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Glow in the dark printing from children’s books to high visibility safety items

Glow in the dark printing

Screen printing can be used to apply a whole range of special inks and effects, one of the most interesting of which is glow in the dark. You may think that that this is a technology suitable only for the stars stuck to the ceiling in your child’s bedroom, but that’s far from the reality.

Glow in the dark inks – also known as phospherescent or photoluminescent inks – contain optically active chemicals (phosphors) that absorb and store energy, then release it in the form of light over a long period of time. And the latest generation of photoluminescent inks are far brighter and longer lasting than the ones you may recall from your own childhood.

Ideal solution for high visibility safety items

This enhanced performance makes phosphorescent inks ideally suited to safety messages and applications such as exit signs in offices and public buildings, or floor stickers indicating escape routes in public areas, stadia, cinemas, theatres and suchlike. And of course, our ‘everything under one roof’ approach means we can supply these and other glow in the dark safety items in self-adhesive form.

Fun, exciting and eye-catching

Glow in the dark inks can also be used to create eye-catching, high impact display materials such as posters and POS materials, or fun promotional items like nightclub wristbands, postcards and stickers. Or how about novelty items like condom boxes?

Litho, digital and screen printing under one roof

The fact that we undertake all types of printing ourselves means we’re ideally placed to help you make the most of all the opportunities presented by different printing technologies. In other words, we can incorporate your glow in the dark requirements into virtually any print job and ensure that everything comes together as it should. And we can help you from a technical point of view too, providing all the advice you need to ensure the best possible results.

Here are just a few other potential applications for glow in the dark printing:

  • Children’s books
  • Toys and games
  • Company brochures
  • Sales literature
  • Direct mail items
  • Postcards

Special printing and finishing - from spot varnish to scratch cards

Not only do we have a full range of litho, digital and screen printing equipment, but we also offer all the finishing services you’d expect of a one stop shop print group, and one or two more besides. And we do it all in-house, which allows us to retain control of quality, turn things around extra quick when need be, and keep your costs as low as possible.

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Printing services

Commercial stationery

Commercial stationery

Accuracy and quality are essential to creating that all important first impression. At AB you have the reassurance of print to the most exacting standards, ensuring colour consistent printing across your entire brand.

Brochures, leaflets, folders and flyers

Brochures, leaflets, folders and flyers

With an impressive range of digital, litho and screen printing technology all under one roof, we’re able to recommend the best solution from one-off presentation documents to 100,000 multi-page brochures.

Point of sale, exhibition and packaging

Point of sale, exhibition and packaging

With almost four decades’ experience in the production of point of sale, exhibition and packaging materials, we are ideally placed to meet your requirements in this specialist field.

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Litho printing

Litho printing

Whatever you’re looking for, from letterheads to catalogues, brochures, leaflets, newsletters, folders, posters, mailers cards and more, we have the plant, technical expertise and customer-focused attitude to help.

Digital printing

Digital printing

Major investment gives us the capability to print pretty much anything and everything digitally - leaflets, posters, brochures, folders, stickers, POS, window vinyls, signage, banners and more - giving us huge flexibility.

Screen printing

Screen printing

You name it, we’ve printed on it: paper, board, card, vinyl, plastics, metals, backlit film and more. And we back this up with a full range of in-house finishing services.

Finishing & specialist printing services

Finishing & specialist printing services

We can provide all the finishing services you’d expect of a one stop shop print group, and one or two more besides. As well as in-line sealing, creasing and perforating, we can trim, die cut, crease, stitch and fold.