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Printed Signage Solutions

Posted On February 18, 2021 By

Here at AB Print, we produce all our printed signage products in house, meaning we can control the quality of the finished product and you benefit from quicker turnaround times.

With a range of print services and specialist equipment all under one roof, our experts are also on-hand to help you choose the right solution when it comes to printed signage.

We can supply signs and banners in various materials including metal Alupanel signs along with foamex, corex, and PVC (Vinyl) too, all depending on the specific needs of your project and your marketing message. We can also supply custom printed mesh banners as well as the traditional banners with eyelets for hanging and displaying.

With so many materials and signage printing options available, our signs and banners can be made for indoor usage as well as outdoor. All printed on our wideformat presses with colour fast inks, meaning your signs will last for years and not fade in sunlight.

With AB Print, you’re getting a complete service with everything you need to get your message seen. Not only do we print signage, we can even come and fit them for you too.

Please contact us on 01924 473481 to discuss your own signage print requirements. We can help you through every step of the way with expert solutions.…

Creating the Right First Impression

Posted On January 25, 2021 By

Branding is a vital element of any business and the more exposure you can provide for your company the better. Your brand visibility can be increased through marketing materials, packaging, merchandise, printed handouts and more. One instantly successful way to increase your visibility which is often overlooked is branded workwear.

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Through a variety of bespoke embroidery and garment printing techniques we can ensure a high-quality product that will work for your business, regardless of sector. Branded workwear doesn’t have to be exclusively for large companies, in fact, for smaller businesses it is the perfect way to spread the word, having employees on the ground representing your brand and increasing credibility. This is the ideal solution for when you have new members of staff starting with your company.

 

Here at AB Print we are incredibly proud to offer a seamless process, which is fast, easy and stress-free. We are well experienced and well trusted within the industry, meaning that whether it be promotional, event clothing, or more specialised workwear, we are able to help.

 

All products are created by a highly experienced team who are able to use the latest technology to creatively bring your brand logo, colours and feel to the clothing, mixing and matching styles to create an impactful solution.

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Even our more practical options are still stylish, as we work with premier brands such as Helly Hansen and Portwest for our Hi-Vis products which are both safe and practical. These options help you reflect your business far and wide, keeping your staff safe and your audience engaged.

 

If you are looking for a variety of branded clothing, we are more than able to cater for your needs, as we have a continuity of supply on our full range of workwear, from fleeces, polo shirts, trousers, jackets and sweatshirts. All of these options are robust and hard wearing which is practical for everyday use, meaning they can be worn with comfort and confidence.

 

If branded clothing is new to your company but you feel it would be something worth investing in to get you noticed, our team are always on hand to offer advice and guidance as to how best to maximise your presence. Whether you are looking for event merchandise, exhibition wear or uniforms, we’re here for you whatever.…

Antibacterial Printing Services

Posted On January 19, 2021 By

At AB Print Group, we’re always on the lookout for new print processes and services that will enhance our products and customer offerings. In 2021, we know that one major concern when it comes to getting your new corporate brochures and literature printed is how you can prevent the spread of bacteria.

We aim to make sure you can still share your marketing messages effectively without compromising on quality and whilst still staying safe and protecting your staff and customers. That’s why we’re incorporating our innovative antibacterial and antimicrobial print processes to create your new 2021 print marketing literature.

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Antimicrobial spot UV printing

Biomaster is proven to limit the spread of bacteria, adding an anti-microbial spot UV finish to your print materials whilst enhancing the design quality and adding that superior finish. Biomaster doesn’t affect the quality of the print product, meaning you can still get the desired impact with your corporate brochures and print media with an added line of defense against harmful bacteria.

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Antibacterial laminate printing

If you’re looking for a matt or gloss laminate finish for your print marketing, we can now add an antibacterial litho print sealer, ideal for adding that extra infection barrier to your brochures and presentation folders for the intended lifetime of the product whilst still retaining excellent print clarity and product durability.

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Antimicrobial sealant

Our Antimicrobial sealant can be applied to all types of paper and board, meaning you can be confident that every page of your brochure is protected and scientifically proven to reduce the spread of germs by 99.9%

If you’re not sure which antibacterial print service you need, please get in touch with the team at AB Print for further information and advice on your 2021 print requirements.…

AB Print assist Yorkshire Cancer Research with fundraising efforts

Posted On December 10, 2020 By

Keen to help charities wherever possible, AB Print were thrilled when approached to help a local fundraising group who were hoping to raise vital funds for the region’s independent cancer charity. 

Huddersfield Volunteer Group create recipe book for Charity

The Huddersfield based Volunteer Group had previously seen great success with their first publication of ‘That was Delicious’, but with it having been thirty years since that release, they thought it the perfect time to create a brand-new book.

AB Print were asked to produce this new recipe book, which is a follow-on from the first book, called ‘That was Delicious – a Second Helping!’. The book is filled with over 50 recipes from all the volunteers, their families and their friends. The group were looking for a company who could create quality which would be second-to-none, therefore highlighting the illustrations by Linda Downs, a Kirkburton based artist.  

When asked what prompted the release of the second cookbook, Jane Dutton, Chairman of the Huddersfield Volunteer Group said, “It was always our intention to produce a second recipe book, but it took the weeks and months of lockdown to spur us into action.

We are delighted to launch ‘That was Delicious – a Second Helping!’ and all money raised from the sale of our books will help to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer right across Yorkshire.”

If you know someone who is a keen cook or baker, that would love to get their hands on some family recipes, you can buy a copy of the book here on the Yorkshire Cancer Research website. Dependant on COVID restrictions, you may also be able to grab a copy at the charity shops in Knaresborough, Northallerton and Tadcaster. Alternatively, you can order a book directly from the volunteer group at 01423 501 269.…

AB Print work with the Air Ambulance Service

Posted On December 10, 2020 By

After having seen the success that AB Print have had with Christmas printing services in the past, we were delighted when The Air Ambulance Service approached us for assistance on their 2020 Christmas Campaign.

 

The Air Ambulance Service were in need of Advent posters, which would be used to advertise their shops were (hopefully) soon to be open for business! Having designs at the ready and with sign off from their team, we went into production with the posters as soon as the news broke that shops could reopen on 2nd  December.   

During production, we printed A1 posters, A3 and A5 strut boards, all with silver latex over the message for added effect and also printed the all-important number on top of the latex too. On the long-awaited day, Wednesday 2nd, each charity shop had its own package delivered to them, ready and festive for the re-opening.

Throughout the process, AB Print worked with Abby Davies, who is the Brand Manager of the Air Ambulance Service. When receiving a package herself, Abby got in touch to say, “It looks brilliant, I’m so impressed with how they’ve turned out – so thank you so much!”.

If you’re looking for some Christmas cards or stocking fillers this year, and would like to donate to this worthwhile cause at the same time, you can browse their online shop here.…

Suporting the Motor Nuerone Disease Association

Posted On December 10, 2020 By

Here at AB Print, we love Christmas, as it gives us a chance to give back to charity and provides us with the opportunity to show off some of our greatest printing services.

We’re delighted to have recently had the opportunity to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association, helping them to create and print a limited edition set of Christmas cards inspired by ex Leeds Rhinos player Rob Burrow and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation.

The exclusive set of four cards pictured, were drawn by Robs three children Macy aged 8, Maya aged 5 and 1 year old Jackson Burrow. An initial batch of 1,000 of the cards sold out within hours of being released on the MNDA website. Lifetime supporter of Leeds Rhinos and owner of AB Print Alan Williamson, recognising the popularity and demand for the cards, donated a further 1,000 sets to help boost the fund raising activity on behalf of the charity.

Everyone at AB print wish Rob, his family and colleagues every success in their future fundraising activities. …

Creating calendars for Yorkshire Down Syndrome Group

Posted On December 10, 2020 By

We do what we can throughout the year to work with companies that accomplish great work, so when charities come to us looking for advice on how to help create awareness and there is an opportunity for us to help, we will always do what we can. Regardless of what the end-product may be, we always find it a huge pleasure to be asked, whether locally or nationally.

Following their great success with the 2019 calendar, we were delighted to once again be invited by the Yorkshire Down Syndrome Group to help design their 2020 calendar. Designing a bespoke product for a client is always made easier when we are provided with such great content. The charity is a group based in Batley, and supports those with Down Syndrome, their families and carers by holding fortnightly meetings.

When asked why the charity chose to work with our company again, Clare Ellarby, one of the founding members of the group stated that “The team at AB Print are so enthusiastic and always offer great advice, helping us turn our ideas into reality”.

On each page of the calendar there are incredible and inspiring images, making the calendar completely unique, which is a fantastic selling point. The new release has been a huge success in helping to raising funds for the group. Believe it or not, after the great outcome of 2019 to 2020, our team here are already looking forward to starting work on next years’ edition, as well as a range of promotional products and clothing all produced in-house.

If you work with, or know a charity that is in need of some promotional material or printing, please do get in touch and we’d be more than happy to assist.…

Our recent work with Fenwick and Sons

Posted On November 25, 2020 By

We are incredibly lucky to have recently worked with the well-known company, Fenwick & Sons. Fenwick were in need of some new packaging for their Traditional Range, which needed to be able to comfortably hold four bottles, each bottle needing a viewing window to display the company branding. The packaging needed to be easy to carry and hold the bottles in place once opened, keeping a good level of presentation, making it a perfect gift for friends or family. 

Showing off the name and brand within this packaging was particularly important as the company have a prominent influence in the industry, having been established since 1885. The company has a rich history, having begun when Mr. Thomas Fenwick began making soft drinks at a small plant on Roker Avenue, in Sunderland. Mr. Thomas was supplying to local shops and pubs during this time, using a similar sales model to Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola in the USA.

Most drinks sold at the time were well-known family favourites, such as lemonades, Ginger Ale & Soda Water. The North East in particular also had a penchant for Sarsaparilla and Dandelion & Burdock, which Fenwick saw as an opportunity, making their own products which became incredibly popular.

Back in the 1880’s there were no automatic filling machines, but as time and technology progressed, by 1900 the ‘Codd’ bottle was introduced, which used a marble in the bottle neck, leading the bottle pressure to force a seal. As the business was doing well, Fenwick’s moved to an old bakery premises within the grounds of the family home, an old Victorian ‘Villa’ in 1910. This later became the inspiration for the company trading name Villa Drinks.

Fast forward to the 1960s, and the now branded Villa Drinks began marketing their brands in the North East, often using TV advertising to increase awareness. The following two decades saw the company expand rapidly, requiring many factory extensions. Affectionately known as ‘Villa Pop’, the Fenwick’s’ family drinks were becoming a household name.

In 1982, Villa drinks was now that large it was relocated to a new purpose built 3.5-acre site in Southwick, Sunderland and started production in 1984. Later in 1990, the company marked another milestone, sinking its first borehole on the site so that spring water could be sourced locally.

During the 1990s and into the 2000s, the Fenwick brand name continued into new formats including large PET and glass. The glass format became one of the early drivers of craft soda in the UK. Since 2013, The Fenwick’s and Villa drinks brands have been owned & distributed by Drink Natural Ltd. The ranges are still made to a classic Fenwick’s recipe with no artificial preservatives, colours or sweeteners. Each drink has a beautiful balance of flavours, rich with history and authenticity. In 2020, the James Fenwick’s Mixers range was launched and is the latest addition to drinks range.…

We are hiring!

Posted On July 19, 2017 By Leave your thoughts

We are looking to hire a Digital Press Operator to join our team of printing experts here at Batley based AB Print Group.

From litho printing to digital printing, from screen printing to specialist print finishing, we’ve invested heavily in plant and equipment over the years, backing up our commitment to control as much as possible under one roof.

We are looking for an operator to work shifts on our Kodak Nexpress, a market-leading digital printing press that forms part of our Small Format Digital Plant. 

We can provide full training if the candidate has the skills required and demonstrates a commitment to the amount of training needed.

Salary for the role is up to £25000 pa, including dd shift rate + o/t.

We are proud to be a company that is built on the skills, expertise and personalities of those who work here and believe this contributes to the excellent team atmosphere we have nurtured here at AB Print.

If you are interested in joining the team and want to find out more information about the role, do not hesitate to get in touch with Alan Goodall, Group Commercial Manager, on 01924 473 481.…

Print mail vs email

Posted On January 31, 2017 By Leave your thoughts

In this digital age, communicating via email has become the norm. Businesses regularly send direct mail to market their services which can at times be added to the bottom of a long list of unopened emails. However, print is also a very popular medium for creating marketing materials and holds many benefits over email, making it easy to see why this long-established marketing tool is more than capable of keeping up with the times.

Individuality

One of the key benefits of print mail is that it is more personal, creating a sense of individuality. Whilst emails are commonly sent in bulk to several people at once, print gives the impression of a tailor-made piece of communication making it memorable and more likely to be read.

Delivery

We can look at the delivery of mail in two senses; the physical delivery and the delivery of the message. Although email is cheap and easy to send, sometimes it does not end up reaching the recipient because it is blocked or caught in spam filters. Emails can also be deleted with one click of a button, making them easily disposable. However print mail gets delivered and, because we are bombarded with emails on a daily basis, print mail has a more powerful presence. This also means that print mail often gets passed around for others to see.

Quality

As mentioned above, print mail is often addressed to individuals, making it more personable. On top of this, if designed well, print mail looks more appealing and of a higher quality than email. These features insinuate that time and money have gone into the creation of the mail which creates a greater sense of authenticity and trust between the sender and receiver.

Adaptability

Another reason print mail has remained a popular marketing material is because it has adapted to the times. By associating print mail with the use of technology, such as incorporating mobile interactive material and QR codes, print mail has become interactive with the online world.

Therefore, even though email is a useful communication tool for businesses, emails are in abundance, which suggests that the benefits of print mail make it a more effective communicator.

At AB Print, we specialise in printed advertising and marketing products. We offer a diverse range of printing services including litho printing, digital printing, screen printing and print finishing all under one roof. If you are interested in finding out more about any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01924 473 481 or email us at enquiries@abprintgroup.com.