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Beardsalls has taken many forms in its 122 years of trading. Now Headed by Toby Beardsall the 4th Generation of the business is a commercial printer with its emphasis firmly on ‘in house’ printing for the local community. Product ranges from Business Cards to Banners and services including vehicle and boat signage make it one of the island’s leading and most diverse printers.

Beardsalls has been in business since 1901. This was when John Beardsall started a photographic studio on Chine Hill in Shanklin. His son Bernard continued his father’s efforts and developed the business. He started selling books and introduced a lending library.

Then Bernard’s son Paul apprenticed at Lightbowns in Ryde in the 1950’s. They were a well-respected Island printer, and Paul trained on a letterpress with the intention of bringing the skills back to Beardsalls to add new print services.

Then Bernard's younger son Michael took over in the 60's and with his wife Iris successfully developed the retail side.

Michael and Iris continued the family tradition of printing, adopting new digital colour presses in the mid 1990s. Beardsalls became a friendly and reliable Town Centre source of stationery for home, school, business and hobbies.

Since 1999, their son Toby has taken over the management. He has kept up with technology advances and now runs a digital press and finishing system. As the 4th generation to run the family business, He bought the Islands first electric eco-van for the next-day free-delivery fleet. He also sourced chlorine-free paper from Premier Paper who “strive for environmental excellence” by supporting the Forest Stewardship Council, the Woodland Trust and planting trees to catch carbon.

Beardsalls was established on the Island in 1901 and has a strong affinity with its residents, we find that engaging with the community is a great way to raise our profile whilst helping those in need. The Hospice provides invaluable support and touches the lives of many of us and we are proud to support them.


Tel: 01983 717265

Email:  [email protected]


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