During the UK lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we will still be open for business. Everyone is working from home apart from the plate manufacturer. Therefore you can still order your plates as normal.

Centurion Graphics - Printing Plate Manufacturer


We are a plate maker based in Leyland, Lancashire. Nevertheless, we supply all our products from foiling dies to photopolymer plates across all the UK and the rest of the world.


To get a quote and place an order, have a look at our Price Calculator. Also, look at our helpful artwork tutorials. Please also look at our terms and privacy policy to make sure you are happy with the way we process your data. Additionally, you can find the way we deal with cookies here.


The normal turnaround time is 24hrs from payment or agreement of terms. However, wherever possible, we give same day service. Special Delivery, Courier etc is also available by arrangement. Delivery is dependent on the time we receive your artwork. For a hard copy this is 11.00am and for digital files 12.00 noon.

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Who are we?

We are a printing plates manufacturer that always supply high-quality plates, foiling dies and more. In 1981, we began manufacturing printing plates to make sure they were made to our high-quality standards. Consequently, we know how individual printer's requirements can differ greatly. We supply a variety of plates such as:

Our magnesium printing plates are suitable for pewter embossing. We also offer a high-quality positive and negative film output service using our family of ECRM and Linotronic imagesetters. These films are very well suited to litho, screen printing and more. Our magnesium foiling dies and polymer letterpress plates are compatible with virtually any machine. Some popular ones include:

  • Heidelberg
  • John T Marshal
  • Adana
  • Craft Dragon
  • Todo
  • Spellbinder Glimmer hot foil systems
  • Quickutz

Other specialized pre-press services that we offer include:

  • Artwork origination and reproduction
  • Graphic Design
  • High-resolution negative & positive film output via Linotronic & ECRM imagesetters
  • Wood mounting to type high, or 23.32mm, for letterpress plates
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Why use us?

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High-End Equipment

First of all, we own the high-end printing plate processing equipment required to make quality printing plates.

High-Quality Plates

Secondly, our 38 years of experience can ensure you that consistently high-quality printing plates are made every time.


Thirdly, our experienced staff members are from commercial letterpress, litho, flexo and hot-foil printing backgrounds.


Above all, we are dedicated to accommodating your unique printing plate specifications, whatever they may be!

Customer Service

You will find our team gives a friendly, more personal approach to customer service. You can find out more about them and how we became printing plate makers here.
Many inquiries we receive are from people new to the trade and sometimes they don't know what product they require.
We aim to help as much as possible. No question is too silly to ask. We are proud to have built up a regular and loyal customer base as a result of trying to help as much as we can. Our products are supplied to printers both large and small, from beginners to nationally known companies, and we strive to provide both good value and rapid service to all.

To get in touch, please use any of the methods on our Contact page. Please also visit our posts and gallery pages which will feature our latest images and interesting new information in the printing plates industry.