Case Studies

We are very proud of the work that we produce and the service that we give to our clients.

Read our featured case studies to see some examples of how we have
helped our customers on some of their most demanding projects.

PayPoint

Electric Rebate Promotion

Introduction

Paypoint were working alongside British Gas and Scottish Gas, preparing to send letters to certain customers each with a Redeemable monetary value Barcode for the Government Electricity Rebate. Due to the confidentiality & large monetary values involved, Paypoint were looking for a reliable and trust worthy supplier to handle the whole campaign from start to finish.

Objective

To send 1,360,000 letters to certain customers who are eligible for a Government Electricity Rebate. Each letter was printed 4 colour process, then digitally overprinted with customer’s Name, Reference, Rebate amount & Unique Barcode, then inserted into envelopes, mail sorted & released for postage. Once the customer receives the letter they can then take it to any High street Paypoint outlet where the Barcode is scanned and the Monetary value is redeemed by the customer.

Solution

To appoint a single supplier to handle the whole campaign and to entrust that all confidential information is kept secure and the deadline and budgets for the job are adhered to.

Outcome

Fontain were appointed to handle the job from start to finish. Initially setting the letter and envelope artwork, sorting and cleansing data supplied to achieve the best postal discount available. Proofs were then provided to the client for approval prior to printing and barcodes were generated & tested to ensure they worked correctly when redeemed.
Once the job was approved, the lithographic shells were printed & trimmed, then digitally overprinted, folded & enclosed into the printed C5 Envelopes, sealed and mailed in Daily batches adhering to the clients strict postal schedule.

PayPoint

Summary

The Job was Proofed, Printed & Mailed all within the customers strict set timeframe, with no problems.
Due to the success of this campaign running smoothly,
Fontain have have won several further similar campaigns –
British & Scottish Gas Dual Fuel Letters x 978,660 copies
British & Scottish Gas Warm Home Discount
letters x 81,916 copies
Scottish Power Letters x 475,174 copies

Cat Garcia

Our time

Introduction

Cat Garcia is an up and coming London photographer with a passion for creativity. It is this passion which inspired her to produce a book that highlighted the lives and times of a carefully chosen group of creative people from a diverse range of industries.

Objective

Cat really wanted the publication to have a look and feel that these creative people would be proud of. The brief was to produce a 200 page book of real quality, something that would compliment her photography to the maximum.

Solution

We were involved from the outset, suggesting materials that would work, screen rulings that would be best suited to the images, the type of ink and the finishing process. It was produced on our Heidelberg XL75 press with InPress colour control. Folded text sections and flat cover sheets were sent to Scotland to be case bound and foiled.

Outcome

The end result is a beautiful case bound book, with striking images throughout, that received rave reviews at its’ launch and generated huge interest on social media.

Our-time

Summary

The job was proofed, printed, finished and delivered within the timeframe set by the client ready for the launch. The book was nominated for an award at the prestigious Print Week awards.

Transport for London

Northern Line Extension Planning Application

Introduction

Transport for London are proposing an extension to the Northern line underground system, the aim is to improve transport links and public spaces in the area and to support the transformation of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea, a designated regeneration area on the South Bank.

Objective

To seek planning approval for any such developments a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) has to be submitted. This consists of a number of different documents that legally have to be presented within a certain timeframe. In this particular case there were around 13 different documents ranging from 32 pages to 400 pages, these were in various formats including A4 binders and brochures, A3 books and A1 plans that were made up into bound booklets. Also required for the project was a CD containing files of all documents. All of these items had to be proof read, printed, bound and packed in a very tight timeframe to meet the required deadline for the application.

TFL

Solution

To appoint a single supplier to produce everything and entrust that supplier to co-ordinate the proofing process throughout the project and ensure that everything gets to press in time to meet the required deadline for the application.

Outcome

Fontain were recommended internally, within Transport for London, to produce the project based on past performance and reliability. We were appointed as the preferred supplier and immediately put a team together to work on the project headed up by our Operations Director. Fontain had a representative sitting on the TfL sub- committee for the project to ensure that all questions could be answered at source. We then liaised with TfL staff and other companies that were working with them on the project to set up a timeline for proof approvals and scheduling of the presses.

Summary

The job was proofed, printed, bound and packed within the required timeframe and this included some items being proofed two or three times due to client amendments. The majority of the job had to be turned around in a ten day period and this included around 300,000 A3 digital prints. The client was very happy with the final product.

City of London Corporation

Aldgate Consultation

Introduction

The City of London Corporation proposed a major regeneration project of the Aldgate area in London. The project involved the introduction of two-way working on the Aldgate gyratory system and the creation of a new public square. The aim of the project was to enhance the street environment, adding greenery, reducing traffic congestion and making it easier and safer to walk and cycle through the area.

Aldgate

Objective

To seek public opinion on the project by way of a public consultation. The objective was to get as much public feedback as possible so it was decided to promote the consultation through various forms of media to gain maximum exposure to the general public. This involved producing invites, brochures, consultation leaflets with feedback forms, pull up banners, exhibition pop up stands and even giant pods that were erected outside of Aldgate station.

Solution

To appoint a single supplier to produce all items and
entrust that supplier to co-ordinate the proofing process throughout the project and ensure that everything matched up across all of the different forms of media
and different substrates.

Outcome

Fontain were appointed as the preferred supplier and a senior manager was appointed to handle the project from start to finish. Proofs were supplied to the client for all items prior to printing and once approved everything was printed in sequence ensuring that the colour was consistent across all of the different items (this included paper, board and vinyl).

Summary

The jobs were proofed, printed, finished and installed within the timeframe set by the client. The client was very happy with the final product.