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Litho printingmaximum control, colour accuracy & quality

Despite the arrival of high quality digital print technologies, offset litho printing usually remains the best option when you need to ensure maximum control, colour accuracy and print quality.

And with our attention to detail, colour management procedures (we print to FOGRA standards) and knowledge of materials, we can ensure that your print materials accurately reflect your own professionalism and maintain your brand identity.

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 you get the job you need, when you need it, and at the most competitive price.

From stationery to catalogues

Our investment in machinery means we can handle everything from start-up stationery or a few flyers to books, magazines and multi-page, multi-lingual brochures and catalogues, and we can print up to our maximum sheet size of 665mm x 490mm with a printable image area of 655mm x 470mm.

Five colour printing as standard

Our standard litho service is five colour printing (usually CMYK with in-line sealer) but we can also meet any colour requirements in terms of spot/Pantone colours, fluorescents and metallics. If you need to take things a step further, we can even offer fragranced printing. And our plant set up means we can also provide in-line creasing and perforating.

The right print process for the job

The fact that we offer a one stop shop, everything under one roof service means we can advise on the process that best for the job in hand. The answer is often litho but our ability to offer digital and screen printing is your reassurance that we’ll recommend the best answer for your needs.

So when smaller printing quantities are required, we can print digitally, with all the benefits of lower set up costs. For larger items we can offer screen printing (higher quantities) or large format digital print (for lower quantities).

Colour calibrated proofing

For colour critical jobs we offer calibrated proofs. These give an extremely close digital representation of the finished product, but do be aware that if the end product is printed on uncoated material, calibrated proofs will not be reliable for colour. This is due to the ink soaking into the stock when being litho printed. We will be able to show you how colours will change depending on the stock used.

Alcohol-free litho printing

We have almost 50 years’ experience in lithographic printing, developing and investing in the latest technology along the way and we are proud to say that we now print alcohol free.

Why is this important? Firstly, for a number of technical and quality reasons including the ability to achieve sharper images and colour consistency to International Colour Standard ISO 12647. And secondly for environmental and health & safety reasons (i.e. the need to reduce the release of volatile organic compounds, aka VOCs).

So why don’t all printers print this way? Well, alcohol-free printing is less forgiving than the old-fashioned technology and requires more stringent maintenance procedures. We believe the quality and environmental benefits outweigh the extra work involved.

Plant list: litho

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Komori Lithrone

Komori Lithrone LS526M

5 colour litho presses with PDC Lite Control and inline sealing
Size up to 470mm x 655mm

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Komori Lithrone

Komori Lithrone L526

5 colour litho presses with PDC Lite Control and inline sealing
Size up to 470mm x 655mm

Our investment in these machines means we can offer cutting edge clarity with a faster make-ready time for quick turnaround when lead times are critical.

Showcase: litho

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Litho leaflet printing
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Litho stationery printing
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Litho brochure printing
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Litho folder printing

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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.

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.

Print finishing

Print finishing

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.

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 and flyers

Brochures, leaflets 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.

POS, exhibition and packaging

POS, 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.