IT IS a well-known Shanklin store, but Beardsalls has also had printing running through its DNA since 1901, when John Beardsall started a photographic studio on Chine Hill in Shanklin.

His son Bernard continued his father’s efforts and developed the business, introducing book selling and a lending library.

In 1950, Bernard encouraged one of his three sons, Paul, to take a five-year apprenticeship at Lightbowns, which was a well-respected Island printer, with the intention of adding print to his list of services.

Tragically, Bernard died before he could fulfil his dream, Paul was called up to National Service, and his younger brother Michael took over.

From the tender age of 16, Michael and later with his wife Iris successfully developed the retail side, adopting new digital colour presses in the mid 1990s.

Since then, their son Toby has kept up with technology and now runs a digital press and finishing system.

Having moved to new premises in Orchard Street, Newport, this March, the business has taken on a large format press, and the team now offer all types of printing services, from the smallest business cards, to flyers, booklets, banners and vehicle wraps.