Sometimes it’s nice to show off what can be achieved with a simple screen-print on materials such as 16oz canvas and 100% natural linen. The production of these tote bags and tea towels was a pleasure to be a part of, and because of the simple, yet genius designs, featuring eye-catching colours, Tom Dixon has managed to create a range that is different from the rest for all the right reasons. There’s no complicated processes to go through here, this is just quality design meeting quality production to produce the kind of result that has you staring at your computer screen a bit like we’re still doing now.
These production shots of the Tom Dixon bags cannot go unnoticed. Just another little example of our work in progress (see what we did there) for your creative eyes and minds to enjoy. It seems we are loving the bright colours at the moment. Wait until you see the finished product which we will be posting later this afternoon, too.
We make no secret of the fact that we are huge fans of Rapha, here at Progress. Having worked with them on a few projects already, we once again jumped at the chance to create something exciting and different with them for their classic glasses range. These custom-made tins were developed by both teams coming together and taking inspiration from eyewear packaging from the early part of the 20th century.
In terms of production, we created a custom-made tin with a recessed inward fitting lid. Using black gloss lacquer, printed inside and out with a screen printed base and raised embossed logo to the lid, this tin was finished off with an uncoated white card sleeve, which was then foil-blocked gloss black and litho printed one colour. We were also responsible for the collation of the contents that were to go inside the finished product, as well as then shipping internationally to the Rapha cycle clubs and shops around the globe.
If you’re a big fan of the cycling world, or just want to take a closer look at the glasses themselves, check out Rapha’s site and see how stunning the packaging looks on the pictures at the bottom of this page here.
We had our gracious loser faces all practiced and everything, we promise. Just making it to the final three companies on the shortlist was a huge honour for us. We were up against two other companies: Offroadcoad Limited (a website design business based in Longwood) and Splitpixel Creative Ltd (a growing digital agency based in Huddersfield’s Media Centre). We never expected to win, but what an amazing feeling to hear our name called out.
Our MD Simon Farrow, who founded Progress in 1997, said: “We are thrilled. We did not think we were going to come here tonight and win. Being nominated is an honour. It is good to be recognised here in Huddersfield. A lot of our customers are obviously in London and the south, but we have a great team of local employees and this is for them. It is tremendous to be recognised in this way.”
There’s a few sore heads in the office this morning, but we’re trying not to poke too much fun at them for not being able to handle their celebratory wine. Bet you can’t guess who drank the most from the pictures, can you?
Team Progress for the win!
Most things need a bit of a ‘face lift’ from time to time, and our offices were no exception. After approaching Oblong Furniture for some advice on how to brighten up our space, they began to piece together a design scheme which included a mixture of custom and standard products to bring our work environment to life. We’ve had a full interior makeover, new carpet designed and supplied, a custom meeting table, not to mention fresh desks, extra storage fitted (so us girls in the office can go even crazier with our stationery orders) plus a mixture of other co-ordinating office furniture pieces.
Don’t worry, we can still see the infamous cows in the fields, even though we have moved rooms. We love our Yorkshire views here at Progress.
“The Examiner Business Awards is the biggest, the best and longest standing business awards in the region with a history of recognising and rewarding successful businesses across all sectors,” – and we have been selected as 2015 finalists for The Media Centre Creative Impact Award.
How amazing is that? 2015 has been a good year for us and Simon Farrow, along with a few members of the team, will be digging out their black ties and fancy frocks (although we’re hoping Liam keeps his dress in the wardrobe for this one) and heading to the awards ceremony on Thursday November 12th. What an honour. Go, Team Progress!
“We are dreamers who believe in the great. Clever, thoughtful and unexpected designs carefully developed and mastered. Juxtaposing new ideas with good old-fashioned skilled workmanship using rich, premium and highly resourceful materials.” – Hard Graft.
We love these custom Colorplan embossed paper bags for Hard Graft. Made in five different colours, each bag has been foil blocked gloss black or gold and has custom dyed cotton handles fitted. The inserted custom printed tissue finishes them off perfectly.
Hard Graft pride themselves on using only the best materials around. Mixing Tuscan leathers with variations of wools, this company has established a reputation that accepts nothing but high standards and high quality (as you can see from a few samples of their products which we’ve included above). That makes it even more special that they chose Progress Packaging Ltd for their bags. Thanks for working with us, HG.
Let us know what you think and be sure to check out www.hardgraft.com for yourself, too.
These collapsable boxes are covered in a buckram embossed white stock with gloss black foiled logo and iridescent vinyl coated paper. Boxes finished with white screen printed black grosgrain ribbon, compliment cards and corrugated mailing cartons for online purchases.
Markus Lupfer is renowned for his humorously subversive knitwear and inspired approach to jersey daywear and tailoring. His innovative and often surreal use of print, embroidery and graphic embellishment, continues to earn him a devoted celebrity following. With fans including Madonna, Beyonce, Rhianna, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Cara Delevigne, Olivia Palermo, Anna Kendrick and Nina Dobrev.
The Markus Lupfer umbrella brand has evolved to include menswear, accessories and footwear collections bearing all the Markus Lupfer hallmarks and essence of wit and playfulness.
We are very proud to have been involved with the production of these stunning custom boxes for the luxury goods company and haute couture fashion house Ralph & Russo. The house was founded in 2007 by Australian born duo Tamara Ralph (creative director) and Michael Russo (CEO) and within a very short time established itself as one of the world’s finest fashion houses.
The boxes are covered in Buckram Embossed Colourplan Pale Grey with raised foil block logos. The Clutch bag box trays are covered in Colourplan Dark Grey, which features a custom deep emboss created specially for the brand.
Boxes are to house Gowns, Clutch Bags & Shoes.
Designed by north55, we produced these custom dyed bags, featuring an all over embossed leaf design, 25mm black grosgrain handles & custom dyed cerise 15mm satin ties.
The bags are for all retail spa purchases at the Reethi Rah Resort Maldives.
Unfortunately, we were not asked to hand deliver the Bags!