We recently had an urgent enquiry from Alban Manor Nursing Home. Based in the heart of St.Albans, they provide nursing and care services to their residents. They required A4+ printed folders for an open day on a Saturday… the only problem was that the order was placed at 4 pm on a Thursday.
We received artwork shortly before the order was placed, it was laid out exactly to our template with bleed in all the right places, so there was little extra work we needed to do. The front of the printed folder was a single good quality large photo of their residential care home, with a small band of green towards the bottom to help their white logo stand out. The back of the printed folders was solid green with a small white-out map of their local area and contact details. The inside had a welcome message from their Managing Director with a printed cream background and tree leaves printed along the top. The pocket was printed a dark green with their logo, strap-line, and space for business card slots.
Whilst the photograph they had for the front of the folder was of a good enough resolution for print, we did feel the need to make very small and quick photo-edits; a little touch of Photoshop Brightness/Contrast, followed by Shadow/Highlight and Smart Sharpen and other minot touch-ups. A small amount of effort resulted in a lovely image of their home leaving a great first impression.
With the Artwork ready, we printed one off and assembled it to confirm that everything was okay (unfortunately there was no time for our usual free printed folder proof). The card we used was an uncoated white 350gsm card, which usually performs best when it comes to heavy digital print coverage whilst giving a nice matte finish. After that, we were ready to go with printing the main run.
An hour after receiving the order all components of the presentation folders were printed and ready for the production team to get onto first thing in the morning.
A first batch was then produced and ready before mid-day, then off to the courier to be delivered via an express pre-9am delivery for Saturday. They were, of course, very happy with what they received, we just had to now finish the other 4/5th of the order (thankfully in no rush).
This fast turn-around service is something we offer for all of the products we do, be it; printed folders, brochures, boxes & cartons, or just general printed stationery (compliment slips, letterheads and such); we can help you with your print needs if any last minute plans or unforeseen circumstances mean that you need things urgent.
So… need something urgently? Contact us today!