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WE Love Dust!

17 Dec

We are privileged people.

Those cool creative dudes at I Love Dust asked us to produce their iconic showcase book and here it is:

A beautiful A5 portrait piece with die cut slipcase.

We used Colorplan Ebony for the cover and slipcase, and Mohawk Options PC100 for the text.

Printed CMYK throughout, at 225lpi, the book portrays a stunningly vibrant reproduction of the amazing I Love Dust craft.

The cover has a very splendid skull graphic that we foiled in gloss black and metallic gold.

We have very limited samples that we would be pleased to show you, please get in touch if interested . . .

This really is a fantastic design piece – obviously supported by beautiful print.
That’s what we do you know!


‘High Build’ Spot UV Varnish!

6 Mar

We have all seen spot UV varnish right?   It’s been well done and dusted indeed  – still classically nice if used well but what of HIGH BUILD UV VARNISH?

“What’s that?” I hear you ask . . .

Well, it is extremely similar to conventional Screen printed spot UV (there are other methods but screen printed UV, in my experience gives the best results) but the screens that are used are made much much coarser so therefore more varnish is squeezed  through.

This then makes the UV coating about twice the density/thickness than normal.

This gives a nice tactile result and also really increases the contrast, especially if used like this example. (Design – Bond and Coyne) A nice rich black background (good use of the LBB of course!) with complimentary PMS limey green. Matt laminated, then high spot UV to the rest of the text.

Imagine using this on images of water droplets or bubbles maybe.  It would really bring them to life . . . but hey, I’m not a designer so I am sure you creative people would make much better use of it.

As with normal Spot UV, there are limitations . . .  avoid fine detail and be aware of possible ‘movement’ with tight register work.

If you have any questions or would like to see a sample of High Build Spot UV, then as usual, please get in touch and I’d be happy to help.

ttfn . . .