Units 7 & 8, Carlisle Street Business Park, Chambers Lane S4 8DA
Printworks is a printing company which specialises in medium to large print runs. The company started in 2001 and operated from the City Centre, but has now moved to new premises on the Carlisle Street Business Park in Fir Vale.
“We moved to Fir Vale as we needed a modern unit with good links to the City Centre,” explained owner Paul Robinson.
A new printing press has now been bought to cater for the growth in business and increase in demand for high-quality full colour literature. Many people in the local area will have seen the quality of work produced by Printworks. Paul said:
“We print the Burngreave Messenger and the Fir Vale Community Forum Newsletter as well as other leaflets, posters and booklets designed by the Messenger.We also produce literature for Sheffield City Council and various graphic design agencies.”
Paul believes Printworks’ biggest strength is to understand the requirements of each individual customer and guide them through the processes involved in producing high-quality printed products. He is keen to offer his services to local businesses and organisations that may require medium to large print runs.
Before Printworks, Paul worked for Shell for twenty years in a variety of roles in sales, operations and general management. His introduction to the print industry came when he worked on a project at Loxley’s, a greeting card print specialist in Nether Edge. Paul believes his venture in to the print industry was somewhat of a coincidence. He said:
“I always wanted to open my own business and although I had little experience of printing, I had the sales and management experience which I brought to the table.
“When Printworks was for sale, I saw the potential to expand an already successful business.”
Paul believes Fir Vale is a thriving area for commercial operations. He said, “It’s great as it is close to local amenities, has good transport links, and is not too far from the City Centre.”