About Us

Generations of Willdays

Printing. It’s in the blood.

Thomas Willday, who founded Seed Print, is the fourth
generation running the family printing business, Willday Printers in Leicester. 

It was started by his Great Grandad Alfred & Grandad Ray
back in 1944, when letterpress was the leading technology. They innovated the industry by inventing the Willday colour form register which was sold around the world. The business was then passed down to Tom’s dad Peter who changed the direction towards lithographic printing, & then handed onto Tom who continues to build the business with sustainable printing solutions.

Sister companies Seed Print & Willsow – home to plantable children’s books – are committed to eco-friendly printing that reduce waste & positively impact our environment.

Image to the left, Alfred Willday & Peter Willday