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.
Offset or litho, for short, is the most common printing method whereby the inked design is transferred from the printing plate to a rubber blanket and then onto the paper. Digital printing is ideal for short runs. Designs are printed directly onto a variety of substrates using electroink technology. This digital ‘ink’ does not require additional drying time like conventional offset printing, allowing for more rapid production and finishing.
You may only know DataGraphic for having printed a very specific type of project for you — be it traditionally offset printed collateral, digitally printed brochures, engraved or foil stamped invitation suites, custom packaging, or a letterpressed or screen printed poster. But, did you know we also produce books of exquisite quality?
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 […]
A playful study in color and form to celebrate design greatness. Project: DataGraphic is honored to be the official printing sponsor of the 2017 AIGA Awards Gala and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of such a prestigious event. This year’s honorees include Art Chantry, Emmett McBain, Rebeca Méndez, Mark Randall, Nancy […]
(NOTE: This article originally appeared 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 a “thank you” is Bloomingdale’s, which […]
A Direct Mailer that ‘Stands Up’ to Multiple Processes Project: Playing on harsh winter weather and optimistically anticipating a gentle spring, we decided to show off our multi-process artistry with a playful, free-standing direct mailer. The piece, which blew across our presses like a nor’easter, combines five different processes and, with the tuck of a few tabs, creates […]
Project: We printed and bound this substantial, large-format magazine for the luscious East Village real estate 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. Print: Digital printing; Foil stamping Stocks: Cover: 80# Neenah Royal Sundance Felt Ultra White cover; Text 80# Neenah […]
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 […]