Celebrating 60 Years Screen Print
Ashfield Screen Printing Ltd is proud to be celebrating it’s 60th birthday. The company first began in a greenhouse with homemade machinery and is now a highly successful commercial printer.
The company first began in 1953 when Terrence Henry, who worked as an engineer for Rolls Royce, decided that with a large family to support it was the opportune time to look for an alternative income. Terence invested in a plot of land in Borrowash and set to work building himself a number of greenhouses. His initial intention was to grow tomatoes, but he soon found out that tomatoes were not as fruitful as he had hoped and as a skilled man he decided to turn his hand to the art of screen printing. With little funds available to him he had the skills to build his very own semi-automatic screen printing machine and he started to operate his print shop from his greenhouses offering waterslide and dry stick tansfers.
In November 1955 Terence went into partnership with Arthur Wassell, an experienced print professional. As a team they were able to transform Terence’s lifestyle business into an officially incorporated business, and Ashfield Screen Printing Ltd was born.
Today Ashfield Screen Printing Ltd, (known as Ashfield Printing), is a third generation family run business, still serving some of its original customers. Back in 1974 Terence was joined in the running of the business by his son, Michael and then in 1994 the current MD Charles Henry (son of Michael) took over the responsibility.
“I am extremely proud to be a part of the company my granddad founded 60 years ago and I am looking forward seeing how far we can take the company in the next 60 years” Charles Henry.
As a business Ashfield Printing is founded on expert knowledge, customer care, print quality and product innovation. Traditional family values still remain at the heart of the business, Studio Manager Anthony Birkinshaw started with the company in 1972 when he was 16 years old and has been with the company for over 43 years.
60 years on and still going strong, the company has seen significant growth in recent years and branched out into a number of different printing techniques but screen print still remains a core part of the business and will be for many years to come.
Find out more about Ashfield Printing at http://www.ashfieldprinting.co.uk/
Charles Henry, Ashfield Printing