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‌we make it easy for you to print more and earn more.

Discover what a great print and mailing partner we are!

It’s reassuring to know that Bishops Printers is trusted by the trade. Seventy percent of our customers are trade clients just like you who have chosen Bishops for our value, discretion and reliability.

It’s important to us that you feel you’re in safe hands, expecting quality print that’s on budget and delivered right on time.

We’re actually the largest B2 sheet-fed print business in Europe, but don’t let the scale of our operation put you off. You might be surprised to learn that our average order value is less than £1000. We’re still a family run firm, so whatever the size of your print or mailing requirement you will be well looked after by your account manager, supported by our 30-strong commercial team. We’ve grown because we do a lot more than simply put ink on paper. We do all we can to protect your reputation and make your life easier. Your customers won’t know we produced their fabulous print unless you tell them.


top reasons why trade clients choose to work with us: 1

Fast quotations back to you within 2 hours


Consistently competitive prices you can rely on, regardless of how busy we are


Reliable delivery and quality so you can trust us with your reputation


Our paper supply is guaranteed because we buy direct from the mill


Flexible, fast and responsive turnaround even over weekends and holidays


Domino numbering for easy tracking and traceability


Everything you need all under one roof including laminating, die-cutting, perfect, PUR and stitch binding


Money-saving mailing fulfilment, postage and storage solutions for your customers


Back-up that is second to none ensuring you’re always well looked after, whatever the size of your print or mailing requirement

10 We make it nice and easy for you to print more and earn more

We make it easy for you to print more and earn more

Our speciality We’re experts in anything stitched, perfect or PUR bound. Our 3 stitching lines (each capable of stitching 4000 books per hour), in-house perfect binding and fantastic prepress team make us the first choice for magazines, brochures, booklets, catalogues and programmes. Presentation folders are another speciality. We make it easy for you with a choice of 10 standard templates available to download for free from the resources section of our website. Our presses

Colour accuracy, capacity and speed are delivered by our 9 presses, all of which are industry leading Heidelbergs. We can print over 1 million sheets of paper every 24 hours, and our investment in Inpress Control means you get perfectly reproduced and consistent images on every job. Unusually, the average age of a Bishops’ press is only 3 years old, which means we can give you the reliable, consistent quality your customers expect, at a competitive price.

Our paper

Our house stock has been selected for its sharpness, whiteness and smoothness. Perfect for the high-end brochures, catalogues, magazines, folders and inserts that we’re known for. Please ask for a paper sample pack – we’ll be happy to send you one. Your peace of mind matters to us. Because we buy the vast majority of our stock direct from the mill in Finland, and hold a significant amount on site, you can be reassured that whatever turbulence there may be in the UK paper market you are guaranteed consistency of product. What’s more, the turnaround times for your print and mailing projects will not be affected. In-house Finishing

It’s all under one 85,000 sq ft roof! Bring your customers’ print projects to life with specialist finishes for stunning results. Lamination; forme cutting on Bobst or cylinder for folders and special shapes; machine folder make-up; saddle stitch and perfect (PUR) binding as well as hand finishing from our 15-strong team.


We handle approximately 33,000 deliveries every year, including at least 20 on a daily basis to central London. Most are delivered for free using our own fleet of 10 unmarked 7.5 and 18 tonnes vehicles, and to protect your client relationship all of our packaging and delivery notes are unbranded. Need a direct Look no further. Our sister company, The Mailing mail solution? People, is located less than a mile away from our Portsmouth factory in a 35,000 sq ft facility. It makes us an easy and convenient, in-house solution for tight direct mail deadlines, especially when combined with our roundthe-clock, 363 days a year print operation. Involve The Mailing People at the concept stage of your direct mail design and they will work with you to develop mailing collateral that is cost effective, makes the most of your creativity and delivers optimal returns on investment for your customers. And the best bit? Their expert advice is free. IN ASSOCIATION WITH OUR SISTER COMPANY:


Our capability in detail – our plant list

Screen PTR 8900 Z MAL B1 platesetter for computer-to-plate output (x 2) Heidelberg Prinect v16 Printready JDF workflow system Enfocus Pitstop server Enfocus Switch Apple G5 (x 4 terminals) Apple iMac (x 8 terminals) Apple Mac Mini IBM compatible PC Epson Stylus 9900 Pro Heidelberg Cool Tool v16 Konica Minolta Bizhub C360 Laser Printer Konica Minolta Bizhub C224e Laser Printer FTP site with 20Gb of storage space

Certificate Number 8183 ISO 9001 ISO 14001

SMETA – Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit

Press Room Annual investment of £2 million means unrivalled print capacity combined with environmentally sensitive processes. Please see our website for details of our environmental policy. Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector with AutoPlate Change and InPress Control (2015) Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector with AutoPlate Change and InPress Control (2014) Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector with AutoPlate Change (2013) Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector (2011) Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster SM74 10-colour 5/5 perfector (2010) Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster SM74 8-colour 4/4 perfector (2011) Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster 74 CP2000 CPC 5-colour (2005) Heidelberg B2 SX 74 6-colour 1/5 perfector (2012) Heidelberg B3 GTO 52 2-colour

Finishing Ultra-fast machines deliver quality finishes, fast turnaround times and help us to keep costs down.

Digital Print Personalised, short-run, superb colour quality print that can’t be beaten in the digital print world.

Wohlenberg City e 16-station perfect binder Heidelberg ST 450 6-station stitcher Heidelberg ST 400 (A3) 8-station stitcher Heidelberg ST 450 4-station stitcher Polar 115/115xt programmatic guillotine with lifts (transmat and jogger) (x 4) Heidelberg Stahl folding machines with VSA presser stackers:TH82 round pile feeder (x 3) T36 pharmaceutical folder (x 1) TH66 (x 3), TI-52 (x 1), KH82 (x 2), KH66 (x 3) BOBST SP76-E B2 forme-cutting and creasing service Heidelberg forme-cutting and creasing cylinder x2 Moll Sprint Capacity System for capacity/ non-capacity folder assembly Fidia capacity/non-capacity folder assembly machine Longford CF100 mini card folder Autobond Mini 74 THS SAS lamination machine – double sided SMIPACK FP560A shrink wrapping machine

HP Indigo 7800 digital press HP L360 64” Latex inkjet printer Matrix MX-530 laminator Duplo DC-646 slitter/cutter/creaser Duplo DBMI Saddle System with Duplo DSC 10-60i collator

Office Systems Optimus 2020 QS. Computerised estimating, order processing, production and stock control mean we deliver an efficient service from inbound enquiry to the finished product.

W E C R E AT E | W E P R I N T | W E D E L I V E R Bishops Printers | Walton Road | Farlington | Portsmouth | Hampshire | PO6 1TR |T| 023 9233 4900 |E| |W|

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