We are the largest UK independent reprographics company with
23 branches and over 330
employees nationwide and have a group turnover of +£25m.
We are proud to be the only reprographics company to hold a
Royal Warrant for services to the Royal Household. Since we started
in 1969, we've served companies from the small independent, to the
large corporation, across all industry sectors. Whether printing
invitations for an individual's special occasion, producing
materials for national exhibitions, or creating pitch documents for
multi-million pound bids, every Hobs customer can be sure they'll
benefit from our fast and efficient service and expertise.
Hobs' mission is to ensure that we combine the latest leading
edge technology with the best people, to deliver the best possible
results- every time. For our customers we stand for quality,
service and living up to our promises.
Our philosophy of continuous investment means we've gained the
proud position of independent reprographics leader and pioneer of
new technologies in the United Kingdom.
Quality & Guarantees
Our commitment to delivering a quality service has allowed us to
proudly be accredited with the following:
- Royal Warrant Holder - For Services delivered to the Royal
- ISO9001 - Quality processes and working practices
- ISO14001 - Environmental working practices
- Investor in People Award - Our commitment to developing,
supporting and involving everyone who works for Hobs.
Over 45 Years in Printing
In 1969 Hobs started as a printing company with just 5 staff,
providing service copying for architects, construction companies,
and engineers in the Liverpool area. The company's fleet of blue
minis driven by mini-skirted girls delivering documents all around
Liverpool, became well known. The company then went on to provide
printing services for public utility companies, including the
We established a Manchester base in 1973 and in the mid-1990s
bought businesses in Glasgow, Birmingham, Abingdon, Bristol and one
in Edinburgh in 2001. The latest acquisitions were businesses in
Reading in 2012 and another in Manchester in 2013.
Technology Leaders: from 2D, to 3D, to Augmented Reality and
We've always invested in the best and most cutting edge
technology available and are now taking printing to a whole new
dimension. Services like 3D printing and Augmented Reality are
changing the face of the printing industry and we are driving these
developments in the UK.
Our 3D printing service can produce affordable, high
quality 3D Models from CAD files.
Producing models 5-10 times more quickly and at a fifth of the cost
of other 3D print technologies, our 3D Printing service will
enhance your presentations, design concepts and marketing
We've printed a huge variety of 3D models including human body
parts such as skulls, a model of James May's head for a TV and
models of buildings, engine parts and even shoe prototypes.
Reality has to be seen to be believed and is the next big
technology that demonstrates projects in reality, to scale and far
more realistically than 3D images of traditional design software.
AR refers to the process of laying computer-generated rendered
images, animations, text and even sound, onto real-world images in
real time. Vision-based AR uses a device such as a tablet or smart
phones as a lens through which you can experience an augmented
world by projecting onto a table. It's possible to take it even one
step further and touch onto a room and be able to enter it, so
clients can actually step inside their own model.