About Us

In today’s crowded communications environment, the first objective is to be noticed. It’s often a difficult task given the inherent limitations of the print medium. However with judicious use of print embellishment techniques, your image will leap off the page with vivid colour, texture and dimension.

Lorimier has been bringing print to life through foil stamping and embossing since 1876 and more recently through laminating, all over and spot varnishing and pattern gluing.

The Lorimier team has a wealth of experience in the art of print embellishing and is supported by the latest, state of the art equipment. Over many years Lorimier has earned a reputation for quality of workmanship and personalized service. I hope you find this website useful and informative.

Please feel free to contact us for further information or to discuss your individual print embellishment needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Peter Johnston
Managing Director

The History of Lorimier

Reuben Lorimier founded R.Lorimier & Co. in 1876. 

In so doing became the pioneer of print embellishment in Melbourne.

He was born in London in 1843 where he learned the craft of gold stamping from his father to whom he was apprenticed. At the age of 25 he travelled to New York where he gained valuable experience working with several leading publishers.

After nine years in New York, Reuben Lorimier voyaged to Australia to set up a gold stamping business in Selbourne Chambers, Collins Street, Melbourne.


He moved the business to Lincoln Street, Richmond in 1889 where operations continued until the business was sold to Felix Levey in 1912.

After the Second World War, one of Felix Levey’s daughters, Odette and her husband Alf Wilks took over the business and continued foil stamping and embossing operations at Laity Street, Richmond until 1985 at which time it was sold to Bruce Johnston.

Ongoing growth of the business necessitated a move to 404 George Street, Fitzroy in 1992 and again to its current premises at 59 Sheehan Road, Heidelberg West in 2003. In 2008 Lorimier was acquired by Bruce Johnston’s nephew Peter Johnston under the name of Lorimier Pty. Ltd.


True to its pioneering heritage, Lorimier was the first in Australia to install an MGI Jetvarnish Digital Inkjet spot UV varnishing machine. This coupled with the acquisition of the latest Autobond Thermal Laminator, significantly broadened the print embellishment services offered by Lorimier.

In July 2012 Lorimier acquired Gumming and Varnishing Services, further adding to its already comprehensive range of services.

In July 2015 Lorimier acquired Apex Goldstamping, completing the full spectrum of print and promotional item services.

With its extensive array of equipment combined with a team of highly skilled and vastly experienced machine operators and office staff, Lorimier is ideally positioned to look after your print embellishment needs.

Throughout its long history Lorimier has built and maintained an enviable reputation for quality of work, honesty, reliability and genuine concern for its customers, suppliers and employees.