Post-press Company of the Year: Rapidity

By PrintWeek Team , Monday 16 October 2017

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A client wanted to sell his swanky house in Malta, but first came the marketing to an international audience. A limited run of only 40 books saw them covered in calfskin leather, pared by hand and antiqued using Aniline dyes and waxes. The books went into clamshell boxes covered with Brillianta Natur Linen Cloth and inlaid with Skivertex cloth.

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The boxes were then foiled in 22ct gold on an 1896 Imperial stamping press, to the client’s delight: “What you produced surpasses anything I could have imagined; I have a copy on display in my hallway.” Judges, also weighing up material for Halcyon Gallery, an architect’s presentation and a workspace pitch, picked up on the brochure: “The book just oozed opulence; a truly stunning example of quality finishing,” said one. Another: “Simply exceptional entry.”

www.rapidity.com 020 7689 8686

Highly commended

Folio Print Finishing 

www.foliobristol.co.uk 0117 971 1118

“All cracking entries, but Le Boat and Nutricia in particular were amazing,” reckoned a judge. The former was an A5 guide to boating holidays in France with 104pp 130gsm text including a 12pp throw out as the final text section and a cover with another 12pp roll-out section. Nutricia, a compendium book drilled in six positions with a five-day turnaround, involved making a multiple die to punch inserts from clear polypropylene. 

Finalists

Diamond Print Services

Empress Litho

Folio Print Finishing

Masters Bookbinding

Rapidity

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