About Dominion

About Dominion

Dominion Print has come a long way from its lowly beginnings in a converted Methodist chapel in a small suburb outside of Bradford. Set up on a shoe string by founder and MD, Dominic Clark in 1983, the business set its sights on the Litho side of print but quickly recognised the virtues of what was, in those days, very much the ‘niche’ market of large format print.

Keeping with the ecclesiastical theme, the business soon moved to a larger church property, installing their first ‘monster’ press, a semi-auto Kippax screen print line, offering a massive 20’ x 6’ print capacity in one pass along with other, slightly smaller 3/4matic and auto screen presses. Despite the necessity to ‘post’ the huge screens through giant ‘postboxes’ from the screen room on the first floor to the print room on the ground, these machines kept the business in the fore-front of large format for many years.

With the onset of digital print, Dominion were quick to install a 5m Vutek with a 3m Nur coming in fast behind and as business picked up further and faster the business upped sticks and in 2002 they re-located once more, this time to a 60,000FT2 factory at the end of the M606. Year one saw the installation of the mammoth M & R in-line printer which looked as much like an aircraft carrier as a print line and which was capable of printing 5 colours, in line, to a size of 12’ x 5’ in one pass.

Since then the Company has continued to expand and invest in the latest equipment, adding faster and better quality digital print, flat bed digital and dye sub lines to the plant and more investment in state of the art equipment is currently under way, ensuring that Dominion continue to be the UK’s most customer focused print solutions provider, offering exceptional quality, service and innovation as standard.

The Family

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In 1983 a fresh faced Dominic Clark moved a couple of aged litho presses into a small converted chapel in the Heaton district of Bradford and Dominion Print was born. It didn’t take long for Dominic to spot the niche market of ‘Large Format’ print and the rapid replacement of the litho presses and large format screen presses quickly followed.

The converted chapel was soon out-grown and, maintaining the ecclesiastical feel, Dominion gathered-up its goods and chattels and moved into a much larger converted church just a few miles away. Elaine joined the business in the early 1990s and they eventually moved into the church alongside the business… Soon the operation experienced some growing pains…one due to the sheer size of screens required and the difficulty in moving them from the screen prep area on the first floor to the print departments in the basement and ground floor…the solution? the construction of giant ‘slots’ in the floors so the 23’ x 8’ screens could be ‘posted’ from one floor to the other. Genius! A further ‘growing pain’ was the imminent arrival of Verity in 1996 – but more of that later. In 2002 Dominion moved to its current home at Carrwood House where Tom joined in 2009, followed by Verity in 2012, making Dominion a genuine ‘family affair’.

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Dominic Clark

Managing Director

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Fave print process: Dye sub
Best achievement: Sourcing the special PE required to win the Olympic Banner Contract
Top one on bucket list: Ride like a cowboy in the USA
Fave music: Joseph Calleja/opera & My rifle, My pony & Me/Dean Martin

Elaine Clark

Company Secretary

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Fave print process: I’m old fashioned, it HAS to be screen print
Best achievement: Judging Crufts
Top one on bucket list: To create a bucket list
Fave music: Too many to pick just one

 

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Thomas Clark

Director

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Fave print process: Back up white printing
Best achievement: Commendation from West Yorkshire Fire Brigade for saving an old woman and her dog from a burning house
Top one on bucket list: Travel the world
Fave music: Funk/soul

 

Verity Clark

Associate Director

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Fave print process:Dye-sublimation & Onset
Best achievement:Winning adult cross country horse riding competition at 11
Top one on bucket list: Sky dive in america
Fave music: Rap & R’n’B

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Mark Ord

Operations Manager

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Fave print process: Dye sublimination
Best achievement: Harrogate League Pool Champion (1990 ish)
Top one on bucket list: Go in a shark cage and see Great Whites up close.
Fave music: Everything as long as it’s not too loud.

Chris Parkinson

Purchasing manager

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Fave print process: Silk Screen
Best achievement: My Baby Girl 2015
Top one on bucket list: Parachute Jump
Fave music: R&B

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Luke Barraclough

Print Manager

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Fave print process: Onset!!!
Best achievement: inprint – winning a national digital print award – in sport saving 2 pens playing for Cumbria vs Lancashire and winning game 1-0.
Top one on bucket list: Going round Australia in camper van
Fave music: The Cure

Mark Lorriman

Warehouse Manager

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Fave print process: Dyesub
Best achievement: My Kids
Top one on bucket list: parachute jump, (went to do it a few years ago and got cancelled due to weather)
Fave music: Ska

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Rob Kershaw

business development manager

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Fave print process: Love a bit of Dye Sub
Best achievement: 5 for 16 against Lancaster Royal Grammar
Top one on bucket list: To play for Liverpool FC (still got it in me….)
Fave music: Pretty eclectic, anything from Nirvana to Daft Punk, from Bowie to Oasis to a few 80’s guilty pleasures

Graham Mallinson

business development manager

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Fave print process: A combination of • Offset Litho • Intaglio• Letterpress
Best achievement: 1st place and a trophy in a Karting race in 2006
Top one on bucket list:Completed most of my ambitions, still never done sky diving with dolphins
Fave music: James Taylor

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Paul Crossley

Client Services Manager

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Fave print process: Screen Print
Best achievement: Becoming A Dad
Top one on bucket list: Spend A Night in Alcatraz Prison
Fave music: Joy Division/New Order

Janeen Kitson

Client Services

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Fave print process: Dye Sub
Best achievement: My daughter
Top one on bucket list: I don’t have a ‘Bucket List’
Fave music: Pop/Chart

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Declan Dyson

Client Services

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Fave print process: Lenticular Printing
Best achievement: Getting my car!
Top one on bucket list: Visit New York
Fave music: Grime

Kelly Barker

Client Services

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Fave print process: Dyesub!
Best achievement: My Son
Top one on bucket list: To Travel
Fave music: A mixture of everything!

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Mark Reeday

Client Services

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Fave print process: Digital
Best achievement: Getting Married
Top one on bucket list: Visit Rio
Fave music: Roxy Music

Christine Ingham

Client Services

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Fave print process: Dye Sublimation Print
Best achievement: Swim the Channel in my local pool – doing as we speak
Top one on bucket list: To win the Lottery
Fave music: David Bowie

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Mark Watkin

Client Services

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Fave print process: Washing screens the old fashioned way!! Sadly it was a long time ago now
Best achievement: Completing my bucket list before being too old to enjoy it!!
Top one on bucket list: I’ve been so lucky!! My bucket list is pretty much complete
Fave music: From Beethoven’s choral symphony, through to Iron Maiden.

Steve Goldthorpe

Studio manager

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Fave print process: Digital and Dye-Sublimation
Best achievement: Personally it would be my family and how my two boys are developing in to beautiful people
Top one on bucket list: Base Jumping
Fave music: All Music, Dance – classical – Grime!

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Paul Naulty

Studio R&D

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Fave print process: Digital
Best achievement: The company’s workflow
Top one on bucket list: Egypt
Fave music: Metal

Abi O'brian

Mac Operator

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Fave print process: Screenprinting
Best achievement: Running the Great North Run
Top one on bucket list: Climb Mount Fuji
Fave music: Indie Rock

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