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Client

Self


Quantity Produced

15 sets of 4 cards w/ matching shipping envelopes


Production Cost


Production Time

1 day

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 in × 7 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Various colors of French Paper - Poptone 100lb. cover


Number of Colors

2 spot inks

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Ribbon by Dan Gneiding for Lost Type Co-op

 

This collection of Holiday cards featuring quotes from popular Holiday movies — I embarrassingly can only guess one — are not only hot to look at but are also a must-rub as they are silkscreened with a thicker more raise-y ink on a bunch of different papers. For some on-the-scene photos of the printing go here.

During the printing of these cards we ran out of ink. Being up against a deadline we had the idea to try out some plastisol ink instead. The one downside to using plastisol is it needs to reach over 300ºF to fully set. Heating the paper in between colors was pretty tricky. Sometimes the paper warped or shrunk, so registration on the second color was very difficult. In the end we were able to pull some awesome looking prints. Using plastisol gave the cards a real unique look, the ink sort of lays on top of the paper and it has a really awesome raised/tactile feel to it.

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Production Method

Silkscreen

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Design

Tommy Perez

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Printing

Crooked Press Printing

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

Post Author

Armin

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 26, 2012

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Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

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graphic design

Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.

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The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

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Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

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Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

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Writing

Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.


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