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Heatwave was founded in 1973. Having stood the test of time it has continued to provide a quality service at affordable pricing.

Since the merger with BlueLemur Clothing in mid 2015 it has become a “one-stop” print shop for all things clothing, with all services (embroidery, screen print, transfer, dye-sub and more) provided in-house by our well-trained and dedicated staff.

Heatwave also offers unique and bespoke printing setups allowing the most interesting of requests to be fulfilled!

Heatwave both supplies and prints or embroiders a vast range of items, including hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, bags, headwear, workwear, hospitality and schoolwear. For more info or a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01202 729 576 or email

Heatwave also offers unique and bespoke printing setups allowing the most interesting of requests to be fulfilled!
— Anton Nichols, Heatwave Managing Director

Business Timeline



Jim Green established Heatwave in Charminster Bournemouth offering trade and end user printing to local and London based businesses.

Jim offered a quality of print that surpassed all others, specialising in t-shirt screen printing….to client’s such as.

His enterprise grew to an employee base of 12 with automation and manual printing running alongside


Jim Green downsized to become a single operative working from the current site in Southbourne.


Ownership of Heatwave transferred to Lynne and the business was run as a creative hub offering local screen printing classes and focused on art studio production.



Anton Nichols established BlueLemur Clothing bespoke mail order printed clothing.


Heatwave was acquired by Anton – Southbourne site was renovated – changing the direction of the business back to a custom print shop, offering not only screen printing, but embroidery, wide format and promotional printing all in-house. The main focus being personal, hand crafted and quality workmanship. Technical education & background.


We moved to our new premises and re-branded to our current theme.

792 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH7 6DD

We have been specialising in water-based screen prints for nearly 10 years, as a response to concerns about plastics in our environment.
— Anton Nichols, Heatwave Managing Director

Meet The Team




Anton is an Experienced printer and embroiderer with more than 10 years of experience.