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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.’