December 15, 2023

Sepia duotones

Printing black + Pantone 484 duotones using 10FM stochastic printing. The curves developed here are being used to reprint this book originally produced in China in the 1990s.

Categories: Around the Shop , Shop News

May 31, 2023

Clear gloss foil on uncoated stock

This shows the nice subtle effect of clear gloss foil stamped onto uncoated cover stock.

Categories: Digital printing , Miscellaneous , Print Talk

May 16, 2023

Pocket folder with pasted interior

This beautiful pocket folder printed on ColorPlan stock with gold foil but what is most interesting is the printed sheet pasted over the entire inside of the folder. A digital booklet is tucked into the right pocket.

Categories: Miscellaneous , Print Talk

May 11, 2023

What to do if warm white stock is not available

Here we’re experimenting with the best cmyk values to simulate warm white paper, which is extremely hard to get. Not only do we want a good color match, but the cmyk combination needs to give stable color throughout a project.

Categories: File preparation , Miscellaneous , Print Talk

May 10, 2023

Slipcase

A beautiful slip case manufactured by our partner Superior Bindery. The case was printed on 18pt board on our Indigo and finished with a soft touch lamination.

Categories: Miscellaneous , Print Talk

May 9, 2023

Offset duotones and tritones

Here’s a recent press proof showing how we evaluate inks and densities with the goal balancing economy and quality. The sheet is divided into thirds, with two different K+PMS combinations and a third tritone combining black and both Pantones. The snake image uses the same inks but different curves.

Categories: File preparation , Miscellaneous , Print Talk