60 seconds with Deanprint

By Jo Francis, Monday 15 April 2019

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Deanprint can trace its history back to the 1870s when Dean & Dawson was a world renowned travel agency (even getting a mention in the film The Great Escape).

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Mr Dean put a printing press in the shop next door as he was having trouble getting posters and flyers printed. When he sold the travel business to Thomas Cook in 1890 he kept the now established printing business which grew markedly over the next 30 years. So much so that in 1920 he had a purpose-built 4,650sqm factory made where the company still resides today

Where are you based?

Deanprint is in Stockport, Cheshire

How many staff do you have?

We have 45 staff

What do you do?

Print and print finishing. We have 110 machines which means that we really are an ‘all under one roof’ company who can casebind, wiro-bind, perfect bind, singer sew, make ringbinders, menus, notebooks, etc. We can also foil block, add ribbons, head and tail bands, round corners, drill, punch, die-cut, number and pack. We have state-of-the-art machines, alongside some that are over 50 years old, and staff with a wealth of experience. If people have a job that they are not sure of where to send it, they often try Deanprint – there isn’t much we haven’t seen over the years!

Which geographic areas do you serve?

All over the UK, and we export a small amount to Ireland

Who are your customers?

We serve the education, government, print management, agency, trade and commercial markets, and are happy to produce quantities from 1 to 20,000

What’s been your proudest achievement in recent years?

The dozen or so brand new machines on the factory floor that have given us the quality, efficiency and lead times that are so crucial to be competitive in our industry today

What’s your USP?

The ability to produce jobs all under the one roof

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?

We are split between Ginger Nuts and Chocolate Digestives!

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