Managing Director, Gareth Roberts
Bishops Printers has been a family run business based in the water front city of Portsmouth since 1985. From humble beginnings with a a staff of just three people and a small 2-colour printer in a garage, we now employ over 180 people at our 85,000 square foot facility.
Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week we offer state of the art B2 lithographic and digital printing as well as machine and hand finishing, all underpinned with a next generation print management system.
We offer print solutions from a small batch of leaflets to thousands of brochures or reports.
In a year we print 288 million B2 sheets of paper, produce 63 million saddle stitched books, 5.4 million perfect bound books, fold 283 million sheets and post out 10.8 million items.
Always at the sharp end of the market
Our print quotations remain valid for 30 days. Over the years we've faced fluctuations, peaks and troughs and this year is no different. We continue to use our experience, our strengths and our position as a top 100 printer to avoid passing on costs where we can, and to minimise those we can't.
This is just a quick email to complement you on your staff. Until now, I have tended to use smaller printing firms in the fear that I might be treated as an insignificant customer by a large and established firm like yours. However, I've been pleasantly surprised by the care and attention given to us. Even the gentleman who drives your forklift truck in the loading bay was nice to deal with today.
I don't know much about your business at all but if part of your commercial strategy is "treat the customer as you would like to be treated" then you're onto a winner. Oh, and the printing's good too.
Andy A, Transparency Task Force
Thank you for the excellent print job on this year’s Annual. We are really happy with how it’s turned out. Making the time to come and see us, and offer some advice on how to handle the colours and layout better was really useful. It’s the publication we are most pleased with to date. I also wanted to thank you for your help and patience with getting the print files right as I know we had some problems there. Really impressed with the service.
Natasha & Jamie, Resident Marketing Team
Bishops have been fantastic over the years and have always gone the extra mile for us. I'd like to say a very big thank you to you and all the team for everything you have done to make my life just that little bit easier when producing a catalogue four times a year.
Jenny M, EA Carey
Excellent, thank you. You're a joy to deal with by the way :-)
Nick F - Trade Print Client
I really appreciate your assistance yesterday, it was so reassuring knowing we are in such good hands, and it has most certainly underlined my complete confidence in your brilliant professional service in going the extra mile to achieve the best results for your clients.
Kate M, Roots On The Web
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how impressed we are by the driver who came from Bishops today. From a customer service perspective you couldn't put a nicer man in front of your clients and he has been consistently good throughout the time we've dealt with you.
Richard L - Trade Print Client
Trusted by trade professionals
Each day we handle over 154 different print jobs for a myriad of trade customers from agencies, print management companies and print brokers through to household name customers across all sectors including theatres, venues, and football clubs. As members of the IPIA (Independent Print Industries Association), we uphold their ethics and code of practice. In December 2021, our peers in the print industry awarded us the IPIA's Recognising Excellence, Manufacturer of the Year Award.
Everything you need all under one roof
Since inception we have taken courageous and innovative steps forward to meet the needs of our growing customer base.
Our designers are on hand if you need support in creating what you need to print and our mailing house offer the final piece in the journey. Our end to end service provides a seamless solution for many.
We’ll do all of the basics right, each time, every time. We’ll deliver outstanding service, be trustworthy, open, easy to deal with people who provide great quality products that deliver value.
We’re never blasé. We appreciate that you have choice. We work hard to win your business and every order matters to us. We want you to continue to place business with us for years to come. We’ll rise to every challenge you pose so that you experience first-hand: reliability, consistency, speed and we’ll produce great work we’re proud to deliver to you.
Print that doesn't cost the earth. All our waste materials are recycled; aluminium plates, metal ink tins and plastic ink cartridges, the ink itself, paper, cardboard, plastic wrapping and even the wood from our pallets