Print Companies in Stoke-On-Trent
Stoke-On-Trent, familiarly known as the Potteries, is famous for being the centre of Britain’s pottery industry. Covering a large area, the museums, shopping centres and factories of Stoke-On-Trent need printing services of all kinds.
Stoke-On-Trent has four award-winning museums – The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery; the Gladstone Pottery Museum; Ford Green Hall and the Etruria Industrial Museum, home of the last steam-powered potters’ mill in Britain. All these places host year-round exhibitions and interactive events, meaning Stoke-On-Trent’s poster and banner printing firms are constantly kept busy. Nothing promotes the “firing up” of Etruria’s 1903 boiler, or Antique Valuation Day at the Potteries Museum, like a brightly fluttering banner. For the same reason, Stoke-On-Trent’s poster printing and flyer printing companies are kept busy promoting events outside the town. Luckily, there are printing companies in Stoke, like us at Minuteman Press that cover all these areas – so if you’ve put up the banners, only to remember you’ve forgotten the flyer printing for Stoke-on-Trent’s 100 plus schools, it’s not a problem.
Stoke still has a thriving pottery industry. The Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, Spode, Moorcroft and Portmeirion factories still do a thriving trade here, relying on Stoke-On-Trent’s printing companies to promote open days and exhibitions. The £4.5 million interactive Wedgwood Story made heavy use of Stoke-on-Trent’s banner printing services, for example. The factory shops, too, rely on Stoke-on-Trent’s POS printing and catalogue printing firms for both visitors and stockists elsewhere.
It’s not all china and pottery museums in Stoke-on-Trent. Printing companies also provide a service to the Potteries Shopping Centre in Hanley and the entertainment complex at Festival Park. The Art Deco Regent Theatre reopened to the fanfare of posters and banners – yet another reason why Stoke-on-Trent’s print companies are so important to the town.