AST Digital Print Center Dubai
33 Years of Experience

Digital Press

AST helps design and create documents which create the right impression as there is never a second chance to make that first impression. AST Digital Printing services encompass all sort of digital printing services from ordinary laser printing to large format printing. AST is the premier digital print shop with offices in Dubai, sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Bahrain, who has ventured into the printing industry about a quarter of a century back.

  SET A NEW QUALITY STANDARD FOR TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS


  • SPEED - With digital, documents can be produced and delivered same day.
  • UP-TO-DATE - If you are producing documents that require regular updating, digital offers flexhibility. No more covering up address changes with stickers.
  • SAVE MONEY - If you are looking to personalise, reduce inventory and always hold up-to-date publications then digital printing is for you.
  • COST EFFECTIVE - Materials and labour costs are significantly lower when printing digitally.
  • ACCURATE PROOFING - Each sheet that comes off the press shows exactly what will be printed.
  • FASTER TURN AROUND TIME - Less time spent in the studio and prepress department results in a faster turn-around.
  • PRINT ON DEMAND - Saves storage, eliminates waste and enables you to print what you need when you need it.
  • PERSONALISATION - Increases reader retention and delivers greater return on investment.


plotting & copying Services

AST to provide the best quality prints, quick turn around times and online printing services for AutoCAD Plotting, Large Format Printing, Large Format Copying and Large Format Scanning, we are based in U.A.E. We want to provide an innovative way for customers to order printing online and distribute documents. We specialise in CAD Plotting / CAD Printing direct from AutoCAD. These may include drawings for Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Designers, Planning Drawings and Solicitors etc. We provide next day delivery, collection and same day courier for large orders. We pride ourselves on been able to produce quality posters with quick turnaround times at competitive prices for A0 Poster Printing, A1 Poster Printing & A2 Poster Printing. You can send/email us a document for a free test print to assess the quality of our prints for yourself. See our Order tab .

We provide services for anybody that uses A4 Printing, A3 Printing, A2 Printing, A1 Printing and A0 Printing in the local area and nationwide via our postal service.

From traditional copying and offset printing to digital, direct-to-plate and variable printing, we have the technology and experience to help you get just what you need, when you need it. All of our printing and copying solutions are combined with our marketing services to help you be more effective and efficient in your business communication efforts. Once we understand your business objectives, we help you achieve them with our printing and marketing services.

Scan and Archiving


Document Services also provides a complete electronic and paper archiving service, cutting the costs of storage and streamlining access to your records:

« A complete scanning, indexing and electronic storage service for active files and documents
« Cost-effective offsite facilities for your paper archive, transforming the costs of storage and enhancing business continuity
« A scan-on-demand service for rapid access to individual archived records
« Secure disposal after the appropriate storage period.

Benefits


« Reduced operating costs Document Services is a significantly lower cost to run than traditional in-house mail processing functions
« Lower capital investment no need to invest in expensive hardware and other IT related infrastructure to deliver the service
« Enhanced service delivery 99.9% of mail is delivered to the relevant users electronic in-tray within 24 hours of receipt, enabling a more immediate response
« Improved staff productivity frees up staff time normally associated with mail room document processing, allowing valuable resources to be re-allocated
« Saved space frees up expensive office space taken up by post and associated technology, allowing this valuable resource to be re-allocated
« Enhanced business continuity offsite storage back-up of active mail items protects your key documents



equipment leasing

No initial investment required: The primary advantage of leasing business equipment is that it allows you to minimal initial expenditures. Because equipment leases rarely require a down payment, you can obtain the goods you need without significantly affecting your cash flow.

Total Protection against Technical obsolescence: Working with obsolete Office Equipment is not efficient when you are involved in the competitive business environment where hardware requirements are constantly changing. AST Leasing Scheme will enable you to stay ahead of these changes.

Software/machine upgrades: Additional investment for software and machine upgrade not needed. It is included in the Linear meter rate.

Control over Consumables: No need to purchase and keep control overs consumables like cartridges/toners etc. It is also part of the agreement.

Transparent job costing: By this scheme transparent job costing is possible for your business.

Simple Cash flow Management: The Equipment leasing payments are fixed throughout a period of lease depending of the number of copies taken, allowing you to confidently plan ahead knowing that your Office equipment costs will not change in the future.

AST Upgrade options: With our leasing scheme you can add on extra equipment when you need it, enabling your business to progress with the latest technology and equipment at all times.

  The fastest large-format Printer ever, Color and Black & White


  • What We do?


    We ‘RENT’ several office equipment’s like Digital plotters, Engineering plan printers, photocopiers , binding machines... etc, without any investment from clients. In addition, we also provide services like copying, printing, scanning... etc. AST is the first company to introduce the ‘Unique Renting Scheme’ in UAE & QATAR. Our clients have found that this scheme is very economical & hassle free & most of our clients in Construction, Power & Engineering spaces have started implementing the same..

  • Making the MFP’s think


    Print Management Solutions

    Providing scalable print system management solutions that enables company’s and organisations to control cost, reduce wastage, increase the users comfort and postively effect the environment. The solution helps organisation to track and count every print, copy and scan on user, department, project and device level.

  • The Team


    A group company wich works as a team both internally & with the client. We have a team of multi-disciplinary & experienced Engineers in different fields and are devoted to serve our clients. A ‘Total Quality Service’ is what we belive. Regardless of size, scope & complexity of the project, we would always love to serve our esteemed clients. AST’s leadership, experience & innovative abilities assure clients of hassle-free project completions within the budget with all the state-of-the-art design & technology.


Rent Uniquely



Special Leasing Schemes With over 33 years of experience in Office Equipment leasing, AST has specialized in digital Equipments likes, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Faxes & Multi Functional, we tailor make our leasing solutions to fulfill your budgets, time frames and business requirements, Equipment leasing is an increasingly possible way for business to help is to yourburden on capex.

A group company wich works as a team both internally & with the client. We have a team of multi-disciplinary & experienced Engineers in different fields and are devoted to serve our clients. A ‘Total Quality Service’ is what we belive. Regardless of size, scope & complexity of the project, we would always love to serve our esteemed clients. AST’s leadership, experience & innovative abilities assure clients of hassle-free project completions within the budget with all the state-of-the-art design & technology.


Providing scalable print system management solutions that enables company’s and organisations to control cost, reduce wastage, increase the users comfort and postively effect the environment. The solution helps organisation to track and count every print, copy and scan on user, department, project and device level.



AutoCAD Drafting

Outsource your CAD service projects to AST, which is a Cad drafting and Cad Designing Company in dubai reduces your project rates and also expanding your office training staff. AST is one stop solution for any of your CAD needs. CAD outsourcing provides accurate and cost effective cad drafting and Cad designing services. Our draftsmen are well expertise in AutoCAD drafting as per the international standards and layers.

Our expertise in 2D Cad drafting, Architectural cad services, Engineering cad services, Structural cad drafting, Cad conversion, Paper to cad, 3d Cad services defines as most cost effective and accurate cad drafting service in engineering industries. Our professional team has in-depth knowledge and vast experience in case of providing cad services in dubai as well as in abroad. We provide full range of cad drafting, designing services. Using AutoCAD drawing you can generate computerize construction drawings. You can easily manage your cad drawing by CAD document management.

AST has grown as one of the most efficient & ideal Connector Points wherein you get all types of CAD service projects outsourced with lot of ease and convenience, be it CAD Drafting/ Designing and inter-alia helps not only cut down the overall project cost but streamline the whole task in the most efficient and speedy way. Possessing one of the well trained & dedicated team with all expertise and professionalism akin to international standards in Auto CAD 2D Drafting is it's advantage/edge over other peer groups to accomplish the most accurate and cost effective CAD drafting & Designing services. AST is one stop solution for any of the CAD related jobs.



PAPER TO CAD CONVERSION



We provide CAD Conversion Outsourcing Service from India at very competitive price with top level accuracy, precision & speed; a consistent performance with no compromise on quality.

Clients can be assured of us outsourcing Paper to AutoCAD Conversion of velum or Drawings Paper Copies, Hand Sketches, Hand Scribbles, Photographs or Raster images into 100% Architectural CAD geometry. The drawings are redrafted in CAD using Client’s layering standards or any other directions with 100% dimension accuracy.


  1. Paper to CAD Conversion
  2. Pdf to CAD Conversion
  3. tiff to CAD Conversion
  4. jpeg to CAD Conversion
  5. bmp to CAD Conversion
  6. Hand Sketches to CAD Conversion
  7. Hand Scribbles to CAD Conversion
  8. Scanned Documents to CAD Conversion
  9. Velum or Blueprint to CAD Conversion
  10. Photographs to CAD Conversion
  11. Raster Image to CAD Conversion
  12. CAD Redrafting & Conversion
  13. AutoCAD to ArchiCAD conversion
  14. ArchiCad to AutoCAD conversion


AST ADS stand as facilitator for outsourcing Client’s requirement of AutoCAD conversion of all types of Architectural Drawings viz. Plan, Elevation, Sections, Drawings of HVAC, Electrical, Firefighting, Plumbing, Landscaping Drawings, Structural Drawings, Survey Drawings, Sanitation & Piping Plan, Utilities, Working Drawings etc..

Paper Drawings are subject to wear & tear causing to fade with passage of time & also it’s costly to store. Alternatively, the electronic version is quite safe to store and can be reviewed, edited & plotted any time with ease of handling and/ or sharing.
Offshore outsourcing to India is one of the most popular management practices today. Though it is generally spurred due to the cost reduction aspects, major contributory factors in favor of offshore outsourcing are better productivity and much advancement in qualitative aspects of the works got done.

HVAC, ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING CAD DRAFTING



  1. HVAC CAD Drafting
  2. Mechanical CAD Drafting
  3. Electrical CAD Drafting
  4. Plumbing CAD Drafting
  5. Drainage CAD Drafting

We at AST provide professional CAD drafting service to Mechanical, HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Contractors & Engineers. We are specialized in providing MEP Drafting Services for Residential, Commercial, Hospital, Educational, Industrial Buildings, Shopping Malls etc.

Inputs required: Architectural background drawing in dwg, tiff or pdf format, Scanned copies of mark-ups of Equipment, Piping & Duct Layout, Specific Guidelines, Applicable Codes, Preferred Size & Locations, Symbol Library, Sample dwg file for Layers, Title Block, Logo and other Standards.

Output: AutoCAD format with standard Layers, Blocks, Client Company’s Title Block, Logo etc.

SHOP DRAWINGS FOR SHOPE AND TILING



Professional CAD Shop Drawings for the Stone & Tiling Industry

  1. Floor & Wall Tiling
  2. Kitchen Counter Tops
  3. Reception Desk
  4. Back Splash
  5. Stairs

Shop drawings are extremely important to the stone & tiling industry. The drawings show the contractor's interpretation of the construction document set in reference to the scope of work in contract. Quality shop drawing details and documents/ all requirements of design parameters are used by Project Managers for material ordering, take-offs, fabrication & installation.

Offshore CAD outsourcing to India is one of the most popular management practices today. Though it is generally spurred by the cost reduction factor; this is just one of the reasons one shall consider for offshore outsourcing. Advantage is not just cost effective solution, it provides value addition with much better productivity and advancement in quality.
Shop drawings will include all necessary details, drawn in AutoCAD to describe one’s interpretation of the CD set, for Architectural approval. The details can be generated from the Architectural Plans and as per Client’s instructions.



A typical set of drawings will contain the following:

  1. Cover sheet:

    This sheet contains all the miscellaneous job information including contractor information, job location, revision block etc and will find place for Architect/ Contractor approval stamps and comments.

  2. Key floor plan sheet(s):

    The floor plans are drawn to a scale of 1/8" = 1'-0" and contain the locations of all the works shown on the shop drawings. All work is keyed with a sheet number for quick access.

  3. Enlarged floor plan sheet(s):

    The plans are typically drawn to scale at 1/4" =1 '-0" (11X17 size sheet). Typical plans include all floor tiling, dimensioning, elevation markers & detail balloons with sheet numbers, tile & grout specifications.

  4. Elevation sheet(s):

    The elevations are typically drawn to scale at 3/8" =1 '-0" (11X17 size sheet). Typical plans include all wall tiling, dimensioning, detail balloons with sheet numbers, tile & grout specifications.

  5. Detail sheet(s):

    The details are typically drawn at 3" =1 '-0" scale (11X17 size sheet). Typical details include dimensioning, perimeter construction and notes (tile & stone numbers, by other designations).

  6. Counter Tops & Reception Desks(s):

    The plans & elevations details are typically drawn to scale at 3/4" =1 '-0" (11X17 size sheet). They include all joint locations, sink locations, dimensioning, detail balloons with sheet numbers, stone specifications etc.


The shop can be drawn as per Client standards, title block & company logo. There is always a small learning curve with first time customers. Our first job may take a little longer, as AST Technicians may spend little extra bit to reconcile to the thoughts/ taste of first time Clients so that the job can be presented the way Client want to see it.

In order to perform the most accurate set of drawings, the following are the requirements:


  1. A full set of architectural drawings.
  2. Client’s quote or scope of work.

SHOP DRAWINGS FOR ALUMINIUM CLADDING AND GLAZING



Shop Drawings for Curtain Wall & Store Fronts Aluminum Cladding


Professional CAD Shop Drawings for the Aluminum Cladding & Glazing Industry:

  1. Aluminum Cladding Shop Drawings
  2. Rain Screen Cladding Shop Drawings
  3. Storefront Shop Drawings
  4. Curtain Wall Shop Drawings
  5. Window Shop Drawings
  6. Sliding Door Shop Drawings
  7. All Glass Entrance Shop Drawings
  8. All other Glazing Shop Drawings

Shop drawings are extremely important to the contract glazing & aluminium cladding industry. The drawings show contractor's interpretation of construction document set in reference to the scope of work in contract. Quality shop drawing details and documents/ all requirements of design parameters are used by Project Managers for material ordering, take-offs, fabrication, installation & erection.

Offshore CAD outsourcing to India is one of the most popular management practices today. Though it is generally spurred by the cost reduction factor, this is just one of the reasons one shall consider for offshore outsourcing; other real/ major contribution is good value addition by way of much better productivity and improvement in quality.

Shop drawings will include all necessary details, drawn in AutoCAD to describe Client’s interpretation of the CD set, for Architectural approval. The details will be generated from the Architectural Plans and Client’s directions as per check list to which System subscribes fully.


A typical set of drawings will contain the following:
  1. Cover sheet:

    This sheet contains all the miscellaneous job information including: general notes, door schedule, door hardware schedule, miscellaneous glass and glazing schedule, glass type schedule, legend, window schedule, general contractor information, architect information, job location, revision block and will have place for architect/contractor approval stamps and comments.

  2. Key floor plan sheet(s):

    The floor plans are drawn to a scale of 1/8" = 1'-0" and contain the locations of all the work shown on the shop drawings. All work is keyed with a sheet number for quick access.

  3. Elevation sheet(s):

    The elevations are typically drawn to scale at 1/2" =1 '-0" ("D" size sheet). Typical elevations include all dimensioning, quantities, architectural references, detail balloons with sheet numbers, door numbers and door swings.

  4. Detail sheet(s):

    The details are typically drawn at full scale ("D" size sheet). Typical details include dimensioning, architectural references, perimeter construction and notes (part numbers, by other designations, fabrication and installation notes).


The shop can be drawn as per Client standards, title block & company logo.


There is always a small learning curve with first time customers. Our first job may take a little longer, as AST Technicians may spend little extra bit to reconcile to the thoughts/ taste of first time Clients so that the job can be presented the way Client want to see it.

AST ADS TEAM is well experienced working on Curtain Wall, Window & Storefront systems of all major manufacturers in USA & Canada.


In order to perform the most accurate set of drawings, the following are the requirements:

  1. A full set of architectural & structural drawings.
  2. Cad details of aluminum store front & curtain wall systems.

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AST Built-in Services



AST provide transparent & exact records of Client's existing building site & structural conditions with accurate/ concise details per AEC industry and owner standards. Clients are Architects, Building Owners, Developers, Interior Designers, Construction Companies, Home Owners, Engineers, Facility Managers etc. Our services include:



2D Drafting Services



AST Drawing Services help clients utilize powerful tools like AutoCAD and Micro station in 2D drafting across multiple disciplines like Piping, E&I and Civil/Structural. AST has expertise in converting drawings from paper to digital copies across all types of 2D drawings including elevations, floor plans, sections, site plans and other details. AST Drafters can rebuild drawing sheets to create full-scale 1:1, Dimensionally Accurate, Layered, CAD files using CAD Software based on client’s need. These are then verified and checked for quality by experienced Team Managers to ensure precision and conformation to Client’s standards.



At AST, we offer a wide spectrum of managing, migrating and maintaining CAD (Computer Aided Design) files through services like:


  1. Conversion of Paper Prints into Digital Formats.

  2. Format migration across different CAD platforms.

  3. Conversion of entire Legacy Database to useful Engineering Information by making use of the Latest Technology.

  4. Conversion of all paper based legacy source data including manual sketches, study drawings or built drawings into intelligent P & IDs.

  5. Conversion of PDF/TIFF formats to *.dwg format.


TOOLS : AutoCAD, Micro station


AST provide well trained CAD technicians to it's clients for their temporary or long term requirements, helping them not only meet the project deadlines comfortably, also add value to cost reduction with ideal & suitable allocation keeping vigil on budget overhead.

Mainly AST strength is it's Team expertise in the field of 2D CAD Drafting, Architectural & Engineering CAD Services, Structural CAD Drafting, CAD Conversion, Paper to CAD etc vouching as one of the best, accurate and cost effective CAD Drafting Service Provider in Engineering Industries. The Professional Team has in-depth knowledge and vast experience in providing CAD Services in UAE as well as abroad. AST provide full range of CAD Drafting & Designing Services. Auto CAD Drawing helps one generate computerized construction drawings comfortably and any CAD Drawing can easily be managed with CAD Document Management.



GRAPHIC STUDIO

GRAPHIC SERVICE

Brand Identity :

AST is a Professional Branding Center helping business in creation of Corporate Brand Identity (Logo), Letterhead, Business Card, Envelope, ID Card etc; also Retouching Services of brand building to get a creative & Interactive Brand Design rooted in Client’s culture. We @AST execute in detail and with personal touch every brand we work on; also provide the highest quality Graphic Designs covering entire business needs; not a fairy tale, no role for satire, allegory or hyperbole!

Magazine :

Illustrator and InDesign are the tools that go hand in hand for the Team in making of the best Magazines and News Letters. We strive to bring identity of each design or layout to life by creating the best design experiences your customers will fall in love with. At AST we are committed towards achieving high level of customer satisfaction by ensuring quality, cost effective and timely solutions. It would be our endeavor to achieve this with technical, financial, business and moral excellence!

Marketing Collaterals :

Illustrator is the tool which our Team mostly use to get better print effect, be it marketing, ad material or any other. Brochures are a cornerstone to any business and we accomplish it in perfect/ catchy style. Your business is unique. We will use our knowledge, creativity and graphic design experience to create beautiful layout & design for the marketing collaterals that demonstrate uniqueness of your company and communicate effectiveness of your message!

Advertising :

At the heart of every successful campaign is Graphic and Visual Design, that understands your company, your customers and your objectives. In promotion specific designs, the possibilities are endless, that’s the challenge that brings out our Best and it always gives message that makes you stand out among your competitors!

Product Packaging :

The visual impact of professional quality Graphic Design in every marketing resource is important to the success of any person, business or organization. Our goal is to understand your products and services, as well as what you need!

Graphic and Illustration :

Choose the service that’s right for you. AST is the popular creative graphic design Hub with expertise in designing all kinds of graphics, illustration and artworks, providing a broad range of services. Through proper and communicative designs, our creative Team will deliver the best possible impact of your brand!

Creative :

Our creations exemplify creativity as it’s the formulation of different thinking and contextualization to the particular item/ situation/ scenario, very well harmonized. With a big event around the corner, you need to get the word out most appropriately by an apt and appealing invitation. We @AST are always at your disposal!

Stationery :

The kind of stationery used differ from company to company basis it’s nature of business, but we @AST are well versed and quite proficient in providing their end to end marketing needs, be it any kind of matter or material!

Digital Design :

For all kinds of digital designs related to Poster or Image, the appropriate tool our Team find is Photoshop, considering it’s ideality in every sense and ease. The posters come superlative due to the diligent attitude and boldness of our Team to take up challenges, trying innovative ideas into the Best Communicative Designs!

WEB SERVICE

Web Design :

We model your thoughts into a convincing strategy through the most suited Web Site akin to your business model that work as a bridge concerning business ideas and targeted onlookers with no kind of disturbance, restrictions on user interface, looks, color or design!

Template Design :

If you desire so, it's in our expert hands to get you amazing Web Sites readily available accommodating complete features of a model Site powered by user friendly performance or services like SEO, SMO etc. It's expert harmonization of items tweaking plans to suit any business pre-requisites. This enable you load contents, services and portfolio of your choice at own convenience and liking!

UI / UX Design :

In the present day environment, any business model need a unique Website prominently exhibiting the self esteemed branding which inter-alia constitute a key factor in marketing process. AST is always meticulous in adhering to the essentials of the product success!

Web Development :

AST got extensive knowledge developing Sites of all types, complexities and budgets. Having with us creative talents, best strategies and latest technologies, we established a niche in designing Stations which are awesome and affordable with accessible web development solutions to our client- no clutter, only quality development!

Digital Marketing :

A search for marketing online is the ultimate communication tool, integrating imparting of services and products, with effective digital strategy & navigation to reach target audience anywhere in the world. Through Internet of Things, brands now gain valuable insights into the buying behavior and purchasing patterns, redefining customer experience. IoT enables organizations to develop a more holistic view of their customers and introduce new engagement models, providing value and loyalty!

Content Development :

Any website ought to be able to convert guests into business. Alone one cannot win this; hence we tend to work on your profile and facilitate a beautiful presentation ideally fit to compliment a conversion into your main online business hub. We do have expert & professional hands with mind blogging & catchy words, to exact the profile!

CMS :

Content Management System is a web process through which any content is managed and updated, mainly vide open sources like WordPress basis PHP, MySQL, providing quality driven/ cutting edge solutions by our expert Team. It has been of immense use to run the Websites with features like blogs, news, shopping etc!

SEO & SMO :

Web Sites done by our Team are propelled by Search Engine Optimization and peak Responsiveness, the essential features with guaranteed result & performance. It provides ease of handling to qualified leads which are crucial to building your business. Also powerful tool of communication- Social Media allows you to reach clients where they are!

Web Redesign :

Our Team will make a complete overhaul of any existing Web Site to give a mesmerizing/ fantastic look and in the process we strive to bring the identity of your brand to life by creating the best impact and design experiences your customers will fall in love with. We do the total review and go for what suits the best for your business model!

WORK SKILLS


HTML5
95%
CSS3
90%
jQuery
60%
PHP
90%
Wordpress
75%
SEO
100%
Photoshop
95%
Illustrator
90%

Our designers are responsible for the presentation of print ads, and the work closely with art department for providing the necessary images for whatever format advertisement is decided upon.

All team mebers involved in creative services are responsible for developing the advertising platform, which sets the theme and tone of the ad campaign. Drawing upon specific, positive features of the product advertised and extrapolate the benefit the consumer could expect to receive as a result of using the product. the campaign, through the development of this platform proves to be eye-catching