Quality at exceptional speed and to the highest environmental standards
The Crown Estate is a commercial property business with a capital value of £8.6 billion and annual profits of £252.6 million. Working closely with the Government, the Crown Estate is tasked with enhancing the value of the property portfolio.
The Crown Estate needed a printer with exacting standards and the highest environmental credentials to produce its Annual Report, a 4,000 copy, 88 page text with four page cover. This report, a major marketing piece, had to be produced within a very demanding schedule and with absolutely no loss of quality.
Each colour was measured for weight, dot gain and grey balance, and accuracy of special colours was achieved using a spectrophotometer to measure LAB values. Accurate colour reproduction was ensured by working to ISO 12647 colour management targets.
Park produced a digital book proof which allowed The Crown Estate and the design team to check the report in a more ‘finished’ book form. Each section was press-passed by the design team using Park’s customer rooms. Folding and binding were completed in-house, facilitating a production turnaround of four working days between sign-off and delivery of finished copies.
The report was produced under our environmental management process which is ISO 14001 and EMAS certified. Printed on a recycled FSC paper and made CarbonNeutral, the Annual Report carried this imprint to demonstrate The Crown Estate’s environmental responsibility.