The legendary Italian menswear brand, Brioni, wanted to extend a rather generous offer to a select group of clients and needed a letterpress invitation suite to suit.
The right printed invitation can easily be the primary factor in an event's success.
While we all love the convenience of email, nothing communicates your event's and brand's true worth like beautifully printed and packaged invitations. The digital world offers plenty of everything except for the tactile feel and truly personal touch that printed invitations deliver. From letterpress to engraving to screen printing on unusual substrates, we've produced highly sophisticated invitations that entice and inspire their recipients. See the examples below to see some of the ways we've helped bring our customers' event communications to life.
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.
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.
Here is a stunning laser cut Plexiglass invitation we created for the premiere of an Adidas and Daniel Arsham short film collaboration. Made from clear acrylic Plexiglass and screen printed in white ink, the invitation was then laser cut into the iconic HOURGLASS shape for which the artist has become synonymous.
A custom party invite that’s worthy of an unboxing video. When the NFL came back to us to produce another custom party invite and sleeve, we knew we would have to up our game. After the glowing reviews and feedback from our prior season, we suspected that an expectation to once again wow was looming. […]
Project: The die cut 3D invitation for A/D/O—a 23,000 square foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that has been converted into a work space, gallery and start-up accelerator—was designed to mimic the work space’s iconic glass “Periscope” which sits in the center of the main studio. The invitation was for a Press Preview ahead of […]
A gilded invitation suite befitting of a 125th anniversary celebration. Project: Designed by Sacks Communications, this elegantly gilded invitation suite for the New York Electrical Contractors Association’s 125th Anniversary Celebration is just the stuff that gets us out of bed in the morning. We love the challenge of combining different printing processes and finishing techniques […]
2017 AIGA Awards Gala Invitation Suite: A playful study in color and form to celebrate design greatness. Project: DataGraphic is honored to be the official printing sponsor of the 2017 AIGA Awards Gala and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of such a prestigious event. This year’s honorees include Art Chantry, Emmett […]
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 […]
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: […]
Molto bello in Milano Ensemble: Custom invitation suite + backing board + envelope. Print: This invitation suite for John Varvatos was printed using offset printing and letterpress. The tiny crests on the bottom are blind debossed – a great touch — and the envelope flap is blind debossed. Stocks: We used 100% cotton, which has a feel like fine fabric. It […]
A Custom Invitation Box for the Grand Opening of a New Design Center Ensemble: Gate-folded custom invitation box with 3 insert cards; custom mailer. Print: Letterpress, double hit of metallic silver ink. We die cut a custom corrugated mailer. Stock: Mohawk Loop Antique Vellum Urban Gray Cover. We duplexed (and multiplexed!) to make it super-thick. It feels soft and […]