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Print finishing in-house, cost-effective and time-efficient

By managing our print finishing in-house, we’re able to maintain the same quality control as we do over our litho, digital and screen printing services. And in doing so, we’re able to ensure that every stage of the production process – from studio to print to finishing – links seamlessly into the next; and we’re able to keep costs and deadlines as keen and competitive as possible.

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. We can provide confidential finishing services.

Specialist finishing services

And we can offer scratch’n’sniff, hot foil, embossing, metallic latex scratch cards, and remoist gumming. Such is our expertise in these areas that we regularly provide finishing services to the trade.

We also offer a full range of ‘bureau’ finishing services for digital print including cutting/trimming, in-line booklet maker, laminating and wiro-binding.

Collating and fulfilment for direct marketing

Our expertise in variable data digital printing means we are experienced in producing personalised direct marketing materials and can handle direct mail projects from start to finish. Just supply us an Excel spreadsheet and we’ll do the rest (we’ll even help you set up the spread sheet if required).

The service covers everything from the production and collation of multipart materials (all produced under one roof of course), bagging, wrapping, labelling / addressing and despatch.

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.

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Glow in the dark printing

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.

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Heat sensitive printing

Heat and reveal printing – also known as heat sensitive printing – uses thermochromic inks to create an effect that we’re all familiar with: the revealing of previously unseen graphics when heat is applied.

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Remoist gumming

Re-moist gumming is a specialised type of gluing where adhesive gum is applied to an area of the sheet of paper to allow subsequent sealing by the end-user.

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Scratch card printing

Applied using our Sias or SPS screen printing machines, latex ink delivers opaque coverage but is easy to remove using a coin or finger nail.

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Scratch’n’sniff printing

Smell is the most evocative of all the senses: from baked bread and freshly brewed coffee to fields of lavender and newly mown grass, smells affect our mood and evoke a whole range of emotional responses.

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Spot UV varnishing

Spot UV varnish finishing is one of the most popular finishing techniques in business printing and for good reason.

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Trade print finishing

We work closely with many local printing companies to offer a prompt, economical and totally confidential trade finishing service. The experience we have gained by managing a full spectrum of finishing and specialist print services means we’re able to advise on the best approach – in terms of speed, cost and end quality – to any finishing requirements, large or small.

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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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Plant list: print finishing

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Heidelberg Cylinder SB

Heidelberg Cylinder SB

  • Die-cutting, creasing and embossing
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Heidelberg Foiler

Heidelberg Foiler

  • Hot foiling and embossing
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Heidelberg Stahlfolder KH56 Folder

Heidelberg Stahlfolder KH56 Folder

  • 32 page, programmable combination folder with lock binding and creasing/perforating capabilities
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MBO K65 4KT folder

MBO K65 4KTL folder

  • 16 page, continuous feed combination folder
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Setmaster Signature Collator

Setmaster Signature Collator

  • Seven station, multi-part automated collation
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Heidelberg Eurobind 600HM

Heidelberg Eurobind 600HM

  • Perfect/lock binding from A6 to A3, 2mm to 50mm thickness
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Muller Martini

Muller Martini

  • Five station, high speed gathering and stitching
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Watkiss Bookletmaker

Watkiss Bookletmaker

  • Ideal for stitching and square binding digital print
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SPS Vitessa XP2

  • Spot varnishing, remoist gumming, silver latex, scratchcards, scratch’n’sniff
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Zund G3 L2500

Zund G3 L2500

  • Digital CAD cutting and creasing up to 2.5m x 1.8m and 60mm thick
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D&K Europe Jupiter 25 System Laminator

D&K Europe Jupiter 25 System Laminator

  • Laminating machine
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Italdibipack Didipack 3246 ST

Italdibipack Didipack 3246 ST

  • Shrink-wrapping machine

Showcase: print finishing

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Die-cutting
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Remoist gumming
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Folding
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Wiro binding
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 and technical expertise to help.

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.

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.

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.