We work in partnership with designers providing bespoke printing solutions. We are proactive in providing advice and solutions to ensure innovative, cost effective visual communications are delivered to match the highest expectations.
Our advice on substrates and processes ensure quality is not compromised, budgets are met and timelines are adhered to.
CPI’s wealth of knowledge, experience and resources give our clients the confidence to use CPI time after time. Pushing boundaries, utilising new techniques is the best way to achieve outstanding results. See our Jaguar case study on how we went the extra mile to get an amazing finished product.
“Hello” are a well-established brand agency. They wanted to produce a brochure to highlight their portfolio of work that could be reproduced every six months in line with their marketing strategy.
The brochure needed to be easily updated whilst retaining vibrant colours and exhibiting the fine detail of the designs and so choosing the right paper stock would be critical. In order to ensure the best quality possible we produced a set of digital scatter proofs on three different stocks which we felt would help produce the detail required. This was particularly important as the design called for large format print and flaws could be easily detected.
Once printed the brochures were bound with two different colour threads. Pink on the inside and green on the outside which is quite unique and added an extra element to the finished brochure.
The front cover consisted of a large holographic foil to make it instantly recognisable.
“We were looking to create a statement piece to reflect our pride in our studio’s recent body of work, and wanted to work with a printer who would bring a high level of experience yet offer a flexible, creative approach that would influence the design process and help us to find the perfect solution.
“We found this in CPI, they prototyped and tested above and beyond, and Mark offered up ideas and advice that led us somewhere unexpected and ultimately to an outstanding result. We are very experienced in using digital print, and have worked with some of the best digital printers in the country, but, the results achieved on this book have absolutely convinced me that, in the right circumstances digital out-performs even the highest quality litho — period.”
Creative Director, Hello
STEVE EDGE DESIGN
A luxury newspaper style property brochure was the starting point we were given by Steve Edge Design. After several discussions it was decided that the brochure would be colourful using 4 colour images and graphics. We used the largest page size possible to show off the various images and the big areas of pink and gold at their vibrant best.
Having discussed with our client what they wanted to achieve, we found three different papers that could work for the newspaper look the designer wanted, dummies and a variety of paper weights were trialled. Once a choice was made we tested a mixture of images, graphics and plan pages. The plan pages needed a skilled understanding of art working to set up the right amount of lock to achieve consistent lines when coming out of the opaque metallic gold.
Sign off was done via Epson proofs and then sent straight to print. Because of the heavy coverage of ink and the potential stretching of the material we decided to perfect the printing on a Heidelberg 12 colour press, this would mean both sides were printed in one run and would reduce any risk of fit because of paper stretch and also marking. Folding, collating and stitching were all done in house and
brass stitches were used to add an attractive finish.
Suitcase wanted to create a beautifully printed magazine, using a mix of material which would enhance their photography and add to the reader’s experience when reading the magazine.
The schedule for the Suitcase projects is expectantly tight due to the volume of imagery and content which needs time for finalising in the Suitcase studio.
Using our new Upload System (Insight), the files were quickly sent to CPI. They were then viewed as a PDF flick book within 10 minutes and confirmation to proof was given. This made the initial production and proofing a lot quicker.
When printing, the use of our 12 colour Heidelberg Perfector and 2 x XL 6 presses made the on-press checking and passing very quick, and allowed the magazine to be produced on time.
Sebastian Bland (Suitcase Design Director) “Printing with CPI Colour has been a great decision, their proactive approach to our production has given us the extra time to finalise our artwork and take the magazine content quality up another level.”