Who we are

For the last 27 years I have worked for leading print media manufacturers, supplying consumables to the wide format print industry. Print is my passion.

One of my growing concerns however is the high volume of plastic advertising waste that is sent to landfill. Printed campaigns that are only up for a short period of time are languishing in landfill for hundreds of years.

Being “green” has become more than just a trend. It’s a necessity if we want to create a sustainable future.

I started Kirbyco with the goal of enabling print converters and media buyers to choose green products that are less impactful on the environment while still delivering high quality, cost effective visual communication campaigns.

But I wanted to do more than just supply PVC- free films. In order to offer a true sustainable solution, products needed to have zero impact on the environment after use.

This is the value of Kirbyco. Not only do we supply green print media, we have implemented a product stewardship scheme to take our products back at the end of their life and recycle them right here in NZ.

We are leading the charge to print differently.

Denise Kirby – Founder

It's time to print differently

It’s time to print differently

How many advertising posters, point of sale and promotional graphics does your business use each year?

Do you know what material your printer is using?

If your promotional campaigns are being printed on PVC film or other plastic substrates, once your campaign is over all that material goes straight to landfill where it creates an enduring problem in the environment.

A PVC print takes over 500 years to degrade, can’t be recycled and leaches out chemicals and additives into the environment.

Imagine….. every print campaign you have ever done is still out there breaking down in landfill and will be for hundreds of years to come.

If you want to improve your green credentials and do your part in building a sustainable future, now is the time to print differently.

The solution is

ZERO is an initiative developed by Kirbyco and is the first true ZERO WASTE print media solution in the wide format print industry.

ZERO is a range of print media films that are free of PVC and its associated contaminants. ZERO offers high quality printing and performance, and unlike traditional media, can be fully recycled right here in New Zealand.

ZERO also represents our product stewardship programme. When your print campaign is over, we will arrange to have your media collected or you can courier or drop it to us for recycling. No amount is too big or too small. It is that easy and this way you can be confident your material will end up in the right place.

Not only is our media recycled, it is turned into products that also have a positive impact on the environment and contribute towards sustainability.

By choosing ZERO you will be able to significantly reduce your media waste and do your part to save the planet one print at a time!