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Printing & Print Management Solutions – Contis Group
• Print Management • Stationery • Booklets • Literature
Contis Group provide Pre-paid cards and Gift cards in conjunction with major card companies such as Visa. When you apply for a card you will be familiar with the amount of information you will receive with it, such as terms and conditions, letters, additional forms, etc. Contis group need to supply all this printed material and use our Printing .com operation as one of their printing support services.
The reasons they choose Printing.com are; the low competitive prices; the wide range of products; but more importantly the level of guarantees that we provide. We guarantee production times on all Printing.com products. This means that when orders are placed the client knows exactly when it will be delivered for a stress Free Print buying solution.
Players Guidebook Design & Print services for The PFA
• Brochure Design • Brochure Printing Service
Recent high profile incidents has highlighted the mental health issues that can affect footballers and management in the game today. To help counter these the Professional Footballers’ Assoociation (The PFA) asked Northstar Design to create a guidebook that would address many of the mental health issues encountered by players today in a practical yet engaging educational booklet.
Northstar teamed up with renowned illustrator Paul Trevillion (of ‘Roy of the Rovers’ fame) to create a 36 page A4 guidebook for the PFA and its players. The guidebook features Paul’s trademark style in a series of illustrations showing the pitfalls, issues and solutions facing players in the modern game. The illustrations are combined in an attractive and easy to use information booklet which aims to engage the reader. With quotes from many players past and present such as Paul Gascoigne, Neil Lenon and Stan Collymore, the handbook provides a practical and powerful resource.
The guidebook has also featured in the national press with the article appearing in the Daily Mail.
Friendship Mill Beds Website Design
Website Development for Burnley based company Friendship Mill Beds.
This attractive portfolio style website illustrates how a site should ultimately be simple and easy to navigate yet still be visually attractive. The site presents products, stockists and their locations is a simple to navigate website.
The success of the site is enhanced by the use of quality product photography. The client understands that good photography sells and has therefore employed the services of a professional photographer to help build a bespoke room set to portray their products to their maximum effectiveness. A simple yet stylish room sets provide the perfect setting for the beds without being fussy and complicated.
Annual report design and print – Professional Footballers Association,
• 48 page A4 Annual Report. • Full colour, matt laminated cover with spot UV varnish.
The design of an Annual Report for a high profile organisation is always an enjoyable task. It is made even more appealing when it is for a major player in the nations favourite game – The PFA.
Annual reports are a showcase for an organisation. They need to mirror the successes and aspirations. However, it also needs to deliver the information in a structured and logical format.
The PFA annual report design strikes a balance between style and substance. Exciting visual spreads appeal to the young football professional, but there is also clarity and a sense of purpose that reinforces the professionalism of the PFA.
Equality Human Rights Commission promotional literature
Promotional literature for the launch of the Transformation at Work Agenda initiative.
The focus of this suite of promotional literature was to illustrate to employers the issues regarding changing working practices for future business growth. The client required an original approach that could encapsulate the theme but steer clear of the usual hackneyed photographic solutions of people at work.
Our solution was to present the themes and benefits through the use of illustration. This medium is perfect for presenting conceptual messages. A comic strip theme was developed with characters illustrating different scenarios and solutions. The resulting piece of promotional design is both visually striking, different to the norm but conveys the serious message in a memorable way.
Rossendale Borough Council
Complete re-branding of the main Council identity. Implementation across all communication material, signage and livery.
Rossendale Council required a complete re-branding to reflect the big change in management and direction that was being undertaken. A positive and modern corporate identity was required to enforce the change.
The solution is a move away from the usual coat of arms that adorn many Councils’ brands. Instead, a modern and lively logo ‘Rossendale Alive’ was developed to illustrate this positive attitude.
To maintain consistency across its implementation, a brand manual was designed outlining colours, fonts, layout styles, rules and restrictions. Three years on the identity is flourishing and the strong foundations means the identity remains as consistent now as it did when it was launched.