Fluorescent Inks + World-Class Designers = Uncommonly Festive, Custom Printed Gift Wrap Project: DataGraphic was asked to produce a series of 11 extra-large custom printed gift wrap papers designed-by and printed for AIGA New York, belly-band and coordinating set of mini note cards and note card envelopes. Important to note that we cleverly re-purposed the waste and […]
Project: DataGraphic produced this striking, full-color brand book for Johnson Controls as a series of perfect bound booklets. The digitally printed books were produced in 12 different languages and distributed worldwide throughout their organization to ensure consistency of branding and messaging. The foil stamped and nickel eyelet adorned covers provided a tactile dimension to the […]
Our Custom Printed Jigsaw Puzzle is a Toast to Print that Sparkles Ensemble: A custom printed jigsaw puzzle inset + printed tray. Print: Tray base: offset lithography for all type (match to emerald green frame); gold foil stamping. Bottle pieces: offset lithography (match to emerald green frame); gold foil stamping; blind debossing. On the neck, the fine […]
Project: A stationery suite featuring a monarch buckslip + envelope for Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh’s Extension 765 online marketplace. Print: Offset lithography, engraving, embossing. Project designer Joanna Bush provided a photo of a vintage rotary phone, from which our die maker hand-tooled the sculpted embossing die (including the squiggly cord!). Stock: Crane’s Pearl White Text and Cover, Mr. […]
Shout “Roll ‘Em!” with our Custom Printed Board Game: Bugiardo A few holiday seasons ago we thought it would be fun to show off our printing and finishing prowess while treating our clients with a unique stocking stuffer. Bugiardo, which is Italian for “liar,” is a dice game that relies on its participants’ ability to bluff. […]
A turned edge casebound book to keep. For two consecutive years, DataGraphic was chosen to produce a special edition turned edge, 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 […]
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.