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Printer Insurance

Our printer insurance is exclusive to us, but inclusive of all print industry specialists.

Howden Printer Insurance

Why choose Howden for Printer Insurance?

Howden is the new name for Aston Lark. As a specialist insurance broker, we pride ourselves on doing the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to. Thanks to the great relationships we have with our selected panel of standard and specialist insurers, we make the process of comparing multiple printer insurance policies, on your behalf, simple and easy. What’s not to like?

Here at Howden, we understand that each printer policy needs to be as individual as its owner and their business, and that’s why we provide a personalised service, focused on getting to know you and learning more about exactly what you want from your insurance cover.

Ultimately, whether you need to make a claim, purchase a new printer policy, or renew an existing one, just know that we’re here to help.

Benefits of working with Howden:

  • You can trust us – we’re rated Excellent on Trustpilot.
  • We’re driven to save you time, money, and hassle.
  • Benefit from a tailored service that comparison sites can’t provide.
  • We’re right by your side in the event of a claim.

Howden’s Print Specific Commercial Combined Policy

You probably know this, but there are numerous commercial insurance policies out there. The common issue is that these “commercial combined policies” tend to be very generalist “jack of all trades, master of none” type policies. This is especially true for the print industry, which hasn’t before had an insurance solution that meets its individual requirements.

Until now.

We, as the only approved broker for print by the British printing industry federation, can offer you the print specific commercial combined policy, the only insurance designed exclusively for the print industry.

Under this policy, every part of a printer’s story is covered, offering solid protection to you, your team, stock, and premises. Take a look below at what’s included under our print specific commercial combined policy:

  • Operational error

Covering mistakes or errors made in the printing, including typos, incorrect colours or images, or misalignments in the printing process.

Damage to Customers Vehicles, provided under the Customer Vehicles Extension.

  • Non-machinery breakdown insurance

Covers losses or damages to equipment or machinery that occur due to non-mechanical reasons, such as power surges, electrical failures, and human error.

  • Bookbinders’ public liability

Covers printers or bookbinders where documents have been incorrectly trimmed, palletised, or bound and couldn’t be distributed.

  • Sub-contractors’ stock

Policy cover means if any sub-contractors’ stock is damaged, customers get repaid, and the premises owner doesn’t personally foot the bill.

  • Inching and crawling

Personal accident cover for those injured whilst working on machinery.

  • Libel and slander public liability

If a printer makes a misprint and the result is something that could be considered either libellous or slanderous, that’s covered, too.

  • Financial loss public liability

If a piece of branded material has an error but is distributed, this is much-needed protection against the cost of a reprint or lost business.

  • Breach of copyright/confidentiality public liability

Printed something without the appropriate permissions? This is also part of the policy and cover.

The print specific commercial combined policy is much more than a product. We can say that because the policy paperwork is backed up and supported by a team of expert brokers who understand printing from the first page to last.

To learn more about how Howden can support you with your printer insurance needs, either give us a call, or visit us in one of our many branches dotted across the UK.


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