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It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here!

Posted On August 30, 2019 By

With a host of specialist print services, all under one roof, there’s not much we can’t print at AB Print! 
 
We’ve recently worked with our client Firebelly Stoves on some traditionally printed brochures, but were very excited when they approached us about something new! Firebelly Stoves design and manufacture contemporary wood burning, multi-fuel and gas stoves to keep your home warm. They asked us if we could make some branded wood-burning stove gloves to be used as a gift for new customers. 
 
We began by designing the gloves to the client’s requirements. Firebelly Stoves had asked for them to be mitten-style and choose a navy colour with the logo on the front. We used our Tajima embroidery machines to sew their logo on the outside piece of fabric, before adding the heat-protective layer and stitching together to create their bespoke wood-burning stove gloves.
 
Our Tajima machines can embroider designs with up to 9 colours, giving the finished product high-quality, professional look. It can also complete over 1000 stitches a minute. speeding up turnaround times significantly. At AB Print we can use embroidery on a variety of different products, such as t-shirts, fleeces, caps and aprons, in all sizes, fabrics and colours.  We can combine this with transfer printing to customise your merchandise further. 
 
Firebelly Stoves were very happy with their finished products and even took to their Instagram to show their followers. 
 
 
To chat with us about branded merchandise for your business, give us a call on 01924 473481 or contact us here. To see more examples of our recent work, and find out why you should be harnessing the power of branded clothing in your next marketing campaign, take a look at our blog post

AB Print work with Tastes of Thai!

Posted On August 26, 2019 By

Although it’s exciting, there are many things to consider when setting up any new business, such as branding and printed materials. Our team often work with shops and restaurants across Yorkshire to help with this, and recently we got the chance to work with a brand-new Thai takeaway!

Tastes of Thai, who are based in Pudsey and offer authentic Thai dishes, contacted us to help them produce their new marketing materials and signage to get their business up and running.

Tastes of Thai

This was an excellent project to showcase the range of printing our team can produce. We began focussing on the outdoor features which included creating alupanel outdoor signs showing their contact details to help promote the Tastes of Thai brand, before creating the window graphics to add that finishing touch to the outside of the property.

window graphic

large format print

Next, we helped with the inside décor by producing a large format digital printed indoor menu to display Tastes of Thai’s delicious dishes! Finally, we printed the logo to be placed on the reception desk to add a unique finish.

tastes of thai print

This is a great example of using different printing techniques to display a brand across a business to add a personalised feel. We wish Tastes of Thai all the best with their new business and look forward to working with them in the future!

To find out how AB Print could help you with your printing needs, contact our friendly team on 01924 473481, or email us at enquiries@abprintgroup.com. You can also find out more about our printing services here.…

AB Print Invest in Brand New UV-Lithographic Press!

Posted On August 19, 2019 By

We’re very excited to announce the addition of our newest machine! A Komori H-UV L Lithographic Press.  At AB Print we believe our ability to print everything in-house makes us stand out. This means we are committed to continually investing in the latest technology, enhancing our customer experience and creating even higher quality products.

Traditional lithography is a method of printing that has been around since the mid 20th Century. The process involves producing a plate with the image you would like to print on it and covering it in ink. The desired material for printing is then placed against the plate. Conventional inks dried as they were absorbed onto the material and then oxidised in the air, but often infra-red lamps or chemicals that were added to the ink were used to dry the printing quicker.

The Komori H-UV System uses an ultra-violet lamp to cure ink that is sensitive to UV. The same method, of using a plate and pressing this onto materials, still applies. However, the inks that use UV lithography are dried as soon as they come into contact with the UV lamp, meaning the print comes straight off the machine dry. This cuts down turnaround times for printing jobs considerably, but also preserves the colour and details of the design much better.

Choosing this particular model of lithographic highlights our continued efforts to offset our impact on the environment. The machine has an efficient power saving LED lamp that does not require time to heat up and can be turned off in an instant which has hugely reduced our energy consumption.

lithographic printsThe greatest advantage to this new piece of equipment is that we have the ability to print on a wide range of materials. Standard lithographic inks require a semi-permeable surface for the inks to sink in to. However, UV litho inks can adhere to different types of non-permeable surfaces. So far, we have had beautiful results with all kinds of plastics, including polypropylene up to 0.8cm thick. Take a look at some marvellous folders we’ve printed on polypropylene, and how we’ve combined plastic with paper to create a dramatic looking brochure.

lithographic printing lithographic printer 2 

For some advice on your printing needs, give us a call on 01924 473481 or contact us here.…