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Prestigious Nomination to Start the New Year at AB Print!

January 15, 2019 10:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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.

Itinerary:

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.

Yorkshire choice awardsFor 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 enquiries@abprintgroup.com.…


AB Print Spreading Christmas Cheer Throughout Yorkshire

December 14, 2018 3:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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).

acorn charity

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.

Salvation Army

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. 

salvation army

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 enquiries@abprintgroup.com.…


Highlights Of The Year At AB Print

December 11, 2018 3:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Christmas is just around the corner and 2018 is nearing to a close. It’s been another busy but fantastic year for us here at AB Print, as evident by the amazing projects we have had the opportunity to work on. In celebration, we would like to share some of our highlights of the last 12 months:

Execution of Exhibitions and Displays

We have an extensive history of designing, manufacturing and printing exhibition stands, displays and PVC cases for our clients. In March, we had the chance to produce a full display including a modular twist stand for Lux, a high-end jewellery brand who are a subsidiary of Pugata.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                    Our experience in working with PVC and creating displays was tapped into once again in April when The Organic Company contacted us to    help launch their new skin care product. The organic company

Using our Acuity F large format printer, we were able to decorate the displays in CMYK and white acrylic. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pudsey 10k Run

Outside of print, members of our team took the opportunity to get involved in some local charity work.

Ian Brown, James Goodall, and Paul Brennan all ran three excellent times, which made the team very proud and is one of the standout moments of our year.

Ridings Centre 35th Birthday

Based in Batley, AB Print have strong links to many of Yorkshire’s big establishments. This year, Wakefield’s Ridings Centre celebrated its 35th birthday, and we were proud to be a part of it. To help celebrate, we produced material featuring significant and nostalgic moments within the shopping centre’s history.

From creating traditional Valentine’s Day printed products, to embracing the World Cup with printed merchandise, we’ve enjoyed every project that we’ve had the chance to work on this year. We look forward to working with existing and new clients in the future, and we are excited to see what 2019 holds for us.

For over 30 years, AB Print have been offering a variety of services to clients throughout Wakefield, Yorkshire and beyond; and these services proceed to grow as technology develops. Soon, we will be rolling out our new Web2Print system as we continue to expand.

To find out more about our printing services, contact us on 01924 473481 or by email at enquiries@abprintgroup.com.…


RNIB Sends Lovely Thank You Message!

December 7, 2018 2:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the years, we have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors, from national companies, to SMEs local to Leeds, Wakefield and Huddersfield. Recently, we completed a project for a non-profit organisation regarding some design work they required for an event. Following the project, we were delighted to receive a letter with excellent feedback from the client, The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)!

RNIB are one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. This year marks RNIB’s 150th anniversary, and since their launch in 1868 they have seen huge changes for blind and partially sighted people.

RNIB and AB Print Group

The project required us to assist RNIB and one of their supporters with some publications for a black tie event. The brief came through at short notice, but this didn’t prevent the AB Print team from completing the project on time and within budget.

We began initially designing table cards and fundraising envelopes for the event within hours of receiving the brief, before production commenced in our cutting-edge printing facility. Once completed, we sent these off for delivery with plenty of time before the event.

The thank you message was very well received by the team at AB Print (which you can see here), and we wish them all the best for the future. 

The design and production of this bespoke event merchandise is just one of the many products we can produce at AB Print. If you would like to know more about our screen-printing, digital printing and lithographic printing services, feel free to contact us on 01924 473481.…


AB Print Web2Print ‘The New Arrival’

November 28, 2018 11:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 Web2print
  • Product Sheets
  • Signage
  • Direct Mail
  • Brochures
  • 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.

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Colours don’t match? Colours don’t look like I expected? …

November 28, 2018 10:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s not something our clients need to be concerned about but we are amazed how often these questions are raised when we are called upon to advise new clients, sadly all too often after they have experienced these issues elsewhere.

To alleviate or understand some of these problems in relation to colour, here are a few pointers:

The Science First!
Our eyes can see a huge range of colours, bigger than any range that can be replicated by monitors, screens or printed items – let’s call this the colour space.

Colour spaces in perspective:

colour

Our eyes can see a huge colour space, for now let’s visualise this as a child’s bouncy hopper ball.
Your standard screen or monitor can replicate colour, for now let’s visualise this as a basket ball.
Many forms of digital print are capable of reproducing colour, for now let’s visualise this as a football.
Traditional litho print can reproduce colour that for now, let’s visualise as a netball.

In short, it’s generally not possible to display all the colours your eye can see when producing printed images.

Where colour is critical, then managing expectation from the start and giving advice on the best way to maximise the effects of these differences is what can set your supplier apart.

Controlled management of the way colour is moved between the colour spaces for different devices is key, combine this with an internationally recognised colour space and you will maintain consistency in all types of print.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team at AB Print on 01924 473481 or email enquiries@abprintgroup.com.…


Merchandise to Make Christmas Memorable

November 26, 2018 9:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The season is finally upon us once again. With festivities almost in full swing, many of us will be embracing the Christmas spirit by thinking of gifts we can send to one another. Whether as part of a Secret Santa present, or as a gesture of goodwill to a client, plenty of businesses across the UK also contact AB Print to help design Christmas cards around this time of year.

There are plenty of options available when it comes to Christmas card design. As a result, AB Print have listed some of the ways in which you can have your Christmas merchandise customised:

Company Personalisation and Branding

Your Christmas cards can be perchristmas cardssonalised to coincide with the identity of your business. For example, let’s say you’re a local bakery and want your very own hot cross buns on the front of cards you are sending out. Using high resolution images of your buns, our print specialists can place that image on the front of your Christmas cards.

Along with your logo, this provides a personal touch combined with the theme of Christmas that your friends, family, customers and colleagues can enjoy.

 

 

Bespoke and Specialist Finishing

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Specialist print finishing options that businesses have include holographic, scratch and sniff, embossed and pop-out cards. 

These bespoke finishes can give an imaginative edge in comparison to traditional cards found in the supermarket. Christmas cards provide plenty of room for creativity, an opportunity which AB Print grasp by the antlers.

 

 

 

Other memorabilia

In addition to Christmas cards, AB Print specialise in printing the following:

  • Posters
  • Banners
  • Signage
  • Calendars

 

All of which can help promote your festive events and Christmas parties. The above customisations in branding, personalisation and finishing can also be added to create high quality Christmas merchandise.

 

 

 

 

Make sure you get in touch with us soon regarding your Christmas card requirements, so you can have them distributed in time for the big day. Contact us on 01924 473481 or at enquiries@abprintgroup.com for enquiries.…


Print Explosively this November

November 2, 2018 10:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

With the passing of Halloween, the Autumnal festivities are now well underway. Bonfire night and Christmas markets are two popular events November is known for, bringing together families and communities throughout the country.

From firework displays in Leeds to Christmas markets in York, public spaces are bound to be packed with people of all ages. Small and medium sized businesses in Leeds, Wakefield or Huddersfield that are setting up their stalls at these events can make the most of the populated areas through featuring attractive displays of their own.

Here, AB Print have listed three ways that businesses could go all out, to attract people to their stalls and gain more business in the future:

  1. Banners

Through eye-catching and well-designed banners above and around your stall, you could be more likely to entice people to engage with the products and services you have on offer. Whether you are selling candy floss or candles, personalised signage can help you stand out amongst your competitors.

  1. Stationery and branded merchandise

Having your stall set up in a highly populated space means that your products or services become exposed to a huge number of people. You could even provide some freebies or giveaways with themed designs. Products such as pens and other stationery are easily branded with the litho-printing and print finishing capabilities at AB Print.

  1. Interactive materials

Events such as Bonfire Night provide a bespoke opportunity to get creative with your stalls and the materials you have on show. Below is a list of the additional methods of using lithographic, digital or screen-printing to market your services:

  • Scratch and sniff printing
  • Glow in the dark printing
  • Embossed and debossed materials (t shirts, business cards, flyers)
  • Scratch card printing

christmas market

If you would like more advice on how best to use printing services to promote your business throughout the Autumn/Winter period, be sure to contact AB Print on 01924 473481. We have an extensive history of serving clients across the whole of Yorkshire, in towns and cities such as Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford. You can also contact us by email at enquiries@abprintgroup.com.…


AB Print help revamp Wakefield Trinity Superstore

October 25, 2018 10:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Like a top-class rugby player, at AB Print we pride ourselves on our winning blend of experience, hard work and quality. So, when Wakefield Trinity got in touch recently requesting that we help give their fan store an eye-catching visual overhaul, we couldn’t wait to get stuck in.

Teaming our printing knowledge and expertise with their proud history, the Wakefield Trinity Superstore in Wakefield’s Ridings Centre is now home to a wide range of our bespoke prints and graphics. Take a look at the images below to see how it turned out:

The club crest, redesigned last year, features prominently, as do large vinyl prints of the team’s players and fans in the thick of the action. The newly-refurbished store features a variety of digitally-printed floor, wall and desk graphics in the club’s traditional red, white and blue colours   – all developed and produced in-house by the AB Print team using our specialist equipment.

Formed in 1873, Wakefield Trinity are one of the 22 clubs involved in the initial founding of rugby league in 1895. A 7th place finish in this year’s Betfred Super League means Trinity will compete at the highest level again next year. Of course, a new season means new kits, and AB Print are proud to be helping to design the window display for the unveiling of next season’s                                                                                                                 strips. Keep your eyes peeled!

AB Print’s suite of top-of-the-range equipment means that we can print anything you like, and our all-in-one service ensures that you get the best value for money possible. With our litho printing, digital printing, screen printing and comprehensive print finishing services, no job is too big or too small.

For all your personal and professional printing needs, please feel free to get in touch with the team at AB Print on 01924 473481 or email enquiries@abprintgroup.com.


Happy 35th Birthday to Wakefield’s Ridings Shopping Centre

October 22, 2018 10:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s always an honour to be given the chance to work with some of Wakefield and West Yorkshire’s major amenities, helping them gain exposure through print.

On October 17th, one of Wakefield’s most iconic landmarks celebrated 35 years of trade; in 1983 the Ridings Centre officially opened. To help celebrate this historic achievement, AB Print were called upon to help design some print materials to showcase in their interactive exhibition.

Titled, “The Ridings at 35: Past, Present & Future”, the display featured the original miniature model of the Ridings Centre.

We helped produce the material for the printed displays included in the exhibition, which featured some significant and nostalgic moments of the Ridings Centre’s history. It can be found at the upper floor of the shopping centre and will still be available until the 27th of October, so make sure to head down as soon as possible before it ends.

                                         

As previously mentioned, we took great joy in working with Wakefield’s Ridings Centre towards their 35th anniversary. It also gave us the chance to demonstrate our expertise when it comes to designing exhibitions for local clients in Wakefield.

Our services aren’t limited to events and exhibitions however, as our highly experienced team can complete print projects for a variety of purposes and products. From business cards to stationery printing, you can learn more about our services here.

If you would like to get in contact with AB Print, email us at enquiries@abprintgroup.com. Or, why not pay us a visit? You can call us on 01924 473481 to organise a trip over to our headquarters in Batley.…