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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Haunch of Venison, Barber Osgerby book
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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 email@example.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:
Design: The Brand Experience Company
Printed on Curious Skin Black 270gsm with silver foil.
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.
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
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
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.
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.