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Sharesave Scheme documents

Park provides many FTSE 100 companies with a one-point-of-contact service for typesetting, printing and mailing high status printed projects.
The challenge
In addition to Reports and Accounts, for which we are well known, we also print and distribute press briefing packs, CSR reports, ‘whistleblowing’ campaigns and Sharesave schemes.  For a typical Sharesave scheme, the customer usually provides content files for typesetting at Park; in this instance, these totalled 36 different languages.  The challenge was to achieve speed and accuracy of typesetting, version management of the proofs, consistency of ink density across the suite of brochures and ancillary documents, and 100% accuracy of fulfilment and mailing.
Our solution
Twenty five years of working on financial documentation has resulted in tight and very well tested file management procedures for typesetting and proofing.  Park’s experienced typesetters and artworkers prepared each document on an overnight basis, managing the approvals process as each came through.  Once the materials for the brochures were agreed, the paper specific FSC logos were gained.   Commonly, each jurisdiction requires different ancillary documentation, so version control continues throughout the production and fulfilment process.  With the benefit of great technology and very good press minders, the documents were printed with a consistency of colour.  Once printed, bound and fulfilled, and working closely with different couriers for their advice on individual country customs’ requirements, the packaging with appropriate documentation was prepared to ensure a smooth and fast delivery.

ICAP annual report

ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. ICAP operates in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) areas.

The challenge
The 156 page Annual Report ran to 12,500 copies; ancillary items included a Notice of Meeting and Proxy Cards.  The report had to be produced to a tight timetable, highest quality standards, and strict environmental levels, consistent with ICAP’s robust CSR policies.

Our solution
The project was carefully scheduled, working in close partnership with Radley Yeldar – ICAP’s design agency.  Revive 100 Silk was selected as the stock; it is produced using 100% recycled waste and is certified by the FSC.  Special mixes of vegetable oil-based inks were sourced to achieve a close match, when sealed, to ICAP's corporate colours.  The images were ‘machine proofed’ using the silk curve from Park’s ISO 12647 colour profile.  Settings were saved to the image control system and subsequently used to make-ready on-press for the live printing of the report, enabling a quicker and easier press-pass.  To keep to schedule, all elements of the project were completed in-house.  As originally specified, the mailing pack was going to fall into the ‘small parcel’ postal band rather than the more economical ‘large letter’.  Park proposed and reduced paper weights of the report and the Notice of Meeting, so saving ICAP thousands of pounds.