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A Love Letter to Printing and NYC

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I love specialty printing, but rarely get to do any of it myself. However, getting specialty printing promotions in the mail is always a good day. Especially when I think they are well designed – and not, “Look What All We Can Do!!!!” – but actual good design.

So I was taken back by these little cards from Aldine Printing (they also printed two of the holiday cards we featured on this blog last year).

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Engraving, Letterpress, embossing, foil stamping, thermography AND offset? All on one sheet and still with an understated look? Well, as understated as you can get with all that I assume. I’m going to hang this on my fridge and use it as a checklist (I think I’ve used all of these techniques at one time or another over the past fifteen years – wait, engraving? Yeah, I think I have yet to check off that one. Also, not sure if I want to admit that thermography project, better find a better one before I check there.)

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Hey!?! What’s the Big Idea?!!

Six different printing techniques on one sheet of CLASSIC CREST®  Cover, Eggshell, Avalanche White, 130C ?!?!

Sure, why not?

But, as great as the photos look, it’s always a little better to the touch on paper. Touch and feel Neenah Paper.

[design by Carlton DeWoody]

They also made a short film with Alexander Dynan of ACTA Film of the process involved. Slow-motion hi-def printing machines? Sounds like the best four minute video of the day!

Aldine – A Love Letter to Printing and NYC from Lee Zuniss on Vimeo.