Techspan Industrial Printing Systems supply a comprehensive range of Thermal Print Media; including: Hot & Cold Stamping Foils,  Make Readies – TSC Thermal Transfer & Thermal Direct Label Barcode printers, and a range of label printer spares, print heads & associated accessories.

Techspan is not limited to house brands, and has a large range of foil products to suit most applications, and can offer options from many different manufacturers.

Techspan manufactures an extensive range of Thermal Transfer ribbons ( TTR ), in all grades, for all label and barcode printers, in all configurations – including: Near-Edge, Wax, Wax/Resin, Full Resin. High quality high performance thermal ribbons for barcode & label printers, thermal coders, signage, graphics and, data ribbons.

We convert all Foils & Ribbons in-house using precision high speed slitting machinery. We can ‘slit’ and package to specific customer size requirements. Our TTR products can also carry your ‘private branding’.

Thermal Print Media

TSC Label Printers Limited – A division of Techspan, TSC Label Printers Limited was established to handle sales of the groups Label & Barcode products. Visit www.tsclabelprinters.co.nz


TSC has over twenty years experience as a leading manufacturer of thermal label printers. Their world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities combine to offer the best value available for thermal label printers. The TSC brand represents that our customers are receiving the most durable long-lasting label printers with the lowest cost of ownership. TSC thermal label printers are built to last, designed to meet your application needs, are affordably priced, and feature a two-year limited warranty.

TSC label printers are available as either direct thermal only or thermal transfer / direct thermal configurations. TSC printers are designed for thermal transfer printing can be run in direct thermal or thermal transfer mode. Direct thermal mode uses heat sensitive labels that darken to form barcodes, graphics and printed text as heat is applied by the printer’s print head. Direct thermal labels are suitable for short shelf life labels which are not exposed to extreme light or heat.


Techspan Group supply high technology industrial products recognized for very high quality and innovative design.

Our products provide our customers with technological, and economic advantages.


Techspan has more than 50 years combined local knowledge and experience with foil, we have people who have run foiling machines on our staff. When you need to speak with someone who understands, give us a call.

Our staff bring to our organization a wealth of experience and expertise in materials and processing technology – providing our customers with the benefit of expert applications engineering advice and product knowledge. Our strong management strategy will ensure that we continue to grow, together with our customers…

Techspan was established in January 1979. See the Techspan Group of companies website portal www.techspanonline.com

Meet the Techspan Team

Our staff are the soul of our company, and are absolutely essential to our success. Every person working within our company is an essential member of our team, with individual skills, qualifications, experience and character. We have an ongoing commitment to the professional development, personal safety and wellbeing of our staff.

I have been with the company since 1992. I am the financial director and purchasing manager for Techspan Group and sales manager for Techspan Industrial Printing Systems Limited (TIPS).

I am married to Bernadette and we have three children: Dominica, Rebeka and Isaac.

In my spare time I can be found working outside on my lifestyle block.
On the farm, we run sheep, horses, goats and chickens and we share the farm with many domestic pets as well.

I joined Techspan® in January 2017 and I am delighted to be working with a team of people who have a business ethic where there is a strong focus on service, quality and stability, something that has always been very important to me personally”

Having worked in the print finishing industry for most of my life I have seen a lot of change and progress, and although I have not moved around much I am up to speed with what the market wants and needs from their suppliers.

I have a passion for what I do, I love foil and what it can do for a product as an embellishment.

Team-member-Craig-01I have been with Techspan since 2002.

I handle technical sales covering a number of products including: thermal transfer ribbons, hot stamping foils, Pad printing consumables.

I have a beautiful young family with my partner Linda. We have three young children.

When not spending time with them, I enjoy going to see live home grown music, socializing with good mates, Grass roots rugby, weekends on the Coromandel, jamming with friends, and playing in my two piece band ‘Grub Street’

I have been with Techspan since 1980.

I have studied architectural draughting, electrical engineering, and business management.

I previously worked as an architectural draughtsman, insurance underwriter, and broker. Having lived in Perth, Western Australia for several years, I am now based in Auckland, New Zealand, and very happily married (37 years) to Maria. We have 2 adult children, 2 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and a small menagerie of animals on several acres.

I‘m passionate about our business, and I’m absolutely dedicated to the success of Techspan Group – to be the leading provider of our 5 core products. I‘m a firm believer in the power of positive thinking, and I’m extremely proud of our winning team, who work extremely hard to give exceptional quality service to our customers !

My interests include DIY, aviation, boating, good food, wine, and travel.

I joined the company in June 2014.

I work in the Auckland Thermal Transfer Ribbon manufacturing plant.

My interests include computer gaming, and spending quality time with good friends and family.

Ben joined the company in June 2013.

Ben is in charge of the production and operation of the company’s High Speed Conversion plant, in the manufacture of Thermal Transfer Ribbons.

Ben is located at the Industrial Printing Systems factory in Auckland, New Zealand.


I originally started with Techspan in 1994 and left briefly in 1998 only to return later that same year.

My role with Techspan is as the company service manager.

I am 44 years old and have 4 daughters ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old.

I’m a keen motorcyclist and my current pride and joy is a Ducati 848 superbike.

My interests include family life, motorcycles and motorcycle racing, music, travelling, good food and red wine, running and general fitness, DIY