Brothers, David and Dan Wright, didn’t exactly follow the Yellow Brick Road to SW14 but, in a parallel with Frank Baum’s famous story, theirs has been a journey of intriguing twists and turns with a certain fork in the road leading them to their new destination – 369 Upper Richmond Road West.
This is their third (after Southfields and Shepherd’s Bush) Yellow Print Shop and, judging by just how busy East Sheen’s Yellow Print Shop has been since the day it opened, it seems that they chose the right route.
David and his younger brother Dan – both of whom were educated at Shene School – came to the printing and design business in a roundabout way.
It all started 10 years ago with the concept of delivering print cartridges to those in need of urgent replacements in the same way that pizzas are delivered – by bike, locally and fast. The business, Cartridge SOS, soon evolved to include toners, too.
With the growth and price competition of Internet giants such as Amazon, the brothers found that demand shifted and, ever fleet of foot, they renamed Cartridge SOS Yellow Office and moved online to supply a wide range of products at great prices.
In the meantime, customers started to request print and design services and in response Yellow Print Shop was born just four years ago, perfectly complemented by Yellow Creative to handle clients’ design needs, from logo to brochure design, illustration and more. Yellow Print Shop’s website also offers some really handy Print Templates to help you with your own designs and layouts if you prefer to do your own thing.
David says that the brothers had their eye on launching in East Sheen for a while:
“SW14 has a good combination of thriving businesses and domestic properties, so we felt that the potential was good. East Sheen is actually quite like Southfields insofar as it is village-like with a fantastically supportive community – and we love that,” he says. “We have had a really great reception here and have been delighted by how many people have popped in to introduce themselves and wish us luck.”
One staunch fan is local illustrator Kathy Whyte who is thrilled not to have to take her printing to Southfields any more!
“Kathy was particularly keen on our opening in East Sheen and kept suggesting possible properties. When we arrived she even created a lovely welcome poster for us and cupcakes for our opening day!”
“Our aim is to be the best local high street printer, not just for quality but also for honest, professional customer service, price and responsiveness. We have invested in equipment that means that the majority of demands can be met speedily in-house. With five printing presses at the ready, we’re set to handle any job – whether it’s one copy or 100,000!”
That means that, as well as specialising in digital and wide format printing, Yellow Print Shop can offer the largest selection of printing and finishing – including magazines, large posters, PVC and Pop Up banners, and even hot foiling work.
“Yellow Print Shop has, and always will, aim to offer the best quality print as well as honest, friendly and professional service. Whether you’re making a single photocopy for yourself, printing out your holiday snaps or you’re a corporate client, you are equally as important to us. We are very proud to serve our local communities and are very aware of the need to keep business local,” says David.
Here are some key services that you can expect – together with a friendly welcome – at Yellow Print Shop
- Kodak Picture Kiosks allow you to quickly and easily create photo prints, enlargements and more from digital camera cards, USBs and other media.
- Packages to support your business – Print Packages, Branding Packages and Combined Packages offering excellent value for small businesses
- Photo and document printing and scanning
- Colour and black and white copying
- Colour and black and white printing (from business cards up to A0 size aka BIG!)
- Passport photos
- Canvases, banners and display items
- Creative design: logos, layouts, stationery, brochures and more!
Yellow Print Shop, 369 Upper Richmond Road West, SW14 7NX
020 8878 5192 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.yellowprintshop.co.uk
Words by Jacquie Duncan – Images © Yellow Printshop