Our History

Surface Print, along with our valued customers, are responsible for bringing wallpaper back into fashion!  Founded in 1990, by John Watson, whose Father and Grandfather also worked in the wallpaper printing trade and is now run by the fourth generation of Watsons – his two children James and Abigail. We are a family run business with our factory being located just 10 minutes away from where the first wallpaper printing technique was pioneered in Darwen in 1838, we really are in the heart of this incredible industry!

Many of our local, skilled employees have worked in the wallpaper industry all their lives, along with their family and we are proud to continue celebrating their craftmanship and skills by manufacturing the highest quality wallcoverings to the high end market.

Alongside, printing on machines, which are over 100 years old, we also offer the latest technologies in digital printing, and innovative developments such as Holographic Foil, Cork, Flock, Bead and non woven products.