We are thrilled to have printed these sample booklets and custom slipcases for Mohawk’s Paper With A Plan Collection Kit.
When legendary papermakers, Mohawk, wanted to revamp their paper sample books, they not only redesigned them, but they also re-imagined the process of paper selection itself. The Paper With a Plan Collection Kit is a set of 5 sample booklets in custom slipcases that feature their papers grouped by these primary attributes:
DATAGRAPHIC printed the mult-process Elevated Collection booklet as well as the artfully screen printed custom slipcases that hold all 5 collections. In addition to being screen printed in a green gloss ink, the slipcases were also embossed with the graphic symbols that represent each collection. Printing on a textured substrate is always a challenge and laying down such a heavy float of ink over these embossed patterns was really tricky. In the end, we were all excited with the way the custom slipcases all came together.
The Elevated Collection booklet showcased some of Mohawk’s most famous stocks, such as Crane’s Lettra, in various tones. The ecru sheet was letterpress printed. The pink sheet was offset printed and foil stamped with holographic foil. The white sheet was offset printed. The black cover was foil stamped and die cut. All 4 leaves were die scored and nested to create the completed collection.
More than simply showing off how a paper looks and feels, a sample book must demonstrate what effects are possible in combination with various printing and finishing techniques. That’s ultimately where a printer gets to show their muster and shine brighter than holographic foil through their tireless pursuit of printing perfection.
We know you creative types love to see how things come together, so we’ve included some behind-the-scenes shots from the production floor including the custom slipcase getting screen printed. Check them out!
We’re pretty proud of these pieces and are honored to have played a significant part in the creation of the Paper With A Plan Collection Kit.
Sample Booklets & Custom Slipcases Specs
Stock: Booklet Cover: 100# Crane’s Lettra Dark Black Impress Cover; Booklet Interior: 90# Crane’s Lettra Light Pink Impress Cover, 110# Crane’s Lettra Ecru Letterpress Cover; Custom Slipcase: 100# Carnival Deep Blue Felt Cover
Finishing: Die cut with double walled construction per our supplied die line, die score & closed gate fold. Nest into 3 folded pieces above and below and box