The Baynard Press 1894 - 1960

Poster printer, Printer
born in:
Stockwell, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1894: established by F Sanders Phillips; used colour lithography; 1960: took over Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd; Sanders Phillips & Co, The Baynard Press, Chryssell Road, London, SW9.

It employed highly skilled craftsmen such as Thomas Griffits and did much to advance the use of colour lithography. It printed many of London Transport’s pictorial posters, often using it’s own artists such as Shep. The Baynard Press was amongst the largest and most technically accomplished printing firms in Britain. They had machinery and plant resources that allowed them to produce large-scale poster images for the advertising of London Transport and various other organisations. The Baynard Press also maintained a level of technical excellence through the employment of Thomas Griffits and other master craftsmen. This allowed the firm to produce work of the highest standard. At the outbreak of WW2, the entire resources of the firm were made available to support the war effort.