Best value production and distribution solutions for global projects
Our customer is one of the largest fund management and financial services providers in the world. For them, we deal with sensitive data securely, respond to changes quickly, handle multi-language translations, carry out typesetting and provide reliable and cost-effective production and mailing solutions both in the UK and globally.
To print a 720-page ‘long-form’ report covering 104 funds and a ‘short-form’ report, and also other specific reports for funds registered in Switzerland. All had to be translated into nine languages and the collective project ran to 13 publications comprising 5,500 pages in total. Deliveries to various locations in Europe and Asia were required within a challenging timeframe.
Due to these time constraints and the location of the delivery sites, and also to accommodate any sudden changes in our customer’s schedule, we decided to print in three places – China, Singapore and the UK. As quantities ranged from seven to 20,000 copies, dependent on the country, we selected the most cost-effective production method for each set of reports, using sheet-fed litho in China, web offset in Singapore, and web offset, sheet-fed litho and digital printing in the UK. We also sourced lightweight material (45gsm) to reduce postage and other associated costs.
Strict process control was key to avoid any issues associated with multi-language versions, different production sites, time zones and a complex mailing matrix.
By working closely with our customer and our international partners, and by providing a complete solution from typesetting through to final distribution, we streamlined the entire project to deliver a publication exceptionally quickly, accurately and economically.