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Types of Brochure Binding

Here at AB Print, we can offer a wide range of printing services to help you promote your business. One question we get asked a lot about is what kind of binding is right for your printed brochures, booklets and books?

There are many brochure binding methods for finishing your printed works, and each has both advantages and disadvantages. While we can’t tell you which binding process is right for your printed products, we can help by giving you more details to help you choose.


Saddle stitch

This method is similar to stapling, where groups of 4 creased pages are collated together and stitched using metal wire in the centre crease. This wire can be seen from the inside and the outside of the document. This form of binding can be used on as many as 100+ pages, depending on the thickness and weight of the paper

Side wire stitching

This technique is also known as stab stitching. The metal wire is stabbed through the edge of loose papers, from front to back. The wire is then folded back on itself and covered using binding tape.

Perfect binding

This method is done using grouped sections or loose pages which have a hot glue coating to the edge and set inside a separate wrap around cover. This method is the more expensive choice and requires a spine thickness of at least 3mm.

Wire-O binding

This common binding method is used for low-cost documents and may also be known as comb binding. A document made of loose pages with a loose front and back is punched along the edge and held together using either a wire or plastic comb. The combs are available in a wide range of colours and lengths.

These are just a few of the choices to bind your printed products with AB Print. We are based in Dewsbury and can offer a wide range of services to a number of businesses in the local area.

We have provided businesses with high-quality commercial stationery, promotional banners and exhibition stands, as well as brochures and flyers for all occasions. If your Wakefield, Dewsbury or Huddersfield business is looking for high-quality printing services please contact us on 01924 473481.

Types of Brochure Binding

With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably already thinking of what cards your family will give out this year. Well, we’ve got you covered!

Here are a few tips and tricks on how to make sure that you’ll be the talk of the town with your Christmas card printing this year.

Keep it simple

Our advice for you this year is to keep it simple! There’s really no need for glitter and pompoms and ridiculous accessories. A small, colourful illustration featuring a witty Christmas-related line, possibly personalised for those close to you may be the way to wow this year.

Personalisation is key

As mentioned above, everyone wants to feel special, and adding a personal element to a card is one way to achieve this. Your friends or colleagues will be receiving many of the same generic cards, so personalising yours will make your card stand out and be one to remember.

Introduce ‘Scratch n Sniff’ Printing

Now this is one to wow the family with – scratch and sniff printing! We’ve all received Christmas cards with puddings or cookies on them…but now, you can smell them too. A warm, Christmassy scent of cinnamon or hot cocoa will make your cards warming to receive. What better way to say, ‘Merry Christmas’ than smelling the cosy aroma of biscuits and chocolates! You’ll have your loved ones wanting to eat your cards up.



Here at AB Print, we pride ourselves on providing a service where everyone is happy. We’ll ensure that your designs and cards will be made to the highest possible quality. With over 40 years of experience, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. To find out more, get in touch with us on 01924 473481, or email us at

How to Make Your Christmas Card Printing Stand Out This Year

AB Print Group have teamed up with the Woodland Trust, to create new hedgerows in West Yorkshire.

Planting hedgerows

It is said that when the skies are clear and the sun is shining there is no better place to be than out in the countryside, that couldn’t be truer when talking about the picturesque town of Keighley, nestled between the Airedale countryside and the Haworth Moorland in West Yorkshire; the location of AB Print most recent tree planting day, supporting the Woodland Trust’s MOREhedges scheme.

As part of the Woodland Trust’s woodland creation initiative, MOREhedges provides saplings, advice and funding for new hedging projects of 100-1000 metres, at sites around the UK. Hedgerows are important features of the countryside as they create new wildlife corridors that connect trees with the surrounding landscape.

Throughout the day, AB Print successfully helped to plant over 500 saplings, including species of tree such as field maple, hawthorn, hazel and crab apple. These saplings will form part of a planned 600m of hedgerow for the area and will help to provide landscape corridors with the adjacent woodland areas as well as beneficial habitats that support small mammals, birds and insects.

AB Print are proud supporters of the Carbon Capture® programme. The scheme has grown to become the industry’s leading environmental initiative with well over 600 customers fully signed up and committed to the cause. To date AB Print has helped to raise in excess of £1.37m for the Woodland Trust, planting over 354,000 trees and capturing over 82,000 tonnes of CO₂; and the best part is 100% of all money raised through the Carbon Capture® programme, goes directly to the Woodland trust to help create and maintain native woodland around the UK.

If you would like to find out how you can support the Woodland Trust’s MOREhedges scheme visit

AB Print Group Help to create new Hedgerows in West Yorkshire

We were recently commissioned by the Royal Navy to provide high quality embroidered music stand banners for the newest addition to the fleet, the Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Carrier is now on a worldwide deployment and the banners have recently been used in Cyprus and Augusta in the USA.

Please contact us for further information about our bespoke designed and manufactured music stand and presentation banners.

HMS Queen Elizabeth – Music Stand Banners

It’s always a great pleasure to help support new local business ventures, so the AB Print team were thrilled when we were recently invited to provide new uniforms and promotional launch products for the recent opening of A Brecks Away Holiday Cottages in York.

A Brecks Away is a new family business providing quality holiday lets in a rural setting. The ability to embroider workwear and print promotional goods in-house allowed us to turn around all the finished items in just 5 days. For more information on how we can help you, please get in touch with the team today.

A Brecks Away

Supporting a New Venture with A Brecks Away

We are all pleased to see the return of live events and exhibitions following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Here at AB Print, we have a wide variety of colourful PPE and staff workwear to choose from, proving Hi-Vis doesn’t need to be boring.

Employment agency CP Staffing contacted us recently to provide coordinated and individually numbered hi-vis for their temporary staff employed at York Races. Having continuity of supply is paramount and this was a key factor in CP Staffing’s decision to choose AB Print as their uniform provider.

The Return of Events: Branded PPE for CP Staffing

We are grateful to once again have the opportunity to work with the Wetherby Group. Sourcing, printing and embroidering their new range of engaging and colourful summer promotional products. 

The diverse range of products includes Water Bottles, Sun Block Sticks, Caps and pens together with bespoke printed Coasters and Mousemats promoting Wetherby Groups’ proud heritage of UK manufacturing – all featuring their Ecorend and Wethertex brands. 

If you need assistance or help designing your next range of printed promotional products, please contact your account manager or get in touch with us today.

Summer Promotional Products for Wetherby Group

As things slowly return to normal and the UK navigates a post-COVID society, businesses and employers are doing everything they can to make sure staff feel safe again when they return to work.

A recent project saw us help Iqbal Poultry do just that with their new signage. AB Print offered a full service from visiting the site and measuring up to the signage printing and installation.

Iqbal Poultry now has everything from their directional walkway signs, car park signage and new reception welcome signage.

Not only does the new signage give clear instructions for staff to be able to follow safety guidance effectively, we also think it gives the business a clean and welcoming feel.

The team here at AB Print Group has worked on numerous projects to design, print and install signs, banners, boards and whatever else you may need to display your message or branding. If you’re looking for new signage, get in touch with us to see how we can help.

Iqbal Poultry Get Ready to Welcome People Back

The team at AB Print Group are always excited to take on new projects, and our latest work saw us join forces with Trust Funeral Plans in Wakefield to produce their print marketing materials.

AB was able to support their brand with all their print needs in commercial stationery including:

  • Envelopes
  • Information Leaflets
  • Folders
  • Brochures
  • Application Forms
  • Certificates
  • Stationery

We think the new print collateral looks great and is the perfect way to build their brand identity and keep everything looking consistent from their envelopes to their funeral plan application forms and information. 

If you’ve got a print job that you need our expertise with, get in touch with AB Print to see how we can help your next project shine. 

AB Print Work With Trust Funeral Plans

There is pressure on companies and organisations to demonstrate good emission management and sustainability initiatives are growing fast. Many large Organisations and Government Departments, Local Authorities, Universities, Colleges and Schools are already committing to carbon reduction and so are AB Print Group.

Here at AB Print Group, we’re helping you reduce your carbon footprint as well as reducing our own.

We now have the ability to use Carbon Captured material. This means for all paper we order we’re helping shape the future. AB Print Group is offering customers and their clients the opportunity to capture the CO2 emissions from their paper purchases by planting native woodland, right here in the UK, through the Woodland Trust and the Woodland Carbon scheme.

With our methods and procedures, we’re able to allocate how much carbon has been saved and pass this information back to you. (The Calculation has been verified by the Woodland Trust using Carbon Trust and DEFRA figures). Certificates can be issued on an order by order basis.

  • The Trust owns and manages over 1,000 free-to-visit woodland sites across the UK.
  • The UK has just 13% of woodland cover compared to the European average of 37%

This means, working alongside the Woodland Trust, we’re helping capture your CO2 and plant trees, creating native woodland in the UK and provide habitats for wildlife and green spaces for all to enjoy. Making your marketing & print greener than ever before!

If you’d like to know about our Carbon Capture Programme, please get in touch with AB Print Group.

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