Project: For two consecutive years, DataGraphic was chosen to produce a special edition casebound book for The Ritz-Carlton. This particular piece showcased a special real estate offering and required a presentation that would leave a lasting impression. To that end, we foil stamped the time-honored logo in silver onto a lush mock crocodile substrate that […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]