grand opening

This prestigious building in the centre of Milton Park required the installation of removable graphics to the interior and exterior on walls and glass, some temporary signage for the launch event and required some temporary exhibition areas to be constructed.  All of which we did provided, branded, installed on site and subsequently removed after the grand opening.

In addition the project required some cut vinyl lettering, removable fabricolour wall papers, small format tags and programme.

With a new building opening on Milton Park there’s always lots to do – and the recent official opening of the new UK Headquarters of Adaptimmune was no exception.

With new albeit temporary graphics applied to the exterior of the building, with on the day signage applied separately to that, we also created and installed a series of huge timelines telling the story of the business its scientific progress and its corporate story.  From showing members of the founding team and early investors to rounds of investment in the UK and USA.

carbon colour provided creative services to design and artwork the timelines, which were then printed and applied to the walls in the new building, supporting collateral was printed, along with programmes for the day and temporary display boards supplied which carried press coverage alongside photos old and new.



A case report form (or CRF) is a paper or electronic questionnaire(s) specifically used in clinical trial research. Today the trend is towards single leaf documentation, and the need or desire for carbonless pages has diminished.

carbon colour can originate, edit, adapt and implement artwork, manage and audit the revision process and then produce content, folders and packaging – then control the whole distribution and shipping worldwide as required by the trial.

The Case Report Form is the tool used by the sponsor of a clinical trial to collect data from each participating site. All data on each patient participating in a clinical trial are held and/or documented in the CRF, including adverse events. The sponsor of the clinical trial develops the CRF to collect the specific data they need in order to test their hypotheses or answer their research questions. The extent of a CRF can range from a handwritten one-time ‘snapshot’ of a patient’s physical condition to many hundreds of pages of electronically capturable data obtained over a period of time. (It can also include records of required check-up visits months after the patient’s treatment has stopped.) Usually contained in a bespoke binder or booklet the size and format can be tailored to suit the geographic market or demographic.  Production in multiple languages is often a pre-requisite.

The sponsor is normally responsible for designing the content of a CRF that accurately represents the protocol of the clinical trial, as well as managing its production, monitoring the data collection and auditing the content of the filled-in CRFs. Good form design helps both the clinician and patient enter / record accurate information, and handwritten (fillable) forms have the advantage of speed, quick selection using tick box answers and the benefit of hard copy recording for audit management.


Organox IFU

When the clients brief for their IFU (INSTRUCTION FOR USE) is to ensure that the whole document can be immersed in water, splashed with a range of bodily fluid types and be successfully wiped clear, the choice for carbon colour was relatively simple. We suggested the use of a polyester material which prints really well, is available in a range of thicknesses and when bound with plastic coils means the finished book utterly complied with the clients brief.

NeverTear is a highly developed, printable media made of bright white polyester. It is perfectly optimised for both colour and mono printing. The smooth, matt surface enables a vibrant image and excellent toner bonding. Premium NeverTear has a value-added look and feel for the production of durable prints that get handled frequency. Its also tear resistant, and can be die cut and finished for many applications.

Oil & Grease Resistant IFU

More importantly it is water, oil and grease resistant. The thinner calliper versions have a soft, smooth feel whilst the thicker versions have an impressive rigidity. It achieves its own strength and durability without the use of lamination – both of which save you time and money.

Instructions for Use (IFU’s) or user guides can often be quite complex, detailed and extensive documents, especially when there is a need for multiple languages to be incorporated into the finished book.  Because we print in collated order it is virtually impossible to create books which have missing or mis-collated pages in them, covers and or pages can all be made individual to improve chain or custody or simply to encourage ownership of the document or equipment it relates to.

Nevertear is available in lightweight sheets from the relatively thin 95µm to the more substantial 350µm.



Report & Accounts

High speed production helps when we get asked to produce Report & Accounts. carbon colour have produced R&A for all kinds of businesses, large, small, scientific, educational and emerging.

This work is often the only job where the accountants choose to break all the rules of timely submission and prudent use of print budgets.  Good planning ahead will always save you money, as will careful choice of materials and use of colour. We specialise in short run reports, we laminate and bind in house so when it comes to sensitive content confidentiality is not an issue.



products: forms

We can print in colour or black only onto a range of NCR carbonless papers, make them into loose pads, collate as single sets, or bind them into neat pads with wrap over covers and backboards.

Our ability to react quickly makes us perfect for those projects where you simply have got ‘no time’ left to launch a product and you still need compliance literature to back up or substantiate your research – or in situations where you want to marked test a couple of versions of a particular piece of literature.

Complicated multiple part CRF projects are easy using carbon colour, and as seen below we employed a much heavier weight backing sheet and bound these as patient records – all of which helped ensure data is kept safe and secure during the whole research period.

When it comes to simple one part forms the choice is easy, most of the paper we use can be easily written on with a ball point pen or biro – and as we proof almost every job on the paper it will be printed on you can check yourself that you are getting the result you need.  Some of the specialist plastics we use are less successful, but dry wipe laminates applied to forms which need to be continually updated (like rest room check lists) makes life easier when you want a more sustainable solution.

Pads of forms can easily be made up – whether as multiple part printed one or both sides.  Or if you prefer your forms can be glued as sets – an option favoured by some organisations as it makes it easy to share out amongst different users.

We can also offer numbering, bar coding or the addition of security referencing / watermarking in colour or clear highlight to make your forms more secure, unique or more easily traceable.



Novarix user manual

Novarix develops innovative medical devices in the field of Intravenous (IV) therapy and brings them to market. carbon colour worked closely with them to design, typeset and artwork this complex ‘twelve language’ user manual for use in Western Europe.  It was printed in Black & White with a colour section for the UK English section – other languages were separated by a tabbed edge allowing better identification.

A good manual should be legible, easy to read and it should be easy to find particular information quickly and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be beautiful to look at too.

IV Therapy is used on a widespread basis across the world to aid the treatment of patients in hospitals, administering fluid, drugs, and nutrition. Over 1bn cannulas are used worldwide on an annual basis and an estimated 90% of all hospital admissions in the USA involve having a cannula inserted. Taking a blood sample is one of the most common medical practices in both the acute and primary care sectors.  Their latest product is the IV-eye, a near infra-red vein imaging device designed to aid clinicians in finding good veins for both cannulation and blood sampling.