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Government annual report

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 challenge
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.
Our solution
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.

Confidential transport report

Confidential information is safe with us
We continuously handle confidential information in the form of corporate finance documentation, annual reports, or politically or intelligence-sensitive reports.  Park holds the government ‘Protect’ security status, which ensures good practice in both security and data protection.  Security can be further enhanced through specific measures to ‘List X’ level.
The challenge
The production of government reports requires high security, attention to detail, speed and flexibility on last minute changes.  We were asked to produce over a weekend, a full-colour report, comprising 152 pages with four page cover.
Our solution
Artwork files were submitted to Park at 22.00 hrs and hi-res Epson proofs delivered to the customer before 09.00 hrs the next morning.  On approval, printing was carried out in accordance with ISO 12647 color management targets to ensure accurate and consistent colour.

The publication was printed on Cocoon Silk 100, a paper containing 100% recycled fibre approved by the FSC.

Folding and binding was carried out in-house using barcoding for collation security and PUR binding for extra strength.

We take pride in offering our customers a level of security that is second to none, but we can also move very quickly, while producing exceptional print quality.  This report was printed and delivered within 48 hours of receipt of artwork.