custom publications

Together we can create beautiful and unique publications

The Incredible


Let’s face it. Getting what you want doesn’t happen very often. Seeing your vision down in a visual way with drawings, design, photographs, and creative copy. Our custom publications really do deliver all this. No BS. We know what you mean because we have probably been there and done it. It would be great to chat and find out what you need.

Gorgeous Design

We take pride in developing engaging publications that look good. We design with your organisations logo and branding in mind.

Take control

Fully Explained

We take your expertise and deliver an easy to read format. The combination of text, drawings, images and layout makes your publication come to life.

Build Anything

Technical Manuals, Staff Handbooks, Field Guides and Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures, Safety and Emergency Checklists


A6 waterproof

  • 120 pages
  • 80+ drawings and images
  •  Top bound

a5 gloss paper

  • 180 pages
  • 150+ drawings and images
  •  Side bound


  • 40 pages
  • 30+ drawings and images
  •  Top bound

What Our Customers Are Saying


We have over 1000 stock drawings and images available. These are mostly technical type drawings in the area of rigging, rope rescue, swiftwater whitewater, alpine/glacier and canyoning including:

  • Knotcraft
  • Equipment
  • Water hazards and rescue
  • Abseiling
  • Ascending
  • Anchors
  • Pitch rigging and setup
  • Belaying
  • Lowering
  • Raising/Pulley systems
  • Communication
  • Directionals
  • Stretchers
  • Forces

A drawing is a 2D object that is usually a single object that is represented digitally using Adobe Illustrator.

A single drawing can also be multi-stage sequence of a simple object. A good example of this would be tying a knot. It may a 3 or 4 step sequence however we consider this one drawing for the purpose of any proposals.

We try to give you value for money and wish to work with you to get your ideas and concepts into reality. Feel free to contact us and chat about your ideas.

For Custom 20 you own the PDF print ready version of the document.

For Custom 50 you own the PDF print ready version of the document supplied and the JPGs of the new drawings.

For Custom Unlimited you own the PDF print ready version of the document supplied, the JPGs of the new drawings supplied, and the new native format files e.g. Indesign and Illustrator files.

All stock drawings and images are owned by OTE rescue. You are licensed to use the drawings and images as part of your own publications. You are not able to resell the stock drawings and images individually. Note: as part of Custom Unlimited you will be supplied JPGs of the stock drawings and images as part of the packaged Indesign file.

You would retain the ownership of any material you supply such as words, images and drawings.

We have an editing guru Nola who is great to work with. She can help you with spelling, grammar, structure and keeping a consistent voice throughout your publication.

There is quite a bit to think about when taking your publication to print and we can take care of it for you. We will work with you to get your specifications sorted (e.g. size, paper, binding) ready for a quote. We then go through proofing, print approval, and printing. If you live locally we highly recommend you turn up on the day of printing to check everything is coming out as you expected. Note: we use a Christchurch, New Zealand based printer.

Often the thing that makes the best publications are the photos. This could be gear, people and landscapes. If you have a number of different shots you need then our legendary photographer Matt can come to your location and get the shots you need. He will be in touch before shooting to plan out what you need and the best approach. As well as taking the photos there is post-production work on Photoshop or Lightroom to get the best result possible for you. Check out Matts work here

Contact us

Leave us some details and we will get back to you soon. Look forward to hearing from you

7 ways to make your safety information more engaging for staff.

A few years ago I started up an adventure tourism company. Before we could operate I had to create a safety management plan (for an audit). I spent many days crafting a wonderful plan. Now I needed to get this information into a format that our staff would love to use. It’s easy for the plan to sit in a set of folders on the office wall or on your computer. If you ask staff to read it, then expect a glazed over look. So, how do you make sure this information is in the hands of your staff when the rubber meets the road? You need to have staff buy into implementing safety in your organisation. Here are 7 ways to get you started on engaging your staff with safety management plans.