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IGAS Annual Report 2017

IGas Energy is a leading British oil and gas explorer and developer, producing 2,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day from over 100 sites across the country.

The challenge

The Annual Report is used by IGAS as a key marketing tool to communicate their strategy to stakeholders.  To ensure the report communicated the strong platform created for future growth we had to guarantee high quality and demonstrate our efficient production standards.

Our solution

White paper dummies were supplied to allow IGAS and Carr Kamasa, the design agency, to choose their preferred materials.

Proofing included high resolution Epson’s run to FOGRA standards and Indigo book proofs.

Our image reproduction was vibrant and retained lots of detail, the tints were beautifully smooth throughout, the blacks were dense and to maximise colour consistency, we adhered to ISO12647 colour management targets.  We accurately matched the signed off proofs while our Colour Manager passed on press.  Running sheets were sent to Carr Kamasa Design for approval.

Within finishing, we ensured good alignment of tabs and excellent read-across, with highly accurate folding and well executed thread sewing.

Print production, folding and lamination were completed in-house, while a member of our production team supervised the thread-sewing and binding.

The results

* A differentiated annual report that that clearly communicates key messages in an inviting way

* Vibrant captivating image reproduction retaining lots of detail

* Dense blacks and excellent colour consistency

* Good alignment of tabs and excellent read-across

* Beautifully smooth tints throughout

* Highly accurate folding

* Accurate and well executed thread sewing

 

This Annual Report has been shortlisted as a finalist in the PrintWeek Awards

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To discuss your publication please contact Alison Branch on: a.branch@parkcom.co.uk

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Sage Annual Report 2017

Sage is the global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people – whether they're a start-up, scale-up or enterprise. 

The challenge

The Annual Report is used by Sage as a key marketing tool to communicate their strategy to stakeholders.  The report had to be designed and printed to a very high standard in order to powerfully and clearly communicate the new transformational strategy.

For the 2017 report, Black Sun wanted to retain short pages, but to have these pages cut 45 mm short of the head, to enable the continuity of primary messaging at the top of each page.  As there were to be 30 short pages, made up of three sections of ten pages, this presented a major bindery production challenge.

Our solution

We were determined to find a resolution to Black Sun’s design requirement for the three sections of short pages.

It was no longer possible to thread sew the report because the sewing would be loose in the top 45 mm of the book .

The short pages would also be a challenge for PUR binding.  Using standard PUR binding, the short pages would add 1.5mm to the width of the spine.  This meant that the spine would be 1.5 less in width for the top 45 mm than it was for the rest of the spine.  This is turn meant that the hinge glue would not adhere well to the first and last page of text in this top 45mm of each report.  Other printers advised Black sun that this problem could not be overcome.

Park undertook a series of trials to test different spine glues and apply different amounts of pressure when applying the cover to the book block.  Our final test delighted Black Sun and Sage, and was chosen for the live production.

The short pages had to be given their final trim prior to binding.  Delivering the solution required highly accurate trimming of these short pages.

The quality of printing was ensured by Park’s ISO 12647 colour management programme.

Proofing included on-press machine scatter-proofs, high resolution Epson’s run to FOGRA standards and 6 x Indigo book proofs including short pages and silk lamination.

So not to detract from premium feel of the white matt Heaven 42 paper, we applied a matt neutral seal when printing.

All print production was completed in-house.

The results

* Stunning annual report conveying a strong operational performance and the transformational offer of Sage Business Cloud

* Vibrant captivating image reproduction retaining lots of detail

* Dense blacks and excellent colour consistency

* Beautifully smooth tints throughout

* Highly accurate folding

* Accurate trimming of the short pages

* Highly quality, strong PUR binding and hinge gluing, despite the challenge of the 30 short pages

* Park successfully managed the complex mailing of up to 5 items, over 6 shareholder groups in house

* Park managed the production of 5 ancillary documents

 

To discuss your publication please contact Alison Branch on: a.branch@parkcom.co.uk

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Phoenix Annual Report 2017

Phoenix Group Holdings has a Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 index.

The Group is a closed life assurance fund consolidator that specialises in the management and acquisition of closed life and pension funds, and operates primarily in the United Kingdom.

 

The challenge

The Annual Report is used by Phoenix Group Holdings as a key marketing tool to communicate their strategy to stakeholders.  Exciting prospects for the future, supported by new appointments to the Board, meant the report had to have high production values and a luxurious look-and-feel to convey their winning strategy.

Our solution

We looked at each element of the production process to see where value could be added and creativity enhanced.  We had to match a previous printer’s colour on the cover without any reference material - working closely with Radley Yeldar we overcame the production difficulties.

Park proposed a soft touch laminate for the cover to add a tactile, luxurious feel.

Radley Yeldar’s design included a fold out immediately after the cover and required that the positioning of the logo on the throw-out exactly matched the position of the logo on the text.

Ideally, Radley Yeldar wanted the throw-out to be flush, but, had it been, the throw-out would have been cut off during the final trim of the book.  Park suggested an alternative, which fell slightly short of the foredge.

A 200# screen and plate profiles specially developed for uncoated materials were used for the production.

Proofing included high resolution Epson’s run to FOGRA standards, scatter proofs and Indigo book proofs x 6.

To maximise colour consistency, Park adhered to ISO12647 colour management targets.  We accurately matched the signed off proofs, while Park’s Colour Manager and Radley Yeldar passed the report on press.

Another production consideration were the slim-line tabs within the artwork.  This required highly accurate folding and trimming.  For this reason, each stage of the finishing process was personally supervised by the Bindery Manager.

All of the print production, folding and binding was completed in-house, while a member of Park production team supervised the lamination, creasing and foil blocking at the outworker.

The results

* Stunning annual report conveying Phoenix’s strengths and how they deliver value to stakeholders

* Vibrant captivating image reproduction retaining lots of detail

* Beautifully smooth tints throughout

* High colour consistency

* Clear white-out type within a solid metallic background

* Accurate cross-spine matchups

* Accurate folding and binding

 

To discuss your publication please contact Alison Branch on: a.branch@parkcom.co.uk

@ParkCommLondon #PrintedByPark