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Folding Advanced technology, years of experience

Paper folding

Folding is a central part of the print process in terms of both preparing materials for further finishing such as collating or binding, or finishing the product to its final size.

If you use print for marketing purposes, then a reasonable knowledge of folding options is extremely useful: understanding the possibilities can open the door to a wealth of new creative opportunities, enabling you to design your print in a way that delivers maximum interest and customer appeal.

You’ll probably be familiar with the most popular paper folds: parallel, concertina, letter, double parallel, gatefold, double gatefold, right angle and roll fold. But a wealth of other options are open to you as you’ll see if you download our paper folding guide.

Advanced folding technology back up by years of experience

Our folding machines – Heidelberg Stahlfolder KH56 and MBO K65 4KTL – deliver 32 page and 16 page folding capabilities respectively, both SRA2 sheet and down, and allow us to handle leaflets, brochures and magazines with print runs up to one million or more.

Digitally controlled set-up ensures fast turnaround and gives us total accuracy down to the very last millimetre, important for every job of course, but absolutely essential for creative folds and stepped folding. In fact these machines are so accurate that we can run two sheets at the same time, side by side!

As always, if you’re looking to get the best possible results, our advice is to talk to us first. The combination of skills, experience and technology that exists here at AB Print Group means we’re capable to meeting virtually any folding brief. However there are always pitfalls to avoid – folding on solid colours for instance – so we’ll be pleased to suggest alternative ways of achieving the results you’re looking for.

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.

Questions?

If you've any questions, queries, or would just like a no-obligation chat about what how we might be able to help you, please get in touch.

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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.