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N. Daniels Stationery


Production Method




Bureau Rabensteiner

Isabella Meischberger
Mike Rabensteiner



Hernegger Druck

Thermo-sensitive black varnish that loses it’s color in response to heat creates a dynamic, ever-changing stationery set for Vienna photo rep and producer Natalie Daniels. 



Natalie Daniels

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Production Cost


Production Time

4 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

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Paper Stock

Fedrigoni / Ispira purezza / white  / 360 g/m2

Number of Colors



Thermo sensitive ink



Garage Gothic
Nimbus Mono


Natalie Daniels Stationery
Natalie Daniels Stationery
Natalie Daniels Stationery
Natalie Daniels Stationery
Natalie Daniels Stationery
Natalie Daniels Stationery
Natalie Daniels Stationery
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Project Description

This is the stationery design for N. Daniels, a rep and photo producer in Vienna. It's simple, cool and thermo-sensitive. The black color of the varnish fades at body temperature — as soon as you hold it in your hands you literally produce an image by yourself. It's a dynamic and living design — the business cards are little Polaroids with a constantly changing surface.

Production Lesson(s)

It was a very stretching project from beginning to the end, because the printer didn't have any experience with thermo-sensitive varnish on stationery applications. We had to experiment with materials and temperature. In the end it was worth it and we are very satisfied with the outcome.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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September 6, 2012


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