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About Us


Guardian Print & Design is a commercial printing and design company and is the trading name of The Guardian Press (Boston) Limited.

Because of our name we are often mistaken as a newspaper publisher, but when you learn about our history it is understandable that this is an easy mistake to make. Guardian Print & Design are steeped in the history of printers in Lincolnshire. Our roots date back to 1854, when the business was established in Boston; originally as a newspaper printing operation for the London Provincial Newspaper Printing Group. In those days we used to print and publish The Boston Guardian Newspaper.

In the early days our business was purchased by the local management team in Boston and it ceased to be involved with newsprint, evolving as a general printer and commercial printer. The Guardian Press (Boston) Limited was incorporated as a limited company in 1949.

The Guardian Print & Design name has over the years, become synonymous with offering a fantastic service, extremely high quality and competitive prices. Very few other printing suppliers in the UK let alone in Lincolnshire are able to boast a track record of success as long as ours - bringing you skills, experience and technology that has been built up over 150 years.

Guardian Print & Design has been a family owned business since its earliest beginnings. In 2006 the Johnson family finally retired from the business after providing printing in Boston for 55 years. It was acquired by Dale and Luan Houlston who live in Skegness. Dale has over 25 years experience of printing in Skegness and has worked for some of the UK's leading printers. He has brought a wealth of knowledge into Guardian Print & Design increasing the portfolio of products that we are now able to offer. He has also invested in introducing the latest printing technology and design software. We have extended our services so that we are not only offering a printing service in Lincolnshire, we also deliver printing nationwide.

What We Do

From the moment that you start talking to us it will become apparent that you have found a printer that offers a comprehensive list of products and services. It doesn't matter if you are a member of the public wanting a small quantity of invitations or if you are just setting up your own business and need some business cards and printed flyers to get you started. We have many small customers that are delighted with our service.

But we are also a valued supplier to many medium and large size companies that come back to us time and again because they know that they can rely on us to deliver on time, providing them with high quality products at prices that are realistic and true value for money.

Guardian Print & Design offer the very latest in printing technology. Digital printing enables us to print litho quality colour in very small volumes. So if you want just a few full colour leaflets or brochures then we can print these at an extremely low price. Digital printing is also ideal if you would need personalised printing. In other words we are able to take your database information and use this to produce individual and unique printed items. This is great for mail shots and promotional printing. We also offer secure transactional printing and mail fulfilment services.

When the quantity dictates that digital printing is no longer cost effective, we then print for you using conventional Lithographic printing presses. Our Litho presses vary depending on the type of work you need. We have smaller format machines ideal for printing just a couple of colours with added features like perforating and numbering. These are super presses for printing business forms and stationery like carbonless sets (NCR) of invoice books and forms; or letterheads, compliments slips and business cards that aren't needed in full colour. Larger quantities of full colour print are printed on the bigger five colour Lithographic press.

Finishing off your print is just as important as printing it. Our finishing department is fully equipped with all types of machines to undertake operations like laminating, guillotining, collating, folding, trimming, booklet making, binding, hot foil stamping, embossing, hole punching, die cutting, creasing and scoring.

Self adhesive labels are also an area that we specialise in. We have flexo graphic presses that convert and print labels in up to seven colours.

Signs and display work is also an area that we service, using large format printers to make banners, flags, signs and retail point of sale display and exhibition display.

Our marketing, sales and design experience makes us a handy supplier for you to have on board. Many of our clients use us as their own marketing resource, whereby we offer them the benefit of our experience in assisting to promote their own organisation. We have a creative design studio equipped with the latest Apple Mac computers and design software packages. We can also provide you with a photography service as well as building websites.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you need any assistance please pick up the telephone and give us a call on 01205 363497.