Where are we based?
We are a printing plates manufacturer 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.
How do I order?
When will my plate arrive?
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 11.00 am and for digital files at 12.00 noon.
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, making 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:
- Magnesium foiling dies or hot foil stamping plates
- Custom foil-backed letterpress polymer printing plates
- Custom steel-backed letterpress polymer printing plates
- Magnesium embossing dies and/or sets (male & female)
- Corrugated card and flexo polymer printing plates (From our sister company, Forward Flexo)
- Toray dry offset plates (spot varnish)
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. Additionally, our magnesium foiling dies and polymer letterpress plates are compatible with virtually any machine.
Some popular ones include:
- John T Marshal
- Craft Dragon
- Spellbinder Glimmer hot foil systems
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
Why use us?
First of all, we own the high-end printing plate processing equipment required to make quality printing 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!
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. Therefore they sometimes 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.