The beginning of Fall has us thinking about one of our favorite holiday traditions: spreading joy and good will with beautifully printed and tactile holiday cards. From Thanksgiving through New Years, there’s no more memorable way to show your gratitude for another successful year.
Before, during and after an event, beautifully printed collateral helps boost the overall experience for attendees and communicates a level of sophistication and quality about your organization.
Packaging projects are the most intricate and complex for a printer to produce. Custom packaging is also often a consumer’s first impression, therefore, it needs to be executed at the highest level of quality and consistency.
Screen printing is a process by which an image is imposed onto a specialized mesh (screen) creating a stencil. Inks or coatings are pushed through the apertures in the mesh by way of a squeegee under pressure and transferred onto a printing surface. With foil stamping, a design is transferred onto a substrate via a thin metallic, translucent or opaque film using pressure and high heat. The image to be stamped is etched in relief on the plate so the design is raised, rather than recessed.
A perfect bound keepsake for a perfect night. Project: The 2017 AIGA Awards Gala proved to be a night of sheer creativity as this year’s honorees shared heart-felt messages of inspiration and gratitude to a room filled with design’s top talent. The 94-page program book, designed by Andrea Hyde, boasted a 5-color PMS offset litho + micro […]
(NOTE: This article originally appeared as “Bloomingdale’s Spring Loyallist Gift Box” on PaperSpecs on January 31, 2017) Hard to believe but there was a time when stores actually expressed some appreciation for your custom beyond a deluge of “you bought this so why don’t you buy that” emails. One retailer that still knows the value of […]
Project: We were asked to print and bind this large-format real estate presentation book for a luscious new East Village offering. Offset printed 6 over 6 with two PMS colors, the softly textured Neenah cover stock takes a hit of gold foil to bring depth to the building’s identity. The finished product was a substantial book that illuminated […]
Fashionably Great Project: Designed by COOSA, the Ermenegildo Zegna Collection catalog for Neiman Marcus combines traditional 4-color offset lithography with white foil stamping to form a rich, compelling visual. Finished with a lay flat aqueous coating, the closed gate folder possesses a smooth, high-quality feel that pairs well with the tipped-in fabric samples. To make the samples that much more […]
Over-the-top beauty requires suitable packaging. Project: With only 2 weeks lead time, DataGraphic was tapped to create this luxe presentation box suite for the David Yurman High Jewelry Collection launch. Wrapped in richly textured, silver Cialux cloth, the box covers are stamped with Kurz Alufin Satingloss foil to create a dimensional, reflective logo effect. Hidden magnetic closures provide the magic […]
(NOTE: This article originally appeared on PaperSpecs on June 21, 2016) NFL When you’re a designer you don’t just want a company that can print your current project, you want a place that you can go to and simply say, “Here are the files,” confident that what you’ll get back is going to blow your client’s […]
Project: Renowned information designer, Nicholas Felton, once again selected DataGraphic to produce his latest Feltron Annual Report. The intricately designed 16-page book shimmers with hits of foil and floods of metallic inks. A rich, fluorescent red on the wrap around cover introduces the piece with bold fashion and highlights key points throughout the pages’ delightful […]
Not your father’s black and white invitation suite. Project: The invitation suite for Vilcek’s Tenth Annual Awards Dinner required a delicate balance between massive foil stamping and super fine detail. This project challenged our production team in many ways as the front cover art called for special treatment. We eventually settled on a white pigment foil and the […]