• Team Install New B2 Digital Indigo Press

    Team are delighted to announce the acquisition and successful installation of the latest B2 HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press.

    This is the first press of its type in the north of England, providing Team with an unrivalled offering. The press can print up to an impressive sheet size of 530 x 750mm and has the maximum available inking units of 7 colours. It is capable of achieving an accurate match to 90% of all standard PMS colours. We will be producing a colour guide book to help and assist designers when setting up artwork for spot colours.The opportunities for this press are vast, offering many short run print solutions for designers, marketeers and print buyers alike – especially when combined with our in-house finishing facilities (die cutting, foil blocking, embossing and debossing, PUR binding, laminating, spot UV varnishing, saddle stitching, case binding and mounting).

    This makes this new press ideal for printing brochures, posters, mailers, folders, case bound books, greetings cards, boxes and presentation packaging – on paper weights from 100-400gsm.

    All of these formats can also be produced with an element of personalised and variable data. Because of the nature of the machine, every copy is printed directly from a digital file meaning that the content can vary from sheet to sheet in any possible way, whether that be text, colour or totally different imagery. Before making a significant investment (in the region of £1m), Managing Director Peter Crowson ensured that all the correct processes were undertaken at Team to accommodate the new press. A new digital print unit was built in the factory to very detailed specifications for humidity, temperature, lighting and cleanliness. This area will also be the location for our other digital equipment including the HP Indigo 5500 and the Acuity Large Format Press. To compliment this additional print resource we have also installed a PUR binding line and Morgana specialist finishing equipment.

    Due to the small number of these machines in the UK, our digital print technicians were required to complete a two week training programme at HP in Barcelona. The installation of the press at Team has been a four week process, and with this now completed we are looking forward to producing some ground-breaking print work utilising this fantastic new facility.

    For further information about how to take advantage of this exciting new press please contact us on 0113 272 4800 or send an email.

  • Book for Rankin/SEA

    Featuring more than 70 images, Alive in the Face of Death sees renowned photographer Rankin set out to explore and challenge our perceptions of death. Through his lens, the stories of those touched by death are revealed in this touching new publication. They include people living with a terminal illness, those who have faced death and survived, and those who work within the death industry. Designed by SEA, this project is one of the most emotional pieces of print Team have produced in the last 13 years – it’s also one of the finest.

    The book is printed 4 colour process plus metallic copper on to Munken Polar – allowing the image detail to be reproduced with the finest accuracy.

    Case bound by Diamond Print Finishing with head and tail bands, this project is a true collaboration of stunning images, design and production.

    Team have been lucky to be granted approval to produce a number of promotional copies of this book and have these available to give away free to selected clients. Please email if you’d like to request a book.

  • Visuelle Edition 2 Publication

    Producing print for great designers is what Team do best, so when we were offered the chance to print a publication profiling a collection of top agencies we were thrilled. The latest edition of Visuelle Edition 2, designed by David Bennett, showcases in print format the best design work of the year from his highly regarded design blog.

  • BCN/MCR Event Print

    Team were delighted to sponsor BCN/MCR for the second year. The event, organised by Dave Sedgewick, saw creatives from Barcelona visit Manchester to exhibit their work and discuss their philosophies of design. The posters that Team printed for the event can still be purchased here.

  • Exhibition Catalogue

    Saturday Girl is a colourful catalogue produced to accompany a recent exhibition at Gallery Munro House of images by Casey Orr – a Doctor of Photography at Leeds University. The catalogue presents an interesting collection of portrait studies showing teenage girls out and about in the centre of Leeds on a Saturday. It was produced in a broadsheet format on a mixture of uncoated and gloss papers.

  • Manchester City Annual Report

    Commissioned and designed by Music, Team were pleased to produce for the third consecutive year the Annual Report for Premier League winners Manchester City Football Club. Containing 118 pages, it was printed on Naturalis Absolute White Matt and incorporates a double cover construction – with the outer wrapped over the inner in a Swiss Bind style.

  • 30th Anniversary Corporate Book

    In celebration of their 30th anniversary, scientific company Phenomenex have created a corporate book to showcase their products, services and dynamic company culture. The book is housed in a slipcase made from duplexed Peregrina, with the company logo holo-foil blocked on the front.

    The case-bound book, also holo-foil blocked and covered with Peregrina, incorporates colourful text pages printed on Explorer (an FSC uncoated) with seven inks. The text pages are gilt-edged and incorporate ribbons which are colour matched to a florescent ink.

  • Battersea Power Station Property Brochures

    Team recently worked with London design agency Heavenly on the production of two promotional books for one of the capitols most prestigious property developments at Battersea Power Station.

    For the teaser brochure we treated a Greyboard with two layers of varnish to create a smooth concrete effect, visually similar to that of the building itself. It was printed on Munken Polar and bound using copper rivets that were chemically treated to make an exact colour match. The Residential Book was case-bound in cloth with a copper foiled plaque mounted into a debossed area on the front. The text was printed in 4 colour process plus a metallic cover ink onto Arctic Matt paper.
  • Gerald Cinamon book: SEA

    Graphic Design Gerald Cinamon’ is a new book designed by SEA. Cinamon is an American graphic designer and typographer who was the Chief Designer a Penguin Books. He studied under both Paul Rand and Armin Hofmann. He is also credited with bringing the Swiss design style to the UK. In his honour, Team were delighted to be asked to produce this stunning book, expertly designed by Danny McNeil at SEA.

    The book was lithographically printed 4 colour process plus a special Pantone red that was integrated into all the CMYK images to create a 5 colour separation. It was printed on Munken Polar paper and PUR bound with an 8 page gate-fold cover.

  • Privé: Stationery

    There is definitely one thing that a luxury holiday company is going to need… and that is luxury business cards! Fully produced in-house using all our own facilities, these cards were foil blocked using fluted dies to create a raised impression, then duplexed with two contrasting sheets of paper – 350gm Curious Touch Nude and 540gsm Colorplan Frost with fabric emboss.

  • 16 Wyndham Place book: Phage

    The ability to combine off-line finishing processes along with digital printing was the reason Phage chose Team to produce this property book. 52 pages of text digitally printed with our HP Indigo 7000 onto Zen showed off the images perfectly.

    This was combined with a paper over board cover, wrapped in Corvon Metal X and gold foil blocked and lined with Corvon Iridescent Silver. The text section was then swiss bound using a Wicotex cloth to finish.

  • Brazzaville Protocol agenda: Richard Attias & Associates

    To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Brazzaville Protocol, Richard Attias & Associates (New York) have produced a 2014 agenda to compliment the achievements of this protocol. The production management and planning in this project left no room for error and required the efforts of not only Team resources, but regular contact and discussion with the client in New York. Richard Attias & Associates required the services of Team to advise on materials and techniques which would enhance the overall look and feel of the brochure itself.

    The agenda was produced as a case bound book with a Winter & Co. material used on the outer cover, debossed with the company logo. The inner leaves were printed on a premium uncoated with all pages gilded in silver to enhance the finished piece.

    Timings and distribution of the brochure were critical to its success, as transportation to the Congo itself required careful planning and execution. Through Team’s network of distribution channels we were able to meet the criteria of our client and deliver the goods ahead of schedule.

  • American Psycho box set: Mr Porter

    Team’s versatile services were recently used to great effect by on-line fashion brand Mr Porter. To coincide with the opening of the West End musical version of American Psycho, we produced sets of custom made presentation boxes, each containing postcards and business cards. The boxes were foiled in two colours and constructed using Colorplan Bright White and Ebony.

  • British Fashion Council books: Music

    Team continues it’s long standing relationship with leading Manchester design agency Music and British Fashion Council by producing two new projects – the guide book for London Fashion Week (Autumn / Winter) and the book, London Collections: Men 2013.

    The London Fashion Week guide book features cover illustrations by designer Manolo Blahnik on Colorplan Pristine White with a ‘pebble’ embossing. This 148 page perfect bound book was printed four colour process with black foil blocking on the cover. This is the 3rd consecutive year Team has produced the literature for this event.

    The London Collections: Men book showcases Team’s full in-house services. 72 pages of text, quarter bound in red cloth, with front and back covers made from 3000 micron greyboard. The front cover is clear foil blocked and incorporates a recessed area containing a hand inserted custom pin badge. All the text pages were angle cut (replicating a key element of the event identity) to create a housing for the back of the badge.

    The book also features a custom pocket on the inside back cover to contain additional literature, also produced by Team for the event.

  • 70 Mark Lane & Carmelite Riverside brochures: dn&co.

    Team have recently produced two luxury property brochures with London agency dn&co.

    70 Mark Lane consists of an eight page gate-folded cover with 40 pages of text, printed four colour process with one special throughout on Naturalis Absolute White from GF Smith.

    Carmelite Riverside was swiss bound using burgundy cloth and housed in an eight page cover with a large debossed area over the logo. Team’s Komori B1 printing press was ideal for this project as the job contained four colour process, two special PMS colours plus an in-line coating. All this was possible in one single pass though six ink units, plus an in-line emulsion coating. The paper for this project was Zen, also from GF Smith.

  • JD Sports annual report & accounts: JD Sports

    Team continue to build on strong relationships with JD Sports by producing their annual report & accounts for the 4th successive year. The cover incorporates a yellow foil block on top of a solid black print and was quarter bound with yellow binding cloth.

    The stock used throughout was Olin Regular High White from Fenner Paper. To mail out the report, Team also made custom envelopes that were black foil blocked onto Ebony Colorplan from GF Smith.

  • WorkHouse literature: Scene

    This Tile Collection brochure was produced in conjunction with Scene designer Gemma Fabbri as a showcase for the WorkHouse at Clerkenwell Design Week, London. 
Printed throughout using Team’s Indigo digital press, the cover and business cards were printed with digital white ink onto Ebony Colorplan and each cover was personalised, using a library of different tile patterns.

    The accompanying cards were all duplexed in-house to give extra thickness and create the visual effect of black one side, white reverse.

  • Baselworld exhibitions brochure: Made Thought

    This Made Thought project for Baselworld highlights Team’s strength in both printing and finishing capabilities. The brochure was printed throughout on Omnia from Fenner Paper in four colour process with the cover gloss laminated and silver foil blocked.

    Tip-in leaves were then die cut to diagonal shapes and printed in metallic silver onto Keaykolour Royal Blue from ArjoWiggins. It was bound using blue coloured stitching wire – and to add a further level of complexity, the brochure contained four different language versions.

    Team were able to produce every process of this brochure fully in-house and also deliver it directly to Switzerland.

  • Fedrigoni Constellation box and samples pack: SEA

    Produced in conjunction with SEA and Fedrigoni, this project launched the Constellation range of paper and board to UK specifiers. Consisting of 1,000 complete sets, the packs contains individual leaves showing every sheet in the range, collated and secured by belly bands, sorted by kind then housed in a custom made box with outer sleeve.

    Constellation is a high quality textured material available in three different shades – Snow, Jade and Ivory. The project utilised a number of Team’s in-house services, including two colour flood print, clear, white and black foil blocking, plus custom production and assembly of the outer box.

  • Team digital printing guide now available

    The new Team digital printing guide, designed by Design Project combines our high quality digital print with a whole range of our in-house production processes. Advance demand has ben extremely high, so request a copy now to make sure you don’t miss out on the highly unusual printed piece.

    Printed on a range of substrates, including white gloss, grey uncoated and repositionable transparent film, the piece explores the new tactile possibilities that high-quality digital print can offer. It demonstrates process by using both full colour and digital white ink combined with foiling and duplexed stocks. The brochure is mailed in a personalised handmade printed envelope.

  • Postcards from Europe

    Manchester designer Katrina Currie was delighted with the quality of digital print for the fascinating book ‘Postcards from Europe’ project. ‘We looked at digital as a way of maximising a tight budget and were absolutely delighted with the result,’ explained Currie. ‘The quality of print we got from Team’s digital department has completely changed our perception of digital print.’

    The 64 page brochure, printed on Colorplan Grey and perfect bound by Team explains the project and showcases some of the 64 postcards commissioned from young, emerging artists from around Europe, showing images which reveal real truths about where they live and work and their relationship to their environment.

    The publication also features interviews with international artists including Mark Lazenby, Riita Ikonen, Sophia Martineck and Antony Zinonsos, as well as interviews with every other artist who participated in the project.

    To view details of the exhibition and find out how to get hold of the postcards collection, visit the website.

  • Fedrigoni calendar

    As all good calendars should be, the Fedrigoni 2012 offering is a very forward looking affair. Designed by Phage to cleverly showcase the paper range, whilst capturing the digital zeitgeist, each month features a different Smart-phone QR Code to download design related apps. Litho printed and finished by Team, this exquisite piece features foil blocking and a hand finished die-cut box to showcase 14 different Fedrigoni materials in one calendar.

  • Prize-winning print

    Congratulations go to Roberto Beretta of Radley Yeldar and the Morgan Agency who both walked away with prizes at the Fedrigoni Top Application Awards. Roberto’s AYM review earned 3rd place in the Digital category and Morgan Agency won 3rd place in the Corporate Publishing category for their Derby University brochure. Both pieces were printed and finished in-house by Team.

  • Leterme Dowling book

    Team were delighted to print ‘Robert Samuel Hanson: 140 Colour Images’, the first book from the people behind the excellent Eight:48 design blog and the online art and design print shop, Counter-Print.

    The 164 page full-colour book is a monograph of the prodigious and remarkable output of Berlin based illustrator Robert Hanson, whose work has featured on each cover of Eight:48’s printed magazine.

    An interview with the book’s designer, Celine Leterme of Leterme Dowling can be seen here, or visit Counter-Print for details on how to order the book.

  • Haunch of Venison, Barber Osgerby book

  • Small is beautiful…

    Designed by Studio Small, this cool wiro-bound press look book was created for British fashion designer Margaret Howell.‘We were really impressed by the attention to detail that Team’s digital department gave to this job.’ commented David Hitner, Partner, Studio Small. Hitner went on to say, ‘With it being a fashion industry client, it was critical that the repro quality and colour matching had to be spot on and Team went to great lengths to make sure this was achieved.’

  • Marmalade London

    In the fashion world, it’s the small details that make all the difference. Design agency Marmalade London took advantage of Team’s extensive range of in-house finishing services to produce a whole range of items for their re-branding of the Italian high fashion lingerie company, Lingerie D’Elia.

    The items, all printed and finished by Team, include foil blocked business cards, information and gift cards, die-cut clothing tags, foil blocked and die-cut envelopes, letterheads, postcards and a self-collapsing box. And to give that extra element of Italian luxuriousness, all the items were printed on the wonderfully tactile Fedrigoni Century Cotton Wove. As the Italians would say – Bellissima!

  • Adidas Techfit brochure

    MadeThought have designed a new promotional brochure for Adidas to showcase their Techfit range for women. The brochure, which displays beautiful colour photographs of the Staatsballet Berlin on the outer pages, is printed on 60g Offenbach bible paper (outer) and 270g Ebony Colorplan (inner).

  • Awards for Young Musicians Review

    The latest AYM Annual Review,‘Giving talent a chance’, has been awarded ‘In-Book’ for D&AD 2011. Printed digitally by Team and designed by Roberto Beretta, with portraits taken by photographer Edward Webb, the brochure uses circular die cuts to highlight the name of talented young musicians funded by AYM.

    Once the page is turned the die-cut becomes one of the instruments the young musicians are playing, reflecting an organisation that aims to have a transformative affect on young lives. Printed on 120gsm Indigo Premium Smooth uncoated.

  • Cofra brochure

    This brochure for Cofra, designed by Mark Starbuck and Anthony Hodgson at Face Media, is a brilliant example of getting the most out of Team – using a combination of digital print, litho, foiling and hand finishing.

    The slipcase and cover is Sirio Pietra 210gsm, silver foiled and hand finished in-house. The internal shortened pages are litho printed metallic silver on Sirio Pietra 140gsm with the main text pages digitally printed onto Splendorgel Digital 140gsm (all papers by Fedrigoni).

  • FS Pimlico brochure

    Thompson Brand Partners have designed the collateral to accompany the launch of Fontsmith’s first new typeface of 2011, FS Pimlico.

    The booklet tells the story of the Fernando Mello designed font and also trails the upcoming Fontsmith marketing campaign, 10 Years in Type. The cover features abstract elements of the font in striking pastel shades and is printed on Colorplan Pistachio and Strathmore Writing Ultimate White. Copies of the booklet are now available from Fontsmith.
  • JD Sports Annual Report and Accounts

    Another characteristically bold and imaginative Annual Report and Accounts from JD Sports. Printed, embossed and bound in-house by Team – featuring a fabulous selection of colours from the GF Smith Colorplan range (Ebony, Azure Blue, Pistachio, Fuchsia Pink, Sorbet Yellow, Smoke, Natural). You can see last year’s version in our archive section here.

  • Jilly Edwards brochure

    Lawn Creative produced this fine catalogue for the textile weaver Jilly Edwards. Lawn’s choice of Fedrigoni’s Constellation Snow with Aida emboss for the cover, cleverly echoes the fabulously rich and vivid textural pieces inside.

    Lawn were delighted with the colour coverage achieved on the cover and the text pages, printed on Lumi Silk, which faithfully reproduced the rich and bold colour palette of Edwards’ work.

  • Spyker brochure

    This brochure for luxury sports car manufacturer, Spyker, is a cool and elegant piece of design. The Curious Skin cover with a silver foil and die-cut reflects the style and sophistication of the C8 Aileron brand which the brochure helped to launch.

    The project was designed and managed by Andy Stobbs, Kathy Jones and Jason Ellams of Formula1brands – an agency which specialises in design for the automotive sector. Designer Andy Stobbs said his client was delighted with the result; ‘In projects like this our clients expect us, especially with our background and experience in the sector, to deliver innovative and exciting communications that generate enthusiasm and create impact. To do that we needed to work with a printer who could handle our production demands and Team were the obvious choice.’

  • Lee Cooper look-book

    This Lee Cooper look-book was designed by 999 in Manchester and printed on 350gsm Stephen Sultry Grey and 130gsm Arctic Volume White, loop stitched with a gloss black foil to finish.

  • The Biltmore Hotel

    Superb quality, luxuriously finished with an expert eye on the details that matter. Does this apply to (a) The Biltmore Hotel… or (b) The design and production of the book. Answer… both-!! Designed by Curious, this oversize case-bound book and slip case was printed and hand finished in-house by Team. The brochure and slip case were covered in Suedel Luxe Les Classiques Flannel and the text pages were french folded (printed both sides) on 148gm Mohawk Superfine Smooth White. The cover and alternate pages were individually foiled in gunmetal silver.

  • Tænker publication

    In collaboration with Keep AgencyTom Hingston Studio produced this lovely publication, Tænker 001.Tænker is an ongoing project by Copenhagen based mobile phone company Æsir, exploring values and creativity in today’s world. Featuring a group of intellectuals from diverse disciplines, the project inspires a fascinating conversation about ideas, culture and society today. Printed on 80gsm Redeem Offset with a smaller Redeem gloss inner and stitched with three wires, the elegant layout and choice of bold colours on an off-white uncoated stock give the publication a strong sense of gravity and distinctiveness.

  • Team / K2 collaboration

    Collaborations being all the rage at the moment, Team joined forces with K2 Screen to produce an exquisite A1 promotional poster designed by SEA. Team were up first with a special colour litho which was then silkscreened with two special colours by K2 (with a trapping keyline around the litho printed area). This then came back to Team for blind embossing. The poster is a limited edition print of 100 onto Fabiano 5 Smooth 300gsm.

  • Bafta Awards

    And the printer is… Team Impression, for all the material for this year’s Bafta Awards, including programmes, tickets, ticket wallets, stickers, car passes and envelopes.

    Christine Robertson, Print & Features editor of Bafta was delighted with Team’s great versatility and offering. ‘I got so much great feedback about the brochures, thank you so much for a great print job and really quick turnaround.’

    Designed by Small, the programme has five different cover options and was printed on Consort from Howard Smith.

  • Autumnal press pack for Timberland

    A lovely, autumnal combination of Colorplan colours feature on this Timberland Fall 2011 press pack and envelope for No Days Off, all produced and finished in-house by Team.

    The invite cover uses a meaty 700gsm Colorplan Bagdad Brown with Cyclus Offset text and features a white foil on the front.

    The envelope is on Colorplan Mandarin New Leather Emboss and has the Timberland logo in brown foil with fastening disks, rivets and brown cord all produced with precision by Team’s finishing department.

  • Good enough to eat… but you’d need a very big plate!

    Truth designed this 25th anniversary book for the Authentic Food Company. The limited edition book was hand finished and foiled in-house by Team, who also produced the bespoke outer.

    The book was extremely well received by the client, so much so that Team were then asked to produce a very short run A2 version for the company reception showpiece, Team produced the text pages on their Acuity large-format digital printer.

  • Emmerson Hodge fashion magazine

    Issue one of the men’s fashion magazine Emmerson Hodge features the model Ryan Mertz. The new magazine, which will feature a different single model in each issue, is the work of creative director Ashley Hodge and photographer Nicky Emmerson. The magazine was printed on Ability Offset uncoated stock, which gives a warm, natural interpretation of the subject matter. A coating, or sealer was applied  to provide protection and assist drying, especially important with the density of the colours used. Gold cover title foiled in-house by Team.

  • Clarity Surveillance book

    Mark McGrath Design’s challenge was to develop a brand identity and new corporate book that communicated precisely the qualities of their client, Clarity Surveillance, a provider of discrete surveillance services.

    Mark was delighted with the result; ‘We wanted to convey a lot of quite strong messages about the values of the brand, such as clarity, professionalism and impartiality but most crucially the fact that the company needs to remain ‘invisible’ at all times. Team were very helpful in helping me to achieve the result I wanted by the best use of processes and finishing’.

    The choice of white foil blocking on white stock puts the message of invisibility across perfectly; only when the light falls across the page in exactly the right way does the complete message reveal itself in it’s true context with the printed metallic blue  ‘double I’ of the identity. The result is distinctly visible; a case-bound, singer sewn book that is an impressive combination of intelligent design and fine attention to print and finishing detail. Printed on FSC stocks.

  • Press pack for Barbara Hulanicki’s wallpaper collection

    As we always say at Team it’s the finishing touches that matter. Designed by Peter & Paul, this presentation box for Biba founder, Barbara Hulanicki’s wallpaper collection for Graham & Brown is beautifully finished off with a fine gloss black foil. Box produced by Team’s in-house presentation department on 350gsm Colorplan Vermillion. See more information about this fabulous wallpaper here.

  • Location, location, location…

    Northbank Design reached their customary high standards with this prestigious case-bound book for Chiswick Park London. Finished in-house by Team with a black foil onto Brillianta cloth, it’s a piece of grace and distinction with a bright spacious interior, beautifully furnished with exquisite printing on Consort Matt.

  • The Lancasters property brochure

    Team were very accommodating in helping MadeThought to produce this brochure for a luxury property development, The Lancasters. It features a heavyweight 6pp outer of 540gsm Colorplan Ebony duplexed onto 350gsm Colorplan White. And just to make the cover even heavier Team hand-glued 270gm Colorplan Bright White onto the front of each cover page. All mod cons, including intricate black and silver foils and interior furnished with a soft covering of 250gsm Naturalis Absolute Smooth White and 170gsm Ability Offset.

  • Angel Building property brochure

    The Angel Building brochure, again designed by MadeThought, features an intricate gate-fold binding device, smartly designed to open up to a lovely view of an internally housed 8 page inner. Grand, spacious and beautifully layed out, this highly desirable piece must be viewed immediately. Printed on 130gsm and 250gsm Arctic Volume White.

  • London Fashion Week brochure

    The dedicated followers of fashion in the Team finishing department donned their most fetching overalls to provide a solution to combine this two-part brochure and guide to London Fashion Week, designed by Music. A black elastic lanyard holds the completed item together. We like that look…

  • Blue print for success…

    Put an imaginative designer together with a like-minded printer and what do you get? A fabulous brochure with blue foil and a specially mixed blue ink printed onto Colorplan Imperial blue. (See our Print School page on the new website for more creative suggestions for using different coloured foils) Studio Monkeys were over the moon with the result, as was their client. I’ll resist all corny temptation to describe the colour of that moon…

  • Crafts Council brochure

    Craft is one of the words we are most fond of at Team so it was a pleasure to print this cool little Crafts Council Gallery Guide designed by OPX. The cover is printed on Fedrigoni Freelife Raster Emboss and the text is on Woodstock Camoscio.

  • H2 Yacht brochure box

    Designer Paul Cojeen was looking for an elegant solution to house two brochures for a luxury yacht development. Team’s in-house Presentation department provided several suggested options. The result is a box reflecting the luxury of the product.
    The cover features a white foil on Algora Soft from Robert Horne. Inner lined with Colorplan Ebony from GF Smith.

  • Process is Form – Launches on 2nd & 9th September

    Team will be having two further launch events for their eagerly anticipated book, Process is Form, in Manchester on Thursday 2nd September and London on Thursday 9th September.

    This Manchester event is in conjunction with INC. All INC members will receive a free copy of the book on the evening. For further information about INC, visit the website here.

    Manchester and London venue details
    Thursday 2nd September, 6.30pm at The Hive, 47-51 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN. For more details about the venue, just click on the website link here.

    Thursday 9th September, 6.30pm at Hoxton Grill, 81 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU. For more details about the venue, just click on the website link here.

    Designers talk about Process is Form at Manchester event
    The Manchester event will feature a talk by Design Project, the designers of the book, on the thinking behind the project which analyses the relationship between the process and mechanics of print production and the practice of design and communication.

    Practical and informative, but beautifully designed and printed, the book provides an excellent platform to show off Team’s printing capabilities and also demonstrates their keenness to get ‘stuck in’ to help designers realise their printed projects, no matter how complicated they may be. The extensive use of special colours (24 colours, plus different foils and finishes throughout) really gives a taste of the comprehensive print and finishing services Team can offer.

    So if you want to find out more about how a highly complex book of this nature comes together, make sure you don’t miss this one-off opportunity to hear the designers talk specifically about the project.

    Special discount offer for event attendees
    This limited edition book will be available at a special discounted price of five pounds at the events and will be on general release from Team at a price of twenty pounds following the London launch. To reserve a copy Process is Form and your place at either of these special events please email simonb@team-impression.com to confirm your attendance.

    What others are saying about Process is Form
    ‘…it blew me away. Both the design and the print is exquisite. You would expect nothing less I suppose from the combined efforts of Design Project and Team Impression.’ Eight:48.

  • Let your fingers do the talking…

    This catalogue for Haunch Of Venison galleries deserves its pride of place in this month’s showcase for the great combination of excellent printing and foiling on a delectable choice of papers from the GF Smith collection. The choice of the wonderfully smooth Beckett Expression for the dust jacket particularly caught the eye of the paper-obsessed editor of this e-bulletin.

    With a Colorplan Coltskin embossed cover and Naturalis Smooth Recycled text pages, this provided the perfect canvas for Team to show off their foiling and printing craftsmanship. Spin’s Natasha Day explains why they chose Team for this job; ‘We had to design and print the book pretty quickly and with this in mind we thought we wouldn’t be able to have any special finishes. However, Team managed to turn the job around quickly and we were able to use a gold foil on the dust jacket and cover. We were very pleased with the final result and the images reproduced extremely well on the Naturalis.’

    It’s a piece we’d recommend you pick up, close your eyes and quietly drift off on a wave off smoothness and texture (but not for too long, we wouldn’t want you to miss our excellent printing or Spin’s superb design).

  • Printing for the private party season

    It must be the party season judging by the amount of invites Team have been printing lately. Team are specialists in all the processes that make invites the best-dressed
    in town and this recent selection features foiling, embossing, duplexing and gilt-edging.

    The Brand Experience Company produced a ‘keepsake invitation piece’ for Bentley customers at an exclusive driving event at Abu Dhabi’s esteemed Yas Island.

    Christie’s in-house design studio were also delighted with what Team brought to the party; ‘Team managed to do an exceptional job on the foiling, emphasising the high precision at the heart of the piece.’

    Shown opposite are:

    Bentley invite
    Design: The Brand Experience Company
    Printed on Curious Skin Black 270gsm with silver foil.

    Christie’s invite
    Design: Christie’s in-house
    Printed on Stephen Smart White 350gsm (Duplexed to 700gsm) embossed with
    clear foil and gilt-edged.

    Luis Vuitton invite
    Design: Michael Nash
    Gold foil on Colorplan Baghdad Brown 700gsm, matching envelopes 135gsm.

    Mamas & Papas invite
    Design: S. Gayford
    Colorplan Pristine White 270gsm duplexed to Colorplan Imperial Blue
    270gsm with gun-metal and clear foils.

    Calridge’s invite
    Design: The English Group
    Cover printed on Colorplan Pristine White Buckram Emboss with black
    foil. Reverse digitaly printed on 150gsm Lumi Digital Silk, triplexed onto
    500gsm board.

    Manchester Business
    Club invite
    Design: Creative Lynx
    Digital print on 300gsm Curious Digital Metallics Ice Gold.

  • JD Sports Annual Report and Accounts 2010

    Team got their best trainers on and shot out of the blocks to produce this in personal-best time. The cover, printed on Colorplan Prisine White, features an exceptionally crisp embossed headline set in a caption balloon of clear foil and a silver foil title.

  • Challenge of the Fedrigoni jigsaw

    We challenged the lovely people in the sales office at Team to have a go at setting a world-record
    in putting together the fiendishly frustrating Fedrigoni promotional jigsaw. Big mistake.

    Estimates piled up un-estimated, important sales call went unanswered. Chaos. Word on the street was that one of the Fedrigoni people had completed it in around twenty minutes. Sorry, but we’re just not having that. Who’ve they got working there? Albert Einstein? Our very own Fraser Talbot (a bright lad and no mistake) took the prize
    with a splendid 35 mins, 45 secs. **STOP PRESS** NEW RECORD – GLEN PEARSON 34 mins, 14 secs. It’s worthwhile completing to see how London based illustrator, Sarah King, has used names of the Fedrigoni  range to make up a rather intriguing piece of psychedelia. Fittingly, Woodstock is one of the grades and this should put you in the mood for the festival season. Man.


  • Process is Form – Launching in Leeds on Wednesday 14th July

    Team will be launching their eagerly anticipated new book, Process is Form, at The Cross Keys in Leeds on Wednesday 14th July, in conjunction with Fedrigoni (who have kindly supplied paper for the project). Another collaboration with Design Project, Process is Form follows the highly acclaimed and now out of print, The Process of Printing, and marks the continued development of Team as the printer of choice amongst many designers in the UK.

    The book, priced at twenty pounds, will be available at a special discount price of just five pounds on the launch night – Wednesday 14th July 2010, 6 – 9pm at The Cross Keys, Leeds. To reserve a book and your place at this special event just send us an email. Two further launch events in Manchester and London will be announced shortly.

  • Fedrigoni paper launch – Wednesday 14th July

    Team have also just completed production on a new limited edition paper sampler for Fedrigoni to promote their extra white premium quality uncoated brand, Arcoprint. This new promotion (designed and created by Design Project) is being launched by Fedrigoni in Leeds in conjunction with the new Team book – another good reason to come along on Wednesday 14th July and pick up copies of both these highly unusual printed pieces. This new paper promotion incorporates a box containing a colour demonstration booklet and uses fluorescent printed imagery and embossing to show how the surface properties of this paper can give excellent reproduction possibilities. If you would like to attend the event or register your interest to ensure you receive one of these limited edition pieces, all you need to do is email Fedrigoni here.

  • We really like ‘Stuff We Really Like’.

    Almost 800 pages long, (yes, that’s eight hundred), Music’s case bound promo book grew ever so slightly from the 32 pager they first intended to produce. Team met the challenge, producing the 32 thread sewn sections with foiled hard cover to Music’s usual meticulous specification.

    Matt Beardsell of Music explains the thinking behind the book;

    ‘At Music we like a list, as you’ll know if you’ve visited our website recently. The idea for this book started life as a very short list of stuff we really like, compiled by people who work at Music. Before we knew it we had a list so long we could have written a whole book. So we did.

    Although the book has ended up 760 pages longer than first planned, we’ve had a lot of fun pulling it together, finding out more about each other and realising how much we have in common (although debates over milk chocolate digestives vs dark chocolate digestives will rage on).

    So, with very little (if any) editing the full list of Stuff We Really Like is now out there. The initial response to it has been great and we’re encouraging friends and colleagues to point out anything we’ve missed for inclusion in volume 2.’

    Text printed on Munken Pure, endpapers on Stephen Innocent White. The run of 500 books was divided into three different paper over board and dust jacket options.


  • Team to sponsor Manchester showing of ‘Typeface’ film.

    The next Independent Northern Creative event, sponsored by Team, will be a screening of the internationally acclaimed film Typeface. Directed by Justine Nagan, the film is a fascinating documentary in progress about the Hamilton Woodtype Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

    Following the museum’s attempt to preserve the art of letterpress printing, the film gives an intriguing glimpse of life in this small mid-western town and demonstrates how the museum’s role in preserving and promoting traditional craft techniques have had a significant impact on helping to shape the future of contemporary design.

    Find out more information on the film here.

    The film will be shown at Shillington College,
    1 Portland Street, Manchester – May 14th  6.30pm. Tickets are strictly limited for this event and cost £10 (free to members of INC).

    Book through the INC website.

  • Print matters (but needn’t cost the earth).

    In line with their broader environmental policy, Team now carries FSC/recycled paper as standard everyday printing stocks. These high quality, high performance stocks are offered for use on all  appropriate projects unless other branded papers are specified by the client. We carry FSC Gloss, Silk and Uncoated or Recyled FSC Gloss, Silk and Uncoated in a comprehensive range of weights. And because of the volumes involved in carrying them as standard stock it won’t cost you any more.  But you’ll make a real saving on your environmental footprint.

    To order Print Matters, our handy little booklet showing printed samples of each grade and a full explanation of how we take our environmental responsibilities seriously, email Simon Bucktrout.

  • The Brand Nursery delighted with Team’s smooth handling of BMW project.

    Taking advantage of Team’s in-house digital and paper over board services, The Brand Nursery have produced a limited edition presentation box for BMW.

    ‘Working with organisations like BMW we need to ensure that the quality of our thinking and the quality of the end product is central to every project we do for the brand. For the launch of the 2010 BMW 5 Series Saloon we devised a smart structural solution to house a USB device containing model specific data for the UK Press. The functional aspects of the design were just as important as the look and feel to communicate the appropriate image for the BMW brand. Team Impression clearly understood our requirements from the outset and provided us with a good working partnership that enabled us to deliver this project under tight time constraints and on budget.’

    Christina Nutter,
    The Brand Nursery

  • Double top for B&W Studio in Design Week Awards.

    Leeds design agency, B&W Studio, took top prize in the annual reports category for their St.George’s Crypt Annual Report and 6 Accounts. The report, printed by Team, features large photographic portraits by John Angerson of six people closely connected to the charity which supports homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

    The Crypt report also took the coveted Best In Show Award. Design Week Editor, Linda Relph Knight said the decision to award The Crypt with Best In Show ‘demonstrated how a blend of great design and storytelling can succeed when cash is tight.’

    Another Team printed job won in the print design category, the Manchester Independent Economic Review, designed by Music.

  • New Team book goes to press.

    Following the success of their book The Process of Printing (now out of print, unfortunately), Team have once again collaborated with Design Project, to produce Process is Form.

    Team have pushed their award-winning standards to the limit to produce a book that is not only practical and informative but also beautifully designed and printed.

    To ensure you don’t miss out on this limited edition book, contact us here to reserve your copy.

  • Team take top prize in Robert Horne Shout Awards.

    Awarding Team the prize of overall winning piece of work for the production
    of MadeThought’s Adidas Spring/Summer 2009 product brochure, the Shout judging panel commented, ‘Powerful design coupled with flawless production…’

    Team also won a highly commended prize in the annual/interim reports category for Roberto Beretta’s Changing Lives brochure. The judging panel commented on the work saying, ‘Lovely combination of format, colours, typographic style and photography done with a great deal of craft and skill.’

    Yet another excellence award for Team, reinforcing their reputation as first choice amongst designers. If you would like to enter your work in to the next Shout Awards (deadline, 28th May 2010) click here for more information.

  • Team produce digitally printed book for Blast.

    Printed on a variety of Arjowiggins digital stocks, the book entitled Inspired by Design features work from ten leading practitioners in the visual arts, including John Ross, Bruno Maag, Jeremy Tankard and Vince Frost. 

    As part of the same campaign for Arjowiggins, Blast also produced a new swatch for their digital range of papers. The print brief presented interesting challenges for Team’s Indigo operators and finishing department. Giff, Blast’s Design Director, was impressed with Team’s response. ‘Paper swatches can be tricky briefs at the best of times, with their particular layout and binding issues. We knew our idea to spread a full-colour image over a wide variety of uncoated and coated digital stocks would require some serious attention to detail at the print stage.’ This is where Team’s comprehensive in-house facilities and experienced operators came to the fore. ‘We were very pleased with the result,’ Giff commented. ‘Not only with the quality
    of print and finishing, but also with the way Team responded, offering invaluable advice at every stage right up to the binding.’

    Inspired by Design has been shortlisted for the Design Week Awards 2010.

  • Team print limited edition poster for Counter-Print.

    Team think this is one of the coolest websites around and were delighted to be asked to print their new promotional poster.

    This limited edition poster is a collaboration between the German illustrator Robert Hanson and New Creative. Printed by Team in black and silver, at A1 on white Chromolux.

    Be careful before you visit the site, or you’ll find yourself wasting half a day looking through the list of wonderful, and often rare art and design books, journals and ephemera. Hmmm… my Herb Lubalin book is worth how much now? See website.

  • Team support INC (Independent Northern Creative).

    Team are proud to be supporting the newly formed non-profit organisation INC by printing a series of limited edition posters to promote their events. INC aims to provide a forum and platform for creatives in the North of England by organising a series of graphic design events in the region.

    INC’s inaugural event was a tremendous evening with SEA’s Bryan Edmondson talking to a packed house in Manchester about his ‘Inspirations and Influences’. Limited edition posters are available to purchase from the INC website.

  • Team begin second year of printing Grafik magazine.

    ‘Working with Team has made me reconsider the age-old preconception about all printers being as bad as each other – the people at Team have a refreshingly can-do attitude, and what’s more they like a challenge. Our readers have a keen eye for print quality, and Team has never let us down in that department. And the ability to make full use of its many and varied in-house finishing services over the last year and a half has transformed Grafik from a good looking magazine into a beautiful one.’ Caroline Roberts, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Grafik magazine.

    Team’s involvement with Grafik over the past twelve months has seen the magazine set new standards in quality of finishing and bold use of spot colours, foils and varnishes. The images show the evolution of the magazine in that period. Back copies available via the Grafik website.

  • Team print promotional book for Golden.

    Leeds based agency, Golden, chose Team to print Golden Moments, a book that uses a series of diverse images which capture and record their successful first year in business.

    Golden wanted a printer with a focus on attention to detail that matched their own and they were delighted with the result. The cover of the perfect bound book features a delicately detailed foil. The fine text and tiny reversed logo on the slip cover is printed in opaque gold on 120gsm Colorit Black. The text and cover pages are printed on Tauro.

  • Team sponsor Grafik Design Awards.

    Team are proud to sponsor the inaugural Grafik Design Awards – an exciting new awards scheme which aims to celebrate the stars of UK graphic design. Judges include Peter Saville and Wim Crouwel. Find out more about the awards here.