what we do

Print has never been bigger or better. Distinctive, high quality and innovative print items reach people in a way digital media just can't - that's why print still plays such an important role in reaching both business and consumer audiences.

Our unique Group offers the best of both worlds: distinct and distinctive specialisms in marketing, creative, digital, display and print, as well as the collective knowledge, experience and ability to create a combination of solutions and services just right for you.

We’ve got all the resources you need. Get in touch and let’s make a difference to your print.

Litho printing

First impressions count and your organisation may be judged on the quality of your printed items. Do they reflect the high standards of what you do, what you stand for?


Our technical and printing capabilities enable us to offer exceptional quality B1, B2 and B3 litho printing from 2-colour to 5-colour with inline coating.


We provide a broad range of products across:

  • Magazines and journals
  • Brochures and prospectuses
  • Calendars
  • Newsletters
  • Board printing
  • Packaging printing
  • Folders
  • Stationery
  • Posters

…in fact almost any type of promotional printed literature you can think of for your business, organisation or school (and a few you haven’t).


Our close collaboration with colleagues across Barley House Group means we can also offer design and copywriting services for your literature, as well as advising on special finishes and paper stock.

Calendar manufacture

We manufacture over half a million calendars a year for some of the world’s leading brands. Calendars we have manufactured have won clients both national and international awards and we are proud to produce Allan+Bertram calendars, ‘the world’s finest calendars’.


Barley is one of only a small number of companies in Europe that can manufacture large format calendars up to 560mm wide. Most of our calendars are printed to 240 screen which gives a significantly enhanced image quality and vibrancy. We provide a complete in-house service including design, printing, binding and packing.

Repro and finishing

The possibilities are endless with our range of capabilities in repro, platemaking and finishing.


All our CTP platemaking is chemical-free and we have a B1 Agfa Avalon N8-22s and a B2 Screen Platerite 4300E. Most plates are run at 200 screen but with Agfa’s Sublima Advanced Screening Technology we can output plates up to 270 screen.


We offer a complete service for folding, collating, saddle stitching, PUR and perfect binding, wiro-binding, die cutting and shrink wrapping.

after the environment

We love our leafy corner of Hertfordshire and work hard to ensure our impact on the environment is minimised at every stage.


Barley is FSC certified and the vast majority of paper we use is FSC approved from responsible sources. Our platemaking is entirely chemical free.


We recycle all waste paper, pallets, plates, cardboard and plastic in the print factory. We also buy as much of our paper as possible cut to size, to minimise wastage.

Quality, control and convenience all in one place. Get in touch to achieve print perfection.