Company Information - A Local Printer Limited
Colour Printers for Brighton, West Sussex and UK-wide
The who, what, when, where and why of our company and the people behind it.
We are located near Brighton in Sussex and provide a certified environmentally friendly printing service to the whole of the UK.
A Local Printer was founded in 1978 and became a limited company in 1981. In those days we were called Weald Printers (and later Weald Print Solutions); a reference to our location at Billingshurst in the heart of the Weald and Downland area of Sussex. Back then we operated out of a chicken shed with platen letterpress (raised metal type) printing technology!
In fact, we still have the platen machine today; it has been converted for finishing items such as kiss cut labels and die-cut flyers. Of course, we don't use it for printing anymore!
Many staff have come and gone over the years but Jeff, Andy and Roger joined us in those early days and are still with us today, as are many of our loyal local customers.
We invested in litho printing technology and moved to larger premises in the mid 1980's and continued to operate as a traditional local print shop throughout the eighties and nineties.
In 2003 the founder sold the company and from that day forward we have re-invested in the business, with a view to re-branding the company and taking it online as an environmental leaflet and flyers printing specialist.
Between 2003 and 2007 investment in new printing and finishing equipment, people, training and IT was undertaken. We also gained internationally recognised certifications such as ISO 9000:2000, ISO14001 and FSC Chain of Custody during this period.
In February 2005 we moved to larger premises in West Sussex to accommodate our new investments.
This process led to the re-brand of the company, with a change of name to A Local Printer Limited in December 2005.
So, that is how we evolved to become the online eco-friendly printing company you see today.
Statutory Company Details
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A Local Printer Limited
Registered Office: Solutions House, 18 Robell Way, Water Lane Trading Estate, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 3DN
Telephone No: 01903 742003
Registered Number: 1574729 England
VAT Number: 321 6958 53
Year of Incorporation: July 1981