CPI Colour has extensive knowledge and expertise in printing corporate annual accounts and reports spanning decades. Our trusted techniques require meticulous attention to detail and full cooperation with our clients. We have a full service in operation on a 24 hour basis to ensure sufficient and timely delivery of crucial reports to shareholders within specific time frames.
We have full typesetting, printing and mailing services for the financial sector available through our Corporate Reporting division, CPI Royle.
Gather are one of the UK’s leading corporate design agencies, specialising in Annual Reports, corporate brochures and online communications.
Atlas Mara are the largest bank in Africa and an important newly acquired client for Gather with a huge emphasis placed on producing a quality report for them. The report brief was to show the values and forward thinking of the company by producing an annual report full of colour and information presented in a clean fresh and well balanced way.
The client required a clear transition from the strategy, facts and figures sections to the “Why Africa?” review section. This was achieved by changing the material to a coated stock and using a high gloss varnish to highlight pictures, maps and headings. This along with the throw out map which begins this section really gave a different feel to previous sections providing emphasis.
Extensive colour balancing and scatter proofing was done to test the images and distinguish any adjustments to be made before final proofing. Sign off was achieved and a quick turnaround to print ensued.
Printing and finishing was completed in-house over 4 days before delivering advanced and mailing copies.
World Wildlife Review
A very important project, to help create a review brochure for the WWF to show the fund-raising efforts that had been made. The brochure had to have uniqueness about it and be environmentally friendly. This would be given out to supporters and fund raisers at a special event in Switzerland at the end of April. The brochure run was to be 150 copies, and all parts of the production needed to be handled carefully to create something special. The design director had a clear brief on the size and pagination and for the cover one thought was to try to use wood, which would create the special finish that would stand out.
One of our specialist finishers had been testing wooden materials on folder covers and having talked a few ideas through we created a couple of dummies using 4mm thick laminated boards for the cover and tread sewn text.
These were shown to the client who loved the look and feel of the brochure and asked for a couple of options on the wooden finish. Again, these were tested, because wood at this thickness doesn’t want to stay flat, it moves and changes with the environment it is in. A final version was decided upon using laminated oak boards with a simple lasered logo and oiled finish.
The text would be digitally printed using an FSC uncoated paper, which worked well with the images and the overall feel of the book. Final production took 7 working days, including the lasering of both front and back covers.
Slaughter and May
Our client approached us for the first time with this project in 2016. This is a regular brochure which the client produces annually, however, in 2016 they wanted to produce a piece unlike the others which had a new contemporary feel, unlike anything their piers produced.
Our client had a very specific brief in mind when they came to us. This involved a lot of detailed processes which we were able to complete in-house in our factory.
This also would affect the time given to complete the project. Some of the processes involved were:
• Triplex covers
• Edged in purple
• Spot UV
• Die cut
The text was printed on Heaven 42 in 5 colours and index cut. We spent time engaging with our client to fully understand their needs. With our guidance and expertise in the finishing processes we were able to produce exactly what they had hoped for. Slaughter and May were ‘thrilled’ with the finished product.
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
GRADUATE RECRUITMENT BROCHURE
Herbert Smith Freehills approached CPI with the hopes of creating a unique graduate recruitment brochure. The client wanted to create an A5 case bound graduate brochure that would not only be visually appealing, but would serve its purpose as a graduate recruitment brochure for law graduates.
The client had a clear vision of what the brochure should look like, as they set specific guidelines that would affect how the book would be produced. The brochure incorporates the following aspects:
• Case bound, with a soft touch laminate cover
• Spot UV varnish
• Index cut
CPI was able to complete the project to the client’s satisfaction due to the expertise that we have to offer within the print industry. This allowed the brochure to be completed within the given timeline. In addition, having worked closely with the client allowed us to understand their needs for their brochure to the smallest detail.
The unique aspect of this brochure was the Spot UV varnish, which was done on an uncoated material. This process requires a great amount of skill to execute as an uncoated material. Herbert Smith Freehills were delighted” with the end product we produced for them.