2D+ is simply a term we sometimes throw around to describe printed pieces that have depth. These projects usually combine one or more traditional printing and finishing processes like embossing/debossing, letterpress, engraving, die cutting, and mounting – to name a handful.
Commercial Printing Blog
See some of the incredible projects we get to work on, learn about different printing and finishing techniques, and more in the blog posts below.
“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus Never before in our lifetime has this quote felt more relevant. The global pandemic has affected every person and, by extension, every business. As communities prepare to slowly reopen their economies, customers with a desire to both leave their homes and support their favorite businesses are […]
Dear Friends, Partners, and Customers, During these difficult times we are reminded of all the wonderful relationships we have. And we are grateful for the projects we have done, the projects we are working on right now, and the projects we will bring to life in the future. Our relationships go beyond just business and […]
Thursday, May 16th, 2019 In an effort to better serve our customers, we are excited to announce the amalgamation of DATAGRAPHIC and SPECTRAGRAPHIC, which operate under the Blackstone umbrella of printing firms. Blackstone, has been servicing the legal and profession services industry since 1927. DATAGRAPHIC, known to deliver fine specialty print, now coupled with SPECTRAGRAPHIC’s […]
When extra special real estate offerings come along, there’s no better way to communicate luxury, uniqueness and class like the rich, tactile nature of print.
(NOTE: This article originally appeared on PaperSpecs.) Making your bakery stand out in New York City is tough, even if you’ve been serving up the best rugelach – a croissant-like Jewish pastry – for years. Fortunately for Lee Lee’s Bakery, DataGraphic crafted a logo and packaging that deftly capture what’s made it one of the most beloved […]
The beginning of Fall has us thinking about one of our favorite holiday traditions: spreading joy and good will with beautifully printed and tactile holiday cards. From Thanksgiving through New Years, there’s no more memorable way to show your gratitude for another successful year.
Before, during and after an event, beautifully printed collateral helps boost the overall experience for attendees and communicates a level of sophistication and quality about your organization.
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.
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.
(NOTE: This article originally appeared as “Bloomingdale’s Spring Loyallist Gift Box” 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 […]
(NOTE: This article originally appeared on PaperSpecs on June 21, 2016) NFL When you’re a designer you don’t just want a company that can print your current project, you want a place that you can go to and simply say, “Here are the files,” confident that what you’ll get back is going to blow your client’s […]