into friends and loyal supporters.

To get you started, download the Daily Action Planner we put together to help you start every day off on the right track. Let’s see what happens!



Created: 01 Jun 2017  / Categories: Branding

Founded on the rich soils along the Macleay River, we’ve been working with the region’s pioneers, entrepreneurs, and go-getters for over 39 years. From launching a new business, or creating a brochure or magazine, to making a visual impact in store, we’re a one-stop shop with expertise in communications design and print across any medium.

We’re still a family owned and operated business, and we love working with our clients, tailoring each project to create meaningful, tactile print solutions that delight the senses, each and every time.

"We’ve been working on something a little bit different of late."

… You might’ve seen we’ve been working on something a little bit different of late.  One of our goals for 2017 has been to completely overhaul the Jabiru Printing brand to better reflect who we are as a thriving family business in the beautiful Macleay Valley. So this is a sneak peek of what’s to come. We can’t wait to show it all to you when it’s done! Until then, it’s still business as usual.



Created: 01 May 2017  / Categories: Free printable, Journal

I can tell you’re a go-getter. You’re kicking goals with both feet! Yet it’s easy to lose sight of our long-term goals when we’re dealing with the million and one distractions of running a business. And family. And life! 

That’s why we’ve put together this quick daily action planner to help you out. Daily goal setting allows us to stay on track and on point, and it takes just three minutes in the morning.

Free Printable: Jabiru Printing's Daily Action Planner

Life is not about time-management, but creating a life that is absolutely fulfilling, a life of abundance that is always growing and contributing. That’s why we have a little something extra on our Daily Action Planner… Set yourself up for success by focusing on these three areas:


What is the desired result, what are you aiming for and when do you need it? It can be a long term ‘dream-big’ kind of goal, where you want to be this time next, or your priority for today or this week. Knowing what you’re working towards gives you a target to hit.


This is your ‘Why’. Visualise what reaching your goals means for you, your business, your life. Why is it so important to you? Why it is a non-negotiable? Listing your purpose is crucial to making it happen, it will give you the drive and your vision to complete your Actions.


Third is your (massive) Action Plan. Take action! Today. List three things you will do today that will move you towards your results. Don’t overthink it. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that motivation comes before action because it’s completely the other way around. Daily, consistent action fuels motivation.

Dream big!


PS. If you like this, then we definitely recommend looking up Tony Robbins’ Rapid Planning Method (RPM) which we’ve used as our inspiration for our Daily Action Planner design. RPM planning is a brilliantly straight-forward way to maximise your effectiveness and ultimately, maximise your sense of fulfillment and joy!