Deepdale Trees LogoDeepdale Trees are the grower of the UK’s finest and widest selection of semi mature trees and shrubs for the professional market.

The wholesale company specialises in the production of both airpot container and field grown semi mature trees, shrubs and instant hedging. Since their establishment they have built a strong reputation for supplying large trees of exceptional quality and providing our clients with highest possible standard of service.

Based in Sandy, Bedfordshire in the heart of England, they are able to make year round deliveries Europe wide, selecting from over 140 acres of UK production.

Requirement

The corporate brochure which had been produced previously by another supplier, had many of the images of the trees and plants looking very flat and dull in colour which had an effect on the overall vibrancy of the images on the pages and Scanplus were tasked with producing a far more vivacious brochure which showed the colours of the plants and the trees far more vividly.

What Scanplus provided

Deepdale Trees supplied us with the pictures plus text and layout instructions which accompanied each page and the first stage was for our studio to meticulously check every image and make sure the resolution of each picture was to the required standard to ensure we produced the brochure to the far higher quality which was needed and expected.

In many cases the images were of a lower resolution than required and our studio spent time, care and attention retouching the pictures to enhance the colours and the clarity of many of the images.

Once completed we then arranged scatter proofs to be produced allowing Deepdale Trees to approve not only the images and layout but also see the finish we proposed to give the brochure vibrancy and lustre.

Outcome

Deepdale Trees were absolutely delighted with the proactive approach taken by us and the time we took with the layouts, the proofing process supplying scatter proofs and the additional service we provided in touching up many of the images ensuring the final result were of the highest quality.

Genesis Housing Logo

Genesis Housing Group is one of London’s largest housing associations creating and sustaining thriving communities and therefore part of the G15 group. They believe in providing homes to people wherever there is a need and ensure they have a safe and secure place to call home. 25 per cent of all new homes that are under development in the capital are being built by G15 housing associations, including Genesis.

Requirement

To mark the launch of a new development called Richmond House they had a brochure printed to show the design and layout of the properties. Their wish to express the quality of their properties in an appropriate way was our first priority to fulfil. They wanted a copper theme so we suggested a copper foil on the covers and copper staples for the stitching. In additional we added a matt lamination to give it a high quality feel. The very tight turnaround times of the launch were a big fear for Genesis Housing Group – but not for us: we managed to get urgent copies ready and our customer got his products right in time.

Outcome

The brochures were a real success and have since ordered a reprint. We are happy and looking forward to work with them again!

Hello Fresh LogoWe have worked with Hello Fresh since they were founded 5 years ago. They started with a few people packing boxes in someone’s kitchen and have grown into the leading global provider of fresh food at home. In that time they have gone from providing fresh ingredients to 10 homes in the UK to now surpassing 50,000 homes a week.

Requirement

Hello Fresh wanted to communicate with their subscribers to share news, recipes and customer stories in a newsletter format using a stock that reflected their brand. After a series of mock ups and suggestions they agreed with our proposal to use Cyclus Offset which is a 100% recycled stock.

Outcome

The newsletter has been a huge success – the CMYK images of their food looks vibrant on the stock and the overall look and feel is really in keeping with the Hello Fresh brand and story. They were recently named number 1 among Europe’s 1,000 fastest growing companies.

Whitgift School LogoWe were delighted to work with Whitgift School in the production of their ’25 Years of Whitgift Sport’ book, which celebrated their remarkable history between 1991 to 2016. They marked the anniversary with an evening at the Ritz Hotel in London to share success stories and thank individuals responsible in driving the sporting focus forward.

Requirement

Working with the sporting ethos ‘From Foundation to Excellence. From Playground to Podium’ combined with a £10m investment and Sports Centre in 2005 it is not surprising to see the list of outstanding sportsmen the school has developed in this time. The book outlines not only team achievements but also features the story of individuals such as Joseph Choong (Team GB pentathlete in Rio 2016), Danny Cipriani and Elliot Daly (England Rugby Internationals), Victor Moses (Chelsea and Nigeria Football International), Lawrence Okoye (Team GB Discuss at London 2012) and Jason Roy (England Cricket International) to name just a few.
Turnaround time: 6 days.

Outcome

It was a privilege to work with Whitgift again on such an important publication and very pleased with the positive comments when they saw the book! Scanplus’ expertise was required to ensure this celebratory book packed a punch for visitors to the school.

We were delighted to work with Whitgift School in the production of their ’25 Years of Whitgift Sport’ book which celebrated their remarkable history between 1991 to 2016. They marked the anniversary with an evening at the Ritz Hotel in London to share success stories and thank individuals responsible in driving the sporting focus forward.

Working with the sporting ethos ‘From Foundation to Excellence. From Playground to Podium’ combined with a £10m investment and Sports Centre in 2005 it is not surprising to see the list of outstanding sportsmen the school has developed in this time.

The book outlines not only team achievements but also features the story of individuals such as Joseph Choong (Team GB pentathlete in Rio 2016), Danny Cipriani and Elliot Daly (England Rugby Internationals), Victor Moses (Chelsea and Nigeria Football International), Lawrence Okoye (Team GB Discuss at London 2012) and Jason Roy (England Cricket International) to name just a few.

It was a privilege to work with Whitgift again on such an important publication and very pleased with the positive comments when they saw the book!

The technical brief was as follows:

Title: 25 Years of Whitgift Sport
Finished size: 255 x 210mm Portrait.
Cover: 4 pages on Edixion-Challenger Offset FSC 300gsm.
Text: 148 pages on Essential Silk FSC 170gsm.
Print in 4 process colours, Pantone 281 and Pantone Fluorescent Orange 811.
Make dies and gold foil emboss outer cover.
Fold, gather, thread sew text sections, draw on cover, affix ribbon marker, trim and pack.
Turnaround time: 6 days.
Scanplus’ expertise was required to ensure this celebratory book packed a punch for visitors to the school.

Red Printed Promotional BookThinkfarm, an established and highly successful creative agency delivering marketing, design and advertising expertise internationally were tasked with creating a momentous book for global finance and mitigation firm ICAP PLC to celebrate 30 years of business.

The book was to be launched in Los Angeles and distributed to 5,000 employees and clients all over the world.

The technical brief included:

Finish: Hard back casebound book
Size: 280 x 280mm
4pp cover + 208pp text
Printed in 4 process colours + metallic silver throughout
Casebound with Wibalin over 3mm board
Metallic red foil front/back/spine
Blind deboss dates on front and back covers, case in book blocks with head and tail bands.
Finished with belly band
Devise solution to package books individually for worldwide distribution
The books, beautifully produced, were delivered on time and budget to the delight of our client.

SOAS Print and MailingScanplus completed a print campaign for a leading University under the University of London specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. The scholars of this University grapple with pressing issues – democracy, development and much more that confront two-thirds of humankind whilst remaining guardians of specialised knowledge in languages, periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK. This makes the establishment synonymous with intellectual enquiry and achievement. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for London.

The University was established 100 years ago with the anniversary celebrations being held in 2016 and Scanplus were commissioned to produce an Alumni magazine which reflected the centenary. The publication was mailed worldwide to their Alumni database of 25,000.

Our technical brief was as follows:

Gold foil on the front cover to incorporate the number 100
Completely redesigned mailing pack to include a carrier sheet and donation form
Print donation form to increased response rates
Production of full colour proofs
10 days from proof sign off to print cover and text pages
Personalisation and enclosing into clear polywrap along and carrier sheet, reply envelope and additional insert
Merge and mailsort of 5x datafiles to ensure most economical postage rates
Suppression check and clean up of data
Data cleanse resulted in reduction of non delivered packs and 17% savings on postal costs. Donations increased by 6% on the previous year. The client was absolutely delighted with the outcome of the Centenary publication and mailing which resulted in Scanplus gaining a further 6 appeal mailings to print and mail during the upcoming months.