Squadron Prints was established in 1977 offering the world’s first and finest aircraft profile prints. With over 2000 different subjects we are, by far, the undisputed leaders in this field of aviation art and the ones to which all discerning customers aspire.
The passion for excellence has now evolved, not only in to the world of embroidered patches, key fobs, airshow brochures, aviation books and collectables but to that of high quality photography. We supply a top quality product along with a highly competitive price.
Below is a 43 second time lapse video to show the creation of one of our prints.
Each edition features a specific aircraft showing it in minute accurate detail and is accompanied by unit patches and history. We work on a commission only basis with a minimum initial order of 200 copies. We have worked with famous Squadrons, Companies and Airshows from around the World and have supplied The Red Arrows, Thunderbirds and The Blue Angels. Once the artwork has been created, we can use this on your business cards, post cards and other printed matter. We will happy to send you an actual example of our work. Your aircraft could feature in this series too. Act now and be up with the leaders in having only the best. However, beware of imitations and others trading on our name and style.
Our artwork illustrates a specific aircraft "as seen" on a given date showing all its individual marks, stains, weathering, etc. We lay particular stress on this point - our hallmark is accuracy in every aspect. The standard format utilises an orthographic projection (or "true" side view) and usually shows the port or left-hand side although helicopters are generally shown from the starboard side.
To enable us to produce the original, highly detailed artwork we would prefer to see the actual subject, but failing this, we can work from photographs. A pdf file will be send out to you with an explanation of how to take the best possible photographs. In addition to the aircraft information we also require copy of the badge or patch. We also require about 350 to 400 words of text covering unit history and/or facts on the aircraft. The text doesn't have to be in English. We can set all languages, including Arabic reading from right to left.
Our highly trained artist will prepare the artwork and once this is complete, he will design the layout of your Squadron Print. Proofing will be done by e-mail, or by Epson proofs via Royal Mail. We will only start the printing process when you are 100% satisfied with the artwork, layout and text.
High quality lithographic colour printing is an expensive process and the initiation costs for setting up such work are quite considerable. We would therefore suggest that, wherever possible, initial orders should be for at least 200 copies to help spread these costs and keep the unit price to the minimum. The finished product is, however, a form of art and should be treated and sold as such. Please contact us if smaller quantities are required.
We are proud to supply high quality, custom made embroidered patches with a minimum first order of only 25 pieces. We also supply keyfobs and hand embroidered Gold Wire Badges. We are happy to help source other items that you may require from wristbands to lanyards, badges to paperclips – please just ask!
Orders can be just one mug or enough to supply a Squadron Tea Bar with individual names! Printed in full colour these white ceramic mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe but like all ceramic products, care should be taken on the outside skin to prevent scratches etc. Mugs are 11 Oz.
A professional, quiet, approach has seen huge success in air-to-air photography. Our stunning photographs regularly grace the front covers of books and magazines and feature frequently with articles in aerospace publications and promotional material. Squadron Prints produces books, as well as airshow magazines and brochures, posters, flyers and DVD/CD/Video covers.