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You know we’re living in exciting times when spot varnish, watermarks, flood coating, and metallic effects are available on a digital press. This swatch book promoting Yorke’s new ICE machine is just the right combination of subtlety and shine to inspire designers to new textural possibilities in their projects. Brr!

(Check out our first attempt at video-reviewing at the end of the post.) 




Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

12 working days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Brochure: 6 in × 10 in
Swatch book: 9 in × 13 in

Page Count

Brochure: 12 pp + 4 pp cover
Swatch book: 18 pp, incl. front & back covers

Paper Stock

Brochure: Cougar Opaque SS
Swatch book: Neenah Classic Crest Cover

Number of Colors

4-color process


Clear dry gloss varnish


Brochure: inline saddle stitched
Swatch book: one-hole drilled, screw fastener



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Project Description

The purpose of the project was to promote Yorke’s new digital press and focus on its unique use of clear dry ink to produce spot varnish, watermark, flood (as UV coating), and metallic effects – processes not usually associated with printing digitally. Pagliuco Design ‘named’ the press ICE, which stands for Inline Clear Effects, and then used the attributes of actual ice to convey its capabilities, with descriptions like ‘ICE Coats’, ‘ICE Cubes’, ‘ICE Dries’, etc. The swatch book demonstrates how ICE can produce foil-like, tone-on-tone and metallic effects by using different percentages of color and clear ink (i.e. 80% PMS + 80% clear) – or just clear alone - on different stock weights, colors, and finishes.

Production Lesson(s)

Since this is a brand new press with very unique qualities, there had to be a lot of collaboration between designer and printer. The goal in producing the swatch book was to do enough to give designers a taste of what they can now do digitally and get their creative juices flowing. ”

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Jessica Mullen

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Date Published

March 29, 2012


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