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.
Letterpress is a relief printing process where the image to be printed is raised above the base of the plate. Pressure is applied to push the image into the paper, on either a cylinder or a platen press.
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).
Our Spin on Holiday Cheer Ensemble: Greeting card/envelopment + deluxe DIY card + mini-spirograph set. Print: Foil stamping in several metallic shades. The “Spirograph” patterns are the finest line weights it’s possible to foil stamp. Stock: Gmund Reaction Sky Blue. Its pearlescent sheen makes the patterns look like they are spinning in space. We folded the envelopment inside […]
Animal World Collateral: Playful menagerie of print techniques. Ensemble: Invitation suite with capacity envelope + menu card. Print: Folder with tipped-on front pocket: cover illustration is completely foil stamped in champagne gold, and type is foil stamped in vibrant green gloss pigment; on the interior, hand painted watercolor is reproduced in offset lithography. Invitation: screen printed acrylic panel […]
A brand identity suite with understated luxury. Ensemble: Brand identity suite featuring a pocket folder + stationery ensemble. Print: Double hit of offset lithography for rich coverage + overall lay-flat aqueous coating. Aïshti logo is foil stamped and then deeply debossed in perfect register to the foil. (The tone-on-tone effect is achieved with clear foil.) The Aïzone […]
Custom Invitations Delivered in a Treasure Box Ensemble: A hand-crafted, wrapped presentation box containing custom invitations to 10 unique Red Carpet events. Print: Letterpress, engraving + burnishing. Stocks: Reich Savoy 100% Cotton Cover. The stock was duplexed for each invitation, creating a super-thick card (all the better to gild the edges!). Finishing: Invitations: Corners rounded and edges gilded in red foil. Clamshell box: […]
Nicholas Felton’s Annual Report as “Paternal Report” Ensemble: Creative visualizations from the meticulous, self-data-mining designer take the form of a “paternal” annual report accompanied by a double-sided poster and custom printed mailing label. Print: Offset lithography for all pieces; foil stamping for report cover (front + back). We tested five satin gold foils to find the one with […]
Charting the Course with a Unique Take on the Traditional Brand Guidelines Book Ensemble: JetBlue’s unconventional approach to the airline business is echoed in the brand guidelines book that DataGraphic was asked to produce. Featuring a detached wrap-around cover plus unbound pages held together with brass screw-posts, the piece itself spoke to the brand’s commitment to […]
The New Quincy Center, Revealed in a Custom Printed Map Ensemble: 3-panel folder + custom printed map + series of bi-folded brochures + presentation box. (250 sets) Print: Offset lithography (CMYK + aqueous coating) + registered deboss; die-scoring and die cutting for folder and brochures. Stocks: Folder: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cover. Brochures: Garda Silk Cover. Map: […]
A Foil Stamped Mailer Adorned in an Exaltation of Pearls Ensemble: DataGraphic produced this tri-fold invitation suite in the form of a foil stamped mailer that evoked the sophisticated feel of Mikimoto’s jewelry. Print: Sculpted embossed strands of pearls; gold clasp, charm and beads are foil stamped, then embossed with the pearls. The pearls are de facto debossed […]
Raising the Roof with Impossibly Fine Foil on this Invitation Poster Ensemble: Invitation poster to a rooftop gala + custom jumbo mailer. Print: Foil stamping for all type and stripes. Metallic (silver and gold) offset lithography in perfect registration to ‘BEAT THE HEAT’ creates a shimmering haze around the letters. The radiating heat effect the client wanted wouldn’t have been […]