Sarsen Press began life in 1977 at St John’s Rooms in the Broadway, Winchester. In 1979 we moved to our current premises at 22 Hyde Street.
Fifty years have seen huge advances in technology. Whereas we used to begin the process with ‘pasting up’ artwork using a mixture of photographic copies, Letraset, golfball composer copy and photo-typesetting, we now use computers which create artwork on screen and transfer this electronically direct to litho platemakers, or digital printing machines. Although we have stuck with litho print all the way, we now also have advanced digital presses which make for faster turnaround and relatively cheap prices for certain jobs.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the complexity of the printing process and the type of work that we do. We still print on a range of hundreds of papers and other materials, in an unlimited number of sizes and formats. We still produce artwork in house, which these days can be very sophisticated. We still undertake expert colour matching using the Pantone colour system, and whether litho or digital, we still apply the same high professional standards in achieving top class results for you. Having been in the business for so long we have vast experience of all methods of print production.
Although we can, and often do, provide our services online, we still operate a traditional shop premises, where you can phone or drop in and talk to real people who really know their stuff, and will guide you safely to achieve the result you want. For speed and convenience you can collect direct from our premises (see opening hours at foot of page) or we can arrange delivery throughout the UK.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
22 Hyde Street, Winchester,
Hampshire SO23 7DR