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About Us

Print brings ideas to life, tells stories, builds businesses, guides and inspires. For 25 years we’ve been the go-to digital printing company for Ireland’s businesses, mainly we guess, because in that 25 years, our passion and awe for what can be achieved through print has never diminished.  First to market, not only in Ireland but in Europe, with the latest digital technologies, we now operate over twenty five digital printing presses, working over a vast number of substrates in large and small format, with production runs from one, to many thousand.
  • We picked up the 2014 IPA Award for the Digital Printer of The Year!
  • 100

    hardworking staff members

  • “Now that I have an idea of some of the infinite things McGowan's can produce (and some lovely samples to toy with) my head is awhirl with ideas for future projects!”

    Jenn Scott, Sales Manager, Celtic Illuminations

  • 20

    machine printers

  • We've Made Ideas happen

    brought brands to life, and printed the world in bright colours. It’s a way of life.

  • 15

    finishing machinists

  • Blending Beautiful Design

    leading-edge technology and industry innovation, we’ve lead and been at the forefront of the development of the digital print industry in Ireland.

  • We Love Printing

    What can we say? It’s in our blood. Printing is the foundation for visual communication.

    It all began 25 years ago with one ambitious man, a rare colour copier and a small shop on City Quay in Dublin.  Mal McGowan was eager to be ahead of the rest, and so began the revolution of the digital print market in Ireland. A passion for printing, a splash of innovation and 25 years of delivering the highest standards of print media ensured the growth of McGowans, and led to the company becoming Ireland’s most recognised print solutions company. 

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        Ask us why we love our jobs, and you might hear things like, “we print on over 1000 materials!” You might also be surprised to hear about our passion for creative advertising and design, or our talented team of engineers and print operator mavens.
        It takes a large cross-disciplined team of creative folk to manage Ireland’s printing.
        But hey, that’s why we love it.  
        click here to see if we have any vacancies.
        • Dublin

          85+ employees


          producing your jobs daily, and at night too!

        • Belfast

          15+ employees

          where our state of the art direct mail machine 
          lives and inserts
          over 2 million
          envelopes a year.

        • We have a strong team across2 locationswho are here to make your ideas happen

          Meet some of our team


        Click on the + signs below to read more about members of our team.

        • Mal McGowan

          Mal McGowan

          Mathematician turned digital printing pioneer.

          25 years creating one of the biggest digital printers in Europe, diversifying and expanding through investment innovation. Leader of both the pack and industry advancements, it’s a case of get it done - every time.

          When not at the helm of the printing ship, can be found hunting out the next big idea in digital print technology. 

        • Tony Roe
          Managing Director

          Tony Roe
          Managing Director

          Business leader and MD at McGowans.

          Keeps the wheels in motion, leads the direction and operations of our team of 90+.

          Seasoned print industry guerrilla fighter keeping McGowans sharp, innovative and running on full-throttle 24/7.

          When not leading the team at McGowans, is often watching GAA & football teams.

        • Brian Crawford
          MD Belfast

          Brian Crawford
          MD Belfast

          Head honcho of McGowans Belfast.

          Leading the fantastic team in Belfast to deliver sustained growth and guide McGowans towards another 25 years of success.

          Experienced business leader, former accountant, and covert to the printing way of life.

          Often spotted in the stands at Boleyn as a long suffering West Ham fan


        • Conor McDonald
          Head of Sales

          Conor McDonald
          Head of Sales

          Literally loves our customers, and makes sure they love us too.

          Dynamic, modern sales leader.

          Connects the dots of superior customer service to expert business solutions delivery, that consistently exceeds expectations. 

          Likes rugby, rugby, and a bit of rugby. 

        • Brian Fay
          Head of Operations

          Brian Fay
          Head of Operations

          Operations kingpin of McGowans, Brian is in the print game for over 25 years. 

          Constantly seeking out more efficient ways to produce product excellence every time, Brian’s attention to detail (and dirt!) is second to none in the industry.

          Addicted to technology and improving client offerings, Brian can be found glued to Formula One of a Sunday afternoon – but do not disturb!


        • Bren Farrell

          Bren Farrell

          Key business influencer and relationship builder.

          Driving sales for the McGowans group and focused on delivering innovative business solutions - he delights customers and ensures McGowans grows sustainably well into the future.

        • Maria Marnell

          Maria Marnell

          Sales superstar, narrowly escaped a Law career.

          Loves nothing more than seeing a great idea go through to completion, and making sure our clients expectations are always exceeded.

          When not in sunny Belfast, can be found jetting off to warmer climates.

        • Gillian Barry
          Graphic Designer

          Gillian Barry
          Graphic Designer

          Qualified graphic design marvel with 14 years experience. The newbie of the McGowan family, Gill is a creative whiz kid creating a strong mix of quality design with effective typography and 3D visuals.

          When she’s not busy creating eye catching designs (and listening to her girlie tunes!), she’s a busy Mum and can be found cruising about the circuit on her horses, picking up a rosette or two and nattering to the pals!

        • Brian McGinn
          Costing & Sales

          Brian McGinn
          Costing & Sales

          Pricing and sales maestro, advocate of super-service.

          10 years in McGowans looking after sales and ensuring our customers get the most value possible.

          Enjoy rugby, golf and cycling. Two of which he actually does in real life.

        • Dave Fogarty
          Pre Press & Design

          Dave Fogarty
          Pre Press & Design

          Brings the creative to life.

          22 years at McGowan’s, ensuring your beautiful designs are precisely printed. From design to prepress, McGowan’s master craftsman brings big ideas to life using leading-edge printing technology and processes.

          Notable achievements? 2 great kids.

        • Paddy Deakins
          Scheduling Manager

          Paddy Deakins
          Scheduling Manager

          Schedule Manager extraordinaire.

          13 years making sure McGowan’s deliver on time, every time. No day is the same in digital printing, and a jam-packed schedule needs best-in-class project management and scheduling strategy to keep the wheels oiled.

          Kids football coach in a former life, and now proud father of Ellen. 

        • Thomas Neville
          Production Manager

          Thomas Neville
          Production Manager

          Print production powerhouse. 

          16 years at McGowan’s printing everything from business cards to outdoor, retail to conference signage. Ensures everything that comes out of our printing presses is pristine. 

          Ringsend native, All Ireland Hurling Medal owner, and proud father of Hannah.

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            The McGowans Way

            • We love INNOVATIONS because...

              we understand to be the best, it takes investing in the best technology.

            • We enjoy OUR WORK because...

              we are passionate about making your ideas happen on a daily basis.

            • We go the EXTRA MILE because...

              we get the importance of delivering a key service which ensures you’ll come back to us every time.