This is us

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.

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.

Our Promise

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.

History & Values

From a small shop and single press on Hayling Island to becoming one of the country’s top 100 printers.


Why Print Matters

Nothing beats that tangible feel and smell of printed material.

Why Print Matters

Why Mailing Matters

Research has shown repeatedly that we are more likely to engage with a physical object.

Why Mailing Matters


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