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Assistive Technology and Equipment Group Receives New Display

Posted On February 20, 2019 By Leave your thoughts

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.

Steeper, Leeds

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.…

All Your Printing Needs Under One Roof

Posted On January 29, 2019 By Leave your thoughts

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:

print machineryOur 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.

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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
  • Calendars
  • 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 enquiries@abprintgroup.com. Alternatively, to speak to a member of our team, you can call us on 01924 473481.…

AB Print help Travel Agency Take Off in the North East

Posted On January 28, 2019 By Leave your thoughts

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.

Oneworld travelIndependent 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.”

OneworldAB 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 enquiries@abprintgroup.com.…

From Printers to Presenters: Doncaster Business Showcase 2019

Posted On January 21, 2019 By Leave your thoughts

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.

Doncaster business showcase

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:

Twitter: @BusinessinDN

Facebook: businessinDN

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.…

Prestigious Nomination to Start the New Year at AB Print!

Posted On January 15, 2019 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

Posted On December 14, 2018 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

Posted On December 11, 2018 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!

Posted On December 7, 2018 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.…

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

Posted On November 28, 2018 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

Posted On November 26, 2018 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.…