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Business Review – The Wimbledon Print Company

business review the wimbledon print company

Not only is Wimbledon famous for the world famous tennis tournament but it is a popular town for visitors to dine and shop.

Many successful business are based in Wimbledon with a wide range of services and products. If you need reliable transport to get around Wimbledon and South London, then look no further than Elite Car Service.

We are the experts at providing private hire taxi cabs in the Wimbledon area, and our drivers have local knowledge that can easily transport you around the area.

Here we look at one such company; The Wimbledon Print Company

About Wimbledon Print Company

The Wimbledon Print Company has been working with large and small businesses in Wimbledon, Southwest London and the surrounding areas for over 60 years.

They design and print a wide range range of documents, catalogues, bespoke banners, posters and everything in between.

The Wimbledon Print Company is a family-owned business established over 60 years ago. Now run by Michael Woolsey, it owes a great deal to the determination and character of Elsie Woolsey, Michael’s grandmother who is now 93 and lives on the South coast. After the end of World War II, Elsie began to offer typing services to boost the family income. From this modest beginning the family business was born.

The early 1970’s saw Elsie take a step back as Ian took over the running of Duplitype, merging it with his own bookbinding business to form Rushmere Printers Ltd. With the document printing and copying market growing rapidly, Ian and his business partner Roland moved to a premises in Merton Road and added the first litho print presses to the typing and bookbinding services. When demand outgrew this ground floor shop, another move was planned, this time to a larger factory in Quicks Road, Wimbledon. At the same time the company opened two copy shops in Haydons Road, Wimbledon & in Epsom, operating in a hub and spoke fashion served by Litho printing from the Quicks Road factory.

The turn of the century marked the arrival of the next generation of Woolseys into printing; Michael Woolsey. Having worked in the family business during his teenage years, Michael spotted the need for high quality full colour printing and graphic design and in typical fashion started his own company, Creovation. Creovation offered a consultative, problem-solving approach to print management, producing staples such as business cards and leaflets.
Following Ian’s retirement in 2012, the decision was made to merge all the companies under one roof and in 2013 they were collectively re-branded as The Wimbledon Print Company.

Services

  • CAD Plotting & Plan Printing

Our top of the range CAD plotters can print over 4 colour A1 plans per minute at the highest quality. One of our specialist areas is high volume plan-printing overflow work, freeing up your plotter and valuable staff time.

  • Graphic Design

At the Wimbledon Print Company, our in-house, qualified graphic designers work full-time and are here to help with all your design needs, be it page layout for a catalogue or an eye catching one-off design for a poster or banner.

  • Digital Printing

If you need a short run or a super fast turnaround then digital printing is what you are looking for. The Wimbledon Print Company offers a comprehensive range of on demand digital printing services.

These are just some of the services that the Wimbledon Print Company can offer, for a more extensive list of their full service offerings then it is advisable to contact them.

If you do wish to visit Wimbledon Print Company or any other business in the area, contact Elite Car Service and they will provide a private minicab whenever you need.