Quality, Reliability, Innovation

About Broxbourne

Broxbourne is the home to 12 XXL Manroland Colourman presses and is the largest newspaper printing plant in the world. With the capacity to produce over 1.1 million full colour copies every hour, Broxbourne is proud to be the printer to many of the UK’s best known newspaper brands.

With the growth of the print business, Broxbourne has seen continued investment in equipment including:

  • Inline Insertion
  • Automated density control
  • Digital Inkjet printing
  • High Speed CTP technology

Our approach to continually reviewing and improving our operation is reflected in our joint accreditations of ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.

And we have developed numerous innovative ways to help drive new advertising and marketing campaigns with the use of:

  • Translucent wraps
  • Higher grammage Newsprint wraps
  • Fragranced inks
  • Super Panoramic posters
  • Barn Door and Cascade options
  • Digital inkjet printing

Newsprinters Broxbourne are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of quality to our customers and to deliver on time every time.

Newsprinters Broxbourne Plant (Aerial)

Site Specifications

Newsprinters Broxbourne Plant
  • Covering 40 acres, the size of 23 Wembley football pitches
  • 12 triple-width Manroland Colorman XXL press lines
  • 12 Agfa low chemistry computer to plate lines
  • Print capacity: one million copies of a 120-page newspaper every hour

Press Specifications

Two lines of six presses have been divided into three working groups, each comprising four presses.

Printing Presses

  • 12 manroland Colorman XXL 6-86 triple width presses
  • Max pagination 120 pages broadsheet, 240 pages tabloid
  • Max press speed 86,000 cph
  • 12 x 4:7:7 folders (6 formers, can stitch up to 3 separate sections)
  • 60 units – all 4 x 4 triple wide, 60 reelstands
  • Cut off: 578mm , Web width: 2211mm


  • Mailroom – 12 Ferag lines comprising
  • 3 MTS Multi Stackers each producing 30 bundles a minute
  • Mosca in-line strappers
  • Apollo spiral conveyors
  • 12 x High speed DAN Palletisers
  • Octopus Pallet Wrappers
  • 36 loading bays with rear end loading with easy access to the M25

Newsprint Handling

  • 6 x Uveritas reel preparation handling 180 reels per hour automatically
  • 3,860 reels can be stored at any one time

Plate Making

  • 9 x Polaris XCV-S Plate setters – Max output capacity 220pph
  • 3 x Advantage TR-VHS Plate setters (with high speed panoramic benders) – Max output capacity  376pph – Part of new investment higher plate throughput
  • 12 x Attiro Chemistry free processors
  • 9 x Nela Panoramic Punch benders
  • 3 x Nela single plate Punch benders
  • 12 x Nela sortation system

How To Find Us

Newsprinters (Broxbourne) Ltd

Great Cambridge Road
Waltham Cross

T: 0199 222 1000

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Newsprinters Limited, incorporated and registered in England and Wales with Company number 5231051 whose registered office is at 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF

Print Enquiries

For more information:

Office: 01992 221 000