AP Landragin was formed over 80 years ago as an engraving company. It has been in the Landragin family since then. AP Landragin was run by Derek Landragin and Rob Jennings. It was Derek’s grandfather who initially formed the company over 80 years, ago and Derek, being the third generation of his family, ran the business using the same traditional techniques that were used all in the beginning.
In August 2015, Father and Son Rob Miller and Alex Miller purchased the goodwill of AP Landragin from Derek Landragin and Rob Jennings. Due to Rob Jennings health and Derek feeling that new blood was required they decided that new ownership would greatly benefit AP Landragin and its Clients. Rob Jennings retired at this time, but Derek has continued to work with Alex and Rob to this day to offer his invaluable experience and knowledge of the trade.
Rob Miller is no stranger to the print world. Along with owning Bridge and Company Limited, another traditional company operating for over 100 years, Rob has been involved in the print world for over 40 years, working with many different print processes, working his way up from sweeping the floors as a young man, operating machinery in his late twenties to moving up the ladder to Production Manager then Company Director to purchasing the goodwill of Bridge and Company nearly 10 years ago. There is not much about print that Rob does not know and his quest for perfection is unwavering.
Alex Miller has been around print since a young lad, as teenager he often assisted his Father during his holidays, hand finishing and packing jobs. His career took a change during his late teens when he started working in pubs and restaurants working his way up from a bar man, and sous chef in the kitchen, to becoming a Cover Manager for other pubs and Head Chef in his own establishment. Eventually the unsocial hours took their toll, Alex sought a more hour friendly job and started working in an accounts office which he earned his qualification in AAT to become a part qualified accountant. This allowed Alex to assist with the accounts of his father’s company, and in doing so began to pick up the trade again, and 5 years ago decided to join his father full time to help build the family business.
Tony one of our Die Stamping experts and one of our Senior Machine Technicians has been with AP Landragin going on 30 years. He learnt his trade as a boy and was hired by Derek Landragin’s father in the late 80’s. His experience in the trade is unquestionable. Tony is also skilled in the use of our foiling machine too.
Fitzroy our other Senior Machine Technician has also been working for AP Landragin for over 25 years. Fitzroy specialises in our larger format jobs, producing quality invitations. His experience is vital to AP Landragin having been involved in die stamping for over 35 years. After learning his trade in his late teens was also employed by AP Landragin in 80’s.
Derek Landragin is the former owner of AP Landragin. It was Derek’s Grandfather who founded the company over 80 years ago. Derek worked with his father from a young age, and became a qualified copperplate hand engraver. Although now semi-retired Derek still works as a consultant to Alex and Rob, working a few days a week, as his knowledge of the company, its clients and the history of AP Landragin is extremely valuable.
Alan is our Lithographic Printer, his family have been in print for countless years, he operates our Heidleberg GTO. Having been in the trade since leaving school, he has over 20 + years experience of litho printing.