Report & Accounts Printer of the Year: CPI Colour

Monday, October 21, 2019

The run lengths of report and accounts may be getting shorter, but in many cases their pagination is getting bigger. What hasn’t changed are the exacting standards of the companies that want their reports to mirror their brand values.

This is where CPI Colour excelled. Its work for property developer U+I was so good the CEO of the company said he “loved it”. Equally as impressive was the work produced for broadcaster Channel 4, which tries to push the boundaries each year. This time around the designer specified two foils on the cover, neon inks, short pages, coated and uncoated materials and OTA binding. It was a big ask, but the resulting document delivered on the ‘wow’ factor the client wanted. The judges were equally impressed: “This entry has a consistently high standard across every sample. A lot of effort has gone into these and it shows.”



Highly commended

Empress Litho

A strong submission from Empress Litho included an eye-catching illustration-led book for Howden. This proved particularly challenging as Howden’s corporate ID uses three special divisional colours, which were utilised by the design team to reproduce specially commissioned illustrations. Empress had to run a series of ‘on press’ proofs to decide what additional colours needed to be added to get the required output. The effort paid off with judges commenting: “This was a fantastic use of print, fantastic finishing - basically a fantastic entry.”


CPI Colour

Empress Litho 

Geoff Neal Group

Park Communications 

Pureprint Group


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