Landscape Video Brochure
Hard Cover 4.3″ Screen
Landscape Video brochures produced for Florida Hospital. This 8×6″ hard back video brochure comes with button controls, USB port and cable, 256MB of storage and standard battery.
High End Corporate Brochure
Slip Case, Inserts and 5.0″ HD Screen
This high end corporate video brochure was adapted to house not just a ring-bound leaflet but a pocket with maps to the inside front cover.
Soft Cover Video Brochure
7″ Screen A5 Soft Cover Video Brochure
The most popular brochure format is the A5 landscape option (as pictured above). This one houses a 7.0″ screen with control buttons and volume control.
Retail & Point of Sale Displays
10″ Screen With Leaflet Holders
A mains connected retail display with leaflet holders and 10.1″ HD screen with single control button and PET leaflet holders for dispensing print collateral.
Video Presentation Case
7.0″ Screen & Book Indent
This high end corporate video presentation case houses four videos files, button controls, volume settings and an indent for (in this case) a hard back book pre-printed and fulfilled by the customer on receipt of delivered goods.
Tablet Video Brochure
7″ HD Screen (Tablet Style)
The tablet style does not have a protective front cover with magnetic switch, instead we use screen protectors or presentation boxes to keep them scratch-free. To activate we can use a light sensor activation or as pictured a movable fob or dial.
Promotional Video Brochure Mailers
Curveball Printed Media are specialists in the design and production of video brochures, video point of sale displays and video packaging. We work with creative agencies, advertising agencies and procurement companies on behalf of brands looking to incorporate video into their off-line marketing campaigns.
Since 2002 we have been manufacturing innovative promotional print solutions. The experience we have gained in structural design, print technologies, specialist coatings and print-finishing give us the edge over many of our competitors in the video marketing arena – you and your client are in safe hands.
At Curveball our account managers are highly experienced print professionals who understand the needs and requirements of our customers. We are here to help you at every stage of the production process, ensuring that you get a product that suits your needs. We operate strict quality procedures for design, pre-production, proofing, approval, manufacture and distribution, which are designed to ensure that our attention to detail is applied to every stage of the process.
We offer samples of our video brochures for evaluation, technical guides, design templates, structural layouts, mock-up preparation and support throughout the project. Credit is offered to all credit worthy customers ensuring your client’s budget is underwritten in full – no up-front payments necessary.
Our video marketing products include:
- Soft cover video brochures incorporating 2-4” – 10.1”screens
- Specialist hard cover video books incorporating 2-4” – 10.1”screens
- Video brochures with add-ons: integrated leaflets, ring-bound inserts, capacity pockets, hot foils, screen printing, emboss, deboss and specialist coatings
- Digital retail displays from 7.0 – 80.0” screens
- Presentation box and packing solutions incorporating a variety of screen sizes
We have offices in London and New York that serve the United Kingdom and USA. Many of our clients are global, we work with logistics partners to ensure a seamless delivery wherever the destination.
Our lowest prices start from £7.50 (US $12.75) per unit on orders over 5000. More details of our pricing structure is available on request for orders of all sizes.
Corporate Video Brochure
5″ Screen and Integrated Ring Bound Booklet
Integrating video brochures and ring bound leaflets needs thinking about. This solution is one of the best we’ve designed, the pages and the screen being placed side-by-side.
Recent MiniVision Video Brochure Projects
The Video Brochure is Great!
Such a simple device to use, thanks to Curveball Printed Media for this excellent product! From start to finish you took what we said on board, keeping things easy and producing a beautifully manufactured easy to use video brochure.
It’s a long time since we have seen something as simple and as effective as the printed video brochures from Curveball – our customers’ loved them! Many thanks for thinking out of the box!
Video Brochures: Scoping Out Your Campaign – Key Considerations
This document details the important issues to consider when planning your video brochure campaign.
1. Before You Begin
An important question that should be asked at the outset of every campaign and rarely is – how do we intend recipients to interact with the information that we are presenting in both print and video format?
It sounds obvious, however rarely do we find designers consider the user experience and design their brochure thinking through the processes a recipient will go through as they engage with the device in hand.
Useful questions to ask:
What intended distribution method places your video brochure in the hands of the user eg. Direct-mail or handed out at a trade show? This should have an impact on how best the device loads, whether is it automatic or manual.
Would you like the user to read the printed text before engaging with the video content? The answer will dictate whether it’s best to use auto-play on opening or to position a static .jpeg in the home screen.
Once the user has interfaced with the brochure, is there a call to action and if so how can we make this effective – linking to a web page via USB or by picking up the phone?
2. The Product Choices
We have a standard range of video brochures that incorporate a range of screen sizes from 2.4 – 10.1″ inside a lithographically printed board surround coated with a laminate finish. These are detailed in our pricing matrix. The standard range is quick to produce, lightweight and economical, however, we offer a wide variety of upgrades that are popular that can make your brochure higher specification and deliver maximum impact, these include:
- Processor upgrade – loads instantly instead of a 1-2 second delay upon activation
- Hard book covers – weightier and longer lasting with higher quality look and feel
- HD screen upgrades doubling the resolution of your screen
- Memory upgrades increase the storage capacity from 256MB up to 8GB
- Battery life upgrades from one hour up to four hours
- Printed outer packaging or presentation style box sets
- Integrated capacity pockets
- Ring bound or stitched integrated booklets
- Loose or integrated USB cables for recharging or uploading new content
- Security settings to disable your device from rogue uploads
- Fancy finishes and coatings : foils, spot UV, soft touch laminates, embossing, debossing, special material coverings
- Bespoke packaging – special sizes and shapes to accommodate product or existing print collateral
- Sound upgrades – additional and higher specification speakers for a deeper purer sound
- Link to webpage via USB connection
3. Cost Considerations
The prices we display in our pricing guide cover everything from receipt of final art and video files through to and including bulk delivery. They do not include video production, editing, creative design or mass distribution to disparate locations. For smaller production runs the cost of creative often far exceeds to cost of manufacture. We do not have a minimum order quantity. We will supply from one unit upwards to multiples of a thousand.
There will never be any additions to your bill that are not agreed in advance – our end to end.
4. The Time-Line For Production
Small runs of the standard brochure (100 or less) can be delivered inside a week from approval to print with a few additional days from receipt of final art files to proofing stage. Larger production runs up to 1,000 pieces take 2-3 weeks from approval of proof. Hard book covers and brochures with a high degree of extras, or bespoke designs take 3 weeks or more to produce and 5-7 days to proof from receipt of art files.
For all projects the last element we require from you is the video content, which means you have longer to edit and submitted your video files than files for the printed brochure which are needed before we can make a start.
5. Distribution Considerations
Video brochures contain ION lithium batteries and require special certification before international air freight when bulk-packed. Bulk shipments of video brochures are not permitted on passenger aircraft as they are classified as hazardous. From point of origin we look after all this on your behalf, however, be aware of the problems faced in sending on these items in bulk without the necessary certification. We can provide safety data sheets if required.
If you intend to mass mail your video brochures we recommend you order a printed box to house the brochures that we will bubble-wrap and fulfil for you. We suggest this is placed inside a padded envelope prior to mailing in order to prevent damage in transit.
Your distribution method affects how users interact with the device. These aesthetic issues are covered in point one.
6. Choosing The Right Supplier For You!
Most video brochures are manufactured in China. A few companies print locally on smaller volumes, however, ALL the electronics which account for 80% of the cost are solely made in the Far East and imported. If you source direct from China you face three major challenges:
- The obvious language barrier and time difference.
- There are hundreds of agents posing as manufacturers on sites such as Alibaba but only a handful of actual manufacturers.
- If you source direct from China you will have to pay 100% in advance, which makes negotiating discounts for poor quality of late work almost impossible.
If you work with a local value added reseller they may import all, or component parts, from China. If you can find a reputable local suppler with expert understanding of print and assembly you will often find the prices are lower than buying direct from the Far East via a Chinese agent or at an inflated export price. Value added resellers, of which Curveball is one, source the best quality suppliers at the best price and most importantly of all, offer trade credit and guarantee delivery times. This ensures that your budget is protected against poor, incomplete work or damage in transit.