Print Companies in Altrincham
Altrincham is a small suburb of Greater Manchester, south of the Mersey River. Established as a market town in 1290, there is still a market there today – although Altrincham uses printing companies, rather than town criers, to announce the fact these days.
Altrincham has been an affluent town since the Middle Ages, first as one of England’s earliest trading centres, and later as a thriving industrial town following the extension of the Bridgewater Canal, in 1765. With the railway following in 1849, Altrincham swiftly swallowed up the outlying villages. This included Dunham Massey Hall, now a popular tourist attraction; with a deer park and Grade I listed buildings.
19th century Altrincham was the affluent residential area for Manchester’s middle-classes, who liked to live well away from the mills they owned! Today, Altrincham continues to be a prosperous commuter town. There are a number of community groups in Altrincham, using stationery printers for their newsletters, event flyers and other stationery printing needs. Altrincham also has several sports clubs and two long-standing local theatres – the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse and the Club Theatre. Both use Altrincham’s flyer printing and poster printing firms to promote their productions. Each year, the Club Theatre hosts a week-long Arts Festival; then, Altrincham print companies like us at Minuteman Press are needed to create posters and banners.
Altrincham’s historic market place is a conservation area and has several small shops which, together with the outlets in the newly-built Stamford Shopping Centre make regular use of POS printing. Altrincham also has Manchester’s only Michelin starred restaurant, the Juniper. Future developments include a new leisure complex near the station. Featuring a sports centre, ice rink, hotel, shops and restaurants it will make heavy use of Altrincham s printing services.