about us

We love printing.

The noise. The smell. The excitement of the first sheets rolling off the press.

We provide high quality litho printing from B3 up to B1 on our 8-colour Heidelberg 102 with inline coating and UV.

We are also specialist manufacturers of calendars and produce over 500,000 calendars each year.

The continued growth and success of Barley Print is due to the quality of our staff, investment in the latest technology and our commitment to providing a superior level of service for all our clients.

We are part of the Barley House Group a branding agency in Hertfordshire.

We’re very proud of what we do, come and see why.

The happiest and friendliest printers I have ever worked with.
print manager

The only printer I recommend. Great quality, great service and great staff to work with.
design agency

teamwork

Success is all about teamwork – our customers and our entire team working together to get it right first time, every time. All of our clients love the interaction they have with our staff from estimating, through repro, production managers, printers, finishers and right through to our delivery guys.

We work with a broad range of customers so we maintain flexibility in the factory to adapt to their requirements on a daily basis.

Trade calendar printing – we manufacture over 500,000 calendars a year for calendar publishers, retailers, trade and charities. Quality is assured with our bespoke production capabilities and unerring attention to detail.

Publishers – we offer a complete service for trade publishers for weekly, monthly and annual magazines and directories. Schedules are closely monitored to ensure that all deliveries are on time.

Trade clients – designers, agencies and print managers all benefit from the broad range of high quality print services including B1, B2 and B3 litho and large format digital. We offer a confidential service with unbranded labelling and deliveries.

Barley Print has always delivered on time and everyone is really helpful.
publisher

quality control

You are only as good as your last job so every job is important. All stages of production follow the same high standards of quality control.

Colour control: we operate a colour control system tailored to every client to ensure consistent colour quality every time.

Print: much of our full colour work is printed to 200 screen which provides a significantly enhanced image compared to the standard 175 screen. We can print up to 270 screen with Agfa’s Sublina screening.

Finishing and packing: this is a key stage of the production process and high quality finishing and careful packing are paramount in delivering a quality finished product.

They know what they are doing and always pay us on time.

I wish all my customers were like Barley Print.
paper supplier

our staff

Building a team takes trust, respect and hard work. We rely on our staff to be able to offer the quality of service our customers expect and appreciate.

As an independent family run company, we welcome the interaction between our staff and customers. We all work as a team to a common goal of ensuring 100% client satisfaction for every job. Our staff know that every stage of the production process is important so there are no weak links.

We are very proud of our staff and our customers enjoy the benefit of working with a friendly and knowledgeable team.

We are working to develop the next generation of print professionals and employ two Apprentices in our print and group marketing department.

The calendars look brilliant – all the colours are so vibrant.
calendar publisher

the environment

Recycling – all waste paper, pallets, plates, cardboard and plastic are recycled. We also buy as much of our paper as possible cut to size to minimise wastage.

Paper – we are FSC® certified and almost all the paper we use is FSC approved from responsible sources.

Chemical free platemaking – our Screen and Agfa platemakers are both chemical free.

Solar power – we are in discussions with Spirit Solar about installing PV solar panels to generate up to 20% of our electricity needs. We believe that we will be the only B1 printer in the UK to generate their own solar power.

Barley Print are knowledgeable and honest and Iʼm happy for them to liaise direct with my clients.

our suppliers

Our suppliers are an important part of our team.

We demand the same quality of service and commitment from our suppliers as we offer to our clients. We expect exceptional service but also competitive prices and we work closely with them to continually review where cost savings and efficiencies can be made.

In return all suppliers are paid on time to agreed payment terms.

Exceptional quality and service – wouldn’t go anywhere else.
print manager