About us

Our journey began in 1995...

Shane & Sharon Devlin founders of Graphix Explosion (2)

1995 - Shane and Sharon Devlin create Graphix Explosion in the basement of their New Plymouth home

2002 - Vision Print Hawera is purchased to provide a Taranaki-wide print service

2003 - Aries Print purchase is completed. Graphix Explosion now employs ten staff working across two sites

2008 - Shore Print Hawera is bought from the retiring owners. The newly expanded company moves to new premises and rebrands as Graphix Explosion Hawera

2010 - The New Plymouth branch moves in to purpose built offices at 254 Devon Street West and installs the latest Fuji Xerox c1000 digital printing press. This is the only one in the region and gives our clients access to the highest quality digital printing currently available in New Zealand

2011 - Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Awards, Graphix Explosion recognised in two categories:

  • Branding and Marketing Award - Commended
  • Medium Business Award - Highly Commended

2012 - Purchase completed of Plan Copy New Plymouth. This increases Graphix Explosion's product range which now includes:

  • large format colour scanning
  • large format printing and laminating
  • printing on to canvas
  • pull-up display banners for trade shows and exhibitions

2014 - PublishMe is bought from the retiring owners. We can now offer a full book design and printing service for writers  who want to self-publish their work.
Full details are available at the PublishMe website :

2014 -
At the Westpac Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Graphix entered four categories  and were awarded in each one.

  • Brand Marketing, Design and Technology Excellence - highly commended
  • Service Industry Excellence - highly commended
  • Medium Business Excellence - highly commended
  • Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence – commended

2015 - Graphix completes a major equipment upgrade by installing two, top-of-the-line Fuji Xerox Versant digital printing presses. This means the highest quality printing currently available in New Zealand is available in New Plymouth.
A large format plan printer is also added to provide a broad range of printing and scanning options and a while-you-wait

service on plan printing


Our philosophy
Shane Devlin, 'While growing Graphix Explosion we have always tried to keep the small business feel. What matters to us is building relationships, listening to and learning from you, our clients, and giving you the best products and services we can."

Please consider the following before deciding to use us for your next print project...

  • Right first time and on time guarantee
    If you are unhappy with the end product, or if we make a mistake, it becomes our top priority to replace the job at our expense.

  • No hidden costs
    You'll know exactly how much the job will cost before you place your order.

  • Highest quality printing guaranteed
Two Versant 2100 digital presses from Fuji Xerox. Currently the highest quality digital printing presses available in New Zealand. At the time of writing we are the only company in the Lower North Island with these presses. If quality is important to you we'll give you exactly that.


Graphix Explosion new plymouth day(copy)
254, Devon Street West,
New Plymouth 4310
Tel: 06 758 3247
GE Hawera 350 x 313
41, Princes Street,
Hawera 4610
Tel: 06 278 9199

About Us

The Graphix Explosion story began in a  New Plymouth basement in 1995...

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New Plymouth
254 Devon Street West
New Plymouth 4310
New Zealand

Mon - Fri 8am - 5 pm
41 Princes Street
Hawera 4610
New Zealand

Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30 pm