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We are extremely pleased with the quality and level of service we receive from Marquee Print; it is lovely to be able to use a local business for all our marketing needs, it adds that personal touch to our projects.Karen - United Taxis
We’ve been using Marquee Print for over 20 years and that speaks volumes! From design and quality to the consistently excellent service, we're delighted with the all the print they produce for us.Helen – Forum Jewellers
Efficient, helpful and highly professional is the best way to describe Marquee Print. They are always engaged and driven to get whatever project you need printed in sufficient time, and with phenomenal results.Christopher Roan, Publications Manager – Evolution Fasteners
We are keen to use local suppliers to provide a local service. The team at Marquee have always exceeded our expectations and demands with all our printed material. I can be fussy and like to have everything in line with the images in my head; this team get it right every time. I highly recommend.Andy, Manager - Express Hire & Express Gases
I have used Marquee Print for many years and have always found them to be professional and dedicated. Martin and Pauline are attentive, focused and on our organisational priorities and are extremely patient with all my last minute changes.Michelle Lewis – BCHA
We have worked with Marquee Print for many years and it’s more than just print with Martin and the team. They care about each of our projects like it was their own and attention to detail is second to none. They are always on the end of the phone and happy to spend time talking through projects with us and recommending the best materials at the best price.Jadie, Marketing Manager – Hunt’s Food Service
1972 - We open in Norwich Avenue Bournemouth whilst the VW Beetle is the world’s best selling car.
1976 - Concorde takes flight, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak create The Apple Computer Company and we move to larger premises in Queens Road.
1977 - Elvis Presley ‘The King of Rock & Roll’ dies and we buy a state of the art Compugraphic Edit Writer 7500, Typesetter.
1983 - The year that we invest heavily in an Apple 2e with external 5¼" floppy disk drive of a cool £3,200, meanwhile the compact disk (CD) goes on sale in the UK.
1986 - Popular Game Show ‘Catchphrase’ begins on ITV and we buy a 3,200 square foot Freehold Industrial unit in Wharfdale Service Road.
1991 - We open a Copy Shop in Ashley Road, Parkstone during the same year that Bryan Adams releases his hit ‘Everything I Do, I Do It For You’.
1996 - The year that eBay started, and we open another two Print and Copy Shops in Romsey and Winton.
1998 - Google is born and we acquire Fir Tree Press in Wimborne.
1999 - We install our first Heidelberg 4 Colour press, during the same year that the Euro currency is born.
2009 - We install our first Wide Format Printer during the same year that Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 successfully, in the Hudson River, after being struck by a flock of Canada geese shortly after take off.
2016 - We install our biggest Digital Printer; a Xerox Versant with Booklet Maker and Trimmer, whilst Tim Peake does the first British space walk.
2019 - The year that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduce their son Archie to the world, we install Accura Print MIS System.
A Half Century of Change and Innovation
The Midland Hotel
"I could not have chosen a worst time to start a business, 1972 was beset by the Miners Strike, unemployment over a million and instability home and abroad. Still, I was keen and it made me focus on what I needed to survive - a large regular customer. The Midland Hotel was a busy 64 bedroom coaching hotel on my doorstep, the Manager was a nice chap called Alan Stacey and I plucked up the courage to approach him about getting his lucrative business. Mr Stacey had always dealt with Hillman Press; a long standing local company - ‘Martin I would like to give you the business but Hillman have never let me down’ - my pride slightly dented, I left but thanked him for his time and parted with the immortal words ‘Here is my card, you can contact me anytime, I’d love to help’. The bank holiday was just around the corner and in those days The Midland was awash with Coaches from the North bringing happy holidaymakers to Bournemouth. I did not have a telephone at work as my home number doubled up with business, so when I got home I could see a missed call on the answer machine. I played the message back; in fact I played it several times; ‘Alan Stacey here, we’ve run out of Tariffs and I‘ve rung Hillman Press but it’s a message saying they’re away for two weeks. If you can print something for me tomorrow (Saturday) you have got all my business’.”