Confidential Printing

Hobbs are one of the UK’s leading confidential printing production companies with a reputation second-to-none.

With an enviable record of reliability, integrity, financial stability and 135 years of trading, the Company can be considered one of the safest places to entrust your confidential printing requirements.

Now in its 5th generation of hands-on family management, the Company can count many of the UK’s most prestigious organisations as customers, some for over half a century.

Continuous investment in personnel, training and state-of-the-art equipment and relevant technologies has allowed the Company to evolve and improve its facilities and provide an excellent confidential printing service to even the most discerning customers.

The following section lists the main features of the confidential print production services:

Confidential Printing Production Facilities

  • The Company’s premises are surrounded by a robust two metre high fence with steel gates protecting the production areas
  • The building is alarmed and monitored and has CCTV cameras located in strategic positions inside and outside the main factory
  • Robust and secure access control systems at entrances and exits operate at all times
  • The following services are delivered from within the secure facility:
    • Technical Development
    • Data processing
    • Printing & Finishing
    • Packing and Despatch
  • There are a range of dedicated secure work areas within the production facility
  • The Company uses fully locked printing plate cabinets
  • Dedicated and separate secure packing and consolidation areas are in operation
  • Separation and on-site cross-shredding of production waste
  • There is extensive use of Company vehicles and accredited, approved transport contractors


  • All visitors are identified and accompanied on site at all times and are required to sign a declaration of understanding relating to confidential material
  • All communication devices, cameras and phones are prohibited from the main secure production areas for staff and visitors alike
  • The provision of comprehensive management information is available to all confidential printing customers for their work
  • Comprehensive and transparent operating procedures exist for all functions in the production process
  • Opaque wrapping of confidential work-in-progress is in place, together with cordoned off areas where confidential printing components are present
  • A full audit trail of work-in-progress and authorised waste is implemented and customers are able to interrogate the data at any stage of the production process
  • High-level secure storage of work-in-progress and finished products awaiting delivery or contingency stock is in operation at all times


  • The Company’s certified security staff are brought on to site and assigned to secure work as required
  • All staff who work in these areas have been screened and have signed full confidentiality agreements
  • Dedicated and separate Account Management and Pre-Press teams administer the work throughout production

Data security

  • Separate and secure computer servers are protected behind two firewalls and located in isolated areas with strictly limited and essential access only
  • All data is afforded 128 bit secure encryption for work in progress and transferring files
  • Bar code driven quality control systems allow for fully tracked audit by individual component

If you would like to learn more about our services or how we might help you please call Brian Jelf, Sales Director on 07824 804563 or click here.