Our History

As one of the major letterpress platemakers in the UK, the Blockshop with Photocast is set to continue to thrive.

After 35 years in the supply of sheet materials to the graphics and newspaper industries and with the rise of litho printing in the 1980’s, the company principals were dedicated to an innovative diversification to utilise the infrastructure they knew so well.

From this positive position Photocast’s core business became zinc interpretative signage.

In parallel, the Blockshop had been servicing the print and graphic arts industries for over 25 years.

Acquiring the Blockshop in 2006 Photocast is dedicated to continuing success in the sector.

For the Blockshop it’s not just the first impression that counts – it’s every impression