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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

€1800 (US$2,495)
Estimated, since it was mostly done in-house.

Production Time

10 Days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

460 mm. × 300 mm. (18.11 in. × 11.81 in.)

Page Count

Paper Stock

3M ControlTac Vinyl

Number of Colors

2 spot inks


Clear UV in satin finish



OCR-A Standard and hand lettering


Every laptop looks pretty much the same, until someone like Chris comes along providing a unique alternative.

My choice to screen-print these skins was motivated by the process as much as the finished result. I wanted to achieve a surface that has a smooth yet tactile quality: screen-printed vinyl has ink-feel. Choosing this technique also gave me the possibility to play with spot colors, transparency, and overprinting.

On a more technical note:

I work with an ink manufacturer in Belgium and their 11-color Pantone mixing system for the Pantone C series.� Skins are hand cut on a Dahle 130 and contour plotted with a Roland GX-24 and printed on 3M ControlTac vinyl.

A pretty sweet way to quickly identify your computer from all the others at the local cafe.

I See Them Everywhere--Laptop Skin ---I See Them Everywhere--Laptop Skin ---I See Them Everywhere--Laptop Skin---I See Them Everywhere--Laptop Skin


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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.

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 18, 2009


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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 Bloomington, IN. More…

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

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Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

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