Print Companies in Glasgow
A book could be written about the history of printing companies in Glasgow – they’ve certainly been mentioned in a few Glasgow University dissertations! During the industrial era, printing services in Glasgow blossomed, producing everything from books to mineral water labels. By the 1870s there were over 400 printing presses in Glasgow – with print companies running no fewer than 120 by steam.
Printing services in Glasgow continue to be important today. Many of the successful printing companies in Glasgow today carry the same name they did when they were founded, 200 years ago. Technology may have moved on – but education still relies on books. A major reason for the growth of Glasgow printing services during the 19th century was a Glasgow Corporation dictate that every child should be able to read. Glasgow has no fewer than 4 universities, so it evidently worked.
But printing services in Glasgow don’t just mean books and university periodicals. The city is the largest in Scotland, and as important to retail and commerce as London is to England. There are numerous cultural venues – the Theatre Royal, Gallery of Modern Art, Lighthouse Museum and Royal Concert Hall being just four. All use Glasgow’s poster printing and banner printing companies.
Glasgow’s pubs, clubs and restaurants need regular flyer printing so visitors and residents know what’s going on. And the borough councils, for all their internet bias, still need good old fashioned Glasgow print companies to produce community magazines etc.
Glasgow has thousands of retail outlets needing Glasgow POS printing companies. The residents of Glasgow rely on stationery printing for things like wedding and party invitations. Many Glasgow print companies, like us at Minuteman Press, fulfil all these functions. We have carried a proud Glaswegian tradition into the 21st century.