Global Technical Artwork & Repro Specialists

Absoluteattention to detail

Our dedicated Technical Brand Management team bring you a wealth of print and production knowledge across all substrates and print techniques. Every job is given intense scrutiny to eliminate reworking and reduce any unnecessary waste of time or budget.

Responsive - Having a dedicated team who understand your pressures can make all the difference. You can feel confident we’ll deal with most urgent requests, whilst also managing capacity during periods of high volume. And, whenever, wherever you need us to meet face-to-face you only have to ask.

Consistent - To faithfully reproduce brands to agreed standards we hold all master files across components. This ensures correctly separated files are supplied to different printers around the world.

Accurate - Our right first time rate with Heineken UK is 99.7%. And our approach provides a controlled structure for data capture.

Maximising value - Time and again our advice, accuracy and centralised efficiencies help our clients control and reduce costs. Add to that a transparent pricing matrix and it’s easy to see the positive financial benefits of our specialist expertise.

Expertsin the HeinekenTAP process

By proactively working with your teams and agency roster we can help you make the transition to the new workflow process. You can count on our experience to make the process easy and painless.

  • Currently trusted to deliver every Heineken UK artwork component.
  • Currently delivering over 580 components each year.
  • Over 2.5 years’ experience working with the TAP process.
  • Leading innovation on centralised colour management.

A range ofspecialist services

Techincal Artwork

What we do
  • Artwork file preparation and colour management across substrates and printing processes all over the world.
  • Manage large scale, complex packaging workflows.
  • Facilitate compliance with packaging regulations.
How it works
  • Our team take design agency files for different components and separate them correctly for each printer and print process. Bringing a strong knowledge of brand standards aligned with compliance of regulatory changes.
  • Substrates: Paper-PSL / Carton Board / Shrink Film / Corrugated Board / Aluminium Cans.
  • Printing processes: Offset Litho / Flexo / Gravure / Dry Offset

Prepress & Reprographics

What we do
  • Our process ensures each brand component is reproduced accurately and as close to the design concept as possible.
  • Working closely with printer suppliers and using their guidelines we create fully print ready files.
  • Colour swatches using the ink and substrate are prepared and approved to go forward to final print.
  • e provide soft proofing, online proofing and digital proofing ensuing approvals are gained at every stage..
How it works
  • Using our team’s vast packaging knowledge alongside industry leading packaging applications we liaise directly with printers on behalf of our clients.
  • Our knowledge can be called upon at the design concept stage or once final technical artwork approval is achieved.
  • This ensures confidence that all elements such as; trapping, BWR, colour separations and specifications are met, with no surprises at the final print.

Substrates: Paper-PSL / Carton Board / Shrink Film / Corrugated Board / Aluminium Cans

Printing processes: Offset Litho / Flexo / Gravure / Dry Offset

3D visualisation

What we do

We create 3D visualisation mock-ups for 3 different areas of the process:

  • innovation (design visuals, proof of concept)
  • technical artwork (approval of flat and interactive 3D PDF)
  • e-commerce (optimised 3D images for online retailers)

How it works

We use specialised packaging industry specific 3D software and combine this with early design concepts or final artwork files to create realistic 3D mock up images. As our software is tailored to packaging then multiple substrates, shrink sleeves, varnishes and foils can be achieved to create realistic visuals

To hear more, get in touch

Email richard.simpson@tayburn.co.uk

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