About Us

the_hot_metal_press_printerHot Metal Press is a family run business combining the many years printing expertise of Geoff and Steve Willis. Founder Geoff Willis (now retired) has been in the printing trade since 1960. While in the RAF Geoff trained as a calligrapher and commercial artist at York Art College. After demobilising in 1957, he worked as a graphic artist, and founded his first company Willis & Co Printers in Hoyland in 1960. Since then he’s been involved with a number of successful printing firms in and around Barnsley. He founded Hot Metal Press in 1991.

Steve Willis has been printing since he was just 12 years old. As a young lad, he developed a fascination with typesetting and printing while helping out at Uncle Geoff’s latest venture, Hot Metal Press. Steve formally trained for his future career at Leeds College of Technology and Art, where he completed his certification in Reprographics in 1997. He then went on to work at Barnsley Printing Services for several years, but left to rejoin his Uncle Geoff at Hot Metal Press as partner in 2003.

With a fantastic collection of vintage and modern printing presses, Hot Metal Press services the diverse needs of customers from all over Great Britain. The combined experience and dedication of Steve and the rest of the team ensure your printing will be top quality and competitively priced.


Laisterdyke Local History Group


Members of the History Group are delighted with the job you did for us and would certainly recommend your business to other groups, It was a pleasure working with you and we appreciate the trouble you took to ensure we got the result we wanted.

Gina Bridgeland

Absolutely brilliant!


Superb customer service and a company that definitely cares about their work. I don’t think I could really recommend any higher…!

Tom Randall

Fantastic service


Fantastic service from Steve and the team at Hot Metal Press. I didn’t have a lot of experience with large scale printing, and when contacting printing companies I felt uneasy as there was little assistance which felt overwhelming. Hot Metal Press talked me through every step, invited me down to see all the options in person, and gave me advice on which products were best to achieve what I wanted – putting my mind at ease. The end result is great quality & exactly what I wanted. I will definitely continue to use them in the future!

Sorrel Botham – Dandelion Cocoa

High Quality Service


Hot Metal Press have provided a High Quality Service to us for the last 10 years.
Through-out those years, as technology has improved, so have HMP. Both with Quality of Service and Quality of Print.

The Clubmans Guide

We’re always impressed…


We’ve continually worked with Hot Metal Press, utilising their expert knowledge to deliver high quality, bespoke print solutions. We’re always impressed by a highly professional yet personable service; often relying on Hot Metal Press’s recommendations for the final product

Jonny Wootton BSc (Hons) – Engaging Education

Great service and delivery


Great service and delivery. Brilliant pump clip labels from my less than brilliant designs. Thanks Steve.

Stuart Simpson – Kinneil Brew Hoose

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