Maskerade Design was established in 1998 formally by business partners Stuart Lockerbie and Darren Overton. 2 highly motivated individuals with a wealth of printing knowledge and experience created and set up Maskerade Design within an established electronics company located on Riverside Road in Southwick Sunderland. Renting a small work area we were able to keep our overheads to a minimum which allowed us to purchase second hand printing equipment directly from Kodak to create a Printing Bureau to local print and design companies with in the north east. Soon we introduced graphic design and a short run printing service where we found ourselves winning our first 2 major contracts. Sunderland Football Club and Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, where we found ourselves outgrowing the small rented office and had the opportunity to moved into a commercial premises in a busy secondary shopping centre "Chester Road" with a shop front.
Excited to expand our services we introduced new equipment which lead to the creation of our copy centre which allowed us to provide print, copy, bind and fax solutions to local people, businesses and the University of Sunderland student community.
Today, Maskerade is a completely independent company owned and run by one of the original partners Stuart Lockerbie. Maskerade has come a long way, we have purchased the Chester Road premises, expanded over 3 floors along with a new rear extension, which now accommodates greater storage, staff toilets and kitchen facilities, and also allowed us to create and establish 5 different areas of the business allowing us to provide a full print solution not only to local businesses and members of the community but within the UK.
The Design Studio, where we have 2 full time creative designers each bringing to the company individual styles and unique preaches to design briefs.
Full colour short to medium run printing presses and finishing area. Signage and Manufacturing Department, providing interior, exterior signage. Vehicle graphics and company corporate displays.
A Print franchise model Printing.com allowing us to manage all our lithographic print more efficiently, provide our customers with fantastic savings and special offers and adding to our ever increase product lines to well over 4000.
A Copy Centre which carters for clients requiring basic photocopying, scanning, email and faxing as well as on demand printing and binding services.
Maskerade now not only serves the local community in Sunderland but have an extensive database of clients within the UK, Ireland, Finland, Canada and America.