Archive for January, 2010

Render(ed) In white foil

We have just received back the lovely new Render business cards from our foilers. The intricate identity and information was created as a metal die and white foil stamped into the 540gsm duplex colourplan stock. See more images and project information here.


GP is 10

I was surprised and delighted to receive one of the much in demand GP is 10 mailers designed by Build for printers Generation Press. A limited edition of 500 (I got No.69), the mailer comes in a bespoke grey board packaging printed one side with the new Colourplan Barry green (A new colour of GF Smith Colourplan green was created by GP’s own colour mixologist Barrie Forrest.) It houses an embossed and overprinted custom box containing 10 lovely loose pieces by the likes of Build, Sanna Annukka, Timothy Saccenti, Nicola Place and John O’Reilly. Each insert is printed on various stock with a variety of lovely finishes including a lovely matt black foiled X onto Mirri card and an A3 3 spot colour design printed litho on to white Astralux. I have done a bit of a geeky ‘unboxing’ style set of images, not the best photography Im afraid but it should give you the idea. This is a lovely piece which I will be referring to a lot when it comes to beautiful attention to detail and superior print and finishing. Thanks to Generation Press for making my day.

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