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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find out more about our printing services here.…
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.
The 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.
For some advice on your printing needs, give us a call on 01924 473481 or contact us here.…