Following the latest guidance set out by the government requiring people to stay
at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary travel, police will now have
the right to stop motorists and check that vehicles on the road are making
Following this news, some businesses were in need of a quick solution to prove their staff were carrying out essential work. AB Print was able to support Wilkes Group with NHS printed vehicle stickers for the company vans, offering a quick turnaround to minimise disruption and make sure Wilkes Group could continue their essential work.
We want to do all we can to support our customers during this difficult time. As such, we are still open and operating with a skeleton staff to help customers with essential print requirements.
This is a challenging time for everyone and it’s bound to be
stressful and emotional but we will do our best to take the burden off you and
continue to deliver any print projects you require. Give us a call on 01924 473481
and we’ll do everything we can to help. …
We’re always looking for new ways to improve our in-house
printing services, and our latest offering is the addition of PVC printed
Promotional bunting is ideal for use at all kinds of indoor
and outdoor events including store promotions, parties, fetes and school
We recently printed PVC bunting for the Wakefield
Baby Week event held at the Ridings shopping centre and helped to make the
event stand out with bunting used to cordon off a section of the shopping
centre and highlight the area for busy shoppers.
Custom printed bunting from AB Print is printed on PVC
material, ensuring the bunting is waterproof for external use and can be
printed to any size with varied spacing and either single sided or double sided
full colour print.
At AB Print, we offer our range of services all under one
roof, meaning we can handle your print project from start to finished with the
quality you expect every time. Get in touch with us on
01924 473481 to find out more…
Local charity Yorkshire Cancer Research has recently been announced as the official charity for the upcoming 2020 Tour de Yorkshire. Naturally such a big announcement is worth shouting about- and the team at Yorkshire Cancer Research were able to do just that with the help of AB Print.
We stepped in to help them with their printing needs,
supplying a full colour printed PVC banner to showcase their campaign to ‘shift
gears on cancer.’
As the official charity of the four-day cycling event,
Yorkshire Cancer Research is offering people with a personal experience of
cancer a unique opportunity to cycle the final kilometre of the route at the
four finish location for each day of Tour de Yorkshire at Redcar, Leyburn,
Huddersfield and Leeds.
Part of the regional charity’s campaign will also include
fundraising and volunteering opportunities to help raise funds and awareness of
their work to save lives through cancer prevention, early diagnosis and
bringing pioneering treatments to the Yorkshire region.
The team at AB Print were delighted to help promote such a
worthy cause with our vibrant PVC banner printing highlighting the campaign in
clear branded colours along with the Yorkshire Cancer Research and Tour de
Yorkshire logos on a 1829 x 610mm sized banner design.
AB Print received great feedback from this project and have
to admit the banner looked amazing in the official campaign photography.
Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the
largest independent regional cancer charity in England.
Foil blocking is a popular and effective print finishing technique used to add a distinctive touch to marketing materials including brochures, business cards and stationery.
The foil blocking process involves applying metallic foil or pigment to paper while a heated metal piece stamps the design onto the print surface. Foil is typically gold or silver in colour and a high gloss finish, but we can apply foil in various colours and finishes including silk, matt, pearlescent and patterned.
The history of foil blocking
Foil blocking or foil stamping is thought to have roots in
ancient Egypt. The early methods used tools to beat gold into paper for
The process evolved from beating gold to fixing gold to
paper and creating entire rolls of paper gold that could then be transferred to
stamped designs with heat. The expense of using gold meant different metallic
foils were explored, expanding the foil blocking process further.
Foil blocking today
The metallic finish foil blocking creates gives a
prestigious finished result and has become a popular printing method with its
Foiling is a great way to add something extra to your
branding, highlighting logos or graphics and allowing light colours to be
applied to dark backgrounds.
It can also be used for printing tickets, vouchers and
certificates that require authentication to prevent counterfeiting.
At AB Print, we offer our range of services all under one roof, meaning we can handle your print project from start to finished with the quality you expect every time. Get in touch with us on 01924 473481 to find out more. …
Even with professionally designed artwork, getting it ready for print can be a hassle if you’re not sure what you need to do. Read our guide to find out how to prepare artwork for print, so that your print project is delivered on time, on budget and to the high quality you expect.
Planning image quality for printing
Low resolution images can lead to low quality prints. The image resolution is how much data it contains, determined by dpi (dots per inch). For print projects, you’ll want your final design to be 300 dpi. Computer images are typically a lower resolution because this is what looks good on your screen so you need to ensure that you start out with high quality images in your design. Remember that if you save an image at 300dpi and later enlarge it in your artwork, its effective resolution will be reduced so you need to make sure the images used are at 100% size or smaller in the finished design.
Preparing image colour for printing
By default, most computer images will be saved as RGB to produce the colours you see on your screen. For print projects, you’ll need to check that your images are CMYK. That’s cyan, magenta, yellow and black- the 4-colour process used in printing. If you’re using a program like Adobe InDesign, this colour space will be determined by whether you set the intent to web or print, but you can also selecting Package from the File menu to flag any RGB images if you’re using a lot of images.
How to supply artwork for print
Ideally, you should send us a print-ready PDF.
Supply your artwork as individual pages in a single PDF- no need to add pagination