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March 25, 2019 11:19 am
We have recently started to roll out our new web2print system as we continue to expand our offering not only of manufactured products but also improved automation and ease of ordering.
We’ll cover more specifics in the coming months but for now here’s a brief outline.
Web2Print brings all the benefits in today’s connected world: exceptional value, precise logistics, improved quality and a high level of automation. Print or graphic assets that are easy to store, find and retrieve make ordering quick and simple every time – perfect for business cards, posters, postcards, brochures and social media images which only need to have certain elements or pages changed each time you order.
If you use any of the following our system could save you money and reduce complexity.
- Sales Proposals
- Product Sheets
- Direct Mail
- Digital Displays
- Social media imagery and messaging
Personalise your communications by making use of the database upload facility, and check the system for your current stock levels to know when you’re running low and need to re-order.
Our Web2Print service offers this and much more:
- Edit, approve and order your marketing materials online at a fraction of the cost of repeated trips to your designer using our flexible templated system.
- Manage your company brand consistency with templates that govern final output.
- Accessible anywhere 24/7 via with your own unique login on our cloud based system.
- Provides a virtual stationery store for all printed stock items.
- Digital or variable print on demand.
- Detailed usage reporting features to analyse spend and usage patterns.
- Unique editable controls over approval and ordering.
If you would like to know about how web2print can help you please contact your AB Print Group Account Manager directly or call the office on 01924 473481.
February 26, 2019 9:18 am
In a crowded marketplace, standing out against competitors is difficult, but there are steps that businesses can take to gain that extra yard.
One of these steps is through attending networking and social events. This gives businesses the opportunity to brand themselves visually, give clients and customers a sample of their service or product, and generate conversations.
Recently, a client of ours attended the Spring Fair at the NEC Arena in Birmingham and asked us to help them produce some printed exhibition collateral for the event.
Price’s Patent Candles Ltd are a bespoke candle manufacturer who have been supplying their products to customers such as the Royal Family for almost 200 years. One of their candles coincided with the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, resulting in a continued supply of candles to the Royals from this point onwards.
Our task was to help present such a historic and prestigious candle maker in the best way possible to help them gain more exposure at the Spring Fair.
As can be seen in the images, working with Price’s Patent Candles, we were able to design and print some attractive POS displays and stands to tie in with their branding.
We really enjoyed working on this project, as it gave us the chance to really add some personality to the client’s existing identity.
AB Print have plenty of experience producing exhibition stands for clients. From designing displays for jewellers to PVC casings for a classy skin care brand.
If you would like to learn more about or capabilities when it comes to designing and creating exhibition and event displays, you can get in contact with our team on 01924 473481.…
February 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Due to our stature as one of the leading providers of print and packaging materials, AB Print are always dedicated to maintaining this reputation.
As a way of ensuring we stay at the top of what we do, we often upgrade our existing equipment to make sure we are ahead of the game. This was the case with our most recent acquisition; a B2 Heidelberg cylinder Foiling Machine.
Those who are familiar with Heidelberg will be aware of their excellence when it comes to manufacturing and supplying efficient press machinery. The B2 Foiling Machine will give us more capabilities when it comes to producing large sheet projects. Other benefits to the new machine will include:
- Faster turnaround
- Cheaper cost
- Higher quality finish
Already, we have had the chance to use this new technology on a recent project.
The new machine has allowed us to add better foil finishes to our projects, meaning an even higher standard of service for our clients. Ultimately, maintaining and improving client satisfaction with their printed merchandise and material should be more achievable thanks to the purchase and installation of our new Heidelberg Foil Machine.
As previously mentioned, AB Print are committed to continuously improving our equipment and facilities. Last year, we extended our mezzanine area, making our warehouse more spacious to hold new equipment such as this.
To learn more about our capabilities as one of the leading printers in West Yorkshire, you can contact AB Print on 01924 473481.
Alternatively, for examples of our previous work, visit our showcase page.…
February 21, 2019 1:11 pm
As a leading lithographic, screen and digital printer in West Yorkshire, our services stretch further than simply brochures and flyers. As useful as these are in supporting your brand, we work on many projects where we get the chance to showcase our capabilities on a larger scale at many exciting events and venues.
Due to our reputation in Wakefield and the wider West Yorkshire area, we often get the opportunity to work with clients and manufacturers who share our vision. This was the case with a recent project we completed alongside SF Leisure.
Another fellow Yorkshire-based company, SF Leisure, are specialists in the organisation and branding of corporate and nightlife event entertainment, based in Ossett, Wakefield. They are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of night time entertainment products, which includes:
- CO2 Systems, Gas and Venue accessories
- Strobe and illumination lighting equipment
- Lasers and video effects
- UV Paint parties
- Foam machines
Working closely with SF Leisure, we were tasked with producing some bespoke club venue signage and displays for their events. The finished assets can be found below:
Several Correx mobile signs hung from the ceiling.
Double-sided light boxes made from Foamex and Perspex, printed by us and manufactured by SF Leisure, branded with the Smirnoff imprint.
As can be seen in the images above, each piece of signage was finished with quality and ties in with the theme of the venue. It is with this attention to detail that the team at AB Print and SF Leisure were able to swiftly complete the project to such a high standard.
If you would like to learn more about SF Leisure and what they can do for your venue, head over to their website to find out more or you can follow them on their Twitter page @sfleisureeurope.
Alternatively, to stay up to date with AB Print and our printing capabilities, you can follow us on our Twitter page @ABPrintGroup, or contact us for enquiries on 01924 473481.
February 20, 2019 11:37 am
Through our position as a full-service print and signage manufacturer, AB Print have had the opportunity to create designs for a wide range of clients, from small businesses to nationwide franchises. Our most recent project took us to Leeds to work with a world-leading assistive technology and equipment group.
Steeper Group specialise in the manufacturing and supply of orthotic, prosthetic and other forms of assistive equipment.
During this project, we had the opportunity to provide Steeper with a display for their Leeds headquarters. We were tasked with designing an internal Foamex sign with 42 individual pockets, hand fixed on site of their warehouse to assist with processes. The pockets are made of PVC to make for easy insertion of materials. The size of the display is around 2.5m x 2.3m.
Once designed, we liaised with our installation team to ensure a swift process. This is yet another example of where we have demonstrated our experience and attention to detail in a project for a lovely client.
Steeper were very happy with their display, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
From our facilities in Batley, we are more than happy to take on all the printing needs of our clients. If you have a project for us, we can’t wait to hear about it! Let us know on 01924 473481.…
January 29, 2019 2:03 pm
At AB Print, we stand by our motto of ‘All your printing needs under one roof’. We are one of the few commercial printing experts in the Wakefield and West Yorkshire region who can offer clients and businesses the range of services that we do.
Whether it’s a one-off printing job, or a reoccurring project, we can offer reliability across all our services. Below, we have listed a few of the qualities that allow us to continue our level of services to clients.
Quality Print Machinery:
Our Batley based warehouse has access to first-class press machinery that allow us to maintain high quality when it comes to our printing projects.
From our Heidelberg Eurobind 600HM binder to our Watkiss Booklet Maker optimised for stitching and square binding digital print, possessing this machinery at our HQ removes the need to outsource projects.
Range of services:
The vast amount of print services we offer is another area where we have an edge over other commercial printers.
Clients are comfortable knowing they can come to us for not just a batch of booklets, but for their company signage production, business card printing, and textile printing. This provides the option of using us for a package of services. Other services include:
- Holographic printing
- Scratch and sniff printing
- Heat/chill and reveal printing
- Foil printing
- Folder binding
- Exhibition stands
- In store Point of Sale and shelf talkers
- Stationery branding and printing (mugs, pencils, rulers, pens)
- PVC cases
Expert team with over 30 years’ experience
What would access to all this equipment and services be, if we didn’t have the team to do it? Our designers, engineers and printing experts are at the backbone of AB Print. It is with this experience that our team can complete projects with good turnaround times, keeping the client updated at each step. Maintaining client satisfaction throughout the journey is just as important as the finished product for us, which is why we place such high value on the experience of our team.
To enquire about any of our printing services for a project you may have, send an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, to speak to a member of our team, you can call us on 01924 473481.…
January 28, 2019 10:21 am
Tray signs are one of the most effective signage products that can be installed on the exterior of a building for businesses. Whether a retailer, a supplier of goods or commercial office, they are a useful way of exposing your company name in a subtle but effective manner.
In a project completed not long ago by the professionals at AB Print, we had the luxury of designing, creating and installing a tray sign for a client in the North East.
Independent travel agency One World Travel Group have branches throughout the North, in Wakefield, Yarm and Beverly. Back in early January, they opened their latest site in Stockton Riverside College. In addition to offering travel and holiday destinations to the local community, One World Travel are also working closely with the college to provide training and work experience for those interested in leisure and tourism.
Founder and Managing Director of the travel agency, Samantha Harvey, said: “I feel that there is a real gap in skills in the travel and hospitality field and so we are working with the College to encourage more students to see this as a career choice.”
AB Print think this is a great initiative, and we are proud to have been able to help One World expand their business. It’s always a pleasure to produce high quality products for our clients, especially when there are benefits for communities and students too.
If you would like to learn more about the signage capabilities of our team at AB Print, or any of our digital, lithographic and screen printing services, please do not hesitate to contact us today on 01924 473481 or email email@example.com.…
January 21, 2019 9:43 am
Supplying our digital, screen and lithographic printing services to businesses throughout Yorkshire and beyond has been a passion of ours at AB Print for over 30 years now. So, it is our pleasure to have been invited down to the Doncaster Business Showcase 2019.
Usually, it’s us creating the exhibition stands for our loyal clients to present at their own conferences. However, this time, the printers have become presenters as we take our own AB Print exhibition stands to South Yorkshire.
Taking place at Doncaster Racecourse and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 28th of February, the day will be a part of Doncaster’s February Business Month. Over 1000 attendees, from individuals to businesses of varying sizes will come together to network, create future opportunities and gain new contacts; a very exciting time.
It will be a free event for all to attend, and those who wish to learn more can do so here. It will be another great opportunity for AB Print to showcase our talents as a leading provider of commercial printing services.
You can stay up to date with the Doncaster Business Showcase via their social media pages:
Alternatively, to keep informed with all things AB Print, why not follow us on our Twitter page? @ABPrintGroup
We look forward to the event and catching all those attending.…
January 15, 2019 10:58 am
2018 was a fantastic year for us at AB Print. Recently, our hard work has been recognised, as we were announced as a nominee in the ‘Independent Business Section’ at the Yorkshire Choice Awards!
Previous events have seen over 400,000 votes submitted, including live coverage with broadcaster Made in Leeds, as well as being featured on ITV Calendar News. The awards show has also raised almost £30,000 in the last three years for local charities.
The 2019 Yorkshire Choice Awards show is set to take place at Centenary Pavilion opposite Elland Road on Saturday 6th of April and is sure to be a night to remember as one of Yorkshire’s most iconic events. It will be hosted by former news broadcaster Christa Ackroyd and kicks off at 6:30pm.
Tickets include a welcome drink, 3 course meal, the award ceremony and dancing until the early hours.
- Drinks Reception: 6:30pm
- Your host for the evening: Christa Ackroyd
- Gala Dinner, Awards Ceremony: 7pm
- Carriages: 1am
- Live Music & Entertainment throughout the night.
How you can get involved:
Tickets can be purchased here and those wishing to attend should be advised to submit guest names and dietary requirements by Friday 8th March.
It isn’t just our dedication to supplying businesses in Yorkshire with high quality printing services that has allowed us to reach this plateau. Our involvement in local events and charities also pays testament to our identity within the region. This is evident through our participation in the Pudsey 10k Run, and our involvement in #MissionChristmas.
Those wishing to cast their vote for AB Print can do so via this link. We are immensely proud to be associated with such a prestigious award, and we would like to wish the best of luck to all the other nominees in our category and elsewhere.
For more information about this event, or to speak to a member of the team at AB Print regarding our services, you can contact us on 01924 473481. Alternatively, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.…
December 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Those who stay up to date with AB Print will be aware of our frequent commitments to various local charities and continued support of similar causes. Many may remember last December, we chose Yorkshire Cancer Research as our Christmas Charity. However, this year we are doing things slightly differently.
In fact, we are spreading even more Christmas spirit through the support of multiple charity campaigns. Below you can find more information on the range of good work being done throughout our region.
Acorn Stairlifts #MissionChristmas
Working in partnership with Radio Aire, the Steeton branch of Acorn Stairlifts, supplier of mobility equipment, have launched their ‘Mission Christmas’ charity campaign. The task at hand is to help provide toys for children aged 0 to 18.
AB Print chose to get involved supporting Acorn by delivering some Christmas cheer in the form of toys via one of our trusted helpers, Alan Williamson. Acorn’s mission with this campaign is to ensure that children in West Yorkshire can wake up on Christmas Day with a present.
Pictured above, you can find Acorn’s Mission Christmas co-ordinator Nicola Howe (left), next to our very own Alan Williamson (right).
For those wishing to get involved, simply purchase an extra gift this Christmas and drop it off unwrapped at Acorn’s reception. Radio Aire will then gift each toy to a deserving child in West Yorkshire.
In a similar campaign to Acorn, the Salvation Army are also distributing toys to children throughout Wakefield and West Yorkshire. In the picture below, you can find Alan Goodall playing the role of one of Santa’s Little Helpers delivering more gifts.
Elsewhere on their travels, our valued team members have taken trips to Wakefield Hospice, and Harrogate Hospital, both of which were very happy to receive these toys to pass on to children throughout the region.
We hope for successful charitable campaigns and would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Aside from their temporary roles as Santa’s Helpers, our team are back to a very busy festive period. However, it’s not too late for any urgent orders you need before the big day or even for the New Year. For any enquiries, contact us on 01924 473481. Alternatively, you can send any enquiries over to email@example.com.…