Last November, the London company had to produce a giant Meerkat Tales children’s book for a nationwide promotional tour. By giant, the client meant A0-size text pages printed digitally and gloss laminated to emulate a typical children’s reading book. All production was polished off in-house within 72 hours. Impact and timing were crucial for another job: two Jaguar Land Rover presentation books, in a bespoke slipcase, with covers also printed digitally on large-format presses and gloss laminated. This was completed in fewer than 36 hours, but the judges praise was more succinct: “A clear winner in a category rammed with the wow factor.” 020 7549 3400


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Last year’s finalist almost stole the crown this year with products that were, in the judges’ eyes, “awesome – no other word for them”. BrandMe 1993-2013, a designer’s own brochure celebrating 20 years of branding, boasted an 8pp cover on a landscape book without the usual join, coloured cloth spine and “good use of imaginative finishing techniques.”


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