About Headline Printers in Havant | A Family Run Business in the Portsmouth area

Established in 1984 Headline Printers in Havant is a family-run business, that has grown from one man in a garage to a thriving local business over the last 39 years.

The Beginnings

David Barraclough served in the Royal Navy from 1963 until 1985. In 1983 David made the decision to leave the service at 40 and decided to teach himself how to print. Printing appealed to him, and was the way forward to starting a new business.

Headline Printers was established in 1984 in David’s garage in Stakes Road in Purbrook. The first purchases were an A4 Litho press, a photo typesetter and a light box for making litho plates. In 1987 Headline moved to a purpose built print shop, which was also extended onto a premises David purchased.

The Early Years

Very quickly there were eight members of staff and the business was growing rapidly. 1987 also saw the business investing in Desk Top Publishing software and new computers. Both David and his 12 year old son James attended some DTP classes at Southampton University, that a friend of David was teaching at the time.

The Family Start to Join

David’s son James joined the business part time in 1993 and full time from 1995, and now runs Headline on a day to day basis.

Over the next 10 years the business continued to grow and it was necessary to move to our current location in February 1997. The current location of our business is much larger and purpose designed. David and his family also moved in the same premises, this undoubtedly enabled the business to grow very quickly.

In 1999 David’s second son Stephen joined the business and is now the print manager for Headline.

Our Business Today

All three of David’s children now work for Headline Printers in Havant as David’s daughter Louise joined the company. We hope a couple of the next generation of the family will get involved as well.

As we are a family run business, we know that from your initial contact with us, right through to receiving your completed job, we will endeavour to make your experience with Headline Printers in Havant a pleasing and worthwhile one.

What we produce

Headline’s professional and courteous staff work to provide the quickest turnaround, to the highest quality possible, meeting your requirements and specifications. Our presses are working every day to produce letterheads, business cards, compliment slips, flyers, NCR forms and many other printed materials.

Our plant list

During the period between 1997 and the present day Headline Printers has invested heavily in the latest technology and machinery.

The current plant list includes;

Along with numerous pieces of finishing equipment and a state of the art design studio.

Mission Statement

We do believe, however, that these printing tools are only as good as the people who operate them. For this reason, we have some of the most qualified press professionals in our area.

Contact Headline Printers in Havant

Please contact us today using the form on the right if you have any questions, or if we can help you with anything. If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call us on 02392 718 111.

We would love for Headline Printers in Havant to be your new Business Printing Partner as we move through 2023 and beyond.

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