KITU, the makers of Super Coffee, asked the multi-process masters at DataGraphic to produce some influencer kit packaging that needed to wow some of the most jaded folks on social media. We brought our A-Game.
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Grown from a 90-year-old family print house, we deliver specialty and fine commercial printing to some of the world’s most prestigious brands. See how we bring our clients’ visions to life.
Garnished with a hip identity and a brand color scheme ready to compliment their offering, the final, printed real estate folder successfully conveys the vibe while communicating the most compelling aspects of the property.
To create this gorgeous invitation suite, we combined variable data printing with foil stamping, screen printing, embossing and die cutting – along with a few old printer’s tricks.
Artfully crafted for marketing agency, ModOp, the brochures, cards and envelopes in this promotional kit would function just as well as a fine commercial printer’s promotional piece. Each printed piece incorporates any number of varied printing processes.
We constructed this luxury cosmetics packaging using 18pt Neenah Folding Board in Deep Black Eggshell and foil stamped the artwork in gold Luxor 420 and gloss white. The resulting tactile experience leaves one with a feeling that something truly important awaits inside.
Made of 4 layers of synthetic materials all seamlessly unified with crystal clear optics, this acrylic invitation, produced for the exclusive NFL Commissioner’s Party, was embedded with a Smartrac CIRCUS™ RFID tag in order to provide the lucky guests with personalized service as they arrived.
Also known as a kinegram or picket-fence animation, a barrier-grid animation involves a die cut outer sleeve with a printed insert that contains two separate interlaced images. As the insert slides in and out of the sleeve, the alternating images are displayed within the die cuts of the sleeve, thus producing a simple 2-frame animation.
The sophisticated design of this engraved identity suite required personal attention at every step of the process. We employed a delicate balance of engraving, letterpress and screen printing, drawing on each processes’ individual strengths to craft these lavish and tactile pieces.
At DataGraphic, we make custom hang tags of any size, shape and quantity and in any material. We produce tags using sourced or provided looped and knotted string, satin and grosgrain ribbon, eyelets, and gourd clips for use in retail, promotions, gift giving and other occasions.
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Every Door Direct Mail
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Our PRINT PROCESSES
We love combining different processes to create new effects. Check out the many fine in-house print processes we offer below. Please contact us if you you are looking for a particular finishing that’s not showcased here.
Engraving is a pressure process that transfers ink directly from an engraving plate onto the paper. Automatic engraving presses can run at speeds between 4,000-5,000 impressions/hour.
Creating a die cut shape or window involves cutting a substrate – usually one sheet at a time – with a die. This process can cut an entire sheet into a shape, put slits in a folder, or cut a window into a page.
Embossing (or debossing) uses heat and pressure to raise (or lower) paper fibers above (or below) the surface of the substrate. Artwork is transferred onto a metal die, by routering, photo-etching or hand-tooling.
Digital printing allows your designs to be printed directly onto a variety of substrates. Modern digital presses use electroink digital ink technology.
Screen printing or serigraphy is essentially a stencil process whereas the image is imposed onto a specialized mesh (screen) which allows the ink to be transferred onto the printing surface. Inks or coatings are pushed through the apertures in the mesh by way of a squeegee under pressure.
Offset lithography is the most common printing method. The inked image is transferred from the printing plate to a rubber blanket and then onto the paper. All litho presses basically work the same way, whether they are sheet-fed or web, which uses a huge roll, called a web, of paper.
Thermography is, as its name suggests, hot printing. It creates raised imagery – and interesting textures – by fusing tiny granules of thermo powder with wet offset inks. The thermography unit is attached to a standard offset press.
To achieve an edging effect, colored pigment or foil is applied to the edges of a short pile of stock after the pieces have been printed.
Foil stamping uses pressure and high heat to release a thin film onto the substrate. The image to be stamped is etched in relief on the plate (so it is raised, rather than recessed).