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Dot Graphics Marketing Kit

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Production Method

Offset

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Design

Version-X Design

Designer: Steve Silvas
Creative Director: Chris Fasan

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Printing

Dot Graphics

A capabilities showcase for a printer. A dog and pony show to be mailed to existing and prospective clients. The perfect playpen for a designer to push the boundaries of production while keeping in mind the final goal. 

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Client

Dot Graphics


Quantity Produced

200


Production Cost


Production Time

4 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count

14


Paper Stock

House stock / 100T


Number of Colors

CMYK + 1 PMS

Varnishes

Spot UV


Binding

Drilled with colored Chicago screw fasteners


Typography

Neutra Text
Muncie
League Gothic

 


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Project Description

After working with Dot Graphics a few times for our printing needs, the LA-based printing company came to us for some help. We were asked to create a self-shipping marketing kit that would showcase the different kinds of media, inks, varnishes and finishing techniques that the company offered. The kit consists of two brochures, which are filled to the brim with special effects including embossing, die cut, spot UV, foil stamps, drilling and more. The brochures are held securely by a printed gatefold board tray, which features the vibrant red shade that serves as the company's new primary color. All of these are contained inside a specially designed corrugated box, which is wrapped in custom-printed holographic foil paper. Ink and masks were used strategically to provide a unique and eye-catching pattern, which reflects light in all colors. The box makes a strong first impression when it's shipped to new or returning customers in the mail -- when they open the kit, they're treated to fresh new ideas that showcase just what Dot can really do.

Production Lesson(s)

As a designer, it's important to me that the final product matches my initial vision. We all know, even the best of printers like to change things on press or don't read instructions, even if they're clearly labeled, so it's really crucial to hound your printer, ask questions and demand press checks. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

March 21, 2013

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FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.

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About UnderConsideration

UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…


blogs we publish

Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

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

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

also

Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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