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The 2022 Annual Report we printed for Children with Diabetes won Silver in the 2024 Graphic Media Alliance Print Excellence Awards. Learn how our recommendation to use spot varnish to highlight colors made an impact. 

Silver award winner for Print Excellent Awards

The Business Problem

Children with Diabetes is an Ohio-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes. They mail their 16-page annual report to several hundred stakeholders. Some stakeholders receive personalized, signed letters with their Annual Report while others receive a printed thank you note.  For the 2022 Annual Report they needed a partner with the capabilities to handle the printing, binding, and custom mailing. 

Evolution’s Creative Solution
The Customer Solutions Team dedicated to Children with Diabetes confirmed that we could manage the entire 2022 Annual Report project. To create vivid color contrasts they recommended offset printing on glossy paper using spot varnish. The mailing process involved addressing envelopes from a mail list the client provided.Then staff matched personalized notes with the corresponding envelope. Envelopes were hand-stuffed with a letter and an annual report before being sent to the stakeholder. Additional Annual Reports were bundled with printed thank you notes in blank envelopes for the client to mail out as needed.    

Make your Annual Report  work for you. We can design, print, and mail to your specifications. Contact [email protected] or call 513-681-4450 today! 

You can also complete an online request here

Project Specifications  Rationale
Print processDigital Digital printing is cost effective. 
Spot Color / Varnish Solid color ink or varnish Spot color is a solid color ink resulting in vivid color; spot varnish adds shininess to a specific element on the page.
Binding Saddle stitch Economical binding for booklets; allows booklets to lay flat. 
Cover stock 80lb 19×25 Endurance Gloss Text Glossy paper is the best stock for showing off color and varnish 
Paper stock 80 lb Endurance Gloss Cover