Forget the Bentley or the Jaguar, "I want to take these samples home with me and cuddle them," gushed one judge seduced by the gloss. Hampton Printing has once again scored top marks for its client's top marques in this keenly fought category. <br><br>Category sponsor: Premier Paper Group
Take Bentley’s new Flying Spur brochure, with a printed spec as impressive as the car’s: produced in six languages on a six-colour press with inline anilox coating, in-press spectro control and the latest hybrid screening, every detail is superb. The use of gloss and soft-touch spot UV varnishing captures the luxury paintwork and interior veneers. The Jaguar XFR-S Saver brochure, meanwhile, has a clean, modern look requiring the finest detail print to do justice to this highest of high-specification cars. Some 5,000 copies were produced to a tight five-day schedule that sent judges into automative overdrive: "What a fantastic submission."
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The south London printer was a close runner up, said judges, wooed by Stella McCartney’s Sport Spring/Summer 2013 brochure, which juxtaposed images on coated and uncoated paper and sashayed off two six-colour litho presses - "a great example of a printer executing a challenging design expertly".
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- Hampton Printing (Bristol)
- Print 4
- Taylor Bloxham
- The Westdale Press
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