It has had to wait five years for another victory in this category, but Fulmar Colour was a clear winner this year, with judges praising its "amazing quality and execution" and ability to do "the simple things exceptionally well".
Croydon-based Fulmar, part of multinational print group CPI since 2006, submitted entries including the annual reports for Premier Oil and Big Yellow, both commissioned by design consultant Magee.
The Premier Oil report was printed on Fulmar's 12-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfecting press, and the finishing was a particular challenge because a different material was used for short divider pages, which did not fall in-between sections.
Meanwhile, Fulmar was required to produce a full working machine book proof and 2,000 copies of the Big Yellow report within five working days of receiving artwork. Fulmar's entry was completed with the annual report for BBA Aviation and the Sky Annual Review.
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Judges praised Pureprint Group’s submission for its "great consistency across all entries", with one saying the Uckfield-based company "knows its press and pre-press capabilities and plays to its strengths". Its entry included annual reports for Compass and Anglo American, proving that it has the deserved trust of some major corporate players.
- Empress Litho
- Fulmar Colour
- Park Communications
- Pureprint Group